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Vakava Juniors, August 8, 2018

Trail Kids out rollerskiing on the Cedar Trails, August 26, 2017 (Photo: Loppet Foundation)

Mpls Ski Club Juniors Program, June 15, 2017

Igor Legacy camp in Wisconsin, June 17, 2017 (Photo: CXC)

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Highlights

LNR Summer Junior Programs
May 14, 2019
Loppet Nordic Racing has a full plate of summer programming for juniors this year, including a number of special camps and various teams to cover all levels of juniors. Plus, sign up before May 16th to avoid the next price hike.

LNR Adult Summer Programs
May 11, 2019
Loppet Nordic Racing has a number of offering for adult training this summer including strength training, rollerskiing, and even pairing with Trail Kids. Sign up now, most programs fire up in June.

Endurance United Adult Training Programs Start Next Week
April 30, 2019
Endurance United has a full slate of adult training programs -- everything from learning to rollerski to women's mountain biking to adult training camps, and of course year-round training. Programs are beginning next week!
Related:
Endurance United Junior Programs

Pioneer Midwest: Learn to Rollerski
April 24, 2019
Pioneer Midwest is hosting a learn to rollerski event on Saturday, May 4th, at Elm Creek. Come out and get some lessons on skate skiing on rollerskis. A limited number of demo rollerskis available by request.
Related:
Pioneer Midwest Rollerski Equipment

Endurance United Coaching Positions
April 16, 2019
Endurance United is seeking qualified coaches and assistant coaches to work with the adult training year round programs, which start their new season on May 7th. Most of the training sessions are evenings.

Haig Glacier Trip this Summer
April 16, 2019
Final openings are filling fast for the June week long trip to ski on the Haig Glacier in Canada. Led by Matt Liebsch, this unique training experience provides invaluable on-snow time in the middle of summer.

Birkie: Med Sleds Donated for Safety of Outdoor Enthusiasts
April 15, 2019
The Town of Spider Lake Volunteer Fire Department has donated a Med Sled for the Outdoor Center at the Hwy OO Trailhead and Spider Lake residents Bobbi and Pete Huot donated a second Med Sled to be based out of the Boedecker Trailhead. The Med Sled is designed for a single person to pull an injured individual over snow or grass.

Trail Kids Spring Mountain Bike Info Session
April 15, 2019
Registration is now open for all spring and summer TRAIL KIDS Programs and camps at Elm Creek, Wirth and Lebanon Hills. Attend a Spring Mountain Bike Pre-Season Informational Meeting Monday, April 29th to learn about the spring and summer program.

EU Summer Training Programs
April 11, 2019
Endurance United is ramping up for the summer training season with offerings for juniors and adults:
Summer Juniors - Tailor your own plan with 2 to 7 sessions a week.  Plus summer camps.
Adult Training - Many options available, from race team to just learning how to rollerski.

Gear West: Road and Triathlon Gear Swap
April 9, 2019
Gear West is hosting a road and triathlon gear swap on Saturday, April 27th. Bring your unused equipment or come shop for deals. Plus savings on older inventory.

NNF: Lumi Experiences Prepares for Next Season
April 8, 2019
Lumi Experiences wrapped up the World Cup season trips with the Seefield World Championships and already has big plans for 2020, including trips to Oberstdorf and Dresden.

Finn Sisu: Vakava Juniors Summer Training Program
April 8, 2019
Finn Sisu's Vakava Juniors summer training program registration is now open. Training kicks off in early June!

Haig Glacier Trip in June
April 7, 2019
Once again, Matt Liebsch of Pioneer Midwest will be leading a summer skiing trip to the Haig Glacier, this year, June 18-23rd. The trip is open to master, senior and junior skiers interested in getting some solid on-snow ski training. Space is very limited, so act quickly!

CXC Summer Junior Camps
April 6, 2019
CXC has summer junior camps open for all levels...
Igor Legacy Camps - Camp include an introduction to ski specific dryland training, roller skiing, and cross training activities. Juniors ages 10-13
U16-U20 Camps - Camps designed to bring the committed athletes from collaborating teams and clubs together to train and workout for extended periods. Juniors ages 14-19
U16-U18 Three Day Camps - Designed for athletes ages 14-17 who are newer to dryland training and roller skiing. 
CXC Fitness Camp - This camp focuses on fitness testing and individual technique work on a rollerski treadmill in Madison, WI in May. Juniors ages 14-19.

