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Central Regional Elite Camp, July 8, 2014

Central Regional Elite Camp, July 6, 2014

Erin Moening racing to 2nd place, U16 freestyle sprints, Junior Nationals, March 9, 2015 (Photo: Keely Jackson)

Telemark Chase, January 18, 2014 (Photo: Dean Grace)

Brent Smith, Glen Sorenson and Ben Croft, C-E-C, take top honors, April 18, 2015 (Photo: Dave Johnson)

Skinnyski FAQ
December 4, 2011
We've collected together a bunch of common questions to assembly our own FAQ for cross-country skiing in the Midwest and using the Skinnyski website.

Skinnyski Photos
February 5, 2009
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Regional, National and International Elite Camps Announced
April 24, 2015
USSA and NNF have a busy summer planned again in the development of the US juniors Nordic skiing. Regional Elite Group camps across the country have been scheduled, and new this year, an International Junior Camp in Sweden and Norway! Watch for more details, including nominees, later this spring.
National Nordic Foundation

Weekend Events
April 22, 2015
Apr 25 Falls Duathlon - One of the first duathlon races on the season, run-bike-run event in scenic Cannon Falls.
Apr 25 Iola Trail Run - 5K and 15K trail runs on the the ski trails at Iola Winter Sports Club.
Apr 25 Decorah Time Trials - Iowa's longest running MTB event, and a spring classic, short TT singletrack course. 
Apr 25 Get in Gear - The big spring running race in Minneapolis, featuring the beautiful River Parkway.
Apr 25 Whitnall Park Spring Classic - WCA series continues with criterium racing at Whitnall Park.
Apr 26 Gopher Criterium - A full day of criterium races on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Junior Spring Rollerski Sessions with Annie Hart

U16 National Camp Named
April 22, 2015
Nominees for the summer U16 Camp have been named, and on the list are a number of Midwest skiers including Erin Moening, Anna Johnson, Abigail Jarzin, Siri Bohacek and Kelly Koch. The elite camp will be July 24-31 in Burlington, VT.

Continental Bike Swap This Weekend
April 22, 2015
Continental in Duluth is hosting their annual spring Bike Swap offering a chance to sell and/or buy used bikes with great deals. Part of the proceeds help benefit the United Way of Duluth.

Midwest MTB Report
April 21, 2015
Jay Richards is back with this regular Midwest MTB Report, kicking things off with a recap of the recent Frog Hollow event out in Utah and the epic Sea Otter Classic, an update on the Minnesota River Bottoms issues, and a look ahead of some of the upcoming events.

Section 7 Coaches/Assistants Honored at the MSHSNSCA Season Awards
April 21, 2015
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton lead the way in the Minnesota State High School Nordic Skiing Coaches Association awards with Glen Sorenson named Coach Of the Year, Ben Croft, Assistant Coach Of the Year and Volunteer of the Year Brent Smith.

CCSA: NMU Sweeps NCAA Central Region Season Honors
April 21, 2015
Northern Michigan University have swept the NCAA Central Region skiing awards for 2015, landing the male and female athletes of the year as well as men's and women's coach of the year for head coach, Sten Fjeldheim.

Midwest Junior Committee Meeting this Saturday April 25th
April 21, 2015
The Midwest Junior Committee will be meeting this Saturday, Apr 25th, at Dooley's Pub in Eau Claire. A revised agenda has been published, with recent topic additions on JNQ course difficulty and review of organizing committee and contract timer standards.

Local Stars
April 20, 2015
Caitlin's Day - The City of Minneapolis declared April 13th Caitlin Compton Gregg Day for her achievements in cross-country skiing this past season.
Outdoor Life - The Loppet Foundation's adventure director Anthony Taylor is featured in this Star Tribune write up.
Spring Cleaning - Paige Schember goes through the spring ritual of cleaning and prepping her skis for summer storage.
8 month of Winter - Brian Gregg is in Alaska, visiting some of the remote villages as part of the SkiKu program.
Catching Up - Caitlin Gregg is back in the Twin Cities and catching up with friends, sponsors, and her community.
And finally ...
One of those Days - Poking a little fun at the alpine extreme highlight videos, done Nordic style.

Midwest Mountaining's Outdoor Adventure Expo this Weekend
April 20, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's huge spring Outdoor Adventure Expo kicks off this Friday afternoon and runs through the weekend! Loads of exhibitors and presentations, and their latest newsletter has special event coupons, including a freebie and a number of 60% off deals.

Norm Oakvik Memorial Scheduled for April 26
March 25, 2015
A memorial service to honor Twin Cities Nordic founder Norm Oakvik is scheduled for Sunday, April 26th at Theodore Wirth.

