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Uphill time trial run, National U16 Camp, July 26, 2016

Igor Legacy Camp, Bemidji, MN, July 25, 2015 (Photo: Bruce Manske)

LNR summer juniors, June 29, 2016

Jessie Diggins at Snow Farm, New Zealand, July 10, 2015 (Photo: Jason Cork)

Upcoming Events
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Highlights

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.

NNF: Team Gregg - We Believe
November 21, 2016
Brian and Caitlin Gregg make their case for supporting the National Nordic Foundation and the Drive for 25 campaign, highlighting how important funding is for junior development and elite skiers trying to make it to the next level. The Drive for 25 campaign ends on Dec 1st, and has a matching grant for $40K.

Adaptive Coaches Clinics
November 21, 2016
Join U.S. Paralympics athletes and Nordic National Team coaches at an adaptive coaches clinic aimed to facilitate growth of Paralympic Nordic athletes and programming throughout the Midwest. The clinics are open to anyone interested in learning more about adaptive Nordic skiing.
Dec 11 Twin Cities Clinic - Held at Boulder Nordic and Hyland Lake Park.
Dec 20 Duluth Clinic - Held at Snowflake Nordic Center.

Loppet Seminars this Sunday
November 12, 2016
The Loppet Foundation is hosting two seminars this Sunday, Nov 13th.
Dryland Technique Clinic for Adults - Some drills outdoors and then inside for classroom review.
JNQ and Collegiate Racing - For parents and juniors, learn about the JNQ series and collegiate opportunities.

Yellowstone Ski Festival Prepares Backup Plans
November 11, 2016
The warm fall weather continues to impact snow conditions throughout the United States, including West Yellowstone. However, organizers are still planning for a big week and have outlined several contingency plans. Historically, Yellowstone will get a November snowfall, though sometimes it has been as late as Thanksgiving week.

Yellowstone Ski Festival Announces Adaptive Sports Grant Award
November 1, 2016
Albany County, in partnership with the Wyoming Consortium for Veterans Activities, was awarded a $200,735 Adaptive Sports Grant to assist disabled veterans across Wyoming. The Casper Mountain Biathlon Club was part of the consortium awarded funding to improve access to sports activities for veterans across Wyoming.

Ride and Glide Ski Club Workouts Begin Nov 1st
October 23, 2016
Ride and Glide provides weekly technique and workout sessions at Lake Elmo Regional Park and at Elm Creek on Tuesday nights. Formal sessions begin on Nov 1st and run through February. The group is open to all levels.
Related:
Midwest Training Programs

CXC On Snow Juniors Camps
October 21, 2016
CXC is offering a couple of on-snow training camps this winter, including weekends at Wolverine Village in Ironwood and Telemark Condos in Cable. The camps are open to juniors 14-19 years old and will be led by coaches Karmen Whitham and Bruce Manske.

Three Rivers Park District Ski Clubs
October 20, 2016
Three Rivers Parks District offers cross-country ski clubs for beginning, intermediate, and advanced skiers. Whether the goal is to get out and ski with other beginners, or get conditioned and learn racing techniques for a citizen ski race, there are several ski clubs to choose from.

Team XC United 2016-17 Season
October 19, 2016
Matt Liebsch has announced details on the 2016-17 Team XC United, which is open to all abilities while focusing on intermediate to advanced skills and training techniques. There are a number of perks with the team including wax services discounts and lactate profile with video. The first training session is this Sunday, Oct 23rd.

DXC Wednesday Night Hill Bounding Sessions
October 17, 2016
Duluth XC is offering Wednesday evening hill bounding workouts with Jason Kask at Chester Bowl. The sessions are free.

Over the Peak Kick Off Party Nov 12
October 16, 2016
Come out Saturday evening, Nov 12th, for a discussion about cross country skiing in Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Guest speaker Ben Popp, Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, will describe the exciting changes coming for Birkie 2017!

Loppet Games this Weekend
October 10, 2016
The fifth annual Loppet Games are scheduled for this weekend, Oct 15th, at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Open to kids 7-14, the event features six events: an adventure race, obstacle course, running long jump, Medicine ball throw, SkiErg double pole competition, orienteering Race and wraps up with age-gap relays.

NSSTC: October Meeting
October 6, 2016
North Star Ski Touring Club is holding their October meeting on Tuesday, Oct 11th, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Richfield. This month's featured speaker is Cathy de Moll who will discuss her book, Think South: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica.

TRAIL KIDS Fall Adventure Race Running Series
October 3, 2016
The Loppet Foundation has posted an update on their Fall Adventure Race series. The final event is coming up this Thursday evening and features the infamous stream crossings!

Rollerski Clinic with Team Gregg this Sunday
September 30, 2016
Brian and Caitlin Gregg will be leading a brief clinic and then overdistance rollerski event on Sunday morning, Oct 2nd, starting in Cable. The clinic is open to everyone, the overdistance rollerski is generally recommend for more advanced skiers (plan to be self sufficient).

CXC Fall Junior Open Camp Series
September 26, 2016
CXC is continuing their series of fall/winter open training camps for juniors with the next event planned for Oct 14-16 in Madison, WI. The focus of the camp will include fitness assessment, skill and fitness preparation for the racing season, health and wellness, and developing performance techniques.


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