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Crisp afternoon at Pine Point Park, January 6, 2014 (Photo: Mark Trumper)

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

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

Mack FitzPatrick hitting the 5K uphill time trial, Midwest REG Camp, July 5, 2015 (Photo: CXC)

Upcoming Events
Training events coming up over the next two months...

Highlights

Hoigaards Rollerski Clinic Saturday
August 27, 2015
Looking to kick off your winter training and improve your rollerski skills? Hoigaards will have a Rollerski 202 clinic this Saturday, Aug 29th, with emphasis on hills (up and down!).

CXC Masters Camp in Park City
August 27, 2015
CXC will be hosting a four-day Masters training camp out in scenic Park City, Utah, Sep 23-27th. Former US Ski Team coach Torbjorn Karlsen along with CXC's own Yuriy Gusev will led the workouts.

Training Programs
August 24, 2015
Many fall groups are about to start up in September, with some junior programming already under way. Check out our roundup of the area training programs.

Gear West: Fall Training Groups
August 20, 2015
Gear West's Technique and Training Program fires up in early September. Learn to ski faster, farther, smoother. The program meets every Wednesday night at French Park with Fall and Winter sessions available.
Related:
More Assistant Coaching Positions Posted

Midwest Mountaineering: Customer Appreciation Party
August 17, 2015
Join Midwest Mountaineering for their Customer Appreciation Party and End of Season Clearance Sale this Thursday, Aug 20th. Their latest newsletter has coupons for a free beer and burger, along with details on upcoming events.

CXC Dream Bike Donation Raffle
August 17, 2015
Kent Eriksen Cycles is partnering with CXC to support the Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment by giving away a dream bike! Donate today and you'll be automatically entered in the drawing.

Igor Legacy Camp in Ironwood
August 14, 2015
Bruce Manske recaps the Igor Legacy Camp, held in Ironwood last week. Over 25 athletes, from ten different Midwest teams, came together to learn about skiing and training, to make new "ski" friends, and to have fun.

NNF: International Camp Update
August 10, 2015
National Nordic Foundation has a couple of new videos from the first days of the International Camp in Norway, where Midwest skiers Alayna Sonnesyn and Zak Ketterson have been training. Sonnesyn showed some great form against the world class junior field, winning the womens uphill running time trial!

Out There with Ben Saxton
August 4, 2015
Out There shop is hosting two fundraiser events for the Midwest's own Ben Saxton on Aug 22nd. One event focuses on youth athletes and will be at Cleary Park, the other is an evening rollerski followed by brew and food, plus a silent auction. Get your tickets now!

Igor Legacy Camp in Bemidji
August 2, 2015
Bruce Manske highlights the Igor Legacy Camp in Bemidji last week, where U12 and U14 athletes came together for training sessions, to plays games, and to make new "ski" friends.

Midwest Juniors at the National U16 Camp
August 2, 2015
Erin Moening reports on the National U16 Camp, which just wrapped up in Vermont. The Midwest had six talented skiers who represented well again the best in the nation.

Fast and Female Power Hour Coverage
July 26, 2015
Nordic superstars Kikkan Randall, Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg (all holders of World Championship medals) hosted a huge Fast and Female event in the rotunda at the Mall of America on Sunday. The hour long sessions (2) started with a number of aerobic activities, including some dance moves and Olympic simulations, followed by a viewing of the legendary US Ski Team Uptown Funk video, and then sharing of inspirational/motivational speeches from each of the athletes, before wrapping up with some Q & A and a big group photo. Poster autograph sessions were held at the LL Bean store, providing stellar support to the team. At 5 pm, Jessie Diggins returned to the rotunda for a discussion on her own racing history and lessons she learned along the way, and with the support of Salomon, held an informative discussion session before a final round of autographes.
Related:
Photoset: Power Hour - 97 photos, Take the Next Step - 35 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)
Video: Power Hour Highlights

Legendary Laurentian Returns to Giant Ridge
July 11, 2015
John Filander is resurrecting the Giants Ridge mountain bike event from the 90`s with a MTB/gravel/grinder event, the Legendary Laurentian, on Saturday, September 5th. The event will feature a 50 mile ride on XC trails/snowmobile trails and gravel roads around Giants Ridge.

