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Jordyn Ross, Minnesota State Meet, February 11, 2010

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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Midwest MTB Report
May 26, 2015
Information on a new Alexandria based MTB club developing new trails, college skiers now MTB racers, Kask MTB programs for juniors are all part of Jay Richards MTB Report this week, along with the look ahead to some big weekend events.
Jun 13 Celebration of Life For David Cook

Midwest Mountaineering: June Newsletter
May 26, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter has their June event/clinics schedule, as well as a free stainless steel mug offer, and details on their $5000 environmental/wilderness grant.

Local Stars
May 25, 2015
Impact - Brian Gregg updates on their community involvement and progress made, plus a classic L3 workout video.
Soldier Hollow - Caitlin Gregg in a rollerski workout at Soldier Hollow on Monday.  Plus some major hikes.
Memorial - Annie Hart putting in a hard Memorial Day workout.
Back UP - Alice Flanders was back in the UP, getting in an overdistance rollerski.
Back at it - Jessie Diggins is back into full-time training, with positive reports on her testing and workouts from Park City.
And a little farther away...
NZ Snow - Snow Farm ramping up their winter in New Zealand...

Hoigaards Memorial Day Sale
May 21, 2015
Hoigaards is kicking off Memorial Day weekend with their lowest prices of the season on camping equipment. And they've added 20% off coupons for a number of hot product lines.

Joes Sporting Goods: Fischer Rollerskis on Sale
May 21, 2015
Joe's Sporting Goods is now stocking the new Fischer rollerskis, in both classic and skate versions -- and they are on sale now. Plus they have the V2 skis and 50% off Nordic poles as well.

Midwest MTB Report
May 20, 2015
Jay Richards MTB report this week covers the Minnesota series from St. Croix Falls, WORS from Crystal Lake, Gooseberry Park trails (Moorhead), Cable-Offroad's latest minute cancellation, along with upcoming camps, clinics and races.

Local Stars
May 18, 2015
Going Swiss - Canadian elite skier Heidi Widmer is moving to Switzerland to join the Swiss National Team!
Finlandia Award - Caitlin Gregg and Jessie Diggins won USSA's Finlandia award as outstanding skier of the year. 
May Skiing - Rosie Frankowski goes on the Skiku tour, traveling to Wainwright, Alaska.
When it rains - Jan Guenther blogs on training options and adapting to new workouts.
Ready, set... - Jessie Diggins winds down her spring break with family and friends.
And for entertainment...
Rollerball - Looking for some cross-training ideas?   Perhaps with an Indiana Jones theme?

Midwest Mountaineering Memorial Day Sale
May 18, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter highlights their Memorial Day Weekend sales including some coupon deals (20% off one item!), and a big list of upcoming events and clinics.

CityTrail Loppet Coverage
May 18, 2015
Over 500 runners participated in the Loppet Foundation's CityTrail races on Sunday. The events started in downtown Robbinsdale and finished next to the famous spoon at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Matt Flaherty hammered out an incredible sub-hour time in the 10 mile for the mens victory, with Angie Voight the top female. In the 10K race, Kevin Johnson and Christina Roberts collected the titles.
Photoset from Steve Kotvis: CityTrail Loppet
Results: CityTrail Loppet
CityTrail Recap

Big Bay Relay Results
May 18, 2015
Over 30 teams races the Big Bay Relay Saturday in Marquette. "Running Noses" from the Junior division posted the top time on the day.
Results: Big Bay Relay

Endurance United Announces New Executive Director
May 17, 2015
Endurance United has announced Andrew Poffenberger as its new Executive Director. Poffenberger is returning home to the Twin Cities after spending the last two years working for CXC building strong ties in the Nordic ski community.

Pioneer Midwest Spring Sale
May 17, 2015
Pioneer Midwest is running their Spring Sale, and introducing paddle sports, camping gear, and outdoor footwear into their line up. Discounts up to 20% off, the sale runs May 18th to the 25th.

Gear West: Learn to Rollerski Session
May 17, 2015
Gear West is offering a free learn-to-rollerski clinic on Sunday, May 31st. The clinic is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of rollerskiing and Gear West will provide rollerskis (skate or classic). Registration is required.

2015 Collegiate Tally Board
May 16, 2015
Graduation Day is nearly here... We're still looking for more entries on the collegiate tally board. High School senior skiers, let us know your post-secondary plans!

