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    • May 22, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Colby Lake Park, 9715 Valley Creek Rd, Woodbury, MN 55129

    Colby Lake Park Pickleball & HH at Carmine's

    Enjoy open play outdoor pickleball with the Ski Hawks. 5 new beautiful pickleball courts enclosed in a hockey rink. We will have paddles up and rotate in and out as courts are available. All levels of play are welcome. I'll have a couple of extra paddles available for those who don't have a paddle. After play we can meet at Carmine's Restaurant and Bar for happy hour.
    Carmine's Restaurant and Bar
    9900 Valley Creek Road
    Woodbury, MN 55125

    If you are not yet a Ski Hawk member, you can join us by clicking Join Us! Individual dues are only $30 / year and are good through October 31, 2024.

    PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK: By signing up for this event, you agree to assume personal responsibility for all risks associated with this event, and release the organizers, event hosts, and other members of the venue, from any liability.

    • June 23, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Running Aces Track

    SkiHawks are off to visit Running Aces Race Track!

    The SkiHawks are off to the races at Running Aces Race Track!

    Join your host Paula B, She will be securing tables outside on the deck for the SkiHawks. Plenty of good food and drinks are on the menu. Start time 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. It will be another good time for the SkiHawks!

    https://runaces.com/food/

    There is no entrance fee.

    Live Harness Races start at 6:00 pm. $1 minimum wagers.
    See website for: Betting Basics and How to Read The Program

    https://runaces.com/

    Just north of Forest Lake, about a 35 minute drive from Minneapolis.
    We really hope you can join us!

    Running Aces Racetrack
    15201 Running Aces Blvd., Columbus, MN 55025


    • August 15, 2024
    • August 18, 2024
    • Alexandria, MN

     

    The MSC is going to throw a carnival at the


    in Alexandria Minnesota. 

    The Midwest Sport / Ski Council has announced their inaugural Summer Carnival will be held August 15 - 18. 2024 at the Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN.  Arrowwood, on the shores of Lake Darling, a 450 acre playground of all things Minnesota. Check it out, here and here. Arrowwood is conveniently located about 140 miles west of Minneapolis just off of I94. 

    Summer Carnival Includes
    • A three-night stay in a standard double occupancy room with amenities
    • Three onsite restaurants
    • Saturday night buffet dinner
    • Indoor and outdoor pools
    • Whirlpool and fitness center
    • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
    • Resort hiking paths and trails 
    • Sandy swimming beach
    • MSC sponsored activities all weekend
    • Transportation is not included.

    Optional activities include: 

    • Boating Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday afternoons.
    • Golf on 9 or 18 hole onsite courses Friday and Saturday
    • Watercraft rental: kayaks, paddle boats and jet skis
    • Three-day water park pass
    • Darling Reflection Spa



    Summer Carnival Includes
    • A three-night stay in a standard double occupancy room with amenities
    • Three onsite restaurants
    • Saturday night buffet dinner
    • Indoor and outdoor pools
    • Whirlpool and fitness center
    • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
    • Resort hiking paths and trails 
    • Sandy swimming beach
    • MSC sponsored activities all weekend
    • Transportation is not included.

    Optional activities include: 

    • Boating Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday afternoons.
    • Golf on 9 or 18 hole onsite courses Friday and Saturday
    • Watercraft rental: kayaks, paddle boats and jet skis
    • Three-day water park pass
    • Darling Reflection Spa


      Event Pricing

      Weekend packages start at $455. 

      Important dates:

      • Full Registration begins Mar. 4, 2024
      • Pre-Registration Balances due May 15, 2024
      • Registration closes Jun. 3, 2024, or sooner if sold out.


       Event Registration

      Trip details are summarized in a flyer that you can access by clicking MSC Summer Carnival Flyer or scan the QR code Below. Registration and payment will be handled by the MSC. 



      Questions?

      Contact MSC Trip Leader Paul Benkufsky at (651) 260-6439 or click on his name to start an e-mail. 


      Ready to go?  Click on I'm ready to get redirected to the MSC website.  Then click on "Summer Carnival 2024" to register and submit your deposit. 

      Stay Updated

      To stay updated with the latest Summer Carnival news, visit and like the Midwest Ski & Sports Council's Facebook page.

      Since this is not a SkiHawks' trip. All questions, registration and payments should be directed to the MSC trip leaders.

        • October 07, 2024
        • (CEST)
        • October 16, 2024
        • (CEST)
        • Italy
        • 8
        Register

         



        Join the SkiHawks on a
        guided Bicycle Tour in Italy!

