As things in Utah go, I thought the Wasatch Citizen Skimo Series was well done last year except for one aspect: the somewhat sporadic and random nature of the scheduling. Fortunately, that problem won’t be a factor this season, as the entire season’s calendar has just been put up. That should help those folks who do best when they’ve got some time to plan around schedule conflicts..
In all its glory, feast your eyes on the 2012/2013 Wasatch Citizen Series Skimo Race Calendar. Sorry to say that it’s one improvement at a time, folks. There are not going to be any shirtless, spandex bottomed pics of various racers to accompany the calendar. At least, not this year. Too bad; word has it shirtless calendars are a hot item in Salt Lake City…
Citizen Series Calendar 2012/2013
8:30am Thursday, November 22, 2012: Season Opener, Thanksgiving. At Brighton.
6:00pm Tuesday, December 4, 2012: Evening Race. At Brighton.
6:00pm Tuesday, December 18, 2012: Evening Race. At Brighton.
8:00am Monday, December 24, 2012: Holidays don’t slow down this crew. Xmas Eve morning. At Brighton.
6:00pm Tuesday, January 15, 2013: Back to evenings. At Brighton.
7:00am Tuesday, January 22, 2013: Outdoor Retailer is in town and with it arrives a lot of out of state competition! Team Wasatch was handed their collective butts last year (depending on how you score the morning), let’s see how it turns out this season. Don’t let the early morning school day put a damper on your race, request this one off now! Location To Be Announced.
6:00pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013: Again back to evenings. Figure it will be chilly. At Brighton.
6:00pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013: Evening. Brighton. Think hot chocolate.
6:00pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013: Evening. Don’t get lost, this one is at… Brighton. You knew that. Final ‘informal’ race before the Powder Keg.
As was the case last year, this is a relatively informal and free race series. It’s open to all. Count on a diversity of race formats. Bring a helmet and a headlamp. Last, don’t let the word informal fool you; the competitive spirit is alive and well at these races.
2013 Powder Keg
5:30pm Friday, March 8, 2013: Wasatch Powder Keg Short Race. At Brighton.
7:30am Saturday, March 9, 2013: The Wasatch Powder Keg. Brighton Ski Resort hosts.
7:30am Sunday, March 10, 2013: Wasatch Powder Keg Technical Teams Race. Location To Be Determined.
The Powder Keg isn’t free but the price of admission does garner you a chance to win prizes. You’ll also receive an instantly commemorative t-shirt. This year the PK turns into a three day event, so there should be something for everyone.
Get out there and get faster!