Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k
Jul
11
5:00 pm17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

Waterville GreenDrinks
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

Waterville GreenDrinks

Come join KV Connect, Waterville’s young professionals group, for an exciting evening of networking and socializing while helping to support Quarry Road.

Waterville GreenDrinks is part of the international Green Drinks network, an informal social networking group built around passion for the environment, sustainability and community. Join us for great food, drinks and conversation with friends, colleagues and neighbors!

Admission is a $5.00 suggested donation to support maintenance and upkeep of Quarry Road Trails.

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k
Jul
18
5:00 pm17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k
Jul
25
5:00 pm17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k
Aug
1
5:00 pm17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k
Aug
8
5:00 pm17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k and Awards
Aug
15
5:00 pm17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k and Awards

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.


Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k
Jun
20
5:00 pm17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k

This is a make-up date for the rained out June 7 race.

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k
Jun
13
5:00 pm17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k
Jun
6
5:00 pm17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

Trails Celebration and Boat Launch Dedication
Jun
3
10:30 am10:30

Trails Celebration and Boat Launch Dedication

Friends of Quarry Road welcome all to attend the official opening of the Susan Childs Boat Launch on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 3 starting at 10:30am. After a ribbon cutting ceremony, the group’s president, Joe Reisert, will give an update on the area and plans for trail enhancements and summer programs. 

The new boat launch was built in remembrance of Susan Childs, a local family physician and dedicated Friends of Quarry Road board member, and provides access for non-motorized boating on Messalonskee Stream – kayakers and canoers are encouraged to bring their boats for a paddle. The trails, including mountain bike single-track that was added last year, will be open for biking and walking for all ages and abilities, and a barbecue is planned to start at 11. The event is free and open to the public; donations to support the trails will be gratefully accepted.

Friends of Quarry Road, a non-profit group working collaboratively with the City of Waterville to help oversee and maintain the area, will also hold its annual meeting as part of the schedule of events.  All are welcome to attend.

For further information about the area, programs, and events, call Waterville Parks and Recreation at (207) 680-4744 or visit quarryroad.org.

Youth Mountain Bike Ride
Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

Youth Mountain Bike Ride

Calling All Youth Mountain Bikers... Come Catch a Smile with Mathieu's Cycle and Fitness this Thursday 6/1/17 @ 6 p.m. We will be hosting our weekly Youth Mountain Bike Ride at the Quarry Trails in Waterville. Ride will last from 6 to 7 pm.

If the gate is open please go all the way into where the Yurt is located. The ride is open to all riders from High School age and younger who have the ability to ride on their own. We encourage any all all parents to join in as well. So come out and discover what it's like to "Catch a Smile"

Mom's: we will have our trailer full of women-specific mountain bikes from Specialized for you to demo along side your child that evening as well. So come out and "Catch A Smile" with us again next Thursday.

Fools' Festival — Nordic freestyle race
Apr
1
12:00 pm12:00

Fools' Festival — Nordic freestyle race

It's no joke! Come out and have some fun at this late-season event at Quarry Road hosted by Central Maine Ski Club.

The Race: It will be noon mass start by race distance. You choose any distance you'd like: 2.5K, 5K, or 10K freestyle.

We'll groom, mark the course, and take care of timing. Creative race suits encouraged and we'll award our biggest prize for best costume! Value of prizes will reflect number of registrants. We will at least give prizes to the male and female winners at each distance. No wax allowed greater than LF-strength.

Registration: Online registration required by 5PM Friday, March 31! $5 for 2.5K, $10 for CMSC members and volunteers. $15 all others payable day of race at bib pick-up with cash or check to "CMSC" . (You don't have to pay online, but please sign up early online so we know how many are coming!)

Register online at https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=95712
(You don't have to pay until day of race) 

Feb
19
8:00 am08:00

Community Free Ski, Snowshoe, and Bike Day

Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, please join the Central Maine ski community for a day of free skiing on the Quarry Road trails. Gates open at 8 a.m., and the Welcome Center opens at 10 a.m. with ski equipment available to rent.

