Brian and Caitlin Gregg hiking out in Truckee, California, July 28, 2013 (Photo: Team Gregg)
Mattie Watts, NTG Camp, August 15, 2014 (Photo: Bryan Fish)
LNR Northshore Camp, July 18, 2014 (Photo: Kim Rudd)
SMS 100K rollerski, August 25, 2013
Training events coming up over the next two months...
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October 21, 2014
The annual Loppet Games is this Saturday, Oct 25th at Theodore Wirth. Designed for kids ages 8-14, it features a number of events including Adventure Race, Obstacle Course, DP Test, Orienteering, and Age Gap Adventure Race (adult-kid pairings).
Duluth XC Hill Bounding Starts Wednesday
October 13, 2014
Sarah Allen and Eleanor Bacso will be leading hill bounding sessions at Chester Park starting this Wednesday evening, Oct 15th -- bring your poles! Workouts are free and open to the public.
Brewski Weekend with Matt Liebsch
October 12, 2014
Join Matt Liebsch from October 24-26 for a weekend of relaxation and ski specific training in Seeley, WI, brought to you by Fischer and Gear West. Workouts will include individualized coaching and technique analysis, while beverages will be provided for "recovery" between sessions. RSVP, space is limited.
Fast Kids Fall Adventure Run Coverage
October 9, 2014
The Fast Kids Fall Adventure Run series wrapped up Thursday evening with one last trail run through the woods of Theodore Wirth. The course including a number of haybale hurdles, lots of singletrack and two stream crossings.
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Milwaukee Masters Clinics this Weekend
October 8, 2014
Andrew Poffenberger will be leading a series of masters rollerskiing and dryland clinics in the Milwaukee area this weekend. RSVP if you escape from the leaf raking!
CXC: Eriksen Road Bike Drawing
October 6, 2014
Kent Eriksen Cycles, HED Cycling and Sram are partnering to support CXC's Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment by giving away a dream bike. Only 200 tickets are being distributed in this fundraiser project for an incredible road bike worth over $8000!
Drive for 25 Begins
October 1, 2014
D25 is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for ski sport in the US. The concept is simple: the community comes together to support skiing. Join the Drive, donate and/or become a fundraiser today!
Mora Clinic with Matt Liebsch
September 29, 2014
Matt Liebsch will be in Mora, MN, this Sunday, Oct 5th for a special dryland and rollerski clinic. The event is free - bring your poles, helmet and rollerskis and enjoy a great fall day in Mora!
Endurance United Hires Jacob Morgan as Programming Manager
September 18, 2014
Endurance United recently hired Jacob (Jake) Morgan to be its new Programming Manager and Junior Team Coach. Jake will also help coach the youth and adult training programs offered by Endurance United and will working along side Head Coach and Executive Director, Chris Sachs.
2014 CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Certification and Conference
September 15, 2014
CXC will be offering a coaches certification and conference, Oct 17-19, at Lakewoods Resort in Cable. The weekend will be focused on CXC/USSA Level 100 Coaches Certification and will introduce the CXC/USSA Level 200 Coaches Certification with specific hands-on session for Adaptive coaching.
September 4, 2014
Ski Hut has updated their Duluth area cycling guide, just in time for that fall adventure.
Cable Masters Camp
September 2, 2014
CXC coach Bill Pierce will be hosting a Masters Training Camp, Sept 19-21 in the Cable area. The camp will focus on technique, with all levels of ability welcome.
Vakava Fall Training
August 29, 2014
Finn Sisu's Vakava fall training starts up next week with the juniors program and a conditioning program open to all. Masters training begins in October.
CXC Masters Clinic in Milwaukee
August 13, 2014
CXC will be hosting a Masters Clinic in Milwaukee this weekend, Aug 16-17. The clinic will feature morning workout sessions, covering both classic and skate technique.
Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing Webinar
August 11, 2014
CXC is hosting a live streaming webinar on Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing, with Matt Whitcomb, Women's XC Coach, U.S. Ski Team. In addition to answering questions from coaches, Matt will share his personal testing philosophy, as well as some specific workouts that are effective benchmarks. The event is scheduled for 5 pm CST, Thursday, August 14th.
Midwest Skiers Heading to NTG Camp
August 10, 2014
The National Training Group (NTG) camp for juniors (U20) starts this Thursday, August 14th, in Park City, Utah. The NTG camp brings the nation's best developing athletes together for a week of intense training and testing. The elite skiers representing the Midwest include Vivian Hett, Mattie Watts, and Zak Ketterson. (Rosie Frankowski was selected for the U24 group.)
NTG Camp Schedule Aug 13-20
Gear West Training Program Registration Open
August 4, 2014
Registration is open for Gear West Technique and Training Program. This program is designed to help skiers of all levels learn to ski faster and more efficiently–for the Birkie or just to enjoy Minnesota parks!
