MAST Parent Social and Ski Racing Workshops Sunday, October 14, 2018
Back by popular demand, we bring you the MAST Parent Party and Workshop! For those of you unfamiliar with this event, last year we combined the parent kick off meeting, the volunteer workshop and the parent social into ONE BIG PARTY! Attend workshops on everything from ‘What is Ski Racing’ to ‘Advanced Ski Tuning’ and more. We’ll have chili & cornbread, beer & wine. AND start training for the Second Annual All Parent Race. Jeremy Graff and Greg Abel will be defending their title, and the right to hold onto The Golden Ski. WHEN: Sunday, October 14 from 3:00-7:00* WHERE: The Tanner’s Home at 18 Park Lane on Cedar Lake in Minneapolis (some activities will be outside, dress appropriately) WHO: MAST parents new and ‘experienced’ WHY: Because it will be fun, you’ll see old friends and meet new ones, and you’ll learn a thing or two! *Workshops will be offered from 3:15-6:00. Our Second Annual All Parent Race will be from 6:00-7:00
Some comments from last year…best parent MAST event ever…kickoff parent party was a great success…got to know MAST better and have fun…what a hit – the stations, the setting, the race…we had a blast!
WHAT TO DO: 1) RSVP: HERE 2) Let us know if you’d like to bring something HERE 3) Sign up for a Workshop HERE (Explanations Below)
WORKSHOPS Race Course 101 – Your athlete will be zooming down a race course in (hopefully) half a minute or so. Blink, it’s over. We’ll enlighten you as to what happens in those fleeting moments, from the start to the finish. Dress appropriately, you’ll be outside! Please sign up HERE (Times are 3:30-4:00, 4:30-5:00) How to Be a Gatekeeper – Gatekeeping is one of the best volunteer gigs at a race! You have front row seats to the athletes whizzing by. Mark Conway will teach you everything you need to know about how to be a gatekeeper, no keys required. Dress appropriately, you’ll be outside! Please sign up HERE (Times are 4:00-4:30, 5:00-5:30) Ski Tuning 1.0 – You just spent big bucks on your athletes’ skis. Ensure their kept with TLC throughout the season. Joel Hedrick will expertly teach you the finer points of ski tuning, including sharpening and waxing. Please sign up HERE (Times are 3:15-4:05, 5:10-6:00) Max 20 Ski Tuning 2.0 – For those of you who want to take your tuning technique up a notch, Scott Griggs will go in-depth on sharpening and waxing. Please sign up HERE (Time is 4:10-5:00) Race Technique – Attack! Hips forward! Outside ski! What does this all mean?! Daniel Polland will explain excellent race technique, so you know what to be looking for when your athlete is zipping through the course at Mach 7. Please sign up HERE (Times are 4:30-5:00, 5:30-6:00) We’ll also have apparel for sale, information about the Giants Ridge camp in January, other volunteer opportunities, the CityKid Java individual fundraiser and anything else you’re curious about.