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NNF Announces Funding for FIS World Championships Athletes
January 20, 2017
The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is excited to announce support for unfunded cross-country athletes attending the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. NNF will provide $2,000 each to Caitlin Gregg, Chelsea Holmes, Kyle Bratrud, Tad Elliott, Ben Lustgarten, and Cole Morgan to offset travel and lodging expenses.
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U18 Nationís Cup Trip Heads to Norway Jan 22

DXC Snow Ball Gala Coming Feb 11th
January 13, 2017
Duluth XC is inviting everyone to join them on Saturday evening, Feb 11th, for their 2nd Annual Snow Ball Gala at the Greysolon Ballroom! Enjoy a great night of food and drink with friends, auctions, and community Nordic ski awards at DXC's biggest party of the year.

Barrron County Sports Development
December 27, 2016
A group of Barron County residents have developed the 4591 Sports Development group. The goal of the organization is to grow Nordic Skiing and other silent Sports in the Barron County area as well as create opportunities for adults to learn and become better skiers and create a funding method to offer more programs for youth to be able to participate in Nordic Skiing, Ski Jumping and more.

CXC: 10 Days, $14K to go
December 22, 2016
CXC's year-end fundraiser is past the halfway point and need your help now to meet the $30K goal and receive a matching challenge grant.

Holiday Ski Camps
December 9, 2016
Dec 28-30 Marshall Holiday Ski Camp - Held at Snowflake in Duluth, designed for kids 5-12 of all abilities.
Dec 27-30 CXC Winter Junior Camp - Held on the Telemark trails in Cable, designed for youth racers ages 14-17.

Marshall Holiday Ski Camp Set for Dec 28-30
December 2, 2016
The 11th Annual Marshall Holiday Ski Camp for children ages 5-12 is set for December 28-30 (holiday break) at Snowflake Nordic Ski Center in Duluth. Members of Marshall Nordic Ski Team and alumni will be providing instruction, working to bring each skier to their next level.

Winter Trail Kids Starts Tuesday
December 1, 2016
The Loppet Foundation's Winter Trail Kids program starts up this Tuesday, Dec 6th, at both Wirth and Hyland. The program is for youth ages 7-14 and provides coaching instruction for both classic and skate ski technique.

NNF: Team Gregg - We Believe
November 21, 2016
Brian and Caitlin Gregg make their case for supporting the National Nordic Foundation and the Drive for 25 campaign, highlighting how important funding is for junior development and elite skiers trying to make it to the next level. The Drive for 25 campaign ends on Dec 1st, and has a matching grant for $40K.

Adaptive Coaches Clinics
November 21, 2016
Join U.S. Paralympics athletes and Nordic National Team coaches at an adaptive coaches clinic aimed to facilitate growth of Paralympic Nordic athletes and programming throughout the Midwest. The clinics are open to anyone interested in learning more about adaptive Nordic skiing.
Dec 11 Twin Cities Clinic - Held at Boulder Nordic and Hyland Lake Park.
Dec 20 Duluth Clinic - Held at Snowflake Nordic Center.

Loppet Seminars this Sunday
November 12, 2016
The Loppet Foundation is hosting two seminars this Sunday, Nov 13th.
Dryland Technique Clinic for Adults - Some drills outdoors and then inside for classroom review.
JNQ and Collegiate Racing - For parents and juniors, learn about the JNQ series and collegiate opportunities.

Yellowstone Ski Festival Prepares Backup Plans
November 11, 2016
The warm fall weather continues to impact snow conditions throughout the United States, including West Yellowstone. However, organizers are still planning for a big week and have outlined several contingency plans. Historically, Yellowstone will get a November snowfall, though sometimes it has been as late as Thanksgiving week.

Yellowstone Ski Festival Announces Adaptive Sports Grant Award
November 1, 2016
Albany County, in partnership with the Wyoming Consortium for Veterans Activities, was awarded a $200,735 Adaptive Sports Grant to assist disabled veterans across Wyoming. The Casper Mountain Biathlon Club was part of the consortium awarded funding to improve access to sports activities for veterans across Wyoming.

Ride and Glide Ski Club Workouts Begin Nov 1st
October 23, 2016
Ride and Glide provides weekly technique and workout sessions at Lake Elmo Regional Park and at Elm Creek on Tuesday nights. Formal sessions begin on Nov 1st and run through February. The group is open to all levels.
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CXC On Snow Juniors Camps
October 21, 2016
CXC is offering a couple of on-snow training camps this winter, including weekends at Wolverine Village in Ironwood and Telemark Condos in Cable. The camps are open to juniors 14-19 years old and will be led by coaches Karmen Whitham and Bruce Manske.

Three Rivers Park District Ski Clubs
October 20, 2016
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, there are several ski clubs to choose from.

Team XC United 2016-17 Season
October 19, 2016
Matt Liebsch has announced details on the 2016-17 Team XC United, which is open to all abilities while focusing on intermediate to advanced skills and training techniques. There are a number of perks with the team including wax services discounts and lactate profile with video. The first training session is this Sunday, Oct 23rd.

DXC Wednesday Night Hill Bounding Sessions
October 17, 2016
Duluth XC is offering Wednesday evening hill bounding workouts with Jason Kask at Chester Bowl. The sessions are free.

