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Stormy (and dirty) start to Kuzzy Camp weekend, July 13, 2012 (Photo: Sisu Foundation)

Central REG Camp, July 11, 2013 (Photo: Bryan Fish)

SISU D-Team Testing, October 6, 2012

SMS 100K rollerski, August 25, 2013

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

Welcome Home Celebration for Diggins
April 16, 2014
There will be a "welcome home" for Jessie Diggins on Wednesday evening, April 30th at the Lake Elmo Nordic Center. Come out and celebrate another great season, hear a recap of her Olympic year, and pick up an autographed poster.

Team Gregg Goes Arctic with NanaNordic
April 15, 2014
Team Gregg (Caitlin and Brian) recap their recent trip north of the Arctic circle to the village of Kotzebue, where they shared their love of Nordic skiing as part of the NanaNordic program. Lots of photos!

MYSL Summit Meeting and New Club Drive
April 9, 2014
The Minnesota Youth Ski League is hosting its Annual Leader Summit for all MYSL Leaders and those wanting to know more about starting an MYSL Club this Sunday, April 13th at Finn Sisu. A wide range of topics will be covered, including a state of the league report, schedules and support.

Haig Glacier Trip 2014
April 3, 2014
Matt Liebsch will again lead a ski training camp on the Haig Glacier this summer, July 21-28th. The camp includes daily skiing on real snow, along with some long hikes and the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Save some money by registering before June 1st.

Endurance United Adult Programming
April 2, 2014
Endurance United adult programs are for any skier, from beginner to advanced, who has an interest in improving their ski technique and fitness. There are a variety of program options, including morning, evening and weekend sessions, kicking off as early as May 6th.

Womens Tri-Loppet Training Program
April 2, 2014
Kim Rudd will be leading a womens training program for the Tri-Loppet. Participants will experience canoeing, mountain biking, and trail running, with the first session on April 23th.

Nordicwerks Summer Program
March 27, 2014
Based out of Forest Lake, Nordicwerks has released their summer juniors training program information. Led by head coach Deno Johnson, the program offers some unique training opportunities and works with some of the top kids in the region.

Endurance United Junior Programming
March 24, 2014
Gear West is hosting an information session Tuesday evening, March 25th, for Endurance United junior programing. Athletes and parents can ask coaches and athletes questions about the programs and take part in discussions on junior race equipment and training.

LNR Junior Program Information Meeting April 10th
March 23, 2014
Loppet Nordic Racing (LNR) will be holding an information meeting on Thursday evening, April 10th. All juniors interested in learning more about the training programs and options are encouraged to attend.
Related:
FAST KIDS Spring Presentation on April 8th

Rice Creek Boat Club Info Night
March 19, 2014
The Rice Creek Boat Club is hosting an information night, Tuesday, March 25th at the New Brighton Family Service Center. The club is open to all juniors interested in canoe/kayak racing and cross-training.

Summer Training Groups
March 7, 2014
The summer training group information is rolling out, here are a couple of the latest...
Vakava - Finn Sisu's adult sessions begin in May, junior training fires up in June.
Lake Superior Ski Club - James Kyes leads the way for the Duluth area junior training programs.

Endurance United Junior Information Sessions
March 6, 2014
Endurance United will be hosting several information sessions this month, celebrating the success of the junior program for this winter, as well as looking forward to training sessions this summer. All interested juniors (and parents) are welcome!

Tour Duluth this Saturday
March 3, 2014
Duluth's annual celebration of Nordic skiing is the Tour Duluth, scheduled for this Saturday, March 8th. Follow the suggested ski tour plan, or ski your own schedule, then meet up at Hartley Saturday evening for post-ski celebration (food, beer and music).

Loppet Nordic Racing Juniors Open House
March 1, 2014
Loppet Nordic Racing will host an open house event March 3rd and 4th at Wirth Park. Juniors looking at their summer training options are encourage to come out and "test drive" Loppet Nordic and meet with coach Piotr Bednarski.

RASC Nordic Raffle
January 26, 2014
Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is holding a raffle to help raise money for Nordic ski trail development and maintenance, and also for support of their high school Nordic ski club. Prizes include a ski package, mountain bike, Telemark condo vacation, and golf outing.

FAST KIDS Hyland Event
December 27, 2013
The Loppet Foundation is offering a free one-day FAST Kids event at Hyland Lake Park on Thursday, January 6th. Come out and "test drive" the program on the new man-made snowmaking loop.
Note: Rescheduled from Jan 2nd to Jan 9th due to cold weather.

CXC Fundraising Deadline
December 26, 2013
CXC's deadline to reach their $40,000 is coming up fast - Dec 31st.

Birkie Tour Coming in mid-January
December 19, 2013
The Birkie Tour event is coming up on January 18th. The untimed event is a great way to get in a long ski, or just have a trail day with the family, with support stations, warming cabins, and hot chili at the end. Next price hike is January 4th.

