Junior National Championships

Participant & Spectator Information


This event will take place in the lingering shadow of COVID-19. As such, the event will follow protocols outlined by national, state, and local health officials, as well as in conjunction with rules set forth by the national and regional ski governing bodies.

All teams are responsible for booking their own stays in whichever location works best for the team. To assist with planning, we have connected with 7 partner hotels which teams can choose to book through directly for for their stay in Minneapolis from March 5-13, 2022, for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Junior National Cross-Country Ski Championships. Each of the following hotels has its own special team pricing for the event, outlined in the documents linked below:

Find out more about pricing and special amenities through the DoubleTree by Hilton by clicking the button below.

Find out more about hotel deals available through Aimbridge Hospitality, including TownePlace Suites by Marriott and SpringHill Suites by Marriott, by clicking the button below.

Find out more about hotel deals available through TPI Hospitality, including Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and AC by Marriott, by clicking the button below.

The contact information for the booking agents can be found for each group of hotels using the buttons above.

This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change. All times are approximate and are subject to final registration numbers. Detailed schedule coming soon.

  • Sunday, March 6: Training Day
  • Monday, March 7: Races
  • Tuesday, March 8: Training Day
  • Wednesday, March 9: Races
  • Thursday, March 10: Training Day
  • Friday, March 11: Races
  • Saturday, March 12: Races

Parking for athletes, coaches, and families will be at the Mortenson parking lots (700 Meadow Lane and 4100 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422).

Start lists and results will be posted here when available…

Sprint (SkiX) Race Maps

Distance Race Maps

Youth Race Maps

Stadium Maps

Wax Testing, Warm-up & Venue Maps

Rules

This race is governed by the International Ski Federation (FIS) Rules as well as the US Ski & Snowboard rules.

Fluorocarbon Ban

All events are restricted to non-fluorinated glide waxes. Randomized testing will be conducted – primarily in the start pen – and all athletes will be subject to a mandatory ski check pre-race. All competitors will be required to report to Ski Control in the start pen prior to their start at selected events.

Classic Pole Length

Per FIS rules (ICR 343.8.2), race officials will be enforcing the 83% classic pole length rule. Please ensure that you arrive at the start corral with sufficient time prior to the start time. For your reference, the athlete’s height will be measured with the race boots on and to the top of the uncovered head.

Diagonal Technique Zones

The Organizing Committee is informing all competitors that, per FIS ICR 310.2.1, “the jury may ban or enforce the use of specific techniques on marked sections of the course.” The Jury has decided to use zones where only Diagonal Technique (including Herringbone with NO glide phase) with diagonal movement of both arms and legs are allowed. In Diagonal Technique when only one pole is in the ground at any time. ALL other techniques are not allowed. Course controllers will be present to enforce the technique rule.

More information coming soon…