F.A.S.T. Summer Training Camps
May 18, 2013
F.A.S.T. will be running camps again this summer in conjunction with LNR and a number of other clubs around the region. They welcome anyone who wants to join in and train hard!
Gustavus Nordic Ski Camp - June 23-27
May 16, 2013
Gustavus is hosting their dryland camp for juniors this June. Features training and instruction on ski walking, bounding, skate and classic technique, strength training, and interval training along with evening discussion sessions.
South Metro Nordic Project Summer Programs
May 10, 2013
Andrew Poffenberger leads a relatively new Twin Cities summer training program, South Metro Nordic Project, offering three or five day workout schedules and using locations of Cleary Park, Lakeville HS, and Wagon Wheel Trail. Programs start June 10th.
Hoigaards: Rollerskiing 101
May 9, 2013
Hoigaards is offering a rollerski clinic this Saturday morning, May 11th, for experienced skiers who are new to rollerskiing. Andy Turnbull leads the clinic which introduces the equipment and teaches basic rollerskiing skills and training techniques.
LNR Intro Month for Juniors/Fast Kids
April 26, 2013
Is your youth interested in summer training but new to mountain biking and rollerskiing? LNR is offering youth a chance to get a taste of these summer ski training activities at a special rate with five trial sessions for the month of May.
Vakava Masters Starting Soon
April 25, 2013
Finn Sisu's Vakava Masters training sessions start on May 8th and run into next February. Kate Ellis, Ahvo Taipale, and Greg Weier will lead group workouts on Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings.
Sisu Skiers Adult Programs
April 23, 2013
The Sisu Foundation has announced their full schedule of year-round and fall-winter adult training programs, as well as their new "M Team". Sessions start as soon as May 7th, sign up now!
Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Celebration Coverage
April 19, 2013
A full-house turned out Friday evening at the new Lake Elmo chalet to welcome World Champion Jessie Diggins back to Minnesota after an incredible season of racing. Diggins signed posters, handed out some great prize drawings from sponsors, and gave a slideshow recap of her 2012-13 racing season.
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Hoigaards: Bike and Boat Kick-Off Sale
April 17, 2013
Hoigaard's Second Annual Bike & Boat Swap takes place this weekend, April 20-21. Sell your own bike or boat and/or shop for great deals on used equipment!
Vakava Summer Training Program Open House
April 17, 2013
Vakava will be hosting an open-house on Saturday, April 20th for summer training registration along with a roller ski clinic. Free water bottle carrier with registration! Update: Rollerski session cancelled due to too much snow!
Minneapolis Rowing Club Programs
April 14, 2013
The Minneapolis Rowing Club has opened registration for its spring,
summer and fall Junior Programs. Kids entering 8th grade or older are
eligible, but no experience is necessary. Learn to row and race this
Nordic Walking Queen on Northshore Tour
April 12, 2013
Hoigaard's Nordic Walking Queen Linda Lemke will be doing a Northshore Tour next weekend, April 19-21. Nordic Walking clinics will be held at the Duluth YMCA, Stone Harbor, Grand Marais, and Boulder Lake.
Support the Loppet (and get a bonus)
April 10, 2013
Support skiing in Minneapolis? Become a member of the Loppet Foundation - and if you act before April 15th, you'll receive a coupon code good for 10% off the Trail Loppet.
LNR Training Information Nights
Nordicwerks Summer Training
April 9, 2013
Nordicwerks SkiKlubb enters their 12th year of offering top notch summer junior training programs, lead by Deno Johnson. Three and five day a week options, starts June 10th!
MYSL/Skiwerx Leader/Coach Open House
April 8, 2013
This Saturday, April 13th, MYSL/Skiwerx will be hosting an open house on leadering/coaching recap as well as a Skiwerx seminar. Starts at 1 pm and is being held at Finn Sisu.
LNR Training Information Nights
April 1, 2013
Loppet Nordic Racing is holding two Training Presentation and Information Nights at the Theodore Wirth Park Chalet, April 8th Fast Kids (ages 8-12) and April 11th Juniors (ages 13-18). The program will include information for the upcoming training year.
LNR Spring Junior Workouts
March 27, 2013
LNR Junior Spring Training begins April 1st, with strength and technique workouts based out of Hopkins high school. Workouts expand as spring progresses. Price hikes for summer go into effect April 15th.
Finn Sisu Training Programs
March 13, 2013
Finn Sisu's summer training programs are now open for enrollment. Vakava Juniors summer training program starts June 17 with a 2 or 3-day a week option. Also a new year-round program for adults, Vakava Masters, with evening and a daytime sessions, beginning the first week of May.
