The Maine Event: Cross Country Cross (XCX)
October 23 All day
On Sunday morning October 23th NENSA will be hosting the fourth edition of the first Rollerski Cross Country Cross event (XCX) in the world. This exciting summer version of Cross Country Cross (XCX) builds on aspects of both sprinting and agility. The event will take place at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine and garners participation from college, club, and high school skiers.
There will be ample time throughout the day and after the event for skiers who aren’t competing to try ramps and agility — please check in at the NENSA tent on arrival to fill out a waiver and get some safety info. All are welcome.
2021 Event Recap
Photos of the 2019 event (courtesy of Steve Fuller)
Results from 2109 event
(Course Map) The course will be set on a 400 meter loop including multiple ramps (Bicycle(s), Speed Whoop, and Step Down Jump) and other agility components including a figure 8, one-legged balance, grass skiing, and several turning features including a slalom. Skiers should be prepared for a course under 2 minutes in length with sections of open skiing including a finish straight. All skiers will participate in course instruction and two qualifications and use their “Best 1 of 2” time to advance into the rounds. The top-16 Open and top-8 Junior skiers will advance to single elimination rounds – advancing by winning their “heat” (Final Heat numbers and structure will be published based on registation numbers with the goal of allowing for more “round” skiing). Head-to-head competitors will start and finish on opposite sides of the event “oval.” Overall results will rank based on round advancement.
Salomon Nordic highlighting NENSA Agility Courses
Video of Ramps including insight from Jessie Diggins. Stratton Mountain School XC Camp. August 2018.
Celebrity Duel at Lake Placid. Newell v. Jensen and U16 National Camp. August 2018.
College and junior skiers from Canada. Jericho, VT at Rossignol Fall Classic. October 2018.
SMS Junior Camp. Stratton Resort. August 2019.
Jack Lange / Ford Sayre “Pop Up” Event. Hanover, NH. August 2019.
8:30 am – Day-of Registration Opens – Course Open for Inspection
9:15 am – Competitor Meeting
9:30 am – Qualification #1 XCX begin
10:00 am – Qualification #2 XCX begin
11:00 am – Elimination Rounds for XCX begins
1:00 pm – Awards
- Qualification will be timed.
- Prizes for the top-3 on all 6 podiums (junior/open/masters).
- All skiers in the rounds will use matched Swenor skate rollerskis.
- Event will follow USSS Rule 328.2.3: (page 55 in U.S. Ski & Snowboard Comp Guide. Gate-keepers / course marshals will report competitors to the jury that have not properly navigated features. In qualification if one feature is reported a five second penalty will be applied. If more than one violation is reported that skier will be relegated to the end of qualification results and sorted by finish time. In finals any violation will relegate the competitor to the back of the heat.
- Skiers will be seeded using U.S. Ski & Snowboard (or FIS) Sprint Points.
NENSA COVID Recommendations and Guidelines:
- NENSA is STRONGLY ENCOURAGING VACCINATIONS for all of our eligible ski community members.
- On all our registrations we are asking if participants are vaccinated or not (you can also choose not to answer the question, but we hope you do) so we can get a sense of how many folks are vaccinated at our events and races.
- If inside space is available at any NENSA event, we are requiring everyone wear masks when indoors.
- We also strongly encourage masking outdoors where physical distancing is not possible.
- Like last season, we may have an official COVID Controller at the entrance to each event asking folks whether they are currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, and turning them away if they are.
- We also ask that all potential event attendees use common sense before arriving at an event and do not show up at an event if you have ANY symptoms.
- Practice best etiquette in your personal life and while traveling to and from events. Wear a mask in indoor public places, wash your hands often, social distance inside and outside, and be smart and safe so we can continue to put on great events for you all season while keeping you and our whole community as safe as possible!
Detailed Heat Schedule:
|Junior Women Quarter||Junior Women Semi|
|11:00 – 1 v 8||11:48 – 3 v 4|
|11:02 – 5 v 4||11:50 – 1 v 2|
|11:04 – 6 v 3||Junior Men Semi|
|11:06 – 7 v 2||11:52 – 3 v 4|
|Junior Men Quarter||11:54 – 1 v 2|
|11:08 – 1 v 8||Open Women Semi|
|11:10 – 5 v 4||11:56 – 1 v 8|
|11:12 – 6 v 3||11:58 – 5 v 4|
|11:14 – 7 v 2||12:00 – 6 v 3|
|12:02 – 7 v 2|
|Open Women Quarter||Open Men Semi|
|11:16 – 16 v 1||12:04 – 1 v 8|
|11:18 – 13 v 4||12:06 – 5 v 4|
|11:20 – 12 v 5||12:08 – 6 v 3|
|11:22 – 9 v 8||12:10 – 7 v 2|
|11:24 – 10 v 7|
|11:26 – 11 v 6||Junior Women Final|
|11:28 – 14 v 3||12:12 – 1 v 2|
|12:30 – 15 v 2||Junior Men Final|
|Open Men Quarter||12:14 – 1 v 2|
|11:32 – 16 v 1||Open Women Final B|
|11:34 – 13 v 4||12:16 – 3 v 4|
|11:36 – 12 v 5||Open Men Final B|
|11:38 – 9 v 8||12:18 – 3 v 4|
|11:40 – 10 v 7||Open Women Final A|
|11:42 – 11 v 6||12:20 – 1 v 2|
|11:44 – 14 v 3||Open Men Final A|
|11:46 – 15 v 2||12:22 – 1 v 2|