Haig Glacier Coverage
August 2, 2014
Coverage from the 2014 Haig Glacier Camp hosted by Endurance United and led by Matt Liebsch, including some cool video recaps by Taag Ebert.
Birkie Development Grants Program Now Open
August 1, 2014
The Birkie Foundation annually provides grant funding opportunities to skier development programs throughout the nation. Deadline for all applicants is September 1st.
FAST KIDS August Camp
August 1, 2014
The Loppet Foundation is offering a special camp this August 18-21 for youth ages 8-13. The camp has two tracks, one for introductory and another for advanced level kids, and will feature sports like mountain biking, rollerskiing, and other fun outdoor activities.
National U16 Camp Update
July 31, 2014
The National Nordic Foundation has posted a big update from the U16 camp going on this week in Jackson, WY. Midwest skiers Claire Benton, Anna Johnson, Amanda Kautzer, Erin Moening, Hannah Rudd, and Henry Gore are in attendance.
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CXC Chicago Masters Clinics
July 16, 2014
Join the CXC Masters Team for monthly technique clinics in the Chicagoland area, meeting at the Cook County Forest Preserve. Sessions include rollerski technique clinics along with video analysis. Next clinic is this weekend, July 19-20th.
Hoigaards Inline Skate Clinic this Saturday
July 15, 2014
Join Chuck Smerdon and Kathy Wagle from Team Hoigaard's Inline Race Team for this free clinic focused on technique on the trail. Included will be tips on maintaining wheels and bearings plus skating safety. Bring your gear, they'll be outside!
CXC Masters Clinics in Wausau
June 25, 2014
Join CXC for a Masters Clinic in Wausau, this weekend, June 28-29. They will focus on ski technique, agility and strength.
Dryland Workouts with Caitlin
June 21, 2014
Hoigaards is running two dryland sessions with Olympian Caitlin Gregg. The first one is this Wednesday evening, June 25th.
Hayward Olympic Day
June 10, 2014
The Hayward Hurricanes Nordic team is hosting Hayward Olympic Day this Saturday, June 14th. Loads of special events including rollerski demos, 5K/10K running races, kids track and field, film fest and outgame games.
CXC Masters/Citizen Open Technique Camp
June 2, 2014
CXC is holding a Masters/Citizen Open Technique Camp this weekend, June 6-8th, in Seeley. Skate and classic technique will be covered with video analysis.
CXC Webinar from Park City
May 31, 2014
CXC will be hosting a live webinar on Monday, June 2nd at 5pm Central Time from Park City. Guests will be Bryan Fish (US Ski Team Development Coach) and Michael Naperalsky (US Ski Team Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach).
Hoigaard's 2014 Paddle Derby
May 23, 2014
Hoigaard's Paddle Derby will be starting up Thursday, May 29th! Great training for the Tri-Loppet, and lots of division options to cover all types and skill levels.
May 22, 2014
With school wrapping up any day now for most high school students, the summer training programs will be starting in just weeks. We've complied a running list of the training programs, both for juniors as well as adults, along with some special clinics/events.
Haig Glacier Trip 2014: Final Call
May 12, 2014
Still on the fence about a summer on-snow trip to the Haig Glacier with Matt Liebsch? Decisions on the numbers participating will be made in this week, so make your plans now!
DXC Summer Juniors Programs
May 11, 2014
Duluth XC (DXC) has started up the enrollment for their summer junior programs. Under the direction of head coach Sarah Allen, the program is open to Duluth area high school Nordic skiers, and will host a meeting for parents and athletes May 20th.
LNR-Nordicwerks Spring Workout
May 10, 2014
Loppet Nordic Racing and Nordicwerks were on the West River Parkway Saturday morning for a combined May workout under the direction of coaches Deno Johnson and Julia Curry (and special guest Caitlin Gregg!). After a 30 minute warmup rollerski down to the Guthrie Theatre, the group did level 3 intervals up the long Franklin hill, alternating between double pole and striding. Skiers wound down from the 45 minute hill session with another easy distance rollerski. Temperatures in the upper 50s and warm sunshine made for ideal workout conditions.
Nordicwerks Summer Program
LNR Spring Junior and Adult Training Programs
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May 7, 2014
The Birkie is switching to an annual membership plan and kicked off their membership drive on Wednesday, including the rollout of a brand-new Birkie website!
FAST KIDS with the Greggs
May 5, 2014
Olympians Caitlin and Brian Gregg joined LNR last Saturday for a Fast Kids session, with plenty of photo coverage. Kim Rudd reports: We had over 40 participants that enjoyed a fun workout lead by both Brian and Caitlin. Afterwards Brian shared his Olympic experience and talked to the kids about setting goals. They all got to write down their own goals on Team Gregg post cards and also got them personally autographed.
CXC Collegiate Summer Training
April 25, 2014
CXC is offering a unique collegiate summer training opportunity with five resident openings, as well as 10 additional non-housing opportunities. Housing and coaching begins May 24th and til Aug 22nd.