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Paralympic Nordic Coaching session at Hyland Lake, December 13, 2015 (Photo: Bruce Manske)

Marshal Landrum, Vakava TT, August 7, 2016

Coach of the Year Piotr Bednarski, CXC Coaches Conference, October 24, 2015

Juniors at the Midwest Regional Shooting Camp, Mt Itasca, June 16, 2015 (Photo: Bill Meyer)

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Highlights

LNR College Program Training Session
May 25, 2017
Thursday morning the new LNR College Training Program successfully navigated the major Afton road construction to hold time trial and interval classical double pole set on the big coulee.
Related:
Photoset: 151 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)
Video from LNR: Time Trial

CXC Adds Joe Haggenmiller To Staff
May 18, 2017
Central Cross Country Skiing has announced Joe Haggenmiller as the new Director of Athletics. Haggenmiller was the former head coach for Michigan Tech's Nordic ski team and as well as coaching track and field. He will be based out of Duluth, MN.
Related:
CXC Membership in Now Open

Rice Creek Boat Club Test Drive Sessions
May 14, 2017
The Rice Creek Boat Club will be offering a series of free "Try it out" events for families, adults, and kids to try out paddle sport boats. The first session is this Saturday, May 20th.
Related:
Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Class for Juniors

Hoigaards: Rollerski 101 Clinic
May 11, 2017
Hoigaards is running an introduction to rollerskiing clinic this Saturday, May 13th. Class size is limited to eight, demo equipment is available.

Loppet: Juniors Endurance Training Presentation Monday
May 4, 2017
LNR coaches Piotr Bednarski and Chris Harvey will give a presentation on the basics of endurance training for juniors this Monday evening, May 8th at Hopkins High School. The talk will cover how the body adapts to training as well as how training should change as an athlete matures and focuses on a particular sport. Presentation is free and open to all.

Trail Kids Events this Week
May 1, 2017
The Loppet Foundation has a number of Trail Kids events this week, including mountain bike test drives on Wednesday and Thursday, and a girls MTB clinic on Sunday.

Northstar Ski Touring Club 50th Anniversary Spring Banquet Recap
April 26, 2017
The North Star Ski Touring Club kicked off the celebration of their 50th Anniversary at the Spring Banquet last Sunday evening, April 23rd. The program consisted of a reflection of the Club's 50 years starting from the summer meeting of 1967 when the 19 founders created a constitution and the club was born.

CXC: Igor Legacy Camps Making a Difference
April 26, 2017
Bruce Manske reports on the impact the Igor Legacy Camps are making with youth skiers in the Midwest. The first camp is coming up, June 16-18, in Stevens Point, WI.
Related:
CXC Igor Legacy Camps for U12-U14

Endurance United Hires Liz Peterson
April 25, 2017
Endurance United has announced Liz Peterson as their new Junior Team head coach and programming director. Peterson was a Forest Lake star and skied for St. Scholastica, where she received an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology. Peterson is wrapping up work as an assistant Nordic Coach at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

CXC Congress Weekend
April 25, 2017
This weekend, Apr 28-30, Central Cross Country Ski Association will host educational workshops for club leaders focused on fundraising, sport committee meetings and recognize some of the organization's top coaches, volunteers and community leaders at the Annual Awards Dinner.
Related:
Youth Committee Meeting Agenda
Midwest Junior Committee Meeting Agenda
CXC Awards Presentation and Dinner

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Celebration
April 12, 2017
A big turnout Wednesday evening at the new Slumberland Headquarters for the Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Celebration. Jessie Diggins signed posters for the first hour then was introduced by her high school coach and best friend, Kris Hansen, before Jessie gave a recap of her World Cup season. At the end of the presentation, Diggins revealed there is an effort underway to bring a World Cup race to the Twin Cities (fundraising needed!). The evening wrapped up with a big raffle, including a pair of Salomon Carbon skis, and more poster signings.
Related:
Photoset: 35 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)

Mpls Ski Club Spring Training for Juniors
April 11, 2017
Under the direction of Kevin Brochman, the Mpls Ski Club is offering spring junior training sessions. Plus details are up for the summer/fall junior and adult training programs, as well as a new youth program coming next fall.

Summit Lake Biathlon Red Book Class April 22nd
April 11, 2017
Mark Torresani, from Blackhawk Ski Club in Madison along with Birkie Biathlon, are offering a USBA Biathlon Safety Certification Class -"Red Book" on April 22nd. The class open to youth and adults and there will be a small lunch provided. Wisconsin native Paul Schommer from the U.S. National Biathlon Team will be there helping out!

Endurance United Spring Junior Programs Start April 18th
April 11, 2017
The spring training is almost underway, and Endurance United starts their spring junior programs on Tuesday, April 18th. The spring program includes running, rollerskiing, technique work, and strength training.
Related:
Endurance United Summer Junior Programs

Finn Sisu Training Programs
April 10, 2017
Finn Sisu's spring and summer training programs have been posted and open for registration, including Vakava Juniors, Vakava Masters, and strength training (which starts April 12!)

Rice Creek Boat Club Informational Meeting April 13th
April 9, 2017
The Rice Creek Boat Club is holding their informational and registration meeting this Thursday, April 13th, in New Brighton. The youth paddling club (middle/high school) offers a summer opportunity to learn to paddle and enjoy great cross training for other sports.

Haig Glacier Trip 2017
April 9, 2017
Matt Liebsch has announced his annual Summer XC Ski Camp on the Haig Glacier in Canada, August 1-8th. The camp offers daily skiing with an emphasis on easy distance workouts at altitude.

