50+ Winter Games | Nordic Events

Nordic Events
Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 9:00AM – Noon
Frisco Nordic Center

Free Lunch for Participants & Volunteers
Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 1PM
Summit Senior Center

There is no cost to participate in Summit Seniors Nordic Event, but you do need to be a member of Summit Seniors.  So, if you’re no longer an active member, please sign up or renew your membership online using the preceding link.  If you need help, please call the Senior Center front desk at 970-668-2940.

The Nordic Events are for athletes who are 50-years-old and older. They will be held on Tuesday morning, February 14 at the Frisco Nordic Center. Free lunch and awards will be provided afterwards at the Senior Center at approximately around 1:00PM. If you would like more information on this event, please contact Sybil Praski (Nordic event coordinator) at sybil5562@gmail.com.   Sponsored by Summit Seniors, the fun and competitive Nordic Events are part of our 50+ Winter Games. In 2023, we'll be bringing back the following four Nordic-inspired events, at no charge to participants (except being a member of the Summit Senior Center):

  1. Snowball Toss

    Start Time: Ongoing from 9:00AM to Noon.  You can participate anytime throughout the morning

  2. Biathlon course of 1km for 2 opportunities to shoot, both standing and prone. You can skate or Classic Ski.

    Start Time: There will be rifle familiarization starting at 8:30AM with the biathlon itself taking place from 9:15AM to noon. The field will be limited to 30 participants.

  3. 2.5K, 5K, and 10K classic or skate ski race

    Start Time: 2.5K and 10K races to start at approximately 9:00AM.  5K race to start at approximately 11:00AM

  4. 2.5K snowshoe race

    Start Time: 11:30AM - Noon

  You may combine any of the preceding events, except for the 2.5K and 10K ski races. Please be present at least 30 minutes before the start of your event. All events will be timed except the snowball toss. Medals will be provided for the top 3 male/female in each age group: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+. Summit Seniors are grateful to the Town of Frisco for their in-kind grant that allowed us to use the Frisco Nordic Center facility.

Sign Up to Participate in the Nordic Events

To assist in organizing this event, Summit Seniors must collect the name of each participant beforehand. So, please submit one online sign-up for every attendee before noon on Feb. 13, 2023.

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In which Nordic Events will you participate?*
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Course Marker Set-Up Ski out and mark course with flags and signs to direct racers in the right direction out and back.

Snowshoe Course Marker Make sure snowshoe course is adequately marked for the 2.5k out and back loop.

Check in & Bib Handout Check participants name on list from the online sign up and give them bib and record their number on the online sign up sheet for timing purposes and potential awards.

Biathlon Helper Duties include starter, timers, scribes, course marshal, rifle handlers.

Ski Race Helper 4 timers (keep track of race time), 4 scribes ( write down race times) , 2 spotters, (call out bib numbers as they approach finish line), race ops and announcer, (lead person to give directions and start race for both ski and snowshoe.

Stadium Course Marshal Make sure the area in front of the race is cleared for the start then be there to direct traffic through for the 10k and also to the finish.

Snowball Toss Helper Make snowballs for participants to throw snowballs through the plywood hole targets.

Course Marshal on Weak Link Trail Positioned between snowshoe trails to stop all snowshoe traffic from heading west past that point due to biathlon in vicinity behind the hill.

Snowshoe Race Helper 1 timer, 1 scribe and 1 spotter.

Ski Course Marker Take Down Ski out and take down the signs after the 5k race starts around 11:15AM.

Snowshoe Course Take Down Take down any signs on snowshoe course that were put up.