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October 3, 2014

We've dropped our old calendar of training events in favorite of a running list of training groups.

Junior Training Programs

  • Loppet Nordic Racing
    The Loppet offers a number of spring, summer, fall and winter (plus year-round) training programs for juniors along with special camps and seminar and a competition team.   They also have programs for youth (FAST KIDS).
  • Endurance United
    Formerly Sisu Foundation, Endurance United offers programs for aspiring junior national skiers, as well as programs for those just looking to increase their fitness.  Seasonal and year-round programming options.  They also have programs for youth (Y-Team)
  • Nordicwerks
    Deno Johnson's (Forest Lake head coach) summer training features custom designed strength workouts, as well as rollerskiing and dryland, and is open to aspiring skiers from around the regon.
  • Vakava Juniors
    Finn Sisu runs the Vakava juniors training programs, with summer and fall training programs based in the east metro.
  • Duluth XC 
    The Duluth XC Ski Club runs a summer training program running June through August and open to all abilities.  And there is a fall training program with dryland and rollerski options, running September into November.
  • Lake Superior Ski Club
    Helping junior skiers reach that next level, the Lake Superior Ski Club runs a summer juniors training program.
  • Superior Performance Nordic Programs
    Offering multiple training options, Superior Performance features summer programs that help juniors improve the fitness and technique.  Some programs for college level athletes as well.
  • Minneapolis Ski Club Nordic
    Under the Minneapolis Ski Club, Olympian Kevin Brochman has junior training programs designed to bring skiers to their best performance.
  • Mt Itasca Pre-Season XC Training
    Mt. Itasca Nordic Ski Association offers fall pre-season XC ski training sessions, Mon-Thu afternoons for juniors.  Mix of dryland, strength, and rollerskiing.
  • Minneapolis Ski Team
    A newer training group, they offering a mix of strength training, dryland workouts and rollerskiing in the Twin Cities area.

Adult Training Programs

  • Endurance United
    Offering seasonal and year-round training options, with a number of sessions to choose from, Endurance United as just about something for everyone in adult Nordic training.
  • Gear West
    Featuring fall/winter ski technique and training, the Gear West program meets once a week from early fall all the way into February.
  • Loppet Nordic Racing
    The Loppet has many programs for adults throughout the year, ranging from beginner sessions to top tier racing workouts along with womens only classes.
  • Vakava Masters
    Vakava masters offers both year-round and fall programs for skiing, and ongoing strength training sessions. In the fall, Vakava runs a free weekly dryland session every Saturday at Battle Creek Winthrop.
  • Three Rivers Ski Club Training
    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, they have several ski clubs to choose from.
  • Minneapolis Ski Club Workouts
    Fall training Saturday morning training sessions in Bloomington, led by Nordic legend Bjorn Lasserud.  Bring your ski poles - and be on time!
  • Ride and Glide Ski Club Workouts
    Fall-winter training group based out of Lake Elmo Park, with workouts on Tuesday evenings.
  • Train With Nikolai
    Fall/winter ski training with Nikolai Anikin Jr.   Tuesday evening sessions in the Duluth at Lester or Snowflake.  
  • Minneapolis Ski Club Nordic
    Olympian Kevin Brochman offers workouts at Hyland and Lake Elmo, with morning and evening options, and programs for all levels of skiers.
  • Dryland Training at Battle Creek
    Bruce Fiedler leds dryland training sessions at Battle Creek Winthrop site on Saturday mornings in the fall.  Bring hiking poles.
  • DXC Hill Bounding Sessions
    Duluth XC offers hill bounding and dryland sessions at Chester Park on Wednesday evenings in the fall. 
  • Life Time Ski Program
    Adult ski group Mondays evenings at Hyland in Bloomington, with Lynne Cecil and Drew Holbrook.
  • Duluth XC Fall/Winter Training
    Adult fall/winter training program, meeting Monday's at Chester Park and run by Duluth XC.
  • X-Training 101
    Based in Duluth, Eve Grave offers cross-training sessions in the fall/winter featuring pole hiking, dryland training, strength training and cross-country skiing.
  • Mt. Itasca Nordic Ski Association
    Offering programs for adults, as well as juniors, in both cross-country skiing and biathlon.  Led by coach Vlad Cervenka, based out of Mount Itasca in Coleraine.
  • North End Masters Clinics

Special Events, Clinics and Seminars

  • Hoigaards
    Hoigaards offers numerous clinics and seminars covering all things Nordic, as well as cycling and paddling.
  • Finn Sisu
    Finn Sisu has a weekly wax clinic, a hosts a number of clinics including special rollerski and strength training sessions.
  • Gear West
    Check out weekly wax clinics (in season), as well as some equipment demos on snow and special training events.
  • Endurance United
    Endurance United hosts a couple of trail running events, as well as some XC ski races.
  • The Loppet
    The Loppet runs a number of major races including the Tri-Loppet, Trail Loppet and the City of Lakes Ski Festival, as well as a number of fun, low-key events throughout the year.
  • Midwest Mountaineering
    Offering a huge range of clinics and seminars, the Midwest Mountaineering calendar has something just about every day each month.  And they feature huge Winter and Spring Expos.
  • Womens Weekend XC Clinic
    Riverbrook and Gear West team up to provide a special womens weekend of XC ski training in mid-December.
  • Ski and Tea Clinic
    A womens ski technique clinic on the Birkie trail, led by some of the best Midwest skiers.  Open to all abilities.
  • North End Ski Club Master Clinics
    The North End Ski Club in Cable offers a series of cross country ski clinics for adults interested in learning to ski and improving their cross country skiing skills and abilities. 


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