IRONWOOD - January 17, 2011 -The 2011
Pictured above is Katie Erickson and her dad Scott Erickson.
Katie participated in the opening of the Sisu Ski Fest. This
year a new event was added to the high profile Ski Festival, a
2K and 5K contests for kids aged 5-15.
The organizers of Sisu tagged the event "Lapset
Loppet" (Kid's Ski Event) and was sponsored by the River Valley
Bank. The kids as well as the adults present, had a great time
at this event.
Most of the 120 participants were from
Ironwood’s Elementary Schools. The School District is in the
third year of cross country ski program. Directing today’s event
was Paulette Niemi, who is responsible for the XC program at the
IASD. Funding has been achieved through generous grants from
Atomic and from the American Berkebeiner Foundation.