This year ABR will again be hosting the Midwest Grooming Clinic, Wednesday and Thursday Jan 18 and 19th 2006. The format will be set the same as we have had the last 4 years.
What is a Grooming Clinic?
For those of you who have not heard of the Clinic, let me try to describe it as a combination of a Clinic, Seminar, Workshop, Trade Show, and Show and Tell. You can take part, demo equipment, exchange ideas with the pro’s and vendors or you can browse the demo’s and watch and listen to the presentations. Groomers from the most experienced to novices are invited and have attended. Even veteran groomers will learn something if they keep an open mind. Speakers are invited from all over the country. Dress warm for the outdoor mornings and cooler for the afternoon indoor talks. Don’t forget to bring your ski clothes!
The cost for the Clinic is $150/person, This includes rolls and coffee and lunch both days and the Wed night dinner.
We will have free ski rentals and beginner ski instruction for all registered participants.
Book your lodging and ask for the groomers clinic discount.
ABR Trailside Lodging 906-932-3502 Classic Motor Inn 906-932-2000
Black River Lodge 906-932-3857 The Montreal Inn B & B 715-561-5180
Indianhead Motel 906-932 2031 Anton-Walsh House B&B 715-561-2065
Invited Clinic Vendors to be confirmed.
- Pisten Bully with new innovations from PB ©
- Bombardier by Aspen Equipment with a Bombardier groomer
- Tidd Tech with the NEW G2 groomers and new innovations ©
- Yellowstone Track Systems with the NEW Ginzu Groomer and gooseneck©
- Alpina with the NEW dual-track Sherpa Snowmobile and powertiller©
- Xcskigroomers with the Sno Razor groomer and cutter bar
- Ski-Doo by Ave’s Sport Center©
- KRC Snow Paver
- Snow Implements …. A dealer for YTS, Tidd Tech, Alpina and Trakor©
- Northland Equipment with Arctic Cat and John Deere ©
- Wildcat by Cushman
- Kubota by Lulich©
- Artic Cat factory
- Polaris factory
- Yamaha factory
- Kawasaki factory
- Payeur Inc by Metavic©
- Kimpex Tracks TJD ©
© denotes confirmed vendors or displays as of Dec 30th.
There were many sales as a result of the Clinic. Vendors did sell their demos and we are encouraging this year’s vendors to load up their trucks and trailers for the Clinic.
The heated “Race Building” will again house tables for vendor’s displays, and will have grooming video tapes playing during the 2 days.
Wed January 18th
8- 9:00 Registration coffee and rolls sponsored by Kubota- Lulich Implements
9- 12:00 Vendor Demos 15-20minutes /vendors on snow and demos following
12:00-1:30 Pasty lunch (and test drives) sponsored by Yellowstone Track Systems
1:30-2:00 Snow Cat Grooming Paul Swanson
2:00-2:30 Grooming from a Skiers Prospective Ken Hazel
2:30-3:00 Repairing ATV Trail Damage Bruce Slinkman
3:00-3:30 Snow Grooming with an ATV Doug Edgerton
3:30-4:00 Early Season Grooming Eric Anderson
4:00-5:00 Open skiing and demo of grooming equipment
6:30 –7:30 Social hour and vendors indoor table displays at Tacconellis 215 S. Suffolk St in Downtown Ironwood. Social hour sponsored by Tidd Tech
7:30-8:30 Dinner at Tacconelli’s sponsored by Snow Implements
9:00–9:10 Grooming Trivia Test and Prizes
Thursday Jan 19th
8-9 AM registration coffee and rolls sponsored by Ski-doo- Aves Motor Center
9:00-10:00 Grooming competitions on ice and on deep snow
10:00 Snow Cat Renovator demonstration
10:15:-11:00 Snowmobile pulling competition and turning radius testing
10-11:00 Grooming 101 (Chalkboard Discussion) in the Lunch Room at ABR
11-12:00 Basic grooming on snow
12:00-1:00 Bratwursts on the grill sponsored by Pisten Bully
1:30-2:30 Setting up your Skandic SWT for grooming in the heated workshop
1:30-2:30 Tracksetting on snow
2:30-3:00 Grooming Scenarios
3:30-5:00 Open skiing and grooming
3:00 load and go… or stay and ski
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.
Bring your used equipment that you have for sale or a photo and ad to post on the FOR SALE board at the clinic!