Distance Skating: Winter's Newest Edge


The Occom Pond Party (www.webskater.org/party) will be held on Saturday, February 14, in Hanover, New Hampshire. The event is free; rent skates at the Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center ($9 per day; 603-646-1747). Events at Quebec City’s Lac Beauport Skating Marathon (www.webskater.org/beauport) in February 2004 include 5K, 10K, 25K, and 50K races. Entry fees range from $4 to $22. Rent skates through Nordic Skater ($9 per day; 866-244-2570, www.nordicskater.com). For more information on distance skating, contact the north american Marathon skating association (802-649-3939,

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