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Volunteer at Luminary Loppet 2/6/2016

posted Jan 19, 2015, 10:07 AM by Wayzata Nordic   [ updated Jan 29, 2016, 2:26 PM ]
Come have fun with your friends while being a part of the beautiful and festive Minneapolis Luminary Loppet event on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  

We need 50 volunteers to light thousands of ice luminaries (giant candles made out of ice) from 3:30 approximately 5:30 or 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 31st.  We will work in "pairs" and be assigned different sections to light on Lake of the Isles, the channel between Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun, and a portion of Lake Calhoun.  

You will have an opportunity to ski on the course prior to the event and get a nice hat for volunteering.

All volunteers should be on skis to help speed up the process.  Everyone should dress warm enough to be out lighting for a couple of hours including gloves that may allow for lighting matches and candles.  It may be a lot of standing around so please make sure to dress warmer than you think.  I also suggest wearing something that has Wayzata Nordic on it - so we will be identified as volunteers.  

Please meet Megan at 3:30 pm at the "Enchanted Forest" on the Northwest side of Lake of the Isles (a couple blocks east of where Kenwood Parkway meets Lake of the Isles Parkway).  It is easiest to go east on 394 and exit at the Dunwoody exit.  Turn right at the first stoplight (in front of Dunwoody).  Go past Parade Ice Arena on your right.  Take a right at the stop sign and follow Kenwood Parkway for approx. 1 1/2 miles to Lake of the Isles.  It is probably easiest to park on Kenwood Parkway.  Walk down to the lake and ski or walk clockwise around the lake to the small wooded peninsula called the "Enchanted Forest".)

We will be given supplies of matches, possible wind guards and a bag for transporting our supplies.  If you prefer to bring your own fanny pack and long-necked lighter or supplies please bring them.  

Please let Coach Megan know if you would like to volunteer.  

If you or your parents have any questions, please call me at (952) 249-9707.  
Thank you.