Team News & Updates

Save the Dates!

While we work on the season's race schedule, please save the following dates for other SWRT events! 

  • Wednesday, October 3rd at NOON: Registration opens for new racers!
     
  • Thursday, November 15th: New Racer Night (7 PM at Ski Ward). Come meet Board Members and Coaches and get your most pressing questions asked.
     
  • Saturday, December 15th: Optional (but fun!) practice day with gate training at Pat's Peak. Family members welcome to ski as well. We will have discounted lift tickets for just $25. Stay tuned for details!
     
  • Saturday, January 5th: Forerunner Party & Silent Auction at Roller Kingdom in Hudson (6-8PM)

SWRT to Hold Information Night

Ski Ward Race Team will be holding an Information Night on Monday, October 1st at 7:30 PM at the Shrewsbury Public Library. Come meet current racers and members of the Board, learn about the program and get all your questions answered.  

2018-19 Season Registration

Registration for the 2018-19 Ski Ward Race Team Season will open on Monday, September 10th for all returning member families. Returning families will be provided a password so that they may have exclusive access to the registration page for a limited time. Registration will open to the public in early October. If you'd like to be notified about the registration opening date, please send an email to [email protected] and we'd be happy to add you to our email distribution list. 

Ski Ward Race Team Wins 2018 EMBWL Season Championship!

The Ski Ward Race Team

Not everyone has welcomed the weather this winter, but the Ski Ward Race Team (SWRT) has made the most of it, capping off the season with a Championship Trophy.

The team, whose home base is Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, is a completely volunteer-run organization comprised of over 130 skiers, ages 5-18. They compete in the Eastern MA Buddy Werner League, which also includes the Nashoba Valley Ski Club (Westford), Prospect Hill Ski Team (Canton), the Bogastow Ski Team (formerly Dover-Sherborn) and the Bradford Ski Team (Bradford).

The 2018 season ended on Sunday, March 3rd at Nashoba Valley, where all five teams competed in a Championship Race. Ski Ward Race Team took home the trophy for being the top point scorers of the season. 

In addition to their team successes, SWRT sent two racers to the Francis Piche Invitational Tournament at Gunstock on March 18th as part of the Massachusetts State Team: Barbara Forgues of Shrewsbury and Tyler Kondrat of Ashland.

The Ski Ward Race Team is no stranger to winning, having won the Championships for 15 out of the past 18 season. 

Practices are held every Friday night starting in December and a total of eight races (Slalom and Giant Slalom) are held on Sundays through January and February. As long as kids can ride the chairlift and ski independently down the hill, they are eligible to join the team. All team members have the opportunity to compete in every race, with awards going to the top 10 finishers in each age group.

The Ski Ward Race Team‘s (SWRT) mission is to promote the ideals of good sportsmanship, and to provide an opportunity for young skiers to develop and improve their individual skiing and racing skills to the best of their ability in a safe and enjoyable recreational ski team setting.  Information on the team can be found on their website at www.skiwardraceteam.com.  

 

SWRT captures championship trophy