Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wisconsin High School Nordic Ski State Championships 2013

On Friday night when I bussed home after work, my bus stayed on the outer square rather than the inner Capitol square.  I wasn't sure why the inner square was off limits, but I was tired and freezing by the time I got off at the stop near my house, so I didn't investigate that night.

On Saturday morning I walked down to a stop on State Street rather than my normal bus stop on the square.  From two blocks away, I could see people skiing around the Capitol.  Yup, that's right: skiing.

When I returned home after work on Saturday evening I was finally able to check out the square up close:


Skiing around Capitol square Madison, WI

They had brought snow up to the square and pressed it down to make a "track".

Skiing around Capitol square Madison, WI

Middle schoolers were racing when I was watching that evening.  It was a relay, so here are some skiers waiting for their teammates to come tag them.

Skiing around Capitol square Madison, WI

An instructor took a lap around the square between races:

Skiing around Capitol square Madison, WI

Turns out the competition was the Wisconsin High School Nordic Ski State Championships, just one of many events this weekend for the Madison Winter Festival.

I know I said that middle schoolers were racing earlier, and I'm fairly certain that was the case Saturday between 5 - 6pm.  I thought it had been announced, and I also think some of those kids were too small to be in high school!  Maybe I'm just getting old and they were actually high school freshmen.

Skis near Capitol square Madison WI

And this little guy is on his way to the finish line:

Skiing around Capitol square Madison, WI
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1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow! That's really awesome! Not something you could see just anywhere...

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