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Jessie Diggins, Fast and Female in Stratton, VT, August 10, 2014 (Photo: Lilly Caldwell)

Vivian Hett, NTG Camp, August 18, 2014 (Photo: Bryan Fish)

Jessie Diggins out for a family rollerski, November 1, 2015 (Photo: Kris Hansen)

Vakava Juniors, July 31, 2015

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NNF: National U16 Summer Camp Selections Announced
May 20, 2016
The seventh edition of the NNF/USSA National U16 Camp will be held July 24-31 on the campus of St. Scholastica in Duluth. The NU16 camp brings together the top U16 boys and girls from across the USA for a week of intensive training and ski sport education as one of the first steps in the USSA National Development Pipeline. Representing the Midwest: Anders Sonnesyn, Peter Moore, Abigail Jarzin, Kelly Koch, and Siri Bohacek.

Final Chance for Haig Glacier 2016
May 9, 2016
Matt Liebsch is taking final reservations for the Haig Glacier trip, June 27-July 4th. There are just a few spots left and reservations are due very soon, otherwise those remaining spots will be filled by a Canadian group.

Loppet Spring Trail Kids Mountain Bike Program
April 28, 2016
The Loppet Foundation is offering a MTB program, covering all skill levels, for kids ages 8 to 13 years old. Sessions start on May 2nd, and there is an open house with bikes to test drive this Saturday at Wirth.
Related:
Apr 30 Girls Spring Mountain Bike Test Drive Clinic

CXC Summer Training Camps
April 26, 2016
CXC has a number of summer training camps available for juniors, including the Igor Legacy Camps, U16, Open and Regional Elite Group camps, with options across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

North Star Ski Touring Club Announces Major Gift to the Loppet Foundation
April 20, 2016
The North Star Ski Touring Club (NSSTC) recently provided a gift of $20,000 to the Loppet Foundation to help finance construction of the Adventure Welcome Center at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis.
Related:
Adventure Center at the Loppet

Haig Glacier 2016
April 16, 2016
Matt Liebsch has posted preliminary plans for the 2016 trip to the Haig Glacier (Canada). This year's trip will be going a little earlier on the calendar, scheduled for June 27-July 4. Limited openings, reserve your spot now.
Related:
Haig Glacier Packing List

NNF: Kashiwa Named Executive Director
April 15, 2016
The National Nordic Foundation announced Thursday the hire of Hennie Kashiwa as Executive Director. The Steamboat Springs, Colorado native assumes the leadership role in the National Nordic Foundation on May 1st and will work in tandem with outgoing director James Southam to ensure a smooth transition.
Related:
National Development Project Grants Open

Igor Legacy Camps
April 12, 2016
CXC has published the dates for the summer Igor Legacy Camps, honoring Igor Badamshin's commitment to the sport and designed for youth ages 10-13. Camps will be in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

Endurance United Weekly Speaker Series
April 7, 2016
Endurance United is hosting a new weekly speaker series this spring, covering a variety of topics. First up on Monday, April 11th, is Ben Bruno, personal trainer and endurance athlete, with a presentation about sports nutrition for endurance.

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Event this Sunday!
April 6, 2016
There will be a 'Welcome Home' event for Jessie Diggins, this Sunday, April 10th, at Stillwater Area high school. Everyone is encouraged to attend! Jessie will do some poster signings, as well as a presentation on her 2015-16 season.

USSA Membership Prizes Still Available
March 28, 2016
Therešs still time to support the successful athletes of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team by joining the USSA as a general member. For as little as $15 you can be a part of the USSA program, and, perhaps best of all, therešs still time to win one of the weekly prizes being offered.

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Event
March 28, 2016
There will be a community welcome home event for Jessie Diggins, Sunday April 10th, at Stillwater high school. Diggins will give a short presentation on her 2015-16 season and sign posters -- the event is free, everyone is encouraged to come out and cheer on the hometown superstar!

