Last Sunday 42 athletes gathered in Brunswick, Maine for the third running of Nonstop Nordic’s, Good Times Roll Rollerski Race. As the Lost Nation Roll was cancelled earlier in the month, this was the first event of the 2023 NENSA Rollerski Series. Nonstop has done an excellent job of motivating the Maine community and beyond — this years event boasted the largest participation to date.
Beyond providing a competitive environment for some to the nations top juniors, the Good Times Roll created an inclusive environment for all skiers including nine masters skiers. There was also a 5.7km option for skiers not opting for the full distance — the event was also truly “freestyle” with several athletes opting to classic ski. Prizes were provided by Boulder Nordic Sport East.
Putting on a rollerski race takes a lot of planning and some luck — NENSA is thrilled with the work that Nonstop Nordic is doing in Southern Maine and we look forward to seeing this event continue to grow. Rollerski events are much more than results as they are an awesome mechanism to bring folks together in the summer months and invigorate all that are involved.
Nonstop Nordic Ski Club and Racing Team was created by Emily Cartwright for skiers in Southern Maine, offering year-round training for competitive racers, a youth ski program, as well as hosting a winter race series. Members are not required to have a certain ability level or racing experience to join the club.
“The 2023 Good Times Roll was a fantastic event. Racers of all ages came from near and far and gave great efforts which made for an exciting competition. Thank you to all for attending!” Emily Cartwright
The NENSA Rollerski Series next travels to Warner, New Hampshire for the Rollins Roll — which climbs Mt. Kearsarge. Racers this year will be greeted by a freshly paved road inside the park gates on a closed road. Registration is capped at 50 participants so folks should sign up early to make sure they get a spot!