The Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet this past weekend was a great success, as usual. It is a real community event, with over 400 registered skiers from age 3 to 80! Blue skies and a bit warmer weather helped, as did the food on the other side of the finish line. The Loppet isn't the end of the day, with a free swim at the rec centre followed by food, awards and a family dance. Beyond the top 3 awards, however, were some great improvements in time from last years' Loppet for individual skiers. Before the skate ski practice today, Phil W. took a few minutes to recognize the achievements of the 10 skiers that improved their time the most from 2016 to 2017. The skiers were: Monika W, Tomi W, Taylor P, Sara W, Haileigh P, Eden H, Emma M, Hannah B, Callum O, and Hazel B. Time improvements ranged from 4m23s to 15m in this group of kids! Haileigh gets special mention as being on the list three years in a row!!