Over the Peak Kick Off Party Nov 12
October 16, 2016
Come out Saturday evening, Nov 12th, for a discussion about cross country skiing in Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Guest speaker Ben Popp, Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, will describe the exciting changes coming for Birkie 2017!

Loppet Games this Weekend
October 10, 2016
The fifth annual Loppet Games are scheduled for this weekend, Oct 15th, at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Open to kids 7-14, the event features six events: an adventure race, obstacle course, running long jump, Medicine ball throw, SkiErg double pole competition, orienteering Race and wraps up with age-gap relays.

NSSTC: October Meeting
October 6, 2016
North Star Ski Touring Club is holding their October meeting on Tuesday, Oct 11th, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Richfield. This month's featured speaker is Cathy de Moll who will discuss her book, Think South: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica.

TRAIL KIDS Fall Adventure Race Running Series
October 3, 2016
The Loppet Foundation has posted an update on their Fall Adventure Race series. The final event is coming up this Thursday evening and features the infamous stream crossings!

Rollerski Clinic with Team Gregg this Sunday
September 30, 2016
Brian and Caitlin Gregg will be leading a brief clinic and then overdistance rollerski event on Sunday morning, Oct 2nd, starting in Cable. The clinic is open to everyone, the overdistance rollerski is generally recommend for more advanced skiers (plan to be self sufficient).

CXC Fall Junior Open Camp Series
September 26, 2016
CXC is continuing their series of fall/winter open training camps for juniors with the next event planned for Oct 14-16 in Madison, WI. The focus of the camp will include fitness assessment, skill and fitness preparation for the racing season, health and wellness, and developing performance techniques.

NNF: We Believe
September 24, 2016
The Drive for 25 is coming this fall, and right now they are looking for supporters to help communicate their love of Nordic skiing via their "I Believe" campaign.

Yellowstone Trail Passes on Sale
September 22, 2016
Discount trail passes are now on sale for the big November Yellowstone Ski Festival. The Yellowstone Ski Festival brings in skiers from across the country for early season skiing on the Rendezvous trail system, Nov 22-26.

Saturday Morning Dryland Workouts at Battle Creek
September 22, 2016
Bruce Fiedler will once again be leading the Dryland Workouts on Saturday Mornings at the Battle Creek Winthrop Site. The workouts will run every Saturday from Sep 24th thru Dec 10th, or until we have skiable snow. Bring hiking poles!

Park Nicollet Ski Program
September 19, 2016
Park Nicollet has developed a new sports program specifically designed to treat injured cross country and downhill skiers. A team of physical therapists with extensive skiing experience and expertise created this rehabilitation program to help get skiers back to skiing, with better performance and less risk of reinjury.

Gear West Women's XC Clinic
September 18, 2016
Gear West will be hosting their annual Women's XC Ski Clinic, December 10-11. on the Birkie Trail. The clinic provides women a positive, female friendly place to work on your technique and efficiency with Gear West owner Jan Guenther and Riverbrook Bike and Ski owner Cindy Swift. Food, friends, and falling snow...what more could you want?

West Yellowstone Fall Training Camp: Train With a Pro
September 15, 2016
The huge West Yellowstone Ski Festival is Nov 22-26 this season. Registration is now open for their XC ski training clinics featuring coaching staff is composed of an elite group of XC ski professionals which includes retired world class skiers, coaches and professional instructors.
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XC Skiing with Nikolai Anikin
September 15, 2016
Nikolaki Anikin will host training sessions this fall and winter in Duluth on Tuesday evenings.
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Gear West: Free Rollerski Clinic this Saturday
September 12, 2016
Gear West is offering a free Learn to Rollerski Clinic this Saturday morning, Sep 17th. The clinic is for beginners who want to learn the basics of roller skiing and Gear West will supply the rollerskis (skate or classic). RSVP required, and bring your boots, poles and helmet.

EU 55K Rollerski Coverage
September 10, 2016
A big turnout Saturday morning for the Endurance United 55K rollerski event. Conditions were ideal with temps in the low 60s to start and only rising to around 70 by end. The route this year looped down the east side of the Mississippi River into downtown St. Paul, then connected the Bruce Vento, Gateway and eventually Browns Creek bike trails to finish in downtown Stillwater.
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Bjorn's Workout Starts Saturday
September 6, 2016
The famous Bjorn Lasserud format workouts at Hyland downhill area in Bloomington will start up this Saturday, Sep 10th. Open to all abilities, starts at 8:30 am prompt!

Endurance United 55km Rollerski this Saturday
September 6, 2016
Endurance United's big 55K point-to-point rollerski event is this Saturday, Sept 10th. Park in Stillwater, catch the shuttle bus to the start at Desnoyer Park in St. Paul, and rollerski back. Supported stops, including the ability to change equipment halfway.

Finn Sisu: Fall Training Programs
September 1, 2016
Sign up for one of Finn Sisu's training programs and be a better skier this winter. Vakava Juniors fall training program starts Tuesday, Sep 6th, Vakava Masters begin Oct 6th. And they are offering strength training (for all ages) starting Sep 28th.

Loppet: Fall Training Seminar, Wirth Trailhead Building Update
August 31, 2016
Loppet Nordic Racing head coach Piotr Bednarski will hold a Fall Training seminar for adult XC skiers as well as a short presentation on the Wirth Trailhead building project and associated trail/stadium improvements coming this fall.


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