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Birkie Bonus, April 1-2

Good conditions for the 24 Hours of Lappe, March 28, 2015 (Photo: Blake Bristow )

Fast Kids Fall Adventure Run, October 9, 2014

Fresh snow at Wolverine, March 29, 2015 (Photo: Deborah Leonard)

Valley Spur, March 27, 2015 (Photo: Tom Lane)

Caitlin Gregg in her new one-piece suit from Podiumwear, March 26, 2015 (Photo: Podiumwear)

Falcon Trails, Falcon Lake, Manitoba, Canada, March 26, 2015 (Photo: Jay Richards)

Skiing through the Finnish countryside, March 2015 (Photo: Leslie Hale)

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
Found a photo you'd like to get a copy of? Looking for images from a past event? Find out how to dig through our archives and help support the web site by purchasing photographs.

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Local Stars
March 30, 2015
That's a wrap - Rosie Frankowski files a final blog for the 2014-15 racing season, touching on the Spring Series and plans for the weeks ahead.
I Spy - Alice Flanders winds down her racing season, cleaning up after the hurricane, reflecting on the season and enjoying her time off.
Making of - The US Ski Team posts the story behind the making of the Uptown Funk video they released just before the World Champs.
Not so local...
Nordix - Cross-country skiing meets the X Games -- Nordix.  Red Bull's annual competition was held in Sweden this year!

Birkie Bonus Coming April 1-2
March 23, 2015
Lock in your Birkie registration and get in on ground-floor pricing for a number of Birkie events throughout the upcoming year. No joke -- April 1-2, two days only!

Fast Kids Spring Registration
March 30, 2015
The Loppet Foundation's FAST KIDS programs have their spring and summer program registration open, with the first sessions starting in May. Register before April 1st to save some cash.

Ramsey County Winter Recreation Area Meeting on April 6th
March 30, 2015
Following up on the meeting in mid-March, Ramsey County will be hosting a Winter Recreation Area meeting on Monday, April 6th in St. Paul. All interested in helping guide the process and/or take lead roles are welcome to attend.

Wisconsin Biathlon Safety Certification Class
March 30, 2015
Wisconsin Biathlon is hosting a safety certification class on April 11th. Certification is required to participate in USBA open races. The class covers biathlon safety, range procedures, race formats and shooting instructionas also cover rifle selection and costs and the opportunity to shoot different rifles.

Executive Director Position Opening at EU
March 30, 2015
Endurance United has officially posted the position of Executive Director. The position is full time and requires a passion for communities, endurance sports and a vision for how to inspire people to be more active and enjoy the outdoors. Application deadline is April 15th!

Jason Cork at BNS Tonight
March 30, 2015
Join US Ski Team coach Jason Cork for a World Cup wax clinic at Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest tonight, Monday, March 30 at 6:00pm. Get all the latest waxing info, techniques, and stories direct from the World Cup. Drinks and snacks will be provided!

Weekend Trail Reports
March 29, 2015
Still skiing to be had, especially in the UP where they have been adding to their snowfall numbers! New reports from Lappe(2), Spirit Mtn downhill, Valley Spur, and recent reports from Valley Spur, Wolverine.

Team Gregg Welcome Home Celebration April 6th
March 29, 2015
The Loppet Foundation is hosting a welcome home celebration for Caitlin and Brian Gregg on Monday evening, April 6th at Theodore Wirth. Watch some video from the season, pick up posters, and catch remarks from Caitlin and Brian. (Photo: Early welcome at the airport on March 30th - Anders Davidson)

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Reception April 20th
March 29, 2015
Welcome home Jessie Diggins from her highly successful 2014-15 skiing campaign on Monday evening, April 20th at the Stillwater high school. Diggins will sign posters and give a presentation on her season, including the historic silver medal performance at the World Championships.

Out There: Fool Not to Be Out There Contest
March 28, 2015
Out There shop is running an April Fools promo -- use the hashtag #foolnottobeoutthere in your social media pictures and you could be their winner.

Diggins. Gregg Debut Podiumwear One-Piece Race Suits
March 27, 2015
Fresh off their World Championship medal earning performances, Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg raced in the SuperTour Spring Series Thursday in Sun Valley sporting brand-new Podiumwear one-piece ski suits. The new one-piece design will be available for order beginning March 30th.