Ski Hut: Celebrate Summer
May 15, 2015
Ski Hut is ready for summer! Check out the Bell Built contest that could award $100K for Spirit Mountain MTB trails, womens ride day, BBQs, paddling film fest, and group rides.

Midwest MTB Report
May 12, 2015
Jay Richards posts his weekly MTB report, this week covering motocross as cross-training, highlighting a number of area clinics, a report on Movil Maze trails, and a look ahead to upcoming events (including the sudden cancellation of the Cable Off-road Classic).

Boulder Nordic Rollerski Demo
May 12, 2015
Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest is hosting a rollerski demo session this Sunday morning, May 17th, at Hyland Park in Bloomington. Come out and try the latest equipment, including a number of rollerski brands.

Local Stars
May 11, 2015
15 Thoughts - Jessie Diggins posts a humorous take on her first spring rollerski session.
Sweden Bound - Caitlin Gregg will be heading back to Sweden for a summer training camp.
Bucket List - The Luminary Loppet makes top 100 Things to do in the Twin Cities before you die list.
Lemond Comeback - Greg Lemond is back in the bike business, producing high quality, low volume bikes under his own branding and distribution.

CXC Masters Clinics
May 11, 2015
CXC has a number of Masters Clinics running in June, including sessions in Milwaukee, Chicago and Wausau.

US Ski Team Nominations Released
May 11, 2015
The nominations for the 2015-16 US Ski Team have been posted. Midwest skiers show strongly across all levels, with Jessie Diggins continuing her run on the A-team, and now Caitlin Gregg on the B-team, with Ben Saxton on the development squad.

New Moon: Summer Outreach Events
May 10, 2015
New Moon Ski Shop in Hayward has a busy summer planned! Check out the event schedule, including tech support at Cable Offroad, weekly singletrack group rides, a womens MTB clinic, and more.

Collegiate Cycling Nationals: Saturday
May 10, 2015
Mindy Benton reports in from the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, being held in Asheville, North Carolina this weekend. Saturday's event was criterium racing on a tough, hilly course.

Out There Spring Events
May 7, 2015
The Out There shop in Rice Lake has a number of great events on tap this spring, including a trail run for Mother Days, masters training starting next week with a potluck, Nordic walks, youth MTB camps, and more.

Finn Sisu: Spring Fest, Saunas, Ski Swap and Diggins!
May 7, 2015
Finn Sisu is celebrating Spring Fest the weekend of May 15-18, with special deals on saunas, their annual ski swap, barbecue, and Olympian and World Champion Jessie Diggins will be in shop from noon to 2pm on Saturday, May 16th.

Midwest MTB Report
May 5, 2015
Jay Richards MTB recap this week has race stories from the opening MNMBS and WORS series, an ageless note on US Nationals, a first-hand trail report from the Paul Bunyan State Forest, highlights on endurance training diets, trail building, womens and adaptive clinics, and a brief look ahead!

Gear West: Mother's Day Sale
May 5, 2015
Moms get this one day each year and Gear West is helping make it count: Get your 15% off coupon for either Gear West Ski and Run or Gear West Adrenaline and checkout additional discounts on casual clothing, active clothing, run shoes and more.

Fossavatn Ski Marathon Coverage
May 5, 2015
Steven Gromatka reports: The 2015 Fossavatn Ski Marathon held last Saturday in Isafjordur, Iceland was a blast. Now that it is a part of the World Loppet circuit, it had it's largest field ever. The 25km skate race on Thursday was won by Olympic Bronze Medalist Iliya Chernousov and Finland star Riita-Lisa Ropenon, both also each went on to win the 50km classic on Saturday as well. 25km classic champions went to Dagur Benediktsson and Anna-Maria Danielsdottir.
Photoset from Steven Gromatka: 6 photos
Video: Fossavatn Ski Marathon
Results: Fossavatn Ski Marathon

Local Stars
May 4, 2015
Balance Challenge - Jan Guenther starts up her own blog, writing about the balance between work, fitness and daily challenges.
Run Club - Caitlin Gregg has a busy weekend giving back with the local community (and winning some races).
Polar Bears - Brian Gregg recaps his recent trip to remote Alaska as part of the SkiKu program. 
Costa Rica - Jessie Diggins enjoys some well earned R&R.
Fitter Than Others - NYTimes explores why some people get fitter than others.

