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LNR-Nordicwerks Spring Workout, May 10, 2014

CXC Coaches Conference, October 20, 2013 (Photo: CXC)

Matt Leibsch conducting a dryland clinic in Mora , October 5, 2014 (Photo: Vasaloppet US)

Ben Saxton training at Soldier Hollow, October 11, 2014 (Photo: USSA)

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

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
Job Posting: Head Coach Univ of Fairbanks-Alaska

ABR Taste of the Trails this Weekend
March 4, 2015
ABR is hosting their annual Taste of the Trails event this Saturday, March 7th. Come out and sample food from area restaurants and burn it off skiing over 50 kilometers of perfect condition trails!

DXC Seeking New Board Members
March 4, 2015
The Duluth Cross-Country Ski Club (DXC) is seeking board member candidates, with a new term beginning on May 1st. DXC is involved in a number of area topics including the Lower Spirit Mountain project, the Lester-Amity Chalet, the Spirit Mountain Nordic Center along with their regular programming and events.

Minnesota Junior Cycling (MNJRC) Kick-Off Meeting
February 23, 2015
Minnesota Junior Cycling is geared up and ready to go, holding their kickoff meeting this Friday evening, Feb 27th, at KSTP 5 in St. Paul. They welcome anyone interested in learning more aboutyouth development through cycling program.

NNF Auction Ends Monday
February 13, 2015
The National Nordic Foundation's huge auction ends on Monday. Check out items like Skis from Fischer, Madshus and OneWay, a SkiErg, Kikkan Randall's poles, great clothing items and more. Proceeds benefit NNF which supports over 400 skiers in Cross Country and Nordic Combined pillar projects.

Fast and Female Champ Camp at the Birkie
February 12, 2015
Holly Brooks has been racing on the FIS Marathon Circuit this season and is currently leading! Brooks is back in America, racing the American Birkebeiner next weekend. Come out Sunday, Feb 23rd, for a Fast and Female event in Hayward with Brooks! Register today.

Minnesota Canoe Association Annual Meeting Feb 7th
January 30, 2015
The Minnesota Canoe Association is holding their annual meeting, Saturday, Feb 7th at the REI Community Room in Bloomington, MN. Amy and Dave Freeman will be speaking about their recent Paddle to DC Trip. And they're seeking candidates for open board positions - racing director, cruise director, vice president and director at large.

Winter Trails Event in Duluth Saturday
January 25, 2015
Come out for Winter Trails Day at Spirit Mountain Nordic Chalet this Saturday, Jan 31st. If you're a new skier, they'll have lessons and even some equipment to use. Experience skiers, come celebrate winter, skiing and friends. RVSP is requested.

Lake Elmo Ski Festival this Weekend
January 21, 2015
Ride and Glide Ski Club will be helping host the Lake Elmo Ski Festival this weekend. Come out for some free ski lessons, including some loaner equipment to try. Snow conditions may be lean, but they expect to have some skiable trails.

Top Ten Reasons to Birkie Tour this Weekend
January 13, 2015
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has issued their top ten reasons to participate in the Birkie Tour event (non-race) this weekend. Besides the supported long ski workout and forecast awesome weather, you can even catch the Packers game in their big tent (or not!).

Athletic Inspiration and Fun Event With Caitlin Gregg Jan 11th
January 9, 2015
Come out Sunday morning to Michigan Tech Univ, Jan 11th, for a morning of athletic inspiration and fun hosted by US Olympian, Caitlin Gregg, the Michigan Tech Women’s Nordic Ski Team and Blizzard T. Husky for Girls 6-19!  Learn from these Nordic ski stars through indoor games, ski games, and inspirational stories. You’ll have a chance to hang out with your heroes, meet other girls interested in sports, and learn about life as a professional and college athlete!  (Note: This replaces the Fast and Female event previously scheduled.)

CXC Year-End Fundraising Goal
December 28, 2014
CXC is closing on their year-end fundraising goal, and as of Sunday night, were within $6000 of reaching it. Consider making your own contribution before times runs out on Wednesday night.

