We are moving ahead with having time trials this afternoon, Wednesday January 20th. There is a bit of info that I need to share with everyone given the Covid protocols.
As of this post, I have some racers who have let me know that they will need to ride the bus. Those racers have been given an assigned seat and will be receiving an email with their seat number.
If you said you would not need the bus today, you have been sent a travel release form that will need to be emailed back to me by noon today.
Those who answered maybe, please let me know if you will be getting a ride to Southington today or not ASAP.
Locker drop off 7:45am You will need to place your gear into the locker yourself. DO NOT leave your things in the lobby.
BUS load in will start at 2:30 with the bus leaving at 2:45. We are expecting to be at Southington at 3:45 with time trials starting at 4 pm. Practice/trials will run till 5:30.
While we are not officially starting till next week, Southington will have gates available for anyone who would like to get some practice in before time trials.
High school students wishing to run gates on their own, may do so Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm-6pm.
The cost is $39 and includes NASTAR timing. If you have a season pass the ticket is $10. Tickets may be purchased in the Group Sales and Racing office. Only one person inside the office at a time.
If you do not have a NASTAR number you must register, for free, at nastar.com. Your times will be posted on the mountain’s site. Please make sure to wear your mask and boot up in the car!
Happy New Year! The season is still “on” as of this post. With that in mind, please understand that information is still being dispersed and there still remain many questions.
At this time, this is what we know:
Winter Sports Season will kick off Tuesday 1/19/21. We will have a Zoom team meeting to discuss the season along with the schedule at 2:30 that afternoon. The link will be sent to all racers registered for the season through the school athletic department
Time Trials are being scheduled and will take place either on Jan 20th or 21st. As mentioned above there are still many questions outstanding, and once we have more information I will pass it along.
Races will be a bit different this year. The league is being broken into 2 different classes this year, Class S and Class L. Based upon this, each class will race on different nights. Staples will be in Class L and will have races on Wednesdays.
The race season will run from January 27- February 24th, trying to keep our traditional 5 race season. What is different this year is that there will be no break in the schedule for winter break. We will be given a time block for when we will be racing.
Captains will be reaching out to all registered racers in order to hold virtual dryland sessions next week.
League registration forms and team forms will be sent out to all registered racers this evening.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out via email to either the captains or Becca.
Becca and Tom
You will need to register to receive the link for this Wednesday night’s Information Meeting. * Students can access registration form above by using their school gmail accounts.
Looking forward to “seeing” everyone on Zoom.
Becca and Tom
After lots of questions and lots of waiting, we are getting ready to kick off the 2020/2021 season. We will be holding a parent/racer information meeting on Wednesday, November 11th at 7:30 pm via ZOOM. Please check back after November 1st to register to receive the link and login information.
Along with the announcement for the start of the season, we are excited to FINALLY announce our captains for the year. We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of the current members of the senior class for all that they do for our team and for their unending patience in waiting for this announcement. Please remember that you all play a leadership role on the team regardless if you are named captain.
Our captains for the 2020/2021 Season are:
Girls: Emmy Bassler, Hayley Buckman, Izzy Gerrard and Sophie Mulhern
Boys: Charles Hulina, Dakota Stewart, Graham Reichelm, and Wes DeOreo
We are looking forward to a great season and can’t wait for everyone to join us on the slopes!
Becca and Tom
I have been seeing your text messages and your emails, so I wanted to fill you in on what we know so far regarding the season.
The CISL is currently trying to figure out how best to safely have the season this year. The board is discussing with Southington issues related how our season is impacted by Covid- primarily the lodge and possibly the number or racers on each team. As of now, CISL has not made any decisions but as soon as I hear, I will let everyone know.
Captains will not be named until we have confirmation on the number of racers the league is allowing per team this year.
We are hoping to have all of these and more questions answered by the time we hold our informational meeting. Right now we would like to plan for the first week of November to hold our meeting, however that could change based upon any changes to the athletic calendars.
Most importantly, PLEASE REGISTER on the Staples Athletic Website. We will be using the number of racers interested to help guide us in our decisions for the season.
Stay safe and wear a mask!
Becca and Tom
First of all Tom and I hope you and yours are all safe and are practicing social distancing. There will be a coaches meeting next week so I am hoping to have some information regarding end of the year events.
In the meantime, we are going to have a team meeting on Google Meets next Tuesday at 3 pm. The link will be shared with you through the Facebook page and you will have to utilize your Westport accounts in order to access it. We will discuss captains for next season, any information from the coaches meeting and most importantly the collection of our GS Suits.
Mark your calendars for Friday May 22nd as we will be collecting the GS suits at Staples from 1-3. I will share with you the “how” and we can also tie up any loose ends from the season.
Hoping you all are well and are sporting some awesome face masks,
Becca and Tom
SO, since we were not able to collect your suits before we decided to hunker down in our homes for an extended period of time, we now have to figure out HOW we will be collecting them. That info will be coming as soon as we know what the recommendation will be. In the meantime, Mrs. Skutnik will be issuing accountabilities just so we have a count of how many suits are out. DON”T WORRY, you will still have access to Powerschool and your grades.
Additionally, I am planning on setting up a Google Meet for the team at some point next week so we can discuss captains and get voting on next year’s leaders.
Stay tuned for more info to come,
Becca and Tom
PS- Maybe you can show some of your “team spirit” by letting us know what a ski suit is useful for during a pandemic??? Just an idea…. but of course make sure it is school appropriate.
We hope this finds everyone healthy and well. Navigating life inside is not easy for a group of outdoor skiers 😉 We wanted to update you with another date change for the banquet. We will now be celebrating the team on May 28th.