Fast and Female Power Hour
July 5, 2015
Olympians Kikkan Randall, Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg will be hosting a huge Fast and Female event at the Mall of America, July 26th! The event is free, just register online. And afterwards, Diggins will host an equipment and racing talk, plus poster signing.
Related:
Taking the Next Step with Jessie Diggins

Igor Legacy Camp Recap
June 23, 2015
Bruce Manski provides a recap on the recent Igor Legacy Camp, held in Iola, WI. Additional camps are scheduled for July and August.

Apple Valley Biathlon and Nordic Clinic
June 10, 2015
There will be a free Nordic and Biathlon clinic this Saturday, June 13th, at CrossFit 5885 in Apple Valley. USA Biathlon Para Development coach, BethAnn Chamberlain and Central Cross Country coach, Bruce Manske, will lead the session, which will feature training techniques, SkiErg, and biathlon shooting skills.

APU Masters Eagle Glacier Camp
June 6, 2015
APU has some short-notice openings in their Masters Camp on the Eagle Glacier at the end of June. Athletes will receive coaching from Erik Flora while skiing and living on Eagle Glacier near Girdwood, Alaska.
Related:
Haig Glacier 2015

Endurance United: Last Call for Summer Junior Training
June 1, 2015
Summer training sessions for juniors will be firing up in the next few weeks but it's not too late to join in the action. Endurance United has a wide range of programming, and is offering a special deal for the high school team with the most new juniors! Plus checkout their summer camps.

LNR FAST KIDS Summer Programs
June 1, 2015
LNR's summer programming for FAST KIDS starts up this Wednesday, June 3rd! Join in their weekly MTB sessions on Wednesday evenings, a number of summer camps, and their series of Adventure MTB races.

Bike Dr: New Staff, Craft Cows, CXC Clinic
May 29, 2015
The latest Bicycle Doctor newsletter highlights some new staff joining their team, CXC clinic in Milwaukee area in June, and the Crafty Cow ride coming in July.

Hoigaard's Paddle Derby Starts June 4th
May 29, 2015
Firing up for their 33rd year, Hoigaard's Paddle Derby holds their opening race this Thursday, June 4th! Print out your race form online and speed up the onsite registration time.

Endurance United Announces New Executive Director
May 17, 2015
Endurance United has announced Andrew Poffenberger as its new Executive Director. Poffenberger is returning home to the Twin Cities after spending the last two years working for CXC building strong ties in the Nordic ski community.

CXC Masters Clinics
May 11, 2015
CXC has a number of Masters Clinics running in June, including sessions in Milwaukee, Chicago and Wausau.

Haig Glacier 2015
April 28, 2015
Matt Liebsch has announced his 2015 Haig Glacier trip, this year scheduled for July 27-August 3rd. Get a solid week on snow in the middle of the summer! Space is limited, trip will fill again this year, so act soon.

Endurance United Summer Programs
April 20, 2015
Endurance United has updated the summer training programs, including options for juniors and adults, as well as a new trail running club.
Related:
Video: Rollerski Session with Annie Hart

Team Gregg Evening with FAST Kids
April 19, 2015
Come join Olympians Brian and Caitlin Gregg at Wirth, Thursday evening, April 30th, for an evening filled with games, agility and a short presentation on their successful 2015 racing season, as part of the FAST Kids program.

LNR Spring Junior Training
April 17, 2015
Spring junior training has just started Loppet Nordic Racing (LNR), and they are hosting introductory rollerski sessions in May for juniors who want to gain some confidence before the summer sessions begin. Summer Training and Competition team Training programs sign-up is now open.
Related:
Midwest Training Programs
LNR Adult Training Programs for Spring

NorthShore Inline Marathon Rollerski Registration Open
April 12, 2015
Registration is now open for the NorthShore Inline Marathon rollerski race, to be held on September 19th. Dust off those rollerskis and get "rolling" on your training this spring.