Endurance United Summer Programs
April 20, 2015
Endurance United has updated the summer training programs, including options for juniors and adults, as well as a new trail running club.
Video: Rollerski Session with Annie Hart

Project Illumination Coverage
April 19, 2015
Green Bay's Project Illumination to get lights up at Reforestation Camp trails took a major step forward on Saturday with a big fundraising dinner. The day also included youth clinics with Jessie Diggins. Photos from Steve Hoffman, as well as some of the local coverage.
Photoset from Steve Hoffman: Project Illumination Coverage Day
Bay Nordic: Project Illumination
Fox 11: Olympic skier hosts youth clinic

Team Gregg Evening with FAST Kids
April 19, 2015
Come join Olympians Brian and Caitlin Gregg at Wirth, Thursday evening, April 30th, for an evening filled with games, agility and a short presentation on their successful 2015 racing season, as part of the FAST Kids program.

Gear West: Race Ski Selection Service
April 18, 2015
Gear West is taking reservations for their Race Ski Selection Service. Matt Liebsch will hand select your new skis directly from Fischer's, Salomon's, Atomic's and Rossignol's race ski centers. Sign up now to get the best skis right off the production line.

NNF 2015 in Review - Part I: The Results
April 17, 2015
The National Nordic Foundation reflects on the past season, the tremendous amount of success aboard, all possible by the support your donations made possible.

LNR Spring Junior Training
April 17, 2015
Spring junior training has just started Loppet Nordic Racing (LNR), and they are hosting introductory rollerski sessions in May for juniors who want to gain some confidence before the summer sessions begin. Summer Training and Competition team Training programs sign-up is now open.
Midwest Training Programs
LNR Adult Training Programs for Spring

Noquemanon Trails Network Secures Land
April 16, 2015
The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) has announced the purchase of nearly 10 miles of silent sports trail easements plus a 40-acre parcel of land in Marquette County from Plum Creek Timber Company, thanks to funding awarded by the Eagle Mine Community Fund.

Finn Sisu: Spring/Summer Training Programs
April 15, 2015
Finn Sisu has posted updated information on their spring and summer training programs for adults and juniors. Registration is now open.

Midwest Mountaineering April Newsletter
April 15, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering is winding up for their big spring Outdoor Adventure Expo coming next weekend, April 24-26. Check out current savings, including a coupon for a free titanium spork with qualifying purchase.

Coaches Spring Meeting
April 15, 2015
The annual spring meeting for the Minnesota High School Nordic Ski Coaches Association is this Saturday, April 18th at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center in Mora. Topics on the agenda include state meet survey, eligibility, state meet review, and meet standards.

2015 Collegiate Tally Board
April 14, 2015
The 2015 edition of the Collegiate Tally Board is online! Find out where the Midwest senior skiers are heading next fall, and send us your plans.

Hoigaard's Bike and Boat Sale and Swap this Weekend
April 14, 2015
Hoigaard's Bike & Boat Sale & Swap starts Friday under the big tent! They'll have a big selection of new and used (swap) bikes, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards along with some deals from paddle manufacturers. Registration for the swap is open through Thursday!

Local Stars
April 13, 2015
Scattered Thoughts - Jessie Diggins files a big post recapping the highs and lows from her 2014-15 season.
Browns Creek MTB - Stillwater kids are working on new MTB trails at Brown's Creek.
And drifting out of the Midwest, and going back a little...
Endurance is Mental - Liz Stephen's performance at the Tour de Ski is highlighted by USSA's Tom Kelly.
Trash Talking and Peacocking - Annie Pokorny writes on how women are perceived in sports.
Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Reception April 20th

NorthShore Inline Marathon Rollerski Registration Open
April 12, 2015
Registration is now open for the NorthShore Inline Marathon rollerski race, to be held on September 19th. Dust off those rollerskis and get "rolling" on your training this spring.

Vakava Masters Year-Round Program Starts May 5
April 12, 2015
Finn Sisu's year-round adult training and technique program kicks off in three weeks. They emphasis improving technique and developing skills that will make skiers of all ability levels more efficient. Registration is open now.

Gear West Tri Expo
April 12, 2015
Gear West is holding a triathlon expo this Saturday and Sunday, Apr 18-19th. Visit with reps from triathlon specific companies, meet local race directors and check out the new 2015 products. Group workouts, demos, deals, and free food for all!

Trail Report Updates
April 11, 2015
Still skiing in the UP... New reports from Praiseville Hill, Keweenaw backcountry, Swedetown, and recent reports from Mount Bohemia.

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