Archive for October, 2015


Posted on October 28th, 2015 in Sledder News

(Minneapolis, Minnesota – October 28, 2015) – Arctic Cat Inc. today announced its partnership with the National FFA Organization (FFA), the youth leadership organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. Through this new partnership, Arctic Cat and its participating dealers will support local FFA chapters with grant and awareness programs to assist with youth scholarships, training and local events for FFA members.

FFA“With more than 23 million jobs in the U.S., agriculture is our country’s largest employer and the backbone of our nation,” said Greg Williamson, Arctic Cat’s chief marketing officer. “FFA plays a critical role in the agriculture industry and the success of youth who aspire to be farmers, teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. Arctic Cat will help grow and strengthen the future farmers of America through our participation in FFA’s grant program.”

Arctic Cat and its participating dealers created a special cooperative program that will actively drive participation in FFA’s local chapter grant program, allowing resources to be directed where they are most needed. In addition, the company will display its key all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) – many of which are designed and built for the needs of farmers and agriculturists – at the National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, October 28-31, 2015. Arctic Cat also will promote FFA on its website and through its media partners.

“We are thankful to Arctic Cat for being a supporter of the National FFA Organization and for raising financial support and community awareness about FFA,” said Molly Ball, National FFA Foundation president.

Added Williamson, “The FFA creed begins with these powerful words: ‘I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds.’ Arctic Cat and its dealers share this conviction and, through this new partnership, will support FFA members financially and through targeted promotion.”

Bag it Up with Arctic Cat

Posted on October 27th, 2015 in Sledder News


Thief River Falls, Minnesota (October 27, 2015) – Enjoy the useful organization, premium durability and classic style of Arctic Cat gear bags by Ogio. A full range of styles and sizes offer exactly the right carrying capability for every rider.

Team Arctic Roller Bag by Ogio from Arctic CatThe Team Arctic Roller bag offers a large main compartment with adjustable dividers, plus a padded helmet chamber and isolated boot zone for complete care of all your riding gear. Multiple lid compartments are easily accessible via the wide-mouth opening. A telescoping pull handle and premium roller wheels add convenience. It’s 34 x 17 x 15 in. with 7,500 cu.-in. of capacity. The MSRP is $269.95 U.S./$349.95 Canada.

Give your helmet the protection it deserves with the ATS Helmet Bag from Arctic Cat. The molded EVA/PE protective shell works in concert with adjustable thickness padding and compressed foam to hold various helmet shapes in place. Adjustable goggle and visor storage holds up to four goggles. It’s 16.75 x 11.25 x 13.5 in. with an MSRP of $99.95 U.S./$129.95 Canada.

Arctic Cat Duffle Bag by OgioThe versatile Arctic Cat Duffle is made from tough, lightweight endurance fabrics. Zippered side and front pockets, plus a ventilated mesh shoe compartment and water bottle pocket match its large main compartment. Adjustable pack-style shoulder straps also feature an integrated handle for carrying ease and versatility. It’s 25 x 11 x 11 in. with 2,875 cu.-in. of capacity. The MSRP is $69.95 U.S./$89.95 Canada.

These and other new Arcticwear items are available now at most Arctic Cat dealerships and through the Arctic Cat online store at

Ski-Doo X-Team Snocross Seminar Coming Soon

Posted on October 26th, 2015 in Sledder News

Valcourt, Quebec – (October 23, 2015) – The Ski-Doo race department will host a seminar to familiarize racers with the updated 2016 MXZx 600RS snowmobile in Aurora, Minnesota on November 21st, 2015. The event is scheduled in advance of the ISOC season opening race in Duluth, Minnesota.

ski doo rsThe seminar will focus on snocross set ups for the rider’s sleds and include coaching and tips from Ski Doo Factory Personnel and Pro race teams. Advance registration is required. Optional Track Time is available at a discounted rate of $100 for 2 days at the nearby Planet X (Ski Doo Racers ONLY).

Riders can participate in either the Classroom Seminar, Optional Track Time, or take advantage of discount rates and do both. After three hours of classroom discussion, riders and crews will be able to test their newfound knowledge and work with experts to increase their podium finishes.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 21, 2015


Aurora Community Center

15 West 1st Ave.

North Aurora, MN 55705

COST: $25 per person (includes Race Manual, handouts & hot lunch)

½ price track time ($100 for 2 days, Saturday (21st) & Sunday (22nd) only)

WHO:  Ski Doo Sno X Racers

TIME: Check in 8-9 a.m.; Seminar at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


  • 2016 MXZx 600 RS
  • pDrive & TEAM Clutch adjustments
  • KYB Pro 40 Shocks
  • Suspension adjustments
  • Fuel
  • Ordering parts
  • Race Manual
  • ISR Rules

For Registration Forms, racing and additional information, contact:

Tom Lawrence, Ski-Doo Race Coordinator

(715) 847-6874 or


October Edition of Minnesota Snowmobiling Now Online

Posted on October 26th, 2015 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

mnsnow oct Put an end to the Monday blues by clicking open this month’s edition of Minnesota Snowmobiling. All the usual content you know and love, plus these great features:

-Short and Sweet: Today’s Short-Trackers

-See the Future: 2016 Race Sleds, A Cat Snow Bike?

-TEAM’s New Clutch

-Faces of Haydays

-Much, much more!

Register Now for the 2016 MS Snowmobile Tour

Posted on October 22nd, 2015 in Sledder News


(HARTLAND, WISCONSIN) – Registration is open for the 2016 MS Snowmobile Tour, which will be held January 28-30 in Carter, Wisconsin. The annual fundraising event brings together snowmobile enthusiasts for an all-inclusive weekend and up to 250 miles of guided riding. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter.

ms snowmobileParticipants pay a $45 non-refundable registration fee and commit to raising a minimum of $650 by the event weekend. In return, they enjoy three nights of lodging at Potawatomi Carter Casino and Hotel, meals, entertainment, two days of riding with experienced trail guides and full mechanical support. First-time participants can waive their $45 registration fee by asking about the “Ticket to Ride” or using discount code MSSTrookie2016.

To register, visit or call 262-369-4400 (Wisconsin callers can phone toll-free at 800-242-3358). Anyone registering by November 30 will receive a long-sleeve commemorative T-shirt.


The MS Snowmobile Tour’s volunteer committee is holding a raffle to raise additional funds for MS-related research, programs and services. Prizes include a Packers-themed Ski-Doo 600 Sport snowmobile, cash prizes and free registration for the 2017 Tour. Tickets are $10 each or three for $20. Contact the committee at for more information.


One of Wisconsin’s best-loved and longest-running snowmobile rides, the MS Snowmobile Tour is designed for riders of all levels and raises funds for research, programs and services for those affected by multiple sclerosis. That includes more than 11,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin, which is believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the nation. In total, participants have raised more than $7 million over the past 32 years.