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Warming up ..., LNR time trial, July 30, 2014

Tom Bye and Ian Torchia enjoying the Kazakhstan hospitality at the World Junior Championships, January 30, 2015 (Photo: Tom Bye)

LNR-Sisu Rollerski TT, November 3, 2013

Jessie Diggins sports her own FIS warmup bib, Ruka World Cup, November 28, 2014 (Photo: Noah Hoffman)

Reviewing video, Vakava Juniors, July 24, 2013

Skinnyski FAQ
December 4, 2011
We've collected together a bunch of common questions to assembly our own FAQ for cross-country skiing in the Midwest and using the Skinnyski website.

Skinnyski Photos
February 5, 2009
Found a photo you'd like to get a copy of? Looking for images from a past event? Find out how to dig through our archives and help support the web site by purchasing photographs.

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NNF 2015 in Review - Part I: The Results
April 17, 2015
The National Nordic Foundation reflects on the past season, the tremendous amount of success aboard, all possible by the support your donations made possible.

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

Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Reception April 20th
March 29, 2015
Welcome home Jessie Diggins from her highly successful 2014-15 skiing campaign on Monday evening, April 20th at the Stillwater high school. Diggins will sign posters and give a presentation on her season, including the historic silver medal performance at the World Championships.

Noquemanon Trails Network Secures Land
April 16, 2015
The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) has announced the purchase of nearly 10 miles of silent sports trail easements plus a 40-acre parcel of land in Marquette County from Plum Creek Timber Company, thanks to funding awarded by the Eagle Mine Community Fund.

Weekend Events
April 15, 2015
Let the off-season training begin...
Apr 18 Earth Day Run - Half marathon run and relay events, based out of St. Cloud State and celebrating Earth Day.
Apr 18 Trail Mix Run - Held at Lake Rebecca Park, a spring classic trail run of 25K and 50K distances.
Apr 18 THK - The Minnesota road racing scene gets into full swing with cycling races on the quiet roads near Avon, MN.
Apr 19 Great Dane Crit Races - Madison criterium racing season hosts their second event, held at University Research Park.

Finn Sisu: Spring/Summer Training Programs
April 15, 2015
Finn Sisu has posted updated information on their spring and summer training programs for adults and juniors. Registration is now open.

Midwest Mountaineering April Newsletter
April 15, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering is winding up for their big spring Outdoor Adventure Expo coming next weekend, April 24-26. Check out current savings, including a coupon for a free titanium spork with qualifying purchase.

Coaches Spring Meeting
April 15, 2015
The annual spring meeting for the Minnesota High School Nordic Ski Coaches Association is this Saturday, April 18th at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center in Mora. Topics on the agenda include state meet survey, eligibility, state meet review, and meet standards.

2015 Collegiate Tally Board
April 14, 2015
The 2015 edition of the Collegiate Tally Board is online! Find out where the Midwest senior skiers are heading next fall, and send us your plans.

Hoigaard's Bike and Boat Sale and Swap this Weekend
April 14, 2015
Hoigaard's Bike & Boat Sale & Swap starts Friday under the big tent! They'll have a big selection of new and used (swap) bikes, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards along with some deals from paddle manufacturers. Registration for the swap is open through Thursday!

Local Stars
April 13, 2015
Scattered Thoughts - Jessie Diggins files a big post recapping the highs and lows from her 2014-15 season.
Browns Creek MTB - Stillwater kids are working on new MTB trails at Brown's Creek.
And drifting out of the Midwest, and going back a little...
Endurance is Mental - Liz Stephen's performance at the Tour de Ski is highlighted by USSA's Tom Kelly.
Trash Talking and Peacocking - Annie Pokorny writes on how women are perceived in sports.
Related:
Jessie Diggins Welcome Home Reception April 20th

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.

Gear West Tri Expo
April 12, 2015
Gear West is holding a triathlon expo this Saturday and Sunday, Apr 18-19th. Visit with reps from triathlon specific companies, meet local race directors and check out the new 2015 products. Group workouts, demos, deals, and free food for all!

Trail Report Updates
April 11, 2015
Still skiing in the UP... New reports from Spirit Mtn downhill.

Worldloppet: Holly Brooks Finishes Third Overall in Series
April 11, 2015
The Worldloppet FIS Marathon Cup wrapped up on Saturday morning with racing in Khanty-Mansiisk, Russia, in a 50K freestyle race. American Holly Brooks had a narrow 4 point lead coming into the final race. Still waiting for the final race results, but final points totals for the series have Brooks finishing third overall.

Bike Dr: Whale of a Sale Weekend
April 10, 2015
The Bicycle Doctor is running their annual spring Whale of a Sale this weekend, April 9-12th. The event features 100s of bikes, along with an expo to get you set for the cycling season.

Biathlon: US Team for 2015-16 Season Nominated
April 10, 2015
US Biathlon has released their preliminary nominations for the 2015-16 season team. Included on the top tier squad is Minnesota's own Leif Nordgren. In addition, Siena Ellingson was named to the National Development Group.

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.

NMU Seeking Asst Nordic Ski Coach
April 9, 2015
Northern Michigan University is seeking candidates for the role of assistant Nordic ski coach for the upcoming season. Application deadline is next Friday, April 17th.

2015 Bjorn Bakken Ski Championships of America Schedule Posted
April 8, 2015
Organizers of the Bjorn Bakken Ski Championships of America, scheduled for this Saturday, April 11th at Spirit Mountain, have posted their official schedule. The event will feature sprints and relays, and yes, on snow! Check out the course preview video...
Related:
Video: Course Preview
Facebook: Bjorn Bakken Ski Championships of America

US Ski Team: The Season in Review
April 8, 2015
USSA reflects on the 2014-15 Nordic season, breaking it down into five key points.

Midwest Mountaineering: Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo
April 7, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's huge Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo is coming up April 24-26. As part of the big show, the Banff Mountain Radical Reels tour will be showing. Check out hundreds of exhibitors, presentations, and of course, Midwest Mountaineering's own big sale!

Hoigaards: Team Gregg Meet and Greet Saturday
April 7, 2015
Hoigaards is honored to have Team Gregg, Brian and Caitlin, at their shop this Saturday. Stop out and chat with them about their incredible 2014-2015 season.

Out There Bike Kits on Sale Now
April 7, 2015
Out There shop has their Podiumwear bike kits available for order for a limited time -- get your order in by the April 19th deadline.

Local Stars
April 6, 2015
MTU ROTC - The Michigan Tech trails have been getting a workout this spring, including the ROTC members as part of their PT training.
Beyond the results - Caitlin Gregg wraps up her Sun Valley experience with a lot of thanks, and returns back to a fired up Minnesota.
Personal Days - Paige Schember reflects on her first season with Sun Valley and some of the lessons on recovery.
Announcements - Jessie Diggins highlights some important news, and recaps the end of ski season and her trip to Sun Valley.

Birkie Announces Slumberland as new Title Sponsor
April 6, 2015
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has announced an extended partnership with Slumberland Furniture with the signing of a three-year agreement as overall Title Sponsor of the American Birkebeiner.

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.


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