CXC Season Finale Auction
March 27, 2016
CXC is running their season finale online auction, with over 100 items up for bid. Find deals on clothing, wax service, skiing equipment, and more.
Related:
USSA Membership Prizes Still Available

MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards Program Set for April 9th
March 22, 2016
MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards Program is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, April 9th, at the Mora Vasaloppet Nordic Center. Bob Montebello, currently the oldest active ski trail groomer in North America will receive the 2016 Minnesota Nordic Skiing Lifetime Achievement Award. MNSA will also posthumously honor Nikolai Anikin, Robin Baker, Charlie Banks, John Burton, Earle Dickinson, Tim Knopp, Jinny McWethy, Brother Jerome Rademacher, Toni St. Pierre, Al Waverek, and Don Wolter. In addition, there will be a keynote presentation by Minnesota's own Jessie Diggins. Limited seating available, RSVP is requested.

MYSL/Skiwerx Awards Banquet Mar 20th
March 10, 2016
MYSL/Skiwerx will wrap up the 2015-16 season with an awards banquet on Sunday, March 20th. Review the final standings and order your tickets online.

DXC: Birkie Bus
February 2, 2016
Live in or near Duluth, and want to avoid the lodging and transportation hassles of the Birkie? The Duluth XC Club (DXC) is offering coach bus transportation to and from the Birkie on Saturday, Feb 20th. There are a limit number of seats available, reserve yours today.

Fast and Female Chat at the Birkie
February 1, 2016
Olympian Kikkan Randall will be at the Birkie this year, and will host a Fast and Female event at the Hayward High School on Sunday, Feb 21st. There will be a Parent & Coach Seminar as well! Sign up today.

Endurance United: Battle Creek Lantern Ski Saturday Night
January 20, 2016
Endurance United is hosting a free lantern lit ski at Battle Creek this Saturday evening, Jan 23rd. Ski the lighted section, then into the woods at top for a luminary lit loop. Organizers ask for RSVP so they can plan refreshments.

Sun Valley Ski Academy Q&A at Wirth
December 31, 2015
The Sun Valley Ski Academy is bring some of its stars to Minneapolis for a Q&A session at the Wirth Chalet, Monday evening, Jan 11th.

Double Birkie Scheduled for Wed Dec 30th
December 24, 2015
The annual Double Birkie ski event has been announced for Wednesday, Dec 30th! Ski the whole thing, from Fish Hatchery up to North End Cabin and back, or simply join in along the way. Lunch being offered by Brick House of Cable.

USSA: Interview with new Nordic Director Robert Lazzaroni
December 16, 2015
Robert Lazzaroni leads a renewed effort to grow USSA support and has launched a revised membership program with some great benefits. And as an added incentive, they are holding weekly drawings for some great prizes.

CXC Fundraising Drive: Almost Halfway
December 15, 2015
CXC's year-end fundraising drive is rolling on, almost to their halfway goal, but only has a few weeks left. Check out their video about CXC Nordic Rocks Programs -- one of their goals is to have a program at 55 schools around Midwest.

CXC Member Drive Update
December 9, 2015
CXC's member drive is underway, and while they've made a good start they still need your help to reach their matching grant. Everyone donating at the $100 level receives a Craft hat. ALso check out their video about why children with physical disabilities should participate in cross country skiing.

CXC Membership Drive
December 2, 2015
CXC is running their Year End Challenge Grant, 'Support our Sport'. Several CXC donors have stepped up to provide a challenge grant, so every dollar donated will be doubled!

Paralympic Nordic Coaching Education Clinic Dec 13th
December 1, 2015
Join National Team coaches Jason Kask and BethAnn Chamberlain along with 3x Paralympians Sean Halsted and Kelly Underkofler for a single day coaches clinic on working with adaptive Nordic skiers. The clinic will cover best practices for working with sitting, standing and visually impaired athletes. The clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 13th, at Hyland Lake.


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