Women's A final off!
Sprints are live! Follow all the action! Livestream - https://goo.gl/pTbEqE Live sprint bracket - http://live.bullitttiming.com/event/sprint-bracket
In the lead-up to the races of Supertour Finals, we hosted an amazing @fastandfemale event this afternoon. Thank you to Olympic gold medalists @jessiediggins and @kikkanimal for your inspiring stories, and to all the athlete ambassadors for sharing your love of sport with our local girls! #fastandfemale #spreadthelove #dominatetheworld #lifelongsport #crosscountryskiing #craftsburyoutdoorcenter
It's Dash for Cash time! Two-person teams, $10 entry, winner takes all. Register today, race at 5:45 Wednesday, March 21. Lots of fun and games scheduled alongside the high class racing of STF2018. All info at supertourfinals.com #dashforcash #springseries #funinthesun #craftsbury #bethereorbe◾️
This one goes out to our sister Center, @hosmerpoint. You may not know that the Center also has a sister organization down the lake with programs for kids ages 5-17. Think “typical summer camp,” but in the Craftsbury style that you know and love. We sat down with Jon Hammond, Director of HP, for this Sunday Staff Spotlight to find out about him as well as the camp - let’s be honest, it was mostly an excuse to pet Kivu. Jon’s been around VT since the early 90s when he first attended Johnson State where he eventually figured out he wanted to combine a sports medicine degree with an education one. He stumbled upon HP when it was still a Windridge Tennis Camp and started as its waterfront director. Jon worked off and on for 17 years until the COC started running the camp and turned into present-day Hosmer Point Camp (though he apparently was dragging his feet and took until three years ago to fully earn his camp counselor credentials - what counselor doesn’t know how to play the guitar??) Thanks to Jon and the HP staff, the camp has grown to now host over 500 campers throughout the course of the summer. Jon has worked hard to build an educational philosophy at HP that he’s proud of - organized chaos. He loves bringing kids to learn outside of the traditional four walls and presenting them with challenges to figure out in a nurturing environment. He’s all about providing the spark to ignite all that dry tinder of ingenuity and independence within kids into a roaring bonfire, all within a tight knit community at HP between campers and counselors. He’s worked hard to grow HP while maintaining the family atmosphere that it offers kids and he hopes to continue that into year round activities in the near future, “Hosmer Point is just too beautiful to not offer the opportunity to experience it year round.” You can find him during the kids’ cabin time right before dinner on his paddle board or at sunrise with a cup of coffee overlooking the lake (or, rather, don’t find him there - that’s Jon time). He says that when he steps through the gates onto campus, the chaos of life is gone and he’s in an idealistic world with the kids. It’s therapy for him and so many others.
What a week for the Craftsbury crew at Junior Nationals! To name just a few highlights, Callie, Phoebe, and Finn threw down some gold medal relay performances; Finn nabbed silver in the 5k classic; Quincy racked up multiple top-10s; and Griffin and Adrienne had strong top-20s and 30s. And Anna, Jake, and the wax team made world class skis all week to help bring home the Alaska Cup for New England! #gominigreenies #gonensa #bringbackthecup
3rd and 4th graders from local school are on the look-out 👀 for signatures from international competitors racing in the Ski Orienteering World Cup and World Masters Championship . . . #biggestfans #skiorienteering #thefutureisbright #internationalathlete #getoutside #worldcup #worldchampionship @iof_orienteering
At the Craftsbury Outdoor Sports Academy, we’re driven by our mission to expand educational and athletic opportunities for students within Vermont’s public school system. In collaboration with Craftsbury Academy, COSA provides motivated Nordic skiers more time during the school day to pursue high level racing goals in tandem with their academics pursuits. We’re now accepting applications for 2018-2019; click the link in bio to learn more. 📷: @davepriganc
The BKL had a big air contest with all of the fresh snow at the Center. Gnarly. . . . #shred #gnar #pow #slopestyle #shawnwhite @greenracingproject #skiing #crosscountryskiing #fun #jump #sendit
The BKL are super excited for the Olympics and our local athletes, how about you? #Repost @idasargent ・・・ How can I not be excited to race with cheers like these coming from home!?!? #almostgotime #readytorock 💥⚡️👍😁❄️🔥💨
Congratulations to the six @GreenRacingProject athletes who swapped their green suits for red, white & blue! You will race against the best athletes in the world, and we know you are ready . . . #crosscountryskiing #biathlon #TeamUSA #VermontOlympians (📷: @usskiteam ; @usbiathlonteam ; Bill Quinn)
It’s Saturday afternoon- you know what that means! Its time for another installment of #staffspotlightsaturday. This week, we’re sending a special thank you to our housekeeping team; they keep the Center spotless and welcoming for our guests. Housekeeping has been hustling with two big back-to-back race weekends-first with last weekend’s Craftsbury Marathon, followed by this weekend’s UVM Carnival & Eastern Cup. We’re sure our beloved guests can appreciate the dedication of the staff that keeps our ship (sculling shell?) sailing (rowing?) smoothly, day in and day out. With that in mind, here’s Loretta Ingalls: a soft-spoken yet ever-smiling housekeeping staffer that has lived in the Craftsbury area for 14 years with her husband and five kids. As Hardwick native (just a stone’s throw away) Lorea holds family as one of the most important aspects of her life; so, she and her husband found a place in Craftsbury so they could raise their kids close by to the rest of her family. After working in childcare with her sister for a number of years, she realized that having five of her own younglings was plenty to deal with; and, lucky for us, Lorea looked for openings at the Center. A spot in housekeeping was available and she’s loved working here ever since. Her two girls are here at the Craftsbury Academy, her son heads over to Lake Region high school as a three-sport all-star athlete, and the little two year old takes it upon himself to make a full time job of incessantly chasing around the others. As you might imagine, work plus chasing around the kids (who are probably chasing each other around at the same time) equals Loretta being way too busy; but, her current goal is to make it to our Zumba and yoga classes sometime in the near future. Once again, thank you, Loretta, for helping us keep everything running beautifully at the Center and making this such a special place to be (though she admitted that she was just introduced yesterday to what Instagram actually is, so someone please pass along the message to her. . . . #thankyou #housekeeping #youreamazing #weloveyou #easterncup #uvmcarnival #craftsburymarathon #hustle #shining #grinding #workinghard