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The Great Skate

February 13, 2016

25 miles between Newport, VT and Magog, QC.   “Anything Goes” event with cross country skis, dog sleds, whatever. We will plan on leaving from The EastSide Restaurant at 9:00 am and will arrange for a shuttle to transport participants back. We will have SAG support from my plow truck, Rolling Thunder, which is coming out of the shop today, ready to rumble. And snowmobile support as well.

For those registering for the Memphremagog Marathon on January 30-31, 2016 and who are Sustaining Members in our Memphremagog Ice Skating Club ($125) there will be no additional charge. For those of you who want to do this as a stand alone event, we will be charging $65 US if we receive your registration ON OR BEFORE February 1. After that the prices will increase by 50%.

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