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- Sales Associate: Gear West (Long Lake, MN):
Part-time adult sales position, with an emphasis on clothing merchandising and sales, open at Gear West Run and Ski. Hours are flexible and range from 10-25 hours/week. Evenings and weekends are sometimes required. Prior retail experience is valued and a cheerful attitude is mandatory. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
- Sales Associates: Joes Ski Shop (St. Paul, MN):
Joe's Sporting Goods is seeking a number of part-time sales associates in the Nordic equipment department. Applications can be submitted online.
- Sales Associates: Hoigaards (St. Louis Park, MN):
Hoigaards has openings in their sales department for Nordic as well as other divisions. Apply online
- Development Coach: Mansfield Nordic Club (Jericho, VT):
Mansfield Nordic Club seeks to hire a Junior Team Development coach to lead top youth skiers toward higher level skiing on the Junior Competition team. New coach will be a high-energy skier with strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills. The position is for approximately 15-20 hours per week, November 2014-March 2015.
- Sales Associate: Joes Ski Shop (St. Paul, MN):
Joe's Sporting Goods is seeking applicants for part-time sales associate positions in their Nordic/Alpine/Snowboard Sales department.
- Head Nordic Coach: Lakeville South High School (Lakeville, MN):
Head coach boys and girls Nordic Ski at Lakeville South HS. Working in cooperative with Lakeville North HS. Please send letters of interest and resume to Rich Heilman at: email@example.com
- Head Cross-Country Running Coach: Lakeville North High School (Lakeville, MN):
Lakeville North is seeking candidates for the head coach position in Boys Cross Country Running. Send email with letter of interest and resume to: Rich Heilman at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Head Nordic Coach: Minneapolis South High School (Minneapolis, MN):
Minneapolis South High School is seeking a passionate and creative Nordic Ski Head Coach for their high school boys and girls teams. Practice takes place at Theo Wirth from 3:30--5:30 PM, Monday-Friday, mid-November through mid-February. With a close-knit team of 80 enthusiastic skiers, South's largest sports team, this is unique opportunity to shape an important inner-city youth experience.
Please submit your resume and letter of interest to both Bill Baldus, Parent Booster 612/724-6671, email@example.com and South Athletic Director Mark Sanders, Mark.Sanders@mpls.k12.mn.us, 612-668-4324.
- Head Nordic Coach: The Blake School (Minneapolis, MN):
The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN is hiring for their opening of Nordic Ski Head Coach for their high school boys and girls teams. Please review and submit your application via online. Questions - Contact Athletic Director Nick Rathmann: firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Asst Nordic Coach: Chanhassen-Chaska High School (Chanhassen, MN):
One Asst. Nordic Ski Coach for Chanhassen-Chaska High Schools for the 2014-2015 ski season. To work primarily with the girls varsity ski team. Must have strong teaching skills, ability to ski with top girls, and a comprehensive understanding of both classic and skating techniques. Practice times Mon-Fri 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM and frequent Saturdays. Nov. 7 2014-Feb. 17, 2015. Contact David Paulson, head nordic coach, email@example.com or (612) 810-1902
Vermont Coaching Position
August 11, 2014
Mansfield Nordic in Jericho, Vermont, is seeking to hire a Junior Team Development coach. Position may lead to the Head Coach for the Junior Competition Team next season.
Conrad Hoigaard Passes On
July 4, 2014
Conrad Hoigaard passed away last Friday, June 27th. He was the grandson of CJ Hoigaard, who founded Hoigaards in 1895. Conrad took over the reigns of Hoigaards from his father in 1984.
Borah Teamwear Jobs
June 8, 2014
Borah Teamwear is growing, and now has a number of job openings including accounting assistant, customer service rep, marketing freelancer and more.
More Coaching Opportunities
May 6, 2014
Head coaching jobs are open at Lakeville North (CC running) and Minneapolis South (Nordic).
Robin Baker Passes On
April 14, 2014
Long-time coach for Deer River High School, Robin Baker passed away last week. Baker played a steady role in northern Minnesota skiing, especially with section 7 and 8, and was the groomer of Blueberry Hills ski trail. There will be a memorial service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cohasset, Saturday, April 19th.
Photoset from Dave Johnson: Robin Baker Photoset
MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards and MN Awards Banquet
March 18, 2014
MNSA is recognizing Bill Simpson and Emily Lanin as their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winners, and welcomes all to take part in the celebration at the Minnesota Nordic Ski Awards Banquet, this Sunday, March 23rd, at Theodore Wirth chalet (tickets are still available!).
