End of Year Race & Picnic

On the day of the last lesson each season, we like to celebrate each young skiier’s success with a fun race. Start times are staggered for each age group, and groups traverse different courses and loops at OO depending on their skill level. Everyone receives a handmade ceramic medal at the finish line, and congratulations from their parents, friends and coaches. We are proud to distribute these awesome works of art made by our High School Art Class students, taught by Kelly Egger. It is a tradition started many years ago, and they’ve become collectible memories of so many area kids’ experience through Hayward Nordic Kids. 

We also like to share a little camaraderie with the HNK family – our coaches and volunteers, your amazing students, your friends and family, and YOU! Please join us for lunch after the race. 

Special thanks goes to Scott Klohn and Mark Semano for providing DJ services and announcements during the race, to the Art Department for the medals, and to Northwoods Craft & Variety for donating the ribbons for the medals.