SWIX CXC YOUTH CUP

The CXC Youth Cup is sanctioned and scored by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) and features a series of exciting events in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Since its beginning in the winter of 2014, the CXC Youth Cup promotes the growth and development of youth cross country ski racers, helping young athletes acquire the fundamental skills and positive mind-set required for cross country ski racing.

The CXC Youth Cup provides a fun, encouraging environment that motivates youth athletes ages 10-13 (U12 and U14 age groups) to succeed in attaining their goals. Participating athletes meet many new Nordic friends, and learn how to successfully progress through the competitive skiing pathway/pipeline with the support of friends, families, clubs and race organizers.






SWIX CXC YOUTH CUP SCHEDULE


December 11-12, 2021 / Cable (WI) / Hosted by ABSF


VENUE: American Birkebeiner Trailhead, 14875 Mcnaught Rd, Cable, WI 54821

This CXC Youth Cup event will score results on the Midwest and Great Lakes Divisional Ranking List. No membership is required to participate. However, competitors with Youth General membership will be provided points and preferential race seeding based on points and ranking. CXC Youth Cup Midwest and Great Lakes Divisional Ranking Lists are used for the Dream Camp qualification. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.

Saturday, December 11: Classic Sprint

Sunday, December 12: Classic Individual Start

* Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 10:00 pm.
Register | Host Venue Website | Regional Wax Policy

Registration Fee: $28 for each day

Registration Fee Refund Policy: the organizers will honor the policy of full refund if an event is canceled more than 2 weeks in advance, and no refund if canceled less than 2 weeks in advance.


January 22-23, 2022 / Coleraine (MN) / Hosted by Mt. Itasca Winter Sports Center


VENUE: Mt. Itasca Winter Sports Center, 200 Mount Itasca Dr, Coleraine, MN 55722

This event is a Midwest Division CXC Youth Cup event only. Great Lakes Division athletes may participate. Results will be scored on the Midwest Divisional Ranking List. No membership is required to participate. However, competitors with Youth General membership will be provided points and preferential race seeding based on points and ranking. CXC Youth Cup Midwest and Great Lakes Divisional Ranking Lists are used for the Dream Camp qualification. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.

Saturday, January 22: Freestyle (Skate) Individual Start

Sunday, January 23: Classic Mass Start

* Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 10:00 pm.

** Regional Wax Policy: no fluorocarbon waxes are allowed; athletes may only use fluoro-free glide and kick wax.
Register | Host Venue Website

Registration Fee: $28 for each day

Registration Fee Refund Policy: the organizers will honor the policy of full refund if an event is canceled more than 2 weeks in advance, and no refund if canceled less than 2 weeks in advance.


January 29-30, 2022 / Houghton (MI) / Hosted by Michigan Tech


This event is a Great Lakes Division CXC Youth Cup event only. Midwest Division athletes may participate. Results will be scored on the Great Lakes Divisional Ranking List. No membership is required to participate. However, competitors with Youth General membership will be provided points and preferential race seeding based on points and ranking. CXC Youth Cup Great Lakes and Midwest Divisional Ranking Lists are used for the Dream Camp qualification. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.

Saturday, January 29: Freestyle (Skate) Individual Start

Sunday, January 30: Classic Individual Start

* Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 10:00 pm.

** Regional Wax Policy: no fluorocarbon waxes are allowed; athletes may only use fluoro-free glide and kick wax.
Register | Host Venue Website

Registration Fee: $28 for each day

Registration Fee Refund Policy: the organizers will honor the policy of full refund if an event is canceled more than 2 weeks in advance, and no refund if canceled less than 2 weeks in advance.



February 19-20, 2022 / Rhinelander (WI) / Hosted by Northwoods Nordic Ski Club


VENUE: CAVOC Trails, 4321 S Shore Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501

This event is a Great Lakes Division CXC Youth Cup event only. Midwest Division athletes may participate. Results will be scored on the Great Lakes Divisional Ranking List. No membership is required to participate. However, competitors with Youth General membership will be provided points and preferential race seeding based on points and ranking. CXC Youth Cup Great Lakes and Midwest Divisional Ranking Lists are used for the Dream Camp qualification. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.

