Our next event will be held at Webster Park's Holt Lodge on Saturday, May 7th.
This will be a regular event, meaning we will be offering a full range of courses for
all ability levels. You can start your course anytime between 10am and noon. Beginner
instruction is always available.
Webster Park, located along the shore of Lake Ontario, has 550 acres of evergreen-planted
slopes, rolling hills, and a myriad of trails. Conditions may be muddy in some areas.
Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and protect yourself against ticks with long sleeves
Online Registration is now open. Please register
if you have any interest in coming. No big deal if you can't make it, but we want to be
sure we have enough maps on hand. No need to change your registration if your plans
change, and you pay when you arrive. Correct change is always helpful. Beginner and
advanced beginner courses (White and Yellow) are $5.
Details on course lengths to follow soon.
Our first regular meet of the season at Camp Eastman is on
Sunday - April 24, with courses from beginner to advanced. We will
offer a full range of courses to choose from:
White (Beginner)- 1.5-2.0 K
Yellow (Advanced beginner) - 2.0 -3.0 K
Orange (Intermediate)- 3.5-4.5 K
Brown (Advanced)- 4.0-4.5 K
Green (Advanced)- 5.0 -5.5 K
Red -(Advanced)- 6.0-6.5 K
These distances are "as the crow flies." Your actual route will be longer.
We recommend that all first timers do the White course first, and then can
trade in their map for a more advanced course for $2 more.
White and Yellow courses will be entirely on Camp Eastman property and the
rest of courses will have controls at Camp Eastman and on the West side of
Kings Highway. The golf course is likely to be opened so orienteers should
not cross any of the fairways or greens. Visibility is good this time of
year in the woods and the trails are fairly dry for springtime. You can
start any time between noon and 2pm. We always offer beginner instruction.
We ask that you use Online Registration or link in the side navigation.
You can call our Hotline at 585-377-5650 to learn more. Remember to dress
for the weather, wear appropriate shoes (it may be muddy) and protect
yourself from ticks, which are already out this season.
If you enjoy orienteering at Durand Eastman, we will be selling maps for
our two new Durand permanent orienteering courses at the meet for $8 each.
Mendon, Webster, and Letchworth are also available.
Beginning Orienteering Skills Clinic: April 9 - 9:30am to Noon
This class is held in cooperation with Fleet Feet Sports at the Armory.
Online Registration. (Or see sidebar)
Learn the basics of orienteering! For those who have been hoping for
some formal instruction before heading out on the trail, ROC will
present classroom instruction in how to read orienteering maps. Then
everyone will go out into Cobb's Hill Park to do a short orienteering
course. We will regroup to talk about what was learned out on the
course. Experienced ROC members will be there to guide you and share
their expertise. You will come away from this workshop ready to
participate in ROC's many events held throughout the season.
Come dressed for the weather with appropriate footwear for variable trail
conditions. We will be working both in the classroom and outdoors.
Course Setter's Workshop by Linda Kohn
Sat. March 19th, 10am-noon
Linda & Rick's house - 874 Edgemere Drive, Rochester (Greece)14612
Open to intermediate (orange) level runners and above.
Skills to be covered:
- basic requirements of each course
- getting started using purple pen, bring your own PC computer if you can, download ppen:
- creating route choice
- avoiding common problems
Please RSVP to Linda 434-2674 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Results from the Harriet Hollister Ski-O event are now
available on the results page.
Yay snow! :)
With today's storm, I am hopeful that Sunday's ski-o at Harriet Hollister will
happen as (re-)scheduled. However, the current forecast calls for warming
temperatures late in the week and so it remains to be seen what results from
the storm and how cold it stays at the park. Stay tuned for updates...I'd like
this event to happen if it is at all possible, so it may be Sat afternoon/evening
before a final decision can be made. Check skio.nyssranordic.org
for the latest information.
Being optimistic --
Registration and starts 12-1 in the winter parking lot at Harriet Hollister.
There's no shelter (we'll be operating out of cars) so plan accordingly.
There is a portapotty at the parking lot, as well as "indoor" pit toilets a
mile or so ski up the road.
I'm anticipating three courses:
- short, a white/yellow course that sticks to the flatter ski trails
- medium, an orange/green course that involves more climb but still only the
ski trails (no snowshoe trails)
- long, a red/blue course with climb and some legs potentially involving snowshoe trails
There may also be a recreational scatter-o format for those who want something more
freeform. The medium and long courses will count towards the NYSSRA points series.
(Come to the NYSSRA Championships Feb 27-28! No qualification required this year.
See skio.nyssranordic.org for info.)
-CS Stina Bridgeman
No snow at Harriet, so Sunday's ski-o is postponed to 2/21. Last night's local
news said colder weather after next week, so let's hope for some snow!
Results from the Mendon Ponds Park Winterfest event are now
available on the results page.
Next Sunday, January 17 is Winterfest at Mendon Ponds Park. As part of this
celebration, the Rochester orienteering Club will sponsor an orienteering
event starting at Hopkins Point Lodge. Since it is unlikely that we will have
enough snow for ski or snowshoe, most likely we will have a Scatter-o on foot.
There will be several courses, each requiring a different number of controls,
to be taken in any order. There will also be a normal white course (controls
in a specified order, all on trails.) Winterfest starts at 11:00, as does our
registration. Starts from noon to 2:00 pm. Winterfest also offers many other
attractions if you have extra time!
Use Online Registration to save time at
check in and insure yourself a map.