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Week of Jan 20 News

13 HVRC racers competed in the Center Ski Tools GS Race at 7 Springs on Saturday, January 18th.  Congratulations to S. Vetterly (U14) as she finishes both runs in her first USSA race!  B. Baughman (U10) earns 3rd place in his age division; his first ever podium.  N. Castracani (U12) and R. Castracani (U10) both win their respective age divisions.

HVRC sends its condolences and sympathies to the Denard family on their loss.  Deb Denard (HVRC Mom) passed away Saturday after an extended battle with cancer.  Her son, John (HVRC member),  and husband, Marcel (Ski Patrol) have been involved with club activities and ski patrol at Hidden Valley for several years.

The Critchfield Cup will be held this Sunday January 26th on Imperial and is open to the public as are all Open Cup Races.  Club members should be aware that the Critchfield Cup is not included in club membership.  The entry fee is $20 per racer for that race.  Each racer gets two runs and awards are based on the best of the two runs.  Age Groups run from U8 – U21 in two year increments, 21-35, 36-50, and over 50; your age is the age you are as of 31 December 2013.  We will take registrations for the Critchfield Cup beginning 4 January.  There will be t-shirts for all racers entered in the event by 19 January.  Please register for this event if you have not already done so.  We can take registrations at or immediately after practice in Glaciers.

Set up for the Critchfield Cup will begin at 11 AM.  If you are available, please join us.  We are also helping out with Special Olympics training so there will be plenty to do.  The SO athletes will be using the Critchfield course and a short course on Upper Continental.

We are practicing this Saturday.  Saturday will be a GS based practice with no gates.  Emphasis will be on pole planting and hand position skills.  Alec, Kelli, Bob B., and Eric will meet racers at 9:15 AM.

Our annual Race Clinic is scheduled for Saturday/Sunday February 15/16.  The race clinic is for both HVRC and non-members, and it runs from 10 AM – 3 PM both days.  The clinic is typically held on Comet on Saturday and Imperial and/or Cobra on Sunday.  This is our best opportunity to interest younger skiers in racing.  The clinic is included in HVRC membership.  For those that are interested in trying out a bit of race training, this is a great opportunity to get some race training and learn a bit about HVRC!  Non-members pay $140 for both days, which includes an Open Cup Race.  Racers are responsible for ensuring they have a lift ticket or season pass.  We are accepting entries during Open Cup registration or you may register at Customer Service or Ski School.  All club parents are asked to help out with the race clinic.  We will need set up and teardown help along with registration both days.  Sandy Blasey will be coordinating lunch for both days.  We probably talking food for about 60 racers and another 30 for support staff.  You may begin signing up with Sandy by email (cc’d) or at Open Cup awards on the 26th.

Special Olympics is scheduled for Monday/Tuesday, February 10-11.  This is one of our opportunities to help Hidden Valley with a longtime annual event.  HVRC handles all of the course set up and teardown for both days.  We start at 6 AM and usually finish by 4 PM.  Parents and racers are encouraged to help us.  We will need a couple of drivers between 6 AM and 9 AM to shuttle set up folks up the hill so fill up that coffee cup!  Please advise Steve Jupena or Ralph Manson as soon as possible if you are able to help one or both days.

The Phillip Dupres Slalom is scheduled to be held at 7 Springs on Saturday, January 25th.  This is a derby qualifier for U12, U14, and U16.  U10, U18 and U21 entries are also welcome.  On-line registration is available now via alpinereg.com .  If your racer is planning to compete, registration should be completed by January 21st .   The race entry fee should be around  $35.  U10 entry spots may be limited for this race.  Please advise the coaches if your racer is planning to compete.

The PA Cup 3, 4, and 5 GS Races are scheduled to be held at Blue Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 31 January – 2 February.  There are three races; both are open to U18, and U21 only.  On-line registration is available now via alpinereg.com .  If your racer is planning to compete, registration should be completed by January 24th .  The race entry fee is believed to be $35 for each race.  Please advise the coaches if your racer is planning to compete.

The Critchfield GS Race is scheduled to be held at 7 Springs on Saturday, 8 February.  This is a derby qualifier for U12, U14, and U16.  U10, U18 and U21 entries are also welcome.  On-line registration is available now via alpinereg.com .  If your racer is planning to compete, registration should be completed by February 1st .  The race entry fee should be around  $35.  U10 entry spots may be limited for this race.  U18 and U21 will not be scored for this event.  If yur racer is contemplating trying a USSA race, this is a good one to consider.  Please advise the coaches if your racer is planning to compete.

The Wisp Classic Slalom Race is scheduled to be held at Wisp on Sunday, 9 February.  This is a derby qualifier for U12, U14, and U16.  U10, U18 and U21 entries are also welcome.  U18 and U21 will not be scored.  On-line registration is available now via actionreg.com .  If your racer is planning to compete, registration should be completed by 3 February.  The race entry fee should be around  $35.  U10 entry spots may be limited for this race.  This is the final race that counts for derby points.  Please advise the coaches if your racer is planning to compete.

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