Jan. 17, 2022
By David Nordby
The Brillion News
BRILLION - The first competition at the new Ariens Nordic Center is set.
The venue will host the Great Lakes Divisional Junior National Qualifier Salomon CXC next weekend, Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29.
The event was moved to the center because Traverse City, the original location for the event, does not have enough snow.
The event will bring in an expected 150 skiers and their families.
The objective of the Salomon CXC Junior Cup is to encourage young athletes in the U16, U18 and U20 age groups to enjoy cross country skiing and develop their skills, regardless of experience level.
Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels.
Multiple qualifying events take place leading up to the national competition. The Midwest Division Junior National Qualifier is this weekend in Coleraine, Minn.