We'll also have guided snowshoe tours (equipment provided) and fat bike demos. Come try out the many ways to move across the winter landscape.

Non-Conference Nordic Championships
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Non-Conference Nordic Championships

Calling all high school teams and skiers who are not in the KVAC, MVC, WMC, or Aroostook conferences!  Portland Nordic and Central Maine Ski Club will be hosting a race at Quarry Road on Saturday, February 11th for all high school skiers not participating in a conference championship race that day.  The format for the race will be 5K mass start classic.  The trails at Quarry Road are fantastic for this type of race!  Start time for boys is 11:00am and girls will start at 12:00pm.  Race entry fee will be $10 per skier.  Right now we think we'll have 8 schools in attendance but would welcome anyone else who's interested.  Please contact Aaron Duphily at duphily@cheverus.org for more info.

[CANCELLED] CMSC Club Time Trial
Feb
9
3:30 pm15:30

[CANCELLED] CMSC Club Time Trial

2/9/17 7:00 a.m. Due to forecast heavy snow and high winds, the CMSC time trial and all CMSC programming has been CANCELLED for Thursday, February 9.

The annual CMSC time trial will be on Feb 9th at 3:30PM. This is an annual event for all registered CMSC skiers. A freestyle race (distance is age appropriate) with a fun local flare. Come cheer on our local Nordic talent!

Jan
28
8:00 am08:00

Community Free Ski Day & Winter Fun Day

Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, please join the Central Maine ski community for a day of free skiing on the Quarry Road trails. Gates open at 8 a.m., and the Welcome Center opens at 10 a.m. with ski equipment available to rent.

Additional activities will include snow sculptures, snowball toss, sledding, and more.

Bill Koch League Race
Jan
15
2:00 pm14:00

Bill Koch League Race

As part of the Eastern Cup festivities, CMSC will also host a fun Bill Koch League race starting at 2pm this Sunday.

Age groups are grade 1/2 (1k), grade 3/4 (2k), and grade 5/6 and 7/8 (3k). This is a skate race.

If you have a skier in the Youth Program or the Middle School team, we hope you will come out and join this fun event. Let's show everyone the enthusiasm for youth skiing at Quarry Road!

Entry fee is $5, day of race.

NENSA Eastern Cup
Jan
15
8:00 am08:00

NENSA Eastern Cup

Central Maine Ski Club has been selected by the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) to host a weekend of Eastern Cup Nordic ski racing at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville on January 14 and 15.

The Eastern Cup Series is NENSA’s signature race series. The race will bring hundreds of the top Junior, Senior, and Master skiers from New England and eastern Canada to Waterville for the weekend. Eastern Cup events also serve as the qualifier races for the New England Junior National Team. 

"NENSA is thrilled to be back at Quarry Road for the second weekend of our Eastern Cup race series this season,” said NENSA Executive Director Amie Smith. “The Central Maine Ski Club, and the crew and volunteers at Quarry Road have really created a special race venue here in Waterville, and NENSA and our athletes are lucky to have such great trails to race on this coming weekend."

In 2016, Quarry Road Trails hosted an Eastern Cup as part of the Bates Carnival that was moved from Rumford to Quarry Road’s snowmaking loop due to a lack of natural snow.  In February of 2013, Quarry Road hosted another Eastern Cup when it was moved from Bond Book in Augusta because of snow conditions.  This year’s event will be the first Eastern Cup hosted at Quarry Road Trails with the benefit of planning ahead and it is expected to be well-attended.

“We are committed to making Nordic skiing integral to the fabric of our community in Waterville,” said Chad Sisson, President of the Central Maine Ski Club. “Hosting events like the Eastern Cup showcases our sport and the amazing opportunity for outdoor activity at Quarry Road Trails. Local volunteers from all across our community are pitching in to make this event possible, right in the heart of the city. As Waterville reinvents and revitalizes itself, this event is just one example of where we are going and what might lie ahead.”