Rice Creek Boat Club Summer Programs
March 28, 2019
Dive into a new cross-training option this summer with the Rice Creek Boat Club. The Rice Creek Boat Club offers summer junior (ages 12-18) as well as adult programming for those looking to learn efficient paddling skills. Explore a variety of paddling styles: canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, surf-skiing, all experience levels welcome.

Trail Kids / LNR Juniors End of Season Celebration
March 27, 2019
TRAIL KIDS and LNR Juniors celebrated the end of a great ski season with some spectacular tubing and ski jumping at Wirth Trailhead last Thursday, March 21st. In addition, awards were presented for top juniors and coach of the year recognitions.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Hosting Outdoor Focus Day Sunday
March 21, 2019
On Sunday March 24th, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will be hosting Outdoor Focus Day for prospective students who have an interest in the outdoors. High school students will be led through various activities by university professors and will be introduced to members of outdoor-focused clubs, including the men's and women's Nordic ski club. This event includes lunch in the student dining hall, a campus tour, and a multitude of hands-on outdoor experiences.

LNR Juniors Information Session Tuesday Evening
March 21, 2019
LNR will be hosting their spring informational meeting at the Trailhead this Tuesday, March 26th. Come find out about the spring, summer, and year-round LNR 2019 Devo and Comp team programs including LNR training philosophy, seasonal training schedule, and training camps. Open for athletes ages 13-19 and their parents.

CXC Congress Scheduled for Late April in Eau Claire
March 19, 2019
Cross country club leaders from around the Central Region will have an opportunity to play a role in the future of the sport during Central Cross Country Skiing's annual CXC Congress. The event features three days of workshops and meetings set for April 26-28 in Eau Claire, WI, and is free and open to all interested parties.

Endurance United Junior Programs Info Session
March 14, 2019
Endurance United Junior Seasonal Training and Development Teams start as soon as April 15th. Interested skiers and parents are invited to informational presentation by Head Coach/Program Director Liz Peterson at Endurance United office March 27th.
Related:
Endurance United Junior Programs

CXC: Junior Camps Filling Fast
March 4, 2019
CXC is running a number of junior camps this summer, including three-day camps up north for U16/U18 athletes, and longer camps for the more committed skiers. Camps are in June, July and August, and are filling fast.

Post-Birkie Party at Elm Creek this Sunday
February 27, 2019
Pioneer Midwest is hosting a post-Birkie group ski, chat session and potluck this Sunday, Mar 3rd at Elm Creek. Come discuss what worked (and didn't), hear Matt's race story from his third place finish and more.

DXC Snow Ball Gala this Saturday
February 5, 2019
The 4th Annual Snow Ball Gala will be held this Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth. Gala proceeds support DXC's Capital Campaign to complete the transformational new Nordic ski trails at the Grand Avenue Nordic Center at the bottom of Spirit Mountain.

Cook County: Pincushion Winter Festival
February 3, 2019
The annual Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival will be on Sunday, Feb 17th. This one-day event includes eight skiing events for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers in classical, freestyle and skijoring. Excellent conditions should make it one of the best events in many years.

2018 Marshall Holiday Ski Camp Wrap-up
December 30, 2018
Dave Johnson has a recap of the annual Marshall Holiday Ski Camp, complete with photosets and video.

Double Birkie Set For Dec 29th
December 23, 2018
The 30th annual Double Birkie ski will happen Saturday, December 29th. The training event is a group ski from Fish Hatchery trailhead all the up to the Start area trailhead and back again, with stops at Hwy OO and lunch at the turn around. Update: Start changed to Hwy OO, 9 AM.

Finn Sisu: Cross-Country Skiing Basics Course
December 17, 2018
Finn Sisu is offering a four-week cross-country skiing basics program starting in early January at Como Park Ski Center lead by the shop's very own Ahvo Taipale. Suitable for beginning skiers or those looking for a technique tune-up. Separate nights for classic and skate technique.

CXC Year End Matching Grant Challenge
December 13, 2018
CXC is in the middle of their year-end fundraising effort, and right now there is a matching grant for every dollar contributed. Help them reach their goal of $45,000.

CXC Year End Challenge
December 6, 2018
CXC has begun their end of year fundraising effort. Nordic Rocks, junior programs, and adaptive skiing programs are all programs that could use your support!


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