        The SkiHawks will be partnering with Vermont Bicycle Tours for a bicycle tour of the Como Lake region of North Central Italy in October of 2024.  

        Lake Como is the 3rd largest lake in Italy it covers 56 square miles and has 99 miles of shoreline. With a depth of 1,300 ft, it is the deepest lake in Europe, outside of Norway.  The Como Lake region is a stunning destination famed for luxury villas, sparkling waters and pure tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The region is teaming with many ancient churches and historic monuments as well as beautiful gardens, restaurants and of course, wineries.


        Vermont Bicycle Tours

        The SkiHawks are proud to partner with Vermont Bicycle Tours (VBT).  VBT has been running bicycle adventure trips for over 50 years.  Since its beginning in 1971, VBT has evolved to become a premier provider 1st class worldwide bicycle excursions.  Check out the VBT website for more information.

        Over the decades VBT has won numerous awards and accolades.  Most recently VBT ranked number 6 in USA Today's, 2023 Readers' Choice best bicycle tour operator.  Travel + Leisure magazine rated VBT as its 14th best tour operator. for 2023.  For more accolades click  more


        Your Bicycle Tour

        Upon arrival in Verona Italy, participants will be met at the airport by a representative of VBT who will provide car service transportation to the first night's hotel in Sirmione. Picturesque Sirmione has been inhabited since the Ice Age. Viewing the 13th-century Scaligero Castle and the Roman ruins of the Grotte di Catullo are top of the list for most visitors.  

        Dolce Sirmione, la penisola dei poeti - Brescia Tourism

        Day two will start with a motorcoach shuttle to Sulzano for a short, stretch your legs ride and welcome reception. Each day after that, you will ride from your hotel, be shuttled by motorcoach, ferried by boat or travel by train to that day's ride.

        Image result for hotel curt di clement, tirano italy

        Rides will be accompanied by local guides. They range in distance from 7 miles (day 1) to 32 miles and take from one to five hours to complete. Ride difficulty is considered easy to moderate.  Rides will visit local villages and cultural sites.  A support vehicle will escort the ride.

        Tirano, Italy | Places I've Been | Pinterest | Italy, Switzerland and ...

        Depending on the itinerary, you may or may not return to the same hotel that was left in the morning.  If the itinerary calls for a change in hotel, your luggage will be transported to the new hotel.

        The tour ends in Bellagio where you will spend the next two nights before departing from the Milan airport.

        Please visit the tour's page on the VBT web site. It is very informative and contains details on the trip including a detailed itinerary, information on lodging, trip reviews and more.

        Here is a short video from VBT on what to expect on a VBT tour.

        What's Included?

        • Round trip air fare from MSP 
        • Ground transfers 
        • 8 nights of lodging 
        • 6-day bicycle tour
        • Bicycle rentals (e-bikes are available)
        • 12 meals (the daily number and type will vary depending on each day's itinerary)
        • Local tour guides 
        • Support vehicle 
        • Cultural side trips 
        • 2-night pre and posts trip extensions are available for a nominal charge. 
        • Space is limited to 20 participants. 
        • Registration is limited to SkiHawk club members until September. 15, 2023.

            Lodging

            The tour will be staying in four unique properties during this trip, as called for by the trip itinerary. Each property is unique and full of charm and character. 

            Three properties are situated on lakefront with private access to the water and have easy access to restaurants, shopping and nightlife. The fourth property is situated in a picturesque mountain village that dates back to the 14th century. It also has easy access to shopping restaurants and cultural treasures.

            Amenities will vary depending on the specific hotel. Amenities include onsite dining and lounges, private gardens, access to natural hot thermal baths, among others.  All properties have wifi.

            Rooms will be double occupancy. A single occupancy option is available for those that desire privacy. 

            Additional information and property photos can be found on the VBT website. Lodging.

            Extend your Trip

            VBT is offering two-night pre and post trip extensions. Details on the extensions can be found on the tour's page of the VBT website.

            Trip Pricing

            SkiHawk's club members have registration priority until September 15th, 2023.  After the 15th, the trip will be open to the public.
            • Full package: $5,445 per person, double occupancy includes the bicycle trip and round-trip airfare from MSP.  For single occupancy, add $395.
            • Land Only Package$4,095 per person double occupancy. For single occupancy, add $295.  Land only dates are October 9 to 15, 2024 (tour only).
            • Pre-trip extension: 2-nignts in Sirmione, add $295.
            • Post-trip extension 2-nights in Bellagio, add $245.
            • "Early Bird Special": save 5% by prepaying in full by Nov. 1st, 2023. 