Double Birkie Scheduled for Saturday Dec 28th
December 18, 2013
The annual Double Birkie ski event will be Saturday, Dec 28th. The big group ski starts at Fish Hatchery and goes all the way up to North End Cabin before returning back (around 90K). Feel free to jump in anywhere along the way!

St. Paul Ski Club Winter Camp
December 18, 2013
The St. Paul Ski Club is hosting an intro ski jumping camp for youth, providing a chance for kids to come out and learn what ski jumping and Nordic combined are all about. The two day camp is Dec 30-31 in St. Paul.

CXC Passes Halfway Point in Fundraising Goal
December 17, 2013
CXC announces they are half way through their fundraising campaign and have raised over $21,000 towards our goal of $40,000! Read an update on their unique programs and make your year-end donation.

Monday Night Free Lessons at Lake Elmo
December 14, 2013
The Ride and Glide Ski Club will be offering free group ski lessons on Monday evenings at Lake Elmo. Pre-registration is required.

CXC Challenge Grant
December 4, 2013
CXC has a matching challenge grant drive on-going, attempting to raise $40K by the end of the year in order to receive a $20K matching donation. Special Sochi mittens for $100 donors!

Gear West Winter Technique and Training Group
December 3, 2013
Improve your technique and fitness with great coaching and a fun group of skiers with Gear West's Wednesday Night Training Group. Winter session starts Wednesday, Dec 4th, but you can start a week or two later if needed.

LNR Yellowstone Downhill TT Results
November 30, 2013
Loppet Nordic Racing held a 1.7km downhill time trial (top of Rendezvous cabin hill to biathlon range) featuring some good technical training for descents, transitions, and corners.
Related:
Photoset from Mark Nachbor: LNR Yellowstone Downhill TT
Results: Yellowstone Downhill TT

Trollhaugen Nordic Race Clinic Weekend
November 28, 2013
Trollhaugen is hosting their annual Nordic race clinic this weekend, Nov 30-Dec 1. Classic technique on Saturday, skate on Sunday. Discounts for season pass holders.

Minnesota Paddling Symposium Dec 7th
November 28, 2013
The Minnesota Paddling Symposium will be held next Saturday, December 7th at the Humphrey Institute, U of M West Bank. There will be presentations about a wide variety of paddling opportunities.

Sisu Foundation Becomes Endurance United
November 27, 2013
Adding clarity and signaling a fresh move forward, Sisu Foundation is rebranding itself as Endurance United.

FAST Kids Winter Programs
November 22, 2013
The Loppet Foundation's FAST Kids Winter Programming starts in December, and this year they'll feature a new chapter at Hyland Park (with the new snowmaking!). Full and half winter options, and multiple locations available.

Ben Saxton: Catching Up
November 21, 2013
Midwest star Ben Saxton has been out east this past summer and fall, training with the Stratton Mountain School. Now in West Yellowstone, Saxton brings us up to date.

Three Rivers Park District Nordic Skiing
November 18, 2013
Three Rivers Park District is offering a number of Nordic skiing opportunities this winter. Check out their morning and evening traveling ski clubs, adaptive program, and even some private lessons.

Life Time XC Program
November 14, 2013
Lynne Cecil and Drew Holbrook will be leading a number of XC training sessions this winter. The groups will be at Hyland and Theodore Wirth, with both morning and evening classes.

Yellowstone Ski Festival: Ski Clinics and Kids
November 11, 2013
Trail conditions are shaping up in West Yellowstone! The ski festival offers a number of clinics, including two full-day sessions tailored specifically for kids.

North Star Ski Touring Trip Sign-up
November 11, 2013
North Star Ski Touring Club winter trips sign up meeting is this Tuesday, Nov 12th. The club is offering 17 weekend and mid-week cross country ski trips in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan.

Youth/Junior XC Racing Clinics Sunday Nov 10th
November 3, 2013
Gear West and Finn Sisu will both host informational clinics on youth/junior XC ski racing, presented by MYSL, this coming Sunday, November 10th. Come out to learn about the opportunities to get your kids into Nordic ski racing this winter!

North End Ski Club Masters Clinics
November 2, 2013
The North End Ski Club will offer a series of cross country ski clinics for adults interested in learning to ski and improving their skiing abilities. Sessions begin November 16th.

West Yellowstone FAST KIDS and Adult Camp
November 1, 2013
Join Loppet Nordic Racing coaches Lynne Cecil and Drew Holbrook for a 6 day Marathon Ski Training Camp in West Yellowstone, MT. The camp will include skate and classic technique progressions, video analysis, and evening presentations covering marathon training, ski preparation, and nutrition. And for kids 8-13, a special FAST KIDS camp as well!

NNF: One Final Challenge
October 28, 2013
The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) announced it has reached their original $50k goal, and has now issued a final challenge: a $15k match grant, which would bring a total of $65k for $20k raised by U23 and Junior Nordic skiers.

CXC Coaches Conference 2013
October 22, 2013
Ken Schoville provides a nice recap on the CXC Coaches Conference, held last weekend in Cable, where over 50 skiers gathered to become certified as Level 100 USSA Coaches.


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