Victor C. Dunder Deadline March 31st
March 27, 2015
Nominations for the Victor C. Dunder awards need to be submitted by Tuesday, March 31st. The Dunder award provides skiing equipment to help first-year skiers.

Loppet Seeking Manager for PR/Marketing/Sponsorship
March 27, 2015
The Loppet Foundation in Minneapolis is looking for a highly qualified individual to help lead in their sponsorship, marketing and PR efforts.
Note: There are a number of jobs posted currently, including a head coaching position at Univ of Alaska Fairbanks.

Bay Nordic: Jessie Diggins to Attend Night of Illumination Dinner
March 27, 2015
Bay Nordic has announced that Jessie Diggins will attend and speak at the "Night of Illumination Dinner" on Saturday April 18, 2015, as part of the kickoff for fundraising on the lighting project at the Reforestation Camp ski trails. As an added bonus, Salomon Nordic has donated a complete S-Lab ski package!

Gear West: Jan's Finland Adventure
March 26, 2015
Gear West's own Jan Guenther recounts her experiences in the Finland Border to Border ski, complete with photos from Leslie Hale.

Spring Cleaning in the Classifieds
March 26, 2015
Plenty of great gear in the classified ads this spring -- add to your existing stock or clean out the closet!

SuperTour Sun Valley: Freestyle Marathon
March 26, 2015
The Spring Series SuperTour event in Sun Valley wrapped up on Thursday with the mens 50K and womens 30K freestyle races. Caitlin Gregg remained on her A-game, besting in the womens field by over two minutes with Liz Stephen and Sadie Bjornsen rounding out the podium. In the mens race, Canadian Ivan Babikov took the victory with Rune Oedegaard and Noah Hoffman finishing second and third. Brian Gregg was 8th.
Results: Freestyle Marathon

Jason Cork Wax Clinics
March 25, 2015
US Ski Team mens Nordic coach Jason Cork will be in the Twin Cities next week for a series of wax clinics and discussion sessions: Monday, Mar 30 at BNS, Thursday Apr 2nd at Finn Sisu and Saturday April 4th at Gear West.

Midwest Junior Committee Meeting Saturday April 25th
March 25, 2015
Planning for the 2015-16 juniors season will be getting underway with the spring Junior Nationals committee meeting on April 25th in Eau Claire, WI.

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 Announces Reorganization Moves
March 24, 2015
Endurance United announces the departure of Executive Director Chris Sachs and the search for a new director with Jake Morgan taking over Programming Director role and Ben Popp helping with spring events in the interim.

CXC Season Finale Auction
March 24, 2015
You can help support CXC by taking part in their season finale auction -- and snag yourself some great deals in the process. All kinds of silent sport items including premium HED wheelsets, helmets, rollerskis, poles and clothing.

Local Stars
March 23, 2015
On to the Next - Adam Loomis puts a wrap on his 2014-2015 Nordic Combined season and already begins to prep for the next season.
Mountain Men - Eric Carter recently finished 15th in the team competition at the Pierra Menta World Cup Mountaineering races, featured in this report from his father Rick Carter.
Fast Female - Caitlin Gregg reports on the Fast and Female event held out in Sun Valley during the SuperTour series.
Going out with a bang - Jessie Diggins begins to wind down her epic 2014-15 season as she returns stateside, gets sidelined with a cold, yet hopes to catch a little SuperTour action.
Mindsets - Rosie Frankowski covers her OPA Cup racing and her approach to racing performance and expectations, along with some "sweet" photos.
One Shot - Brian Gregg raps out a recap on his Holmenkollen experience racing in the final World Cup race of the season, where he posted the top American finish.
Last Dance - Annie Hart is out in Sun Valley and blogs on her Fast and Female experience and how dancing correlates with skiing.
And a couple of other interesting stories from the past week...
Tech-No Workout? - Star Tribune looks at the role technology might be impacting our workouts.
Soldout - Thinking of doing the Swedish Vasaloppet race?  You had less than 90 seconds to act.

Borah Teamwear Custom Pro Kit Giveaway
March 23, 2015
Borah Teamwear is offering five custom pro cycling kits, to be awarded by random drawing from all the entries they receive by next Monday, March 30th.