Saturday, February 19: Freestyle (Skate) Mass Start

Sunday, February 20: Classic Individual Start

* Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 10:00 pm.

** Regional Wax Policy: no fluorocarbon waxes are allowed; athletes may only use fluoro-free glide and kick wax.
Register | Host Venue Website

Registration Fee: $28 for each day

Registration Fee Refund Policy: the organizers will honor the policy of full refund if an event is canceled more than 2 weeks in advance, and no refund if canceled less than 2 weeks in advance.



February 20-21, 2022 / Golden Valley (MN)/ Hosted by Loppet Foundation


VENUE: Theodor Wirth Regional Park, 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

This event is a Midwest Division CXC Youth Cup event only. Great Lakes Division athletes may participate. Results will be scored on the Midwest Divisional Ranking List. No membership is required to participate. However, competitors with Youth General membership will be provided points and preferential race seeding based on points and ranking. CXC Youth Cup Midwest and Great Lakes Divisional Ranking Lists are used for the Dream Camp qualification. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.

Sunday, February 20: Classic Sprint

Monday, February 21: Freestyle (Skate) Individual Start

* Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 10:00 pm.

** Regional Wax Policy: no fluorocarbon waxes are allowed; athletes may only use fluoro-free glide and kick wax.
Register | Host Venue Website

Registration Fee: $28 for each day

Registration Fee Refund Policy: the organizers will honor the policy of full refund if an event is canceled more than 2 weeks in advance, and no refund if canceled less than 2 weeks in advance.


February 24, 2022 / Hayward (WI) / Hosted by ABSF


VENUE: the event starts behind the Hayward Intermediate and Primary Schools and finishes at the American Birkebeiner Finish Line on Main Street in Hayward

This CXC Youth Cup event will score results on the Midwest and Great Lakes Divisional Ranking List. No membership is required to participate. However, competitors with Youth General membership will be provided points and preferential race seeding based on points and ranking. CXC Youth Cup Midwest and Great Lakes Divisional Ranking Lists are used for the Dream Camp qualification. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.

Thursday, February 24: Junior Birkie

* Regional Wax Policy: no fluorocarbon waxes are allowed; athletes may only use fluoro-free glide and kick wax.
Host Venue Website



March 5-6, 2022 / Duluth (MN) / Hosted by DXC


VENUE: Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Spirit Mountain Rec Area, 8551 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55808

This CXC Youth Cup event will score results on the Midwest and Great Lakes Divisional Ranking List. No membership is required to participate. However, competitors with Youth General membership will be provided points and preferential race seeding based on points and ranking. CXC Youth Cup Midwest and Great Lakes Divisional Ranking Lists are used for the Dream Camp qualification. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.

Saturday-Sunday / March 5-6: CXC Youth Championships

* Regional Wax Policy: no fluorocarbon waxes are allowed; athletes may only use fluoro-free glide and kick wax.
Host Venue Website


CXC Youth Cup

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

1. No membership is required to participate in any of the CXC Youth Cup events. However, competitors with Youth General membership will be provided preferential race seeding based on points and ranking.

2. All CXC Youth Cup events are restricted to non-fluorinated glide waxes, and subject to the CXC Cup Wax policy.

3. Youth Cup races will have U12 and U14 age groups and may have U8 and U10 age groups depending on time and ability to manage added age classes. Please check race organizers' websites for more information.

4. All CXC Youth Cup races being run in conjunction with the CXC Junior Cup have the same registration deadlines. Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 11:59 pm.

5. Racing Age Group is defined by competitor's age as of December 31st.

U10 (8-9 year olds)
U12 (10-11 year olds)
U14 (12-13 year olds)
U16 (14-15 year olds)
U18 (16-17 year olds)
U20 (18-19 year olds)
U23 age group (20, 21 & 22 year olds)
Senior Age Group (23-29 year olds)

6. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.


YOUTH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP


$25 / for youth skiers U8-U14 (born in 2008 or later)


CXC Youth General Membership



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DREAM CAMP


Annual Dream Camp

CXC Dream Camp seeks to bring together the top youth athletes in our region to train and receive feedback, educational materials, and a glimpse at the bigger picture of Nordic ski racing. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.



DATES / LOCATION
July 2022 / TBD


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