West Side Nordic
March 12, 2013
John Dyste will be offering West Side Nordic, a summer training program based in the Twin Cities west metro. Program begins June 18th and runs through July, meeting three days a week.
3GNordic Wax Party
March 10, 2013
3GNordic is hosting their summer training program info session on Sunday, March 17th. All skiers are invited to come visit with the coaches and learn about the program while they get their summer cleaning and storage waxing done.
Sisu Summer Training Programs
February 14, 2013
Don't even give it another day's thought ... summer training is the best way to improve on next year's results. Sisu Foundation has their full juniors training lineup posted.
Ski and Tea Birkie Prep Clinic
February 11, 2013
Ski and Tea is hosting a women's only Birkie prep clinic on Wednesday, Feb 20th at the OO Birkie trail head. Led by Audrey Weber and Caitlin Gregg, there will be coaching for both classic and skate techniques.
MYSL/Hoigaard's Skiing with the Stars Recap
January 24, 2013
Top athletes, including SuperTour participants, paired up with area youth skiers for a fun evening of racing at Wirth in the MYSL/Hoigaards team sprints Wednesday night.
MYSL: Jesse Diggins Insider Report
January 15, 2013
Jessie Diggins has been writing updates for the Minnesota Youth Ski League this season, including a recent post highlighting her Tour de Ski experience, along with some great tips.
North Star Ski Club Presentation: Iceland Adventure
January 7, 2013
The North Star Ski Touring Club monthly meeting is this Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30pm at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Richfield. North Star adventurer, Al Mayer, will discuss his travels and adventures along the coast of Iceland this past summer. Public is welcome to attend.
Loppet Winter Programs
December 24, 2012
The Loppet Foundation is offering some unique ski programs this winter...
Adaptive Ski Program - Inclusive cross country ski programming for athletes of all abilities! Pairs disabled athletes one-on-one with volunteers as they learn both sit-ski and standing techniques, classical style.
LNR Fast Kids - Youth ages 9-13 are invited to join this group for evenings of skiing excitement on the trails. Some prior skiing experience is necessary. Program starts January 7th.
Loppet Ski Camps
December 21, 2012
Holiday break is here and you've got one more chance to send the kids outside! Loppet ski camps for ages 7-13, no equipment or experience necessary. Camps run Dec 26-28 and Jan 1-4.
Canada Ski Vacation
December 17, 2012
VBT Vacations is offering a special Canadian XC skiing vacation this winter, hitting some of the top venues, including the site of last weekend's World Cup races.
December 14, 2012
Classic is back and the Loppet Nordic Racing wants to teach you technique to last a lifetime. Learn the fundamentals of classic skiing in a small group session. Meets Wednesdays at noon.
Loppet Ski Camp
December 11, 2012
Do you know a youth who wants to attend camp in a winter wonderland? Have them come out to Loppet Ski Camp. Two camps offered over holiday break: Dec. 26-28, Jan 1-4. Register now (camps likely to fill).
Birkie Entry Raffle
December 9, 2012
The Sisu Foundation is holding a raffle for a free Birkie entry with proceeds going toward their Junior development programs. Only 100 tickets are being raffled with the raffle ending next Monday, Dec 17th.
North Star Ski Club Presentation: Getting into Gear
December 9, 2012
Tuesday's North Star Ski Club Meeting will feature Jan Guenther, Gear West, with a presentation 'Getting into Gear", where she will discuss the pros and cons of waxable vs non-waxable skis and current technology. Meetings are open to the public.
Loppet Adaptive Ski Program Orientation
December 6, 2012
The Loppet Foundation is offering an Adaptive Cross Country Ski Program for the first time, this winter. In partnership with the Courage Center, disabled athletes will be paired one on one with volunteers as they learn both sit-ski and standing techniques. Volunteers of all abilities are needed. Orientation with adaptive sports expert from the Courage Center is this Saturday, Dec 8th.
Young Skier Programs Get Funding Boost from Birkie
November 29, 2012
Ten youth cross country ski programs will get a boost this winter thanks to funding from the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s (ABSF) Skier Development Grant program. The Foundation recently awarded a total of $10,000 to programs targeted to youth skier programs.
Thank You NNF Community
F.A.S.T. Masters Programming
November 28, 2012
F.A.S.T. is offering an eight session program in Seeley, designed to help master skiers set a process for improvement in their enjoyment or performance in Nordic skiing. Limited to 12 individuals, starts December 5th.
Marshall Holiday Ski Camp
November 26, 2012
The Marshall School in Duluth will host their annual Holiday Ski Camp, Dec 26-28, at Snowflake Nordic. The ski camp is designed children ages 5-12 at all levels of skiing ability and will be led by the Marshall Nordic coaching staff and skiers.