Our second event of the 2022 summer season is fast approaching and we’re excited to be partnering with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to host a rollerski race and Learn-t0-Rollerski Clinic! The Lost Nation Roll is the first in our NENSA Rollerski Race Series and will be a freestyle, paired interval start race of either 5.6km (U16s), 11.2km (open skiers), or 7.5k (open intermediate skiers–no Dennis’s downhill). Registration is capped at 150 racers total. Top 10 ranked open skiers of each gender will race on NENSA’s fleet of Swenor Skate Long skis. Clinic details below.
The race will be contested on the Outdoor Center’s paved rollerski loop. The loop has a figure 8 layout, meaning that the middle portion including Dino Hill will be skied twice per “lap.”
The open race course includes the challenging Dennis’s Nemesis downhill once per lap. If you are not comfortable on rollerskis, this may not be the right category for you and we encourage you to check out the Intermediate Race option. This downhill is high speed and includes an S-turn (or chicane) at the bottom. Please arrive early enough to preview the course.
The intermediate course removes the Dennis’s Nemesis downhill and shortens the course to ~ 2.5km.
Have you ever wanted to try rollerskiing?! Join NENSA’s Justin Beckwith and Kait Miller for an hourlong Learn-to-Rollerski clinic following the Lost Nation Roll race from 1:00-2:00pm. This instructional clinic is geared towards folks who have on-snow ski experience, but little to no rollerski experience and want to give classic roller skiing a try. All clinic participants will use NENSA’s brand Swenor rollerskis, but remember to bring your own boots, poles, and helmet!! We can accommodate SNS and Prolink/NNN bindings. Register HERE. Check out this informational video on rollerski equipment from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.
8:30AM – Bib pick up and day-of-race registration opens (if numbers allow); course opens for warmup
9:25AM – Course closes to all racers.
9:30AM – U16 races start. 1 skier every 30 seconds, mixed gender. Two 3.3km figure 8 laps for a total of 5.6km.
10:00AM – Open races start. 1 skier every 30 seconds, mixed gender.
11:15AM – Intermediate race (7.5km, no outer loop)
12:00PM – Podium ceremony
1:00PM – NENSA Learn to Roll Clinic
Questions? Reach out to Race Director Ollie Burruss at [email protected].