            A minimum deposit of $350 will reserve your spot. Your deposit is refundable, subject to conditions as detailed later in the Cancelation and Refunds section.

            Payment Schedule

            Since this trip is administered VBT, all payments should be directed to them. Instructions will be provided by a VBT Trip Consultant upon registration. 

            • Initial Deposit:  $350 due upon registration. 
            • Final Payment: Remaining balance must be received by VBT prior to July 8, 2024 (90 days prior to departure).
            • VBT Good Buy Deal Option: Pay in full by November 2, 2023, and save 5%.  

                Cancelations and Refunds

                Because this trip is administered by VBT and not the SkiHawks, VBT's trip Terms and Conditions will replace the SkiHawks' cancelation policy. Please familiarize yourself with the terms and condition of a VBT trip.  VBT terms and conditions can be found here

                A cancelation received by VBT 91 days or more prior to departure would be subject a cancelation fee of $150 + nonrefundable fees agreed to ahead of time.  Cancelation fees do increase closer to departure.


                Flight Information

                Flights will be arraigned by Vermont Bicycle Tours.  In order to maintain flexibility, VBT does not utilize group air fare. Participants flying together will be limited to groups of nine or less.

                Flight details will be published when flights are booked.


                Travel Documents

                Since this is an international trip a current passport, valid to the duration of the trip is required. At present, the routine processing times for a new passport is 10 to 13 weeks once the US State Department has your application.  This does not include mailing time, so plan ahead.

                Beginning in 2024, the European Union will begin to require US citizens to register on the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) to enter an EU country without a visa.  Click ETIAS for more information. 

                Trip Leaders

                Your trip leaders will be long time SkiHawk members Pat and Susan Pfau. The Pfau's have previously led a very successful ski trip and hosted other events. They are also veterans of multiple VBT tours. Don't hesitate to contact them with questions or to hear of their experiences with VBT.

                You can contact the Pfau's using the following by phone, text or email.  Click on either name to begin an email. 


                  Travel Insurance

                  Given the cost and complexity of this trip, trip insurance is recommended. Travel insurance can be purchased on your own or through VBT. Click here for more info. VBT Travel Protection.

                  The SkiHawks does not endorse any specific insurance provider.  If you have questions, please contact your Trip Leaders.

                  Trip Registration

                  Trip registration will be handled by VBT. To reserve your spot, please call a VBT tour consultant at 800-245-3868, Option 1. Be sure to give them our group number of 338946. 

                  We also ask that you register online with the SkiHawks so that we know who registered with VBT and to be sure we have your correct information for trip e-mails and other housekeeping concerns. You can get to the SkiHawks' registration page by clicking below.

                  If you would like to download a flyer with a trip summary, click Italy VBT Flyer.

                  Register Now.


