CXC Coaches Conference, October 20, 2013 (Photo: CXC)
SISU D-Team Testing, October 6, 2012
Beautiful scenery near Cooke City, MT, July 23, 2012 (Photo: Jay Richards)
Working the pull-up bar, Central REG Camp, July 8, 2012 (Photo: CXC)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fast Kids Loppet Games Oct 26th
October 18, 2013
The Loppet Foundation is hosting their second annual Loppet Games for kids on Saturday, October 26th at Wirth. The day includes a trail project, an adventure race, obstacle course, strength tests, and the Adventure Hill Run.
October 14, 2013
Park City Camp - Elite skiers from across the country, including the Midwest, have been out in Park City for some top level training. Second album: October Intensity.
Chasing the Big Dogs - Matt Liebsch managed to snag some video with working out with his fellow competitors out West.
Working Out with the Gals - Caitlin Gregg on video mixing it up with some of the best.
Elite Camp - Bill Pierce has added to his album on as his elite team travels across the west and up to Canmore.
Date with Diggins - Jessie Diggins has posted details on her fall fundraiser dinner back in Stillwater, along with an update from Park City.
Send Off to Sochi - Canada is running a contest for the best Sochi send-off video for their 2014 athletes.
Team in Training: Vasaloppet USA
October 13, 2013
Team In Training offers coaching, team training, event support, and more to help you as you get in shape, and ski for a cure in the 2014 Vasaloppet USA. Attend an information meeting Tuesday, Oct 15th at REI in Bloomington, or the big kickoff meeting Thursday, Oct 24th at Wirth.
KarenB Training XC Programs
October 12, 2013
Karen Bebchuk is offering fall and winter training XC programs, based out of Theodore Wirth. Special Saturday dryland clinic, Oct 26th.
Yellowstone Ski Festival Highlights
October 7, 2013
The huge Yellowstone Ski Festival is a little over five weeks away! Organizers report on this year's lineup. Join the thousands of skiers from around the National in West Yellowstone, November 26-30th.
North Star STC: Gooseberry Falls Presentation
October 5, 2013
View stunning photos that former Gooseberry Falls State Park manager Paul Sundberg will present on Tuesday evening, October 8 at the North Star Ski Touring Club's first meeting of the season. Also, come find out what trips the club has planned for this upcoming skiing season.
Ride and Glide's New Venues
October 4, 2013
The Ride and Glide winter program will be featuring new venues this season as the club moves to Lake Elmo and branches out to Elm Creek. Sessions start in November.
FAST Kids Open House Saturday
September 29, 2013
The Loppet Foundation is hosting a free open house Saturday, October 5th at Wirth Park for the FAST Kids program. Kids ages 8-12 can trying out obstacle courses, agility and strength tests, orienteering, and relay games.
Cardinal Mile Time Trial
September 19, 2013
The Coon Rapids cross-country team is hosting a special one mile run and rollerski race, Wednesday evening, September 25th (just before their homecoming game). The rollerski portion is meant to generate excitement and interest in the upcoming Nordic season. Open to the public.
NNF Drive for 25 Kickoff
September 18, 2013
The National Nordic Foundation’s Drive for 25 kicks off this month, beginning a two-month fundraising effort to support development opportunities for cross-country and Nordic combined. Supporters can choose to donate or to become ambassadors and collect donations on behalf of the National Nordic Foundation with a focus towards Cross Country or Nordic Combined directed funds.
Training with Nikolai Anikin Jr
September 13, 2013
Nikolaki Anikin will be offering training sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings in the Duluth area, beginning Oct 21st. Dryland training with some time trials in the fall, then on skis once the snow flies.
Fall SISU Masters Open House
September 12, 2013
The fall sessions of the Sisu Foundation's masters training groups kick off in early October, including new sessions at Elm Creek. Find out more details and take a test drive with a free training session and open-house at Battle Creek on Monday evening, September 30th.
KarenB Training XC Program
September 11, 2013
Karen Bebchuk is offering small group and private training: Get a jump on XC Ski season by increasing your ski specific strength and refining technique before the snow flies with KarenB Training. Three 6 week small group dryland sessions, beginning Oct 15 and private/semi private rollerski lessons by appointment.
Ride and Glide Moving
September 9, 2013
The Ride and Glide Club is moving their winter training programs to Lake Elmo this winter, utilizing the great new Nordic Center and lighted trail system. Plus there will be a chapter at Elm Creek.