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Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic kick off Michigan Cup race series

Thu, Jan  7, 2016 - By Mike Muha

It's Frosty Weekend Time! The REI Frosty Freestyle and NordicSkiRacer.com Krazy Klassic races will be held on man-made snow at Huron Meadows Metropark this Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and 10. We've been making snow furiously using our four snow guns, laying the snow down, and grooming...and we've been skiing on a beautiful skate lane and deep tracks for the past several days.

Frosty Freestyle cross country ski race course

Race course on Wednesday

These will be the first full-point Michigan Cup races of the season. Early season races up north were cancelled because of El Nino.

  • The 5k Frosty Freestyle is a Michigan Cup Fun Series race, the 15K event is a full Michigan Cup Series race.
  • The 8k Krazy Klassic is a Michigan Cup Fun Series race, the 12K event is a full Michigan Cup Series race.

The REI Frosty Freestyle

Online registration ends Thursday, Jan 7 at 4:00pm: Frosty Freestyle online registration

There is day-of-race registration (Cash or Check only - we will not be able to take credit cards)

There are both classic and skate divisions (skiers are "free" to choose their own race style), and a race for kids.

Man-Made Snow Schedule:

8:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration begin
9:30 AM — Kids' Race begins
10:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration ends
10:15 AM — Post-race pancake breakfast begins
10:15 AM — 5K Skate participants begin lining up at the start line
10:25 AM — 5K Classic participants begin lining up at the start line
10:30 AM — 5K Skate race starts
10:32 AM — 5K Classic race starts
11 AM — 15K Skate participants begin lining up at the start line
11:10 AM — 15K Classic participants begin lining up at the start line
11:15 AM — 15K Skate race starts
11:17 AM — 15K Classic race starts
1:00 PM — Awards ceremony (approximate time)
1:15 PM — Post-race pancake breakfast ends

The NordicSkiRacer.com Krazy Klassic

Online registration ends Thursday, Jan 7 at 4:00pm: Krazy Klassic online registration

There is day-of-race registration (Cash or Check only - we will not be able to take credit cards)

The Krazy Klassic is a classic-only technique race - no skating is allowed. we expect to course to be double or triple-tracked. The race is interval start: Two skiers will be starting every 15 seconds.

Man-Made Snow Schedule:

8:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration open
10:00 AM — Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration end
10:30 AM — Race begins
12:00 PM — Post-race pasta luncheon begins (approximate time)
1:00 PM — Awards ceremony (approximate time)
1:30 PM — Post-race pasta luncheon ends (approximate time)

Waxing Tips

Waxing tips for both races will be published on NordicSkiRacer.com later this afternoon and updated as necessary.

Frosty race course - trail leading to woods

Frosty and Krazy Klassic trail leading to woods.

Cross country ski trail used for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic races