Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kingston Roller Ski Applications Available

Applications for the 9th Annual Kingston Roller Ski Race will be sent out this evening to all previous participants as an attachment to an email.  If you do not receive an application and would like one, please email Greg Malia at dgmalia@earthlink.net and mention whether you would like an electronic application or one sent via the mail.

Please pass this information along to all the skiers you know.

A posting about prices and awards will be coming in a couple of days.  Keep an eye out for it.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

9th Annual Kingston Roller Ski Race

Well, that time of year has come for the traditional fall classic - the 9th Annual Kingston Roller Ski Race.  Over the years, as the race has grown, so too has the fun everyone experiences coming to the event.  Seeing old friends, making new ones, getting some great prizes and racing one last time on those roller skis before the snow comes and we put them away until next spring.  And the snow will come this winter.

The race is scheduled for Sunday, November 18th (always the Sunday before Thanksgiving) at the Miller Middle School in Lake Katrine, NY.  Registration will begin at 10am with the races starting at 12 noon with the 5K classic, followed at 12:30 with the 2K novice, and ending at 1:15pm with the ~10K freestyle.  As usual, food and refreshments galore will follow with awards starting around 2:30pm.

We have a great group of sponsors again this year, both local and international, who have donated prizes that will be used as the awards.  The blog posting next week will talk about all of our generous supporters

The big news, once again this year is our affiliation with Brian Delaney and High Peaks Cyclery from Lake Placid.  Brian will be on hand for the 3rd straight year with his very extensive store on wheels.  The prices he'll be offering, at the race, will be the absolute best you will see all season.  He's promised me fantastic bargains on clothing, supplies and equipment.  I'm planning on buying a new pair of classic skis since mine are about 8 years old.  If you're thinking of buying any equipment this season, whether for yourself or for someone else as a Christmas present, do it on November 18th - get great deals and get the shopping out of the way.  Additionally, he'll be collecting skis for stone grinding with a special price of $50 (usually $70).  So, collect yours and your team's skis and bring them along so they can be ast this winter.  Finally, there will be a special deal of ski poles for race  day only. 

That's it for now.  Pencil into your plan book November 18th at Kingston.  Look for my weekly blogs about the race and I'll see everyone in 4 weeks.

Train hard. Ski Fast.

Greg Malia