Vakava Masters Year-Round Program Starts May 5
April 12, 2015
Finn Sisu's year-round adult training and technique program kicks off in three weeks. They emphasis improving technique and developing skills that will make skiers of all ability levels more efficient. Registration is open now.

Minneapolis Ski Club Spring Training
April 9, 2015
Minneapolis Ski Club spring rollerskiing training sessions will begin in late April and run into June. Led by Kevin Brochman, the workouts are designed for beginner to immediate adult and juniors.

Junior Spring Rollerski Sessions with Annie Hart
April 6, 2015
Endurance United is sponsoring two free "learn-to-roller-ski" sessions with elite skier Annie Hart. Designed for high school age skiers who are new to rollerskiing, the Sunday morning sessions are scheduled for April 19th and 26th.

Igor Legacy Camps
April 2, 2015
The goals of each Igor Legacy Camp is designed to promote the growth and development of Junior Cross Country Ski racers and to expose young athletes to the fundamental building blocks required for high-level cross country ski racing. Camp activities will include dry-land training, roller skiing, and cross training activities. Camps in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Power to Portage
April 2, 2015
Power to Portage provides outdoor strength training sessions designed to prepare you for a summer of outdoor adventures. No lifting experience needed, join and get in shape for your upcoming trips! Held Tuesday and Thursday evenings in May at the Lester Amity Chalet in Duluth.

Endurance United Junior Team Preseason Meeting
April 1, 2015
On Monday evening, April 6th, Endurance United will host a preseason presentation/meeting about the upcoming junior training year. Head coach Jake Morgan will present the training layout for the year, his training philosophies, and will answer any questions regarding upcoming Endurance United programs. All junior athletes interested in training possibilities this spring, summer, fall, and winter are encouraged to attend.

Fast Kids Spring Registration
March 30, 2015
The Loppet Foundation's FAST KIDS programs have their spring and summer program registration open, with the first sessions starting in May. Register before April 1st to save some cash.

Wisconsin Biathlon Safety Certification Class
March 30, 2015
Wisconsin Biathlon is hosting a safety certification class on April 11th. Certification is required to participate in USBA open races. The class covers biathlon safety, range procedures, race formats and shooting instructionas also cover rifle selection and costs and the opportunity to shoot different rifles.

Bay Nordic: Jessie Diggins to Attend Night of Illumination Dinner
March 27, 2015
Bay Nordic has announced that Jessie Diggins will attend and speak at the "Night of Illumination Dinner" on Saturday April 18, 2015, as part of the kickoff for fundraising on the lighting project at the Reforestation Camp ski trails. As an added bonus, Salomon Nordic has donated a complete S-Lab ski package!

Gear West: Jan's Finland Adventure
March 26, 2015
Gear West's own Jan Guenther recounts her experiences in the Finland Border to Border ski, complete with photos from Leslie Hale.

Endurance United Announces Reorganization Moves
March 24, 2015
Endurance United announces the departure of Executive Director Chris Sachs and the search for a new director with Jake Morgan taking over Programming Director role and Ben Popp helping with spring events in the interim.

CXC Season Finale Auction
March 24, 2015
You can help support CXC by taking part in their season finale auction -- and snag yourself some great deals in the process. All kinds of silent sport items including premium HED wheelsets, helmets, rollerskis, poles and clothing.

Rice Creek Boat Club Informational Meeting April 7th
March 23, 2015
The Rice Creek Boat Club in New Brighton, MN, will hold their annual information meeting on Tuesday April 7th. Juniors ages 13-18 are encouraged to come out and test drive the paddling sports and learn more information on their summer training programs.

APU Summer-only Bridge Program
March 16, 2015
APU Nordic is seeking candidates for their summer training program. Designed for athletes looking for a bridge training program for the summer before returning to their competitive team in the fall, Kyle Bratrud participated in the program last season.
Related:
Midwest Training Programs
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