This year ABR will again be hosting the Midwest Grooming Clinic, Wednesday and Thursday Jan 20 and 21st 2010. The format will be new this year for the 10th Annual Clinic!
F r e e Grooming Expo and Show; Day 1: no cost
The new format for the clinic will be day 1 is a free expo and show. Vendors will be present with equipment to view and demo on day 1. The Race barn will be available for coffee and rolls sponsored by YTS Track Systems and will have display space for brochures and vendor information. The parking lot across the road from the trail head will be for parking and will have all of the equipment displays and demonstrations. The ski trails across the road will be available for testing equipment. This day will be a great way to just show up from 10- 4 and check out the grooming equipment and visit with the reps. There will be a concession area on site for purchasing coffee rolls and lunch.
Fee Grooming Clinic and Seminars; Day 2: cost $100/person
See day schedule below.
Grooming Banquet : cost $20/person
6:30 –7:30 Social hour and vendors indoor table displays at Tacconellis in the Banquet Room.
215 S. Suffolk St in Downtown Ironwood. Social hour sponsored by Pisten Bully
7:30-8:30 Dinner at Tacconelli’s
8:30-9:00 Presentation and Grooming Trivia Test and Prizes
Day 2 (Tentative Schedule)
Day 2 will be at Tacconelli’s Restaurant in the banquet room. This day will include all indoor lectures, discussions and forums. The price includes rolls and coffee and lunch and drinks.
9:00-9:30 Video Review of Grooming competitions on ice and on deep snow
9:30-10:30 Snowmobile set up for grooming. DVD and discussion
Review of cooling, steering and wiring modifications to make your snowmobile work better for grooming.
10:45-11:15 Grooming 101 basic grooming fundamentals
11:15-12:00 Advanced and early season grooming techniques/ DVD Discussion
12:00-1:00 Lunch on site, sponsored by Tidd Tech
1:00-2:00 Grooming Scenarios / Chalk Board Discussion
2:00-2:30 Grooming with ATV’s/UTV’s vs snowmobiles
2:30-3:30 Trail Building
This tentative schedule is being developed and details and specifics subject to change. Watch the website for updates. The general time slots will remain the same.
Book your lodging from the list on www.abrski.com and ask for the groomers clinic discount.
Bring your used equipment that you have for sale or a photo and ad to post on the FOR SALE board at the clinic!
Invited Clinic Vendors or equipment available
(Bold are confirmed):
- Pisten Bully
- Tidd Tech
- Yellowstone Track Systems
- Artic Cat
- Snow Implements
- Northland Equipment
- Wildcat by Cushman
- Kubota by Lulich
- John Deere
- Saratoga Ranger
- Kimpex Tracks
- UP Fabrication
- Sno Plane Grooming
- Marcel Groomers
- Arrowhead Groomers
- Alpina Sherpa
- Sno Bunie