Final Skiwerx Series and Cities Cup Standings
Event Director Opening at Birkie
March 18, 2014
Long-time Race Operations Director, Shellie Milford, will be wrapping up her career at the Birkie after more than 20 years service, concluding with the 2015 Birkie. The foundation is seeking candidates to fulfill these duties moving into the future.
Nordic Legend Ed Harjala Passes Away
March 1, 2014
Peter Vorhes writes about the passing of one of the Midwest Nordic legends, Ed Harjala. Harjala passed away on Friday in Copper City, MI, just a week shy of his 92nd birthday. Visitation March 4rh, Memorial Service on March 5th.
Ed Harjala Visitation and Memorial Service Details
Remembering Igor; A Tribute to a Legend
January 27, 2014
CXC Skiing and Peter Graves have put out a heartfelt remembrance of Igor Badamshin, who passed away while skiing last Friday near Hayward. A memorial service is planned for Saturday evening, Feb 8th in Cable.
Facebook: Igor Badamshin
Igor Badamshin Passes Away
January 24, 2014
While the details are still unclear, Igor Badamshin passed away suddenly on Friday in Hayward. Badamshin was the CXC Team Head Coach and Knicker Nordic Head Coach (Wausau), a Russian Olympian, and bronze medalist on the 1993 World Championship relay team. Last March he help lead the Midwest Junior National team to success as the head kick wax coach. Updates forthcoming...
Mayor RT Rybak Recovering from Heart Attack While Skiing
January 4, 2014
Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak suffered a heart attack while skiing at Theodore Wirth on Saturday morning. He is recovering at Abbott Northwestern, where he actually tweeted about his experience (and the Wirth trail conditions!).
Skiers Help Rescue Rybak
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Injured While XC Skiing in Switzerland
WPT to Air MS Documentary
December 12, 2013
The MS documentary 'Multiple Sclerosis, the Vikings and Nordic Skiing' will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television on Thursday, Dec 19th at 9:00 PM.
North Star Ski Touring: Snowshoe Presentation
December 9, 2013
Tuesday, Dec 10th, the North Star Ski Touring Club Meeting will feature 'Snowshoeing in the Twin Cities' presented by Mike Ruschman of Midwest Mountaineering. Everyone is invited to attend at St Peter's Church, Richfield at 6:30pm, with program beginning at 7:00pm.
Peter Hale Passes Away
November 18, 2013
Peter Hale, the long-time face of Madshus in the US, passed away on Sunday. Hale was a friendly and generous soul with many connections in the Midwest, and will be sorely missed. No details yet on services.
Faster Skier: Face of US Madshus, Peter Hale Passes Away
Skitrax: Tribute to Peter Hale
Kickstarter: MS, Vikings and Nordic Skiing
October 31, 2013
Help researcher Ian Duncan reach the Kickstarter goal to complete the documentary "Multiple Sclerosis, The Vikings and Nordic Skiing". With a pledge of $250 or more, you will be invited to a private film screening at the American Birkebeiner. Act quickly, there is less than a week to go to qualify for the funding.
Chris Sachs Named Sisu Foundation Executive Director
October 23, 2013
Chris Sachs has been announced as the new Executive Director for the Sisu Foundation. Sachs will work with interim director Mike Brown as they carry on the foundation after the departure of Ben Popp this past summer.
Dinner with Diggins Nov 10th
October 17, 2013
Friends and supporters of Jessie Diggins are organizing a fundraising dinner at Chilkoot Café and Cyclery, in Stillwater, MN on Sunday evening, November 10th. Jessie will be on hand to share the highlights of her 2012-13 season and her plans for this upcoming Olympic season.
Dick Hedenstrom Passes Away
October 11, 2013
One of the legendary Midwest skiers, Dick Hedenstrom, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening. Hedenstrom, 79, was still one of the top skiers especially in his age class. Well loved in the Twin Cities community, he will be sorely missed.
Service: Wed Oct 16th: Reviewal 9 to 11 am, Funeral at 11 am, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection at the corner of County Road D and Victoria in Roseville (due to construction, use Victoria, not County Road D to reach the church).
Star Tribune: Move over, whippersnappers, were coming through!
Obituary: Richard Henry "Dick" Hedenstrom, M.D.
John Hugus Passes On
October 7, 2013
CXC posts that John Hugus, well known within the Nordic skiing community in Wisconsin, Junior Olympics, and a member of the Board of Directors of CXC, has passed away. Arrangements being handled by Peterson/Kraemer Funeral with visitation in Wausau Thursday evening, service Friday afternoon at Nine Mile ski chalet.
John Hugus Obituary
Multiple Sclerosis, the Vikings and Nordic Skiing
October 2, 2013
How do MS, vikings and skiing relate? Check out Ian Duncan's new documentary and help them fund the goal of completing the film.