Janet Findlay

Ski-O Courses in the Rochester Area

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Feb 062021

Our friends at the Rochester OC have set out several ski-o courses in the area. They’re in the Usynligo data base and can be enjoyed as long as the snow lasts. More information at https://empoclub.org/ski-o/2020-21-ski-orienteering-schedule/

Course Notes for van Ho Ski-O

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Feb 042021

Course notes for the van Hoevenberg Ski-O Feb. 6 – March 7 are now online at https://empoclub.org/mt-van-hoevenberg-ski-o-course-notes/ Conditions are superb right now – hope you can get out and enjoy a great event!

Two New Events on the Calendar

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Feb 022021

Eric Hamilton has put out 4 courses at Garnsey Park in Rexford. They’ll be up from Feb. 3-8 – registration and details at https://www.skireg.com/no-contact-ski-o. Please avoid Saturday morning as there will be a number of other ski events going on in the park.And David Hunter has designed 3 courses for Mt. van Hoevenberg which will (read more)

Ski-O Finally Underway!

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Jan 232021

We finally have enough snow to put out some ski-o courses! Phil Hawkes-Teeter has organized a non-contact score-o event at Switzkill Farms while Eric Hamilton has placed controls for several courses at Lapland Lake. Both events are self-timed and can be completed anytime until Sunday, Jan. 31. You can find more details at https://empoclub.org/ski-o/2020-21-ski-orienteering-schedule/. Get (read more)

Events Postponed

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Jan 062021

The ski-o events scheduled for Lapland Lake, Jan 6-11, and Mt. van Hoevenberg to Jan. 10, have both been postponed. Conditions are marginal and there is not enough skiing terrain suitable for setting courses at either venue. Keep checking back for updates – as soon as there is more snow we’ll get courses set somewhere!

Van Hoevenberg Ski-O On Hold

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Dec 182020

There is not enough snow at Mt. van Hoevenberg right now to open trails or set a ski-o course but if conditions improve over the Christmas period we’ll post the news here!

Lapland Lake Event Postponed

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Dec 162020

Our first ski-o event of the season, scheduled for Dec. 19-20 at Lapland Lake, has been postponed until Jan. 6-11. More details will be posted soon!

This Season Will Be A Little Different!

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Nov 232020

There will be some changes to our ski-o events this season. Many of these, related to the corona virus situation, are only temporary (hopefully). However one permanent change that we all must be aware of is the banning of carbon fluoro waxes. This has been imposed by international bodies like FIS and the IOF and (read more)

Final Events of the Season

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Mar 062020

Ski-o enthusiasts who don’t want the season to end have a few more events to choose from! On Saturday, March 7 you can head over to Crafsbury, VT for a race organized by Adrian Owens. Registration opens at 9:30 with starts from 10-11:30. Email Adrian for more details at aowens@sterlingcollege.edu. Also scheduled for Saturday is (read more)

March 1 Event Postponed

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Feb 252020

The March 1 ski-o event scheduled for Sleepy Hollow, VT has been postponed to March 15. Check http://www.skisleepyhollow.com/ or contact Chris Burnham at cburnham15@gmail.com for further details.