Quarry Road Trails is offering half-price trail passes for all spectators and families to enjoy skiing on Quarry Road’s 10 kilometers (6 miles) of groomed ski trails throughout the weekend. Snowshoe trails are open to all at no cost. More information about the trails, events, and volunteer opportunities can be found at quarryroad.org or by calling 680-4744.

Schedule of Events - Sunday, December 15th

Classic Mass Starts

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration & Bib Pick-up. No DOR Registration for Mass Start Races

8:00-9:20 AM Course Open for Review

9:30 AM U16 Boys Classic 5k

10:00 AM U16 Girls Classic 5k

10:40-10:55 Possible course opening for wax testing

11:00 AM Women/Masters Women Classic 10k

12:00-12:20 Possible course opening for wax testing

12:30 PM Men/Masters Men Classic 15k

1:30 PM Ceremony

 

NENSA Eastern Cup
Jan
14
8:00 am08:00

NENSA Eastern Cup

Central Maine Ski Club has been selected by the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) to host a weekend of Eastern Cup Nordic ski racing at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville on January 14 and 15.

The Eastern Cup Series is NENSA’s signature race series. The race will bring hundreds of the top Junior, Senior, and Master skiers from New England and eastern Canada to Waterville for the weekend. Eastern Cup events also serve as the qualifier races for the New England Junior National Team. 

"NENSA is thrilled to be back at Quarry Road for the second weekend of our Eastern Cup race series this season,” said NENSA Executive Director Amie Smith. “The Central Maine Ski Club, and the crew and volunteers at Quarry Road have really created a special race venue here in Waterville, and NENSA and our athletes are lucky to have such great trails to race on this coming weekend."

In 2016, Quarry Road Trails hosted an Eastern Cup as part of the Bates Carnival that was moved from Rumford to Quarry Road’s snowmaking loop due to a lack of natural snow.  In February of 2013, Quarry Road hosted another Eastern Cup when it was moved from Bond Book in Augusta because of snow conditions.  This year’s event will be the first Eastern Cup hosted at Quarry Road Trails with the benefit of planning ahead and it is expected to be well-attended.

“We are committed to making Nordic skiing integral to the fabric of our community in Waterville,” said Chad Sisson, President of the Central Maine Ski Club. “Hosting events like the Eastern Cup showcases our sport and the amazing opportunity for outdoor activity at Quarry Road Trails. Local volunteers from all across our community are pitching in to make this event possible, right in the heart of the city. As Waterville reinvents and revitalizes itself, this event is just one example of where we are going and what might lie ahead.”

Quarry Road Trails is offering half-price trail passes for all spectators and families to enjoy skiing on Quarry Road’s 10 kilometers (6 miles) of groomed ski trails throughout the weekend. Snowshoe trails are open to all at no cost. More information about the trails, events, and volunteer opportunities can be found at quarryroad.org or by calling 680-4744.

Schedule of Events - Saturday, December 14th

8:00 – 9:00 AM Bib Pick-up; NOTE: no DOR.

