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Thursday Night Racing

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Cole’s Woods
we are reviving this ski event from the 1970s.


DISTANCE: 2 km (1 lap) or 4 km (2 laps). We will be utilizing the original lighted course created in 1971 for the International Ski Tour.


START/FINISH: The Start/Finish for the races will be on the field behind Inside Edge.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it will be a rolling (individual) start.  This means that racers will start individually in order to maintain social distancing.  Starts will take place between 6:00 - 6:30 pm.  


FEE: Free of charge.  Each racer must sign a liability waiver in order to participate.


WEEK #1: A special thank you goes out to Underdog Race Timing, for timing the event. Results are posted here.


WEEK #2: Thank you to the more than 45 competitors who came out to race in great conditions tonight. Results are posted here. Thank you to Underdog Race Timing for timing the race!


WEEK #3: What another night of great racing!  Thank you to the more than 50 competitors who came out to race and enjoy perfect packed powder conditions. Results are posted here.  


WEEK #4: In perfect ski conditions, a total of 60 competitors turned out to celebrate the conclusion of our Thursday Night Race Series!  We are thrilled with the response to this event, and want to thank our sponsors:  Inside Edge, Rick's Bike Shop, Sports Page and Grey Ghost Bicycles. We also want to give special recognition to Bob Underwood and Underdog Timing for timing the races each week.  Results are posted here.

Winter Race Series promotion
Family at Winter Race Series

The Friends of Cole's Woods is proud to both sponsor and support a wide range of recreational activities and events throughout the year.

Also check our Facebook page for current information.


Bill Koch Youth Ski Program

Ski Programs

Learn to Ski

The Friends of Cole’s Woods will once again hold adult learn-to-ski nights every Wednesday evening during January (January 6 th, 13th, 20th, & 27th).  Lessons will be for both Classic & Skate styles, and are free of charge.  


Bill Koch Youth Ski Program

We will also be partnering with the Bill Koch Youth Ski Program. This program is designed to introduce Nordic skiing to kids 3-12.  The program features a great group of volunteer adults who use games, play, and group activities to introduce the basic skills and fun of Nordic skiing.  The program will also meet Wednesday evenings in January and February.


Both programs will begin at 6:00 PM each evening, and take place on the field behind Inside Edge Ski & Bike Shop on Upper Glen Street.  The lessons, for youths and adults, will be contingent on current snow conditions, as well as public health guidance and allowances.  All participants should bring face coverings, and social distancing protocol will be observed.  Weekly program determinations will be made by the Tuesday prior to the program, and posted on this website and on our Facebook Page.

2021 Fall Cleanup Days

The Saturday, Nov. 13th Workday is Postponed to:
Sunday, Nov. 14th
10:00 am – Noon


Due to a rainy forecast, we’re postponing our scheduled Nov. 13th workday to Sunday, Nov. 14th from 10:00am to noon.


Meetup location will be the same: the northeast portion of the track next to the Glens Falls YMCA. We will focus on cutting out the brush obscuring the lights and providing improved access to the wires for the City’s electrician. We suggest wearing long sleeve shirts, pants, and work gloves. Bring loppers, clippers, and hand saws if you have them.

Volunteers for Fall cleanup day