April 14 - Mud N' Ice Quadrathlon - 10:00am
Join us for this fabled annual race. While the exact course is TBD you can expect ~9k freestyle skiing, followed by ~5 miles of running, a ~5 mile paddle, capped with a 12 mile bike on lovely Kingdom dirt roads in mud season. 10:00am start. Get more details here and register here.
April 20 - Presentation: A Visual Presentation of Current Climate Degradation - 6:45pm
In recognition of Earth Day, the Craftsbury Energy Committee and WonderArts will host Michael Billingsley with a presentation on Climate Change, including the most recent "Cyclone Bomb" storms this past 2018 winter. Simpson Hall, Sterling College. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 21 - Riding into the Sunset: Stay in the Saddle for Years - 10:00am
Chris and Liz Keglor of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center will share information to keep our minds and bodies flexible as we practice yoga stretches and build strength that will help extend riding adventures when used regularly. Details and registration.
April 22 - Earth Day Celebration
Celebrate Earth Day and the anniversary of the Craftsbury Village Greenspace with WonderArts and the Craftsbury Energy Committee. Email for info.
May 20 - Wildflower Hike
Wildflower hike with ecologist Eva Dannenberg Alexander, as part of broader celebration of Craftsbury Energy Committee. Hike is planned from the new solar installation by the Craftsbury Town Garage to the Craftsbury Village Greenspace, followed by potluck and fun at the Greenspace. Email for more info.
Let's wrap up the last two weeks of the 17-18 race season.
SuperTour Finals The skiers wrapped up their season at home with SuperTour Finals. Top finishes:
Ida Sargent (3rd place classic sprint)
Caitlin Patterson (5th place skate 10k)
Adam Martin (2nd place classic 50k)
The relay team of Adam, Ida, Alex Howe, and Caitlin finished a best-ever 3rd place. Read more here. The top junior performance goes to Phoebe Sweet, as she finished 4th in the junior girls 20k.
Spring Fling A handful of juniors and masters raced the Fling, with Cormac Leahy winning the BKL race and Ollie Burruss the mens' 12.5k race. Read more here and see full results here.
New England Club Relay Championships Lots of teams in these races! Craftsbury Team "CO2" was 2nd in BKL division. In the >199 mixed category, Team "208 is the new 150" was 2nd. Find the identities of these teams and read more here! And see full results.
US Nationals The biathletes finished their season in sunny Midway, Utah at Soldier Hollow. Susan Dunklee swept the women's races, with Emily Dreissigacker picking up a pair of 3rd place finishes. Junior skier Bjorn Westervelt had solid races as well, including a win in the youth men's sprint. Read more here.
New Running Coordinator
We are happy to welcome Heidi Caldwell as the new Running Coordinator! Heidi will organize and manage our Running Camps, and will also begin to develop running programming for the greater Craftsbury area. Read more about Heidi in the announcement to the COC community.
Summer Forestry Series
The Summer Conservation and Forestry for this year will begin on May 24th. This year's topic is Firewood: a deep dive into the fuel soruce we all think we know so well. Find out dates and full information over here.
Summer Snow Storage Project
Have you noticed the new "snow bowl" off the northern section of Lemon's Haunt this winter? That is the area where a group from UVM, headed by geology professor and COC member Paul Bierman, are conducting a study to determine the feasibility of storing snow to allow for early season skiing here at the Center. Read the backstory on the blog.
Fitness Class Updates
Feldenkrais classes will resume May 16.
Zumba is off the schedule until further notice.
Summer Gym Pass
Remember that gym passes for the summer months need to renewed for the next six months beginning May 1. More details.
That's all for now from the Center. As always, we welcome your news, suggestions or comments at email@example.com and we'll do our best to spread the word in the next newsletter.