Rice Creek Boat Club Informational Meeting April 7th
March 23, 2015
The Rice Creek Boat Club in New Brighton, MN, will hold their annual information meeting on Tuesday April 7th. Juniors ages 13-18 are encouraged to come out and test drive the paddling sports and learn more information on their summer training programs.

Birkie Seeking Media/PR Director
March 22, 2015
The American Birkebeiner is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to take on the role of media/event promotions. Experienced, highly skilled individuals are encouraged to apply before the April 17th deadline.

SuperTour Sun Valley: Freestyle Sprints
March 22, 2015
Sunday featured the freestyle sprint races in the Sun Valley SuperTour series. Sadie Bjornsen took the womens title while Andy Newell just edged out Simi Hamilton for the mens victory. For the Midwest Caitlin Gregg had the top Midwest qualifying time posting the 6th fastest time.
Results: Freestyle Sprints

Canadian Nationals: Freestyle Races
March 21, 2015
The Canadian Nationals have been going all week, but on Saturday a number of Midwest skiers traveled across the border to compete in the mass start distance skate races. Zak Ketterson continued his strong season, winning the U18 15K freestyle, Luke Brown made the podium with a 3rd place in the U20 30K and Erin Moening was 6th in the U16 7.5K.
Results: Freestyle Distance
All Canadian Nationals Results

SuperTour Sun Valley: Classical Races
March 21, 2015
The SuperTour Spring Series in Sun Valley, ID, started Saturday with a pair of classical races. Some solid results from Midwest skiers including Ben Saxton finishing 6th mens 15K, with Rosie Frankowski 10th and Annie Hart 13th in the womens 10K. The Bjornsen's made it a family sweep as Erik and Sadie captured the titles.
Results: Mens 15K, Womens 10K

Gear West: Alpine for XC
March 20, 2015
For those into both cross-country and downhill, Gear West is offering a free performance tune for those purchasing Alpine skis -- with up to 50% off Alpine skis, boots and casual winter clothing.

Bike Dr: New Website, Rides begin, Road Bike Closeout Sale
March 20, 2015
Bicycle Doctor rolls out a new website, fires up their spring rides, offering closeouts on some road bikes, and final call for stonegrinding.

SuperTour: Spring Series Returns to Sun Valley
March 20, 2015
The SuperTour wraps up the 2014-15 season with a final series of events in Sun Valley. Classical races start the week on Saturday, with freestyle sprints Sunday, mixed relays Tuesday, and concludes with 30K/50K skate marathons on Thursday.

Midwest MTB Report: Special Edition Birkie Fat Bike
March 20, 2015
Jay Richards files a special edition MTB report, digging into the Fat Bike Birkie with some interviews and posting a couple of early summer updates, including the 25th anniversary Laddies Loppet.

Grand Avenue Nordic Center Project
March 19, 2015
Duluth XC is working with the City of Duluth to developed a cross-country ski center at the base of Spirit Mountain, offering 3.3K of lighted trails with snowmaking, along with ability to utilize the chalet for hosting large and small events. But they need your help to make this project happen!

Finn Sisu: Race Skis, Wax and Trail Running
March 19, 2015
Finn Sisu is offering sales on race skis (up to 40% off), deals on wax and waxing accessories, and discounts on trail running shoes for the spring.

Midwest Mountaineering March Newsletter
March 19, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter has some coupons on keeping your equipment secure, plus highlights of upcoming clinics and seminars.

Moose Nordic Urban Sprint Championships
March 18, 2015
Luke Brown reports: The Moose Nordic Urban Sprint Championships on Wednesday showed the power of teamwork and belief by overcoming the lack of snow in the Twin Cities. Out of a pile of ice and snow on the St. Thomas campus arose a technical and sturdy sprint course that challenged the skiers with cornering, jumps, and endurance. The defending champion, Tamer Mische-Richter, led the group after the qualifier round; however, Zach Goldberg of Dartmouth College proved victorious after the competitive head-to-head rounds and took home the coveted championship.
Photoset from Luke Brown: 38 photos

Section Shakeup 2015
March 7, 2015
The Minnesota high school league has performed their biennial competitive section assignment review, and for Nordic skiing, some major changes are on the horizon for the 2015-16 season! We've got a breakdown on the changes along with some commentary for each new section alignment.

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