BKL 2017 - 2018 CALENDAR
Pat’s Peak - 4 pm
(classic and skate)
4 pm to 4:45 pm
12/18 Pat’s Peak (classic) 4 pm
12/20 Fairgrounds skate 3:15-4:30
12/23 BKL at Fairgrounds, classic
Ask for discounts at nordic ski centers Mention that
you are BKLskiers/coaches.
*** Town Library***
1/8 Strafford Biathlon Clinic, VT
Pat’s Peak 1/8
Classic** - 4 pm
1/10 Fairgrounds skate 3:15-4:30
*** Town Library***
Classic skis and inside shoes
1/14 Winterwild, Whaleback Mtn
Enfield, NH http://www.winterwild.com/
1/14 Strafford Nordic Kids Day, VT
No BKL 1/15
Go to Kimball Cabins for Winter Festival and bring ice skates!
No formal BKL 1/17
Ice-skating at Kimball Cabins
BKL Friday 1/20: skate at Gould Hill Orchard,
3:15 to 4:45, 656 Gould Hill Road.
Skate or classic
1/21 Hopkinton MS/HS Ski Race (cheer on the teams!). Citizens Race following.
1/21 Winterwild, Crotched Mtn
1/22 Strafford Biathlon Clinic, VT
1/22 Fairgrounds skate+Obstacle BKL Race,
Obstacle Race 1/22, noon. Registration $5, 10:30-11:30.
NO BKL on Tuesday 1/24, due to rain.
Skate or nowax classic
1/28 Biathlon Clinic & running race (no skiing), Holderness NH
1/28 Winterwild, Ragged Mtn.
Pat’s Peak 1/29
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
2/4 Biathlon clinic/race, Holderness NH, 9 a.m. http://pemi.org/biathlon.html
2/5 Strafford Biathlon Clinic, VT, 1 p.m.
2/5 Chittendon, VT Mountaintop Paintball Biathlon, register here
2/5 Gunstock Fun (Obstacle) Race, 10 a.m. startRegister
NO BKL at Pat’s 2/5.
2/11 Silver Fox Trot Race, Strafford VT http://fordsayre.org/nordic/silver-fox-trot/
2/11 Winterwild, Pat’s Peak, 7:00 a.m. http://www.winterwild.com/
2/11 Proctor Academy Ski Area Event, 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. more info
BKL at Gould 2/12
11 a.m. to 12 p.m., classic
**No BKL at Pat’s**
Fairgrounds classic or skate
2/19 Woodstock Valentine’s BKL Race, VT register and info
2/19 Gunstock Paintball Biathlon Race
NO BKL at Pat’s 2/19.
2/19 BKL at Bohanan Farm, classic, directions
4-5 p.m. Park & meet near kiosk. Ski on Blackwater River Loop, down 200 ft. on Burrage Road across Penacook Road from kiosk.
Bohanan Farm(?) classic, directions
2/24 Fairgrounds skate, 3:15-4:45
2/24 End of Season
BKL Pizza Party, Dimitris, 5-6 p.m.
2/25 XC Race, Pomfret VT Register
2/26 Strafford Biathlon Clinic, VT
2/26 Fairgrounds skate+Nerf Biathlon BKL Race, at 11 a.m. $5 registration, day of race, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Biathlon Race Cancelled
3/4 Biathlon clinic/race, Holderness NH
3/4-3/5 BKL Festival, Bethel ME
3/5 Strafford Biathlon Clinic, VT
BKL Festival, Bethel ME 3/4-3/5
March 11, Waterville Winterwild, http://www.winterwild.com/index.php?doc=27_490
March 11-12, Waterville Paintball Biathlon, Waterville Valley, NH
March 12 Youth Biathlon Clinic, Jericho, VT https://www.nensa.net/event/shooting-stars-youth-biathlon-festival/
3/12 - 3/18
March 18, Gunstock Winterwild, http://www.winterwild.com/index.php?doc=27_525
March 19, BKL Biathlon Hopkinton Fairgrounds (see below)
Kids Biathlon BKL Race, at Noon. 2k or 4k. Citizen’s Race following at about 1 p.m.
$5 registration, day of race, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
March 26 Dublin Hill Climb, Dublin, NH https://www.nensa.net/event/2nd-annual-dublin-hill-climb/
March 26 Girls with Guns Biathlon Clinic, Craftsbury, VT for girls 8-18 https://www.nensa.net/event/girls-with-guns-biathlon-clinic/
*December - Tuesdays and Sundays at Pat’s Peak from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Fridays at Fairgrounds in Dec., 3:15-4:30.
*January-February -- Tuesdays & Fridays are at Fairgrounds 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday practices at Pat’s Peak as indicated.
**“Classic” or “skate” refers to ski-type to be used at practice. “Classic and Skate” means skier’s choice.
Here are several other regularly scheduled youth Nordic opportunities in this area (and a little beyond) that you might consider for your family this winter, in addition to the Blackwater BKL program:
Andover Outing Club Ski Jumping Program. This is a local ski jumping program for kids in the BKL age group. Kids who jump and skate ski race can compete in a sport called Nordic combined. One of our BKL skiers (Jacques) is a member and his family speaks highly of the program.
Bretton Woods BKL program. The Bretton Woods BKL runs on Sundays from 1/8 through early March, for grades 1 to 8. This program is a great, welcoming group that practices in an unparalleled location, near the Mount Washington Hotel. The instruction is volunteer led and really effective, with opportunities for racing. Our family has participated for several years, along with doing the Blackwater program; sadly, we can’t do it this year. The Bretton Woods program meets on Sundays, from 10:30 to 11:45, and offers seasonal equipment use for a nominal fee, as well as free passes for adults who help out. It’s a great deal, too, at $75 for one kid ($50 for additional kids) for the season.
Great Glen BKL Club. The Great Glen BKL for grades 1-8 meets Sundays 1:30 to 3:30, January 8 into March). Includes race training for older kids. Looks as good as Bretton Woods. Nominal fee rental equipment, high quality instruction, at a great location and price ($40 per child, $35 for more than 1 kid).
Hopkinton Middle School Nordic Team. Hopkinton resident students in grades 7-8 may participate in the Hopkinton Middle School Nordic Ski team, which begins its practices on 12/6 at 3 p.m. The season runs through February vacation, and convenes generally Tuesdays through Fridays after school, with meets on some Saturdays and on some school days.
Jackson Biathlon Youth Program. According to the website, youth instruction in target shooting and skate ski racing is available for kids, ages 9-12 and 13-18 during the winter.
Waterville Nordic Kids. The Waterville website describes the program as geared to kids, ages 5-12, and welcomes single time participants at $20 per session, as well as seasonal participants (at $170 for 10 weeks 1/7- early March). There are two sessions each Saturday, starting Jan 7, from 9:30 to 10:30 for beginners, and from 10:30 to noon for intermediate skiers. The website promises kid fun races twice per month.