                  Past events

                  May 19, 2024 Bike and Brunch event -Minnetonka Rail Trails & Maynard's
                  May 14, 2024 Colby Lake Park Pickleball & HH at Carmine's
                  May 01, 2024 Colby Lake Park Pickleball & HH at Carmine's
                  April 18, 2024 Smash Park - Happy Hour - Pickleball, MN Wild finale and Dinner
                  April 16, 2024 Colby Lake Park Pickleball & HH at Carmine's
                  April 11, 2024 Happy Hour at Serum's Good Time Emporium in Anoka!
                  March 16, 2024 Banff 2024
                  March 14, 2024 Join the SkiHawks for Happy Hour at Sweeny's Saloon!
                  March 09, 2024 Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village!
                  February 24, 2024 Wild Mountain Meet & Ski
                  February 17, 2024 Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village & HH at Spiral Brewing after skiing!
                  February 13, 2024 Let's Visit the Urban Growler™ Brewing Company for Happy Hour!
                  February 04, 2024 Copper Mountain 2024
                  January 30, 2024 Welch Village - Night Skiing!
                  January 20, 2024 Wild Mountain Meet & Ski
                  January 14, 2024 **CANCELLED DUE TO COLD TEMPS - Meet and Ski with Ski Hawks at Afton Alps!
                  January 07, 2024 Giant's Ridge 2024
                  December 31, 2023 Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village!
                  December 17, 2023 Smash Park - Happy Hour - Pickleball, Axe Throwing, Duckpin Bowling,
                  December 02, 2023 Smash Park - Happy Hour - Pickleball, Axe Throwing, Duckpin Bowling,
                  November 27, 2023 The Vikings Play the Bears! McGovern's Pub
                  November 22, 2023 SkiHawks Pre-Thanksgiving Happy Hour at Mancini's Char House!
                  November 12, 2023 The Vikings Play the Saints! McGovern's Pub
                  November 11, 2023 Let's Visit Can Can Wonderland!
                  October 29, 2023 The Vikings Play the Packers! McGovern's Pub
                  October 28, 2023 MN Ski Hawks Annual Nordeast Halloween Pub Crawl
                  October 23, 2023 The Vikings Play the 49er! Cowboy Jacks in Bloomington
                  October 19, 2023 Octoberfest!
                  October 15, 2023 The Vikings Play the Bears! McGovern's Pub
                  October 06, 2023 Kick-Off 2023
                  October 01, 2023 Bike and Brunch event -Minnetonka Rail Trails & Maynard's
                  September 24, 2023 Winehaven Winery
                  September 24, 2023 St. Croix River Canoeing/Kayaking
                  September 17, 2023 Bocce Ball 2023
                  September 10, 2023 SKI HAWKS BEST-BALL SCRAMBLE GOLF EVENT
                  August 29, 2023 Biking and Bald Man Brewery
                  August 15, 2023 Happy Hour at Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge!
                  August 13, 2023 Bike the Minnesota Valley State Trail with the Ski Hawks
                  August 06, 2023 Pickle Ball - Come join the fun!
                  August 05, 2023 Concert in the Vines - Parley Lake Winery - Waconia, MN
                  July 22, 2023 LET'S HAVE SOME FUN IN THE SUN AT THE LAKE! BBQ & Boating at Brian's House
                  July 16, 2023 Bike the Cannon Valley Trail With the SKIHAWKS!
                  July 14, 2023 Live Music: Jonah and the Whales at Champps Eden Prairie
                  July 02, 2023 Pickleball, Dinner, and Drinks
                  June 09, 2023 Live music and beverages at Tally's at White Bear Lake
                  May 18, 2023 Bald Man Brewery Patio Party with GB Leighton
                  May 13, 2023 Biking & Beverages (or just beverages - weather permitting) at Luce Line Brewing
                  May 05, 2023 Wine Tasting - Bienvenido Spain
                  April 20, 2023 Happy Hour at The Park Tavern! St. Louis Park.
                  April 13, 2023 Whirly Ball!
                  April 01, 2023 Acme Comedy Company!
                  March 31, 2023 Lutsen Mountain Melt Down, 2023
                  March 18, 2023 Aspen Snowmass
                  March 16, 2023 Happy Hour at Union 32 Craft House!!
                  March 04, 2023 Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village! Cook Out!!
                  February 26, 2023 Meet and Ski with Ski Hawks at Afton Alps!
                  February 23, 2023 Happy Hour !! CANCELLED !! Hawks at Union 32 Craft House!!
                  February 17, 2023 Whitecap Mountains with the Yodelers
                  February 11, 2023 Winter Park 2023
                  February 04, 2023 Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village! Cook Out!!
                  February 02, 2023 Let's Visit the Urban Growler™ Brewing Company for Happy Hour!
                  January 20, 2023 Trails by Candlelight
                  January 18, 2023 THE MARKET AT MALCOLM YARDS* Eat. Drink. Happy Hour!
                  January 15, 2023 Meet and Ski with Ski Hawks at Afton Alps!
                  January 01, 2023 The Vikings Play the Packers! McGovern's Pub. New Years Day Bash!
                  December 31, 2022 Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village!
                  December 17, 2022 Annual Holiday Party at Casper's Cherokee in Eagan!
                  November 03, 2022 Happy Hour With the Hawks at Forgotten Star Brewery!
                  October 22, 2022 Fall Hike at Afton St. Park
                  October 08, 2022 Kick-Off 2022
                  September 19, 2022 The Vikings Play the Eagles! McGovern's Pub. Monday Night Football!
                  September 10, 2022 Winehaven Winery
                  September 10, 2022 St. Croix River Canoeing/Kayaking