8:30-9:20 AM Course open for review

9:30 AM  Interval start Skate Sprint qualifier (1.3k) - Women

10:15 AM  Interval start Skate Sprint qualifier (1.3k) - Men

12:00 PM Women’s Heat 1

12:05 PM Women’s Heat 2

12:10 PM Women’s Heat 3

12:15 PM Women’s Heat 4

12:20 PMWomen’s Heat 5

12:25 PM Men’s Heat 1

12:30 PM Men’s Heat 2

12:35 PM Men’s Heat 3

12:40 PM Men’s Heat 4

12:45 PM Men’s Heat 5

12:50 PM Women’s Semifinal 1

12:55 PM Women’s Semifinal 2

1:00 PM Men’s Semifinal 1

1:05 PM Men’s Semifinal 2

1:10 PM Women’s B Final

1:20 PM Men’s B Final

1:30 PM Women’s A Final

1:40 PM Men’s A Final

1:50 PM U18-U20 Women’s Semi 1

1:55 PM U18-U20 Women’s Semi 2

2:00 PM U18-U20 Men’s Semi 1

2:05 PM U18-U20 Men’s Semi 2

2:10 PM U16 Girls’ Semi 1

2:15 PM U16 Girls’ Semi 2

2:20 PM U16 Boy’s Semi 1

2:25 PM U16 Boy’s Semi 2

2:30 PM U18-U20 Women’s B Final

2:35 PM U18-U20 Men’s B Final

2:40 PM U16 Girls’ B Final

2:45 PM U16 Boy’s B Final

2:50 PM U18-U20 Women’s A Final

2:55 PM U18-U20 Men’s A Final

3:00 PM U16 Girls’ A Final

3:05 PM U16 Boy’s A Final

3:20 PM Ceremony

 

CMSC Youth Program begins
Jan
4
3:00 pm15:00

CMSC Youth Program begins

The Central Maine Ski Club after-school ski program for grades K-8 kicks off on January 4. The program runs Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons until February vacation.

For first-timers, this program is a great introduction to the sport in a fun, caring environment. For more experienced young skiers, it's a great opportunity to build skills and have fun with friends.

For more information, see the Central Maine Ski Club web site.

[CANCELLED] Free Skiing & Learn-to-Ski Clinic
Dec
18
8:00 am08:00

[CANCELLED] Free Skiing & Learn-to-Ski Clinic

UPDATE 12/18/16: Due to freezing rain, the event has been cancelled.

Due to the freezing rain event, Quarry Road (the road itself) is a sheet of ice and the City has closed the gate at the kiosk trailhead. They will not be able to make the road to be safe for travel in time for the planned free skiing event.

It is with great regret that we cancel the event for today. The Welcome Center will be closed as well.

Community Free Ski Days are still planned for Jan 28 and Feb 19. Stay tuned for the activities planned for those days.

 

 

Join us for a day of free skiing for the whole family, including equipment and instruction for those new to the sport.

Ski equipment available to try for free.

Free ski clinics (skate and classic technique) for both beginner and intermediate skiers:

        10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

        12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

XC Ski Coaches and Leaders Education Workshops
Dec
15
Dec 17

XC Ski Coaches and Leaders Education Workshops

Outdoor Sport Institute (formerly Maine Winter Sports Center) is putting on a pair of three-day ski education workshops designed for coaches, program leaders, volunteers, parents, PE teachers, and others interested in learning more about outdoor sport education, and enhancing their skills to make a difference in their own communities.

Days two and three (December 16 and 17) will be on-snow at Quarry Road.

For more information or to sign up, please follow the links below:

XC Ski Leader Education Workshop

XC Ski Coaches Education Workshop

Dec
9
10:00 am10:00

Opening Day

Mother nature and our snowmakers teamed up yesterday to put snow on the ground. Snowmakers have been building base in the stadium, and we plan to start grooming that area soon. The Welcome Center yurt will open for the season on Friday morning. 

Quarry Road Fall Festival
Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Quarry Road Fall Festival

Join Friends of Quarry Road, Inland Hospital, and the City of Waterville on Saturday, November 5 between 10am and 1pm for the Quarry Road Trails Fall Festival in Waterville.  All are invited to this free community event to explore the trails, learn about winter programs, volunteer opportunities, recent updates and future plans. 

Family-friendly activities will include trail walks, a hay bale maze, pumpkin bowling, and face painting and participants are encouraged to bring their mountain bikes to try out the pump track or go for a ride on the trails, including more than a mile of new singletrack. Season ski passes for the upcoming season will be on sale at pre-season discounted rates. 

This year’s Fall Festival is November’s featured event in Inland Hospital’s Let’s Go! Family Fun Series.  Hospital volunteers will be on-hand to stamp passports and register new participants for this free program linking families to local resources like Quarry Road Trails for year-round, active family fun.