Annual Double Birkie Saturday, Dec 27th
December 24, 2014
The annual Double Birkie is set for this Saturday, Dec 27th. The long easy ski runs up the Birkie trail and back again. Skiers are welcome to join in and ski as much or as little as they'd like.
Related:
Double Birkie Recap

Duluth Solstice Bonfire Ski and Race
December 20, 2014
Duluth XC is celebrating the Winter Solstice with an evening of skiing on the trails at Spirit Mountain this Sunday, Dec 21st. A 3k loop will be lit with luminaries and bonfires. A short race to get things "fired up", then stay and celebrate the long night with a hot drink and snacks.

CXC Challenge Grant
December 10, 2014
CXC has received a challenge grant, making your year-end donations to CXC fund twice as much support.

Riverbrook: Womens XC Clinic Dec 12-14
December 3, 2014
Riverbrook and Gear West are teaming up to offer a womens XC ski clinic on the Birkie trail, Dec 12-14th. Get high quality instruction in a fun, friendly atmosphere, with plenty of snow to boot!

MYSL Announces New Club Programs and Website
November 26, 2014
The Minnesota Youth SKi League is rolling out a brand-new website, as well as new branding for their traditional club programming.

Ski and Tea Clinic Jan 2
November 25, 2014
The annual Ski and Tea ski clinic will be Friday, January 2nd at the Hwy OO trailhead on the Birkie trail. The womens ski clinic is open to all levels of skiers, and will cover both skate and classic techniques. Cindy Swift and Jan Guenther will be leading the sessions. Registration is limited.

Level 100 Certification Session in Minneapolis
November 18, 2014
There will be a Level 100 CXC/USSA Coaches certification clinic, Sunday, Nov 30th at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. The day long clinic provides the opportunity to take the Level 100 test, along with CXC and USSA memberships and more.

Finn Sisu: Trollhaugen Nordic Clinic
November 18, 2014
Finn Sisu will be helping run a two-day Nordic Race Clinic at Trollhaugen, the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov 29-30th. Top coaches will be providing technique work and video analysis, plus equipment demos and waxing clinics. Registration is now open.

Womens XC Clinic Dec 12-14
November 17, 2014
Riverbrook and Gear West are teamed up to provide a special women's XC weekend on snow -- on the Birkie trail -- Dec 14-16th! Expert instruction focused on improving technique and efficiency, while being pampered with treats and positive attitudes.

Loppet Clothing Drive
November 15, 2014
The Loppet Foundation wants your used ski clothing! They are helping outfit some of the Minneapolis middle school programs and need basic items like hats, gloves, warm ups, etc.

Drive for 25 Final Week
November 9, 2014
The Drive for 25 National Nordic Foundation fundraising effort concludes on November 15th.  They are seeking just five more ambassadors to reach a special matching grant!  And there are a few Midwest athletes that could use your support in reaching their fundraising goals:
- Andrew Poffenberger
- Andy Keller
- Jessie Diggins
- Tom Bye
- Yuriy Gusev
- Adam Loomis
- Ben Loomis
- Erin Moening
Related:
Drive for 24: Nordic Combined

KidSki Program Celebrates 20th Year
November 7, 2014
The KidSki program at Snowflake Nordic Center in Duluth is celebrating it's 20th year of teaching 4-12 year olds about cross country skiing. Registration is opening now, activities begin the first Sunday in January.

North Star Ski Touring Club Annual Trip Meeting
November 7, 2014
This coming Tuesday, Nov 11th, the North Star Ski Touring Club will hold their annual trip meeting, where skiers can talk with trip leaders and get more info on dozens of daytrips, weekend and week-long trips, both near and far.

FAST KIDS Winter Open House Monday
November 6, 2014
The Loppet Foundation will be holding an open house Monday, Nov 10th, on the FAST KIDS Winter Program. Meet the FAST KIDS coaches and learn about training and racing opportunities, including the Skiwerx Series. Register for the full Winter Program by Nov 8th and save $25!

Finn Sisu Youth Racing 101 Clinic
November 6, 2014
This Sunday, Nov 9th, Finn Sisu is hosting a parent informational clinic on Nordic equipment, clothing, waxing, the Skiwerx Series, and training tips. Presented in partnership with the Minnesota Youth Ski League.

North End Ski Club to Offer Masters Clinics
November 4, 2014
The North End Ski Club is offering a series of clinics for adults interested in learning to ski and improving their skiing skills. Seven sessions of technique, training, and coaching in both classic and skate skiing will be held beginning on Nov 15th and running through Feb 5th.


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