LNR Junior Spring Informational Meeting
April 7, 2017
LNR will host an open house this Wednesday evening, April 12th at the Wirth Chalet where head coach Piotr Bednarski will be presenting information about the spring and summer LNR 2016 Junior programs.
Related:
Trail Kids Spring MTB Test Drive Sessions

CXC Congress Set for Apr 28-30
April 7, 2017
Central Cross Country Ski Association will host educational workshops for club leaders focused on fundraising, host sport committee meetings and recognize some of the organization's top coaches, volunteers and community leaders at the Annual Awards Dinner.

Out There: Summer Training Opportunities
April 1, 2017
Out There Shop in Rice Lake is getting fired up for summer ski training and highlights the northern Wisconsin opportunities via 4591 Sports Development and the broader CXC training programs. Programs are available for a wide range of age groups, from youth to masters.

MNSA Awards Program Set for April 9th
April 1, 2017
The Minnesota Nordic Ski Association (MNSA) will honor Bonnie Fuller-Kask and Larry Myers with the 2017 Minnesota Nordic Skiing Lifetime Achievement Award during the MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards Program on Sunday afternoon, April 9th at the Mora Vasaloppet Nordic Center in Mora, MN. A keynote slideshow presentation will be given by Chad Salmela, former St. Scholastica Nordic Ski Coach and Olympic biathlon and cross country events television commentator as well as recognition of top performing female and male Minnesota high school, collegiate, biathlon, and master skiers. RSVP by April 4th!

CXC Summer Camps
March 30, 2017
CXC has put out their line up summer training camps for youth and junior skiers, including the Igor Legacy Camps (U12-14), U16 Camps, and Summer Open Camps (U16-20). First camps start up in May!

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Event Scheduled for April 12th
March 28, 2017
The public is encouraged to come out Wednesday, April 12th, to welcome hometown gal Jessie Diggins from her most successful season yet! The big event will be held this year at the Slumberland Campus in Oakland, MN. The event is free and there will be door prizes!

LNR Adult Spring Training
March 28, 2017
LNR has their full spring line-up of adult training classes posted. Everything from strength sessions to intro to MTB to running and biking classes, and more.

NNF Auction Fundraiser
March 27, 2017
The National Nordic Foundation has launched their late season auction fundraiser. Find loads of unique items to bid on including bibs from the World Cup, autographed clothing and posters, and lots of skiing equipment. Act quickly though, the auction ends next Monday, April 3rd.

Endurance United: Jake Morgan Announcement
March 17, 2017
Endurance United announced on Friday that Junior Head Coach and Programming Director, Jake Morgan, will be leaving the organization to attend law school. The search committee will begin looking for a replacement.

CXC Online Auction
March 14, 2017
The 4th Annual CXC Online Auction is officially open. Make sure to bid early and check back often as the auction is only active until Thursday, March 23rd.

NNF: Guided Trip to Seefeld, Austria for 2018 World Cup
March 6, 2017
The NNF and Lumi Experiences are partnering to offer a trip to the 2018 cross-country and Nordic combined World Cup competitions in Seefeld, Austria. The 11-day trip was designed by Olympian (and Minnesotan) Garrott Kuzzy and will ski in the Alps, spectate at World Cup competitions and relax top hotels. Plus an opportunity to participate in the Dolomitenlauf Worldloppet!

NNF Announces Funding for FIS World Championships Athletes
January 20, 2017
The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is excited to announce support for unfunded cross-country athletes attending the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. NNF will provide $2,000 each to Caitlin Gregg, Chelsea Holmes, Kyle Bratrud, Tad Elliott, Ben Lustgarten, and Cole Morgan to offset travel and lodging expenses.
Related:
U18 Nationís Cup Trip Heads to Norway Jan 22

DXC Snow Ball Gala Coming Feb 11th
January 13, 2017
Duluth XC is inviting everyone to join them on Saturday evening, Feb 11th, for their 2nd Annual Snow Ball Gala at the Greysolon Ballroom! Enjoy a great night of food and drink with friends, auctions, and community Nordic ski awards at DXC's biggest party of the year.

Barrron County Sports Development
December 27, 2016
A group of Barron County residents have developed the 4591 Sports Development group. The goal of the organization is to grow Nordic Skiing and other silent Sports in the Barron County area as well as create opportunities for adults to learn and become better skiers and create a funding method to offer more programs for youth to be able to participate in Nordic Skiing, Ski Jumping and more.

CXC: 10 Days, $14K to go
December 22, 2016
CXC's year-end fundraiser is past the halfway point and need your help now to meet the $30K goal and receive a matching challenge grant.

Holiday Ski Camps
December 9, 2016
Dec 28-30 Marshall Holiday Ski Camp - Held at Snowflake in Duluth, designed for kids 5-12 of all abilities.
Dec 27-30 CXC Winter Junior Camp - Held on the Telemark trails in Cable, designed for youth racers ages 14-17.

Marshall Holiday Ski Camp Set for Dec 28-30
December 2, 2016
The 11th Annual Marshall Holiday Ski Camp for children ages 5-12 is set for December 28-30 (holiday break) at Snowflake Nordic Ski Center in Duluth. Members of Marshall Nordic Ski Team and alumni will be providing instruction, working to bring each skier to their next level.

Winter Trail Kids Starts Tuesday
December 1, 2016
The Loppet Foundation's Winter Trail Kids program starts up this Tuesday, Dec 6th, at both Wirth and Hyland. The program is for youth ages 7-14 and provides coaching instruction for both classic and skate ski technique.


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