The ski area location for the Spirit Invite next Thursday has been changed to Mt Du Lac Ski Area. The driving distance is roughly the same so we will be leaving at 6am as scheduled. The name of the invitational is now the Gitche Gummi Invitational. We were informed that the invite would NOT be running a JV race this year as they did last year. We will be taking 10 boys and 10 girls from each high school and all South/Roosevelt skiers if they want to race. If you have not yet stated your race intentions for the invitationals on Jan 24 and 25, please do so today: STATE YOUR RACE INTENTIONS HERE
We have added a JV race to the schedule so that all MAST skiers have an opportunity to race next week. The race is on Friday, January 25th at Hyland. All JV racers should state your race intentions even if your desire is to ski in the Gitche Gummi or Afton Invitationals. Some JV racers will be called upon to race in one or both of those invites. If you are not called upon to race in a varsity race next week, I would like you to race in the Hyland JV race. If you are called upon to race on Friday in the Afton race, I will not enter you in the Hyland JV Race. Make sense?
Early Releases for Thursday and Friday. I will send the athletic directors a list of all athletes racing on Thursday and Friday and a request for an early release of 2:45PM. The athletic directors send this list onto the high school and middle school attendance clerks. Here is one problem we have encountered: some middle schools don’t accept the early release requests that come from the high school athletic directors. So, I strongly suggest that a parent of any middle schoolers who will be racing on Thursday or Friday send a note to school requesting the early release or call the attendance clerk at your middle school.