Birkie Registration Open
May 3, 2015
Birkie trail registration opened officially on Monday. Get in on the early pricing, and guarantee your spot on the 2016 starting line!

Buck Hill Birch Bump Coverage
May 3, 2015
Dry and unusually hot conditions for the first MNMBS race of the season as Buck Hill was the venue for the Birch Bump. In the afternoon expert race, veteran Jeff Hall survived the early pressure and took over about half way into the race to take the mens victory. Rebecca Sauber dominated the womens elite field, winning by over four minutes. Ryan Guy and Cindy Schafer won the comp divisions. Photos from the expert/comp afternoon races.
Photoset: Expert/Comp - 194 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)
Results: Buck Hill Birch Bump

Snake River Canoe Race Results
May 2, 2015
Don Olson reports: Race was held on Knife Lake due to low water in Snake River but on a beautiful day with sunshine and very little wind. Winning entries: Pro Boat - Dana Henry/Devin Arenz (same time Al Rudquist/Joe Manns); Open - Brett Arenz/Ed Arenz; Solo - Jonah Lidberg; Kayak Male - Joe Zellner; Kayak Female - Lana Voynich.
Results: Snake River Canoe Race

Winter Recreation Area Meeting - May 7th
May 1, 2015
Ramsey County is continuing the momentum on the Winter Recreation Area planning, posting notes and action items from the last meeting and scheduling the next get-together for Thursday, May 7th.

National Sports Center Velodrome Announces Spring-Summer Season and Intro Classes
April 30, 2015
The track-cycling velodrome at the National Sports Center in Blaine is finishing up a substantial renovation and training and racing will begin in mid to late May and run through the summer. Expanded introductory classes are open to all levels of athlete, and include equipment rental. Nordic skiers are warmly invited to discover or rediscover the track at its new beginning

Finn Sisu: Masters Training, Mothers Day, Deals
April 29, 2015
Finn Sisu is reminding skiers that training groups fire up next week already, as well as featuring some 20% off specials this week and then next week in honor of Mother's Day.

Midwest MTB Report
April 28, 2015
Jay Richards has a first-hand recap from the Decorah MTB Time Trials, a big writeup on a MTB skills clinic in Colorado, a report on the newer singletrack at Wirth, and the look ahead to the first weekend of Midwest racing.

Haig Glacier 2015
April 28, 2015
Matt Liebsch has announced his 2015 Haig Glacier trip, this year scheduled for July 27-August 3rd. Get a solid week on snow in the middle of the summer! Space is limited, trip will fill again this year, so act soon.

Kyle Bratrud and Alice Flanders Join CXC Team
April 28, 2015
CXC has announced the addition of Kyle Bratrud and Alice Flanders to their 2015-16 CXC Team. Applications are being accepted thru May 15th.

Birkie Registration Opens Monday
April 28, 2015
Registration for the American Birkebeiner and Kortelopet events opens next Monday, May 4th. Registration is open for the Fat Bike Birkie, as well as the Trail Run and Birkie Tour.

Local Stars
April 27, 2015
Urban Training - Caitlin Gregg's workouts with the Fit Studio were featured recently in Faster Skier.
Dynamic Duo - Winona's Ryan Ping and his 11-year old daughter topped the Fools Five nearly 1000 strong running field.
Intervals - Caitlin Gregg ski intervals in Davos, Switzerland, last December were posted by Bryan Fish.
And a little science...
Cracking - Researchers have made new discoveries in what causes knuckles to crack.

Hoigaards: North Face Mountain Athletics Event
April 27, 2015
Hoigaards is hosting a North Face for Mountain Athletics event this Saturday, May 2nd. Training specifically geared towards preparing for and achieving any outdoor goal. Held outdoors, right at Hoigaards, with prizes/swag to follow.

Spring on Classifieds
April 27, 2015
Lots of gear still up on the classifieds, including summer training items like rollerskis, mountain bikes, and more.

Norm Oakvik Tributes
April 27, 2015
There was a large turnout on Sunday afternoon for the Norm Oakvik Memorial at Thedore Wirth Chalet. Greg Fangel provided a nice running slideshow, and Odd Osland has photos from the event.
Photoset from Greg Fangel: Norm Oakvik Memorial
Photoset from Odd Osland: Norm Oakvik Memorial

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