US Cross Country Ski Championships in Rumford postponed

Posted Jan. 02, 2012, at 9:53 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 02, 2012, at 3:18 p.m.

RUMFORD, Maine — Overnight rain has postponed the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships in Maine.

For the second straight year, Black Mountain in Rumford is hosting the competition. Races were expected to start Monday and run through Sunday with race distances ranging from under a kilometer to 30 kilometers. But severe rain saturated the man-made snow, postponing the welcoming ceremony and racing.

Organizers decided to hold the welcoming ceremony and some races on Tuesday.

More than 400 entries have been received for the races.

Monday’s schedule included short sprint races for both men and women. The Chisholm Ski Club is hosting the event.

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