Outdoor Calendar for Jan. 2, 2010

Posted Jan. 01, 2010, at 10:05 p.m.

Cross country skiing

WINTERPORT — Cross country skiing program, ages 6-16, $20 per person, Monday and Thursday afternoons in Winterport, Wednesdays in Hampden, for more information contact Emily at 223-4791.

Junior Alpine Racing

HERMON — Alpine Racing Development Program, at Hermon Mountain, ages 8-14, first session begins Jan. 2, visit www.pvskiclub.org

Sunday, Jan. 3

CARIBOU — New Year’s Race, 5-kilometer freestyle cross country skiing, at Caribou High School, first event of the 2010 Aroostook Cup Nordic Event Series, contact Rob Kieffer 207-496-3661 or rkieffer@kiefferinsurance.org

Jan. 4-8

Ski Museum of Maine Fireside Chats: Down Mountain and Cross Country, 140 Years of Skiing in Maine, presented by Scott Andrews, a writer and researcher with the Ski Museum; at the following dates and sites: Jan. 4: Lonesome Pine Ski Lodge, Fort Kent, 6:30 p.m.; Jan. 5: Four Seasons Ski Club, Madawaska, 6 p.m.; Jan. 6: Caribou Public Library, 6:30 p.m.; Jan. 7: Turner Public Library, 3:30 p.m. and Nordic Heritage Center, 6:30 p.m., Presque Isle; Jan. 8: Big Rock Ski Lodge, Mars Hill, 6:30 p.m.; contact Mark Shea at mark@mainewsc.org

Saturday, Jan. 9

MARS HILL — Tin Mountain Roundup, at Big Rock, bring three or more cans of food to the mountain and ski or ride for $20, benefits the Catholic Charities Food Bank, visit www.bigrockmaine.com or call 207-425-6711

Sunday, Jan. 10

FORT KENT — Fort Kent Frost Bite & Ski Games, 5K, 20K, 40K freestyle cross country skiing, $20 registration fee for the 40K and 20K races, $10 for the 5K, includes post-race meal, registration for all events begins at 10:30 a.m., all proceeds benefit ski programs for youth and families, contact Sherry Dubis, 207-316-8866 or sdubis@nscon.org

Sunday, Jan. 24

MADAWASKA — Madawaska Valley Ski Sprints (Sprint Classic), contact George Bragdon, 207-728-3158 or thebragdons@roadrunner.com

Sunday, Feb. 7

PRESQUE ISLE — Third Annual Aroostook Women’s Ski Day, beginner and intermediate classic/skate ski clinics, snowshoe tours, Zumba, massages, yoga, nutrition, and Pilates classes. Registration, 9 a.m., advance tickets $25 or $30 on the day of the event, contact Renee Ennis at renee.ennis@gmail.com

Sunday, Feb. 14

STOCKHOLM — Karen Sprague Memorial (Sprint Relay Classic, Skiathlon), contact tom Campbell, 207-896-3024

Sunday, Feb. 21

CARIBOU — Henry Anderson Ski Dag, Caribou Country Club (8K Classic), contact Kathy Mazzuchelli, 207-493-4224 or kathy@cariboumaine.org

Saturday, Feb. 27

LIMESTONE — C-Me-Ski Event, Aroostook NWR (21K Classic), contact Norman Page, 207-325-4603 or nlpage@ainop.com

March 6-13

PRESQUE ISLE — The USSA Cross Country Junior Olympics, hosted by the Nordic Heritage Sport Club, more than 400 of the nation’s best young cross country skiers will be competing, visit www.juniorolympics2010.org for more information.

Outdoor news items of local interest can be faxed to the BDN at 990-8092 or e-mailed to bdnsports@bangordailynews.net.

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