                  August 26, 2022 Happy Hour at Lord Fletcher's!!
                  August 20, 2022 Bike the Dakota Rail Trail With the SKIHAWKS!
                  August 14, 2022 SkiHawks are off to visit Running Aces Race Track!
                  August 11, 2022 Join the SkiHawks for Happy Hour at the Sea Salt Eatery!
                  August 09, 2022 Wicked at the Orpheum Theatre - SOLD OUT
                  August 05, 2022 Visit the Washington County Fair on a Friday Night!
                  July 17, 2022 Bike the Cannon Valley Trail With the SKIHAWKS!
                  July 06, 2022 Bocce Ball 2022
                  June 26, 2022 Best Ball Scramble
                  June 24, 2022 Hear the Mark Cameron Band at Tally's Dockside White Bear Lake!
                  June 18, 2022 Pontoon Rides and BBQ at Brian's Place!
                  May 17, 2022 Galapagos Islands with Sitzmark
                  April 08, 2022 Mountain Melt Down, 2022
                  March 07, 2022 Squaw Valley 2022
                  March 05, 2022 Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village!
                  February 19, 2022 SkiHawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village!
                  February 10, 2022 *THE MARKET AT MALCOLM YARDS* Eat. Drink. Happy Hour!
                  January 27, 2022 Let's Visit VENN BREWING COMPANY for Happy Hour.
                  January 21, 2022 Winter Carnival 2022
                  January 16, 2022 SkiHawks Meet & Ski at Afton Alps
                  January 08, 2022 The Wild are playing the Washington Capitols!
                  January 02, 2022 The Vikings Play the Packers! McGovern's Pub.
                  December 26, 2021 Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village!
                  November 28, 2021 Vikings vs. the 49's at Patrick McGovern's Pub!!
                  November 24, 2021 SkiHawks Pre-Thanksgiving Happy Hour at Mancini's Char House!
                  November 11, 2021 Happy Hour With the Hawks at Forgotten Star Brewery!
                  October 30, 2021 Halloween Annual North East Pub Crawl With the SkiHawks!
                  October 21, 2021 Thursday, October 21, 2021 Join the SkiHawks for Happy Hour at Invictus Brewing Company!
                  October 09, 2021 Kick-Off 2021
                  September 25, 2021 Bike the Luce Line
                  September 23, 2021 Octoberfest at the Yoerg Brewery
                  September 18, 2021 Rustic Roots Winery
                  August 22, 2021 SkiHawks are off for a Sunday Dinner/Cruise on the Stillwater River Boats!
                  August 12, 2021 SkiHawks Happy Hour at Maynard's Wharf!!
                  July 29, 2021 Hawks Visit the - Blues and BBQ, featuring Paul Holland Blues Band!
                  July 01, 2021 Bocce Ball Lawn Party
                  June 18, 2021 SkiHawks Visit the Back to the 50's Car Show !!
                  June 10, 2021 Join the SkiHawks for Happy Hour at the Sea Salt Eatery!
                  May 31, 2021 Bike the Cannon Valley Trail With the SKIHAWKS!
                  May 01, 2021 Walk the Saint Croix River Crossing Loop with the Ski Hawks!
                  March 06, 2021 Save the Date: Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village
                  February 20, 2021 Breckenridge 2021 - CANCELED DUE TO COVID
                  February 14, 2021 Canceled/Rescheduled: Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Afton Alps
                  January 16, 2021 Save the Date: Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village
                  December 27, 2020 Save the Date: Ski Hawks Meet & Ski at Welch Village
                  October 10, 2020 Kick-Off 2020
                  September 26, 2020 Winehaven Winery (Reservation Required Beginning 9/19)
                  September 26, 2020 St. Croix River Canoeing/Kayaking
                  September 19, 2020 GOLF! & Happy Hour
                  September 16, 2020 Admiral D's Waterfront Tavern on White Bear Lake
                  September 13, 2020 Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers
                  September 03, 2020 Power of 10 at Hastings Music in the Park!
                  August 20, 2020 Martin Zellar sings NEIL DIAMOND Live at Crooners DriveIn!
                  August 07, 2020 The Good the Bad and the Funky at Minnesota Music Cafe!
                  August 07, 2020 Yaruso Bros. Italian before Minnesota Music Cafe
                  August 06, 2020 MN Orchestra Free Concert - Hilde Performance Center
                  August 05, 2020 MN Orchestra Free Concert - Lake Harriet Bandshell
                  August 03, 2020 MN Orchestra Free Concert - Hudson Lakefront Park
                  July 31, 2020 Best of Sting & The Police DriveIn Concert at Crooners
                  July 17, 2020 GB LEIGHTON Live DriveIn Concert
                  June 29, 2020 Blues Fest Live! Big George Jackson
                  June 28, 2020 GOLF! Best Ball Scramble
                  June 23, 2020 TEDDY SWIMS Live Acoustic Concert on YouTube’s Cover Nation
                  May 22, 2020 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera’
                  May 15, 2020 CATS (Yes!) from Andrew Lloyd Webber
                  April 16, 2020 John Prine - NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert 2018
                  March 28, 2020 Beaver Creek 2020 - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
                  February 23, 2020 Whistler 2020
                  January 04, 2019 Winter Carnival 2019
                  April 07, 2018 Winter Park 2018
                  February 10, 2018 Big Sky 2018
                  January 05, 2018 Winter Carnival 2018

                   

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