Upcoming Events

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Trail Kids Test Drive Sessions

December 20, 2019
TRAIL KIDS test drive sessions are being offered in January. The sessions feature classic technique drills, relays and games on skis with the main focus on developing skills, having fun and falling in love with a lifetime sport.

Optimize Winter Hydration

December 20, 2019
Dr. Marie-Christine Leisz explains how hydration is a very important part of Nordic skiing training and racing performance, and one that many athletes don't recognize as easily in the winter.

LNR Adult Winter Programs Startup

December 1, 2019
LNR's adult winter training programs start up this week! New offerings this season are three week technique sessions and a women's technique and fitness group.

NNF: Drive for 25 - Challenge Grant

November 26, 2019
The National Nordic Foundations annual fundraiser drive is in full swing and now has a $20K challenge grant available. Donate by next Tuesday to help collect the special grant! Funding supports junior development, especially the international competitions.

Torchia Fundraiser in Rochester Saturday

November 20, 2019
The Rochester community is putting on a big fundraising effort for Ian Torchia's 2019-2020 season, hosting a 5K fun run, chili dinner and silent auction, this Saturday, Nov 23rd at Quarry Hill nature center.

Kikkan in Duluth

November 16, 2019
A big turnout Saturday in Duluth as Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall came to town to help with the finishing stretch of the Grand Avenue fundraising campaign. Saturday afternoon started with a great celebration and mini ski clinic with Randall on the man-made snow at Grand Avenue, followed by a presentation in the chalet. Saturday evening was the big Snowball event, with Kikkan Randall as the headliner speaker. Photos from the afternoon by Cece Boyle.


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Gear West Hosting Alayna Sonnesyn Fundraiser on Thursday

November 16, 2019
Gear West is helping sending off local star Alayna Sonnesyn as she heads out for the 2019-20 racing season with a fundraiser and silent auction event on Thursday, Nov 21st. Come out and hear Sonnesyn's Birkie story along with an update on her training, enjoy some nice food and drink, and even score something from the raffle.

NNF: Drive for 25 - World Cup Impact

November 13, 2019
As part of the annual Drive for 25 fundraiser, National Nordic Foundation has gathered support videos from a number of elite athletes, sharing how NNF helped make their World Cup dreams possible.

DXC: Olympic Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall in Duluth Saturday

November 13, 2019
DXC and Spirit Mountain will be hosting Olympic Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall this upcoming Saturday afternoon, Nov 16th in Duluth for a free public event at the Grand Avenue Chalet, in support of the Grand Avenue Nordic Center. She will also be the guest of honor and speaker at a ticketed fundraiser event, the Snow Ball, that evening at the Malting Building. Get your tickets before they sellout!

Jessie Diggins Girls Workout at Lake Elmo

November 7, 2019
Stillwater coach Kris Hanson shares photos and summary from a fun girls workout with Jessie Diggins at Lake Elmo on Wednesday.

CXC Bike Drawing Final Days

November 6, 2019
The annual CXC Bike Drawing fundraiser benefiting Central Cross Country Skiing's Adaptive Program is coming up fast -- Tuesday, Nov 12th. The winner will receive a custom-designed, handcrafted, Bingham Built titanium road, cyclocross or hardtail bike frame built with wheelset and components. Get your tickets now!

Endurance United Adult Winter Programs

November 5, 2019
Endurance United has their fall/winter and winter only adult training programs open for registration. The fall/winter program is underway now while the winter only program starts up in December. Both programs run through February.

DXC: Sprint to the Finish on Nov 16th

November 5, 2019
Duluth is hosting two huge events on one day, Kikkan at Grand Ave and their Annual Snow Ball, Saturday, Nov 16th. Come out in the afternoon and meet with Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall, and come back in the evening for fundraiser and raffle with Randall.

CXC Rollerski Cup Series Rolls On

November 3, 2019
The Rollerski Loppet last weekend was the first stop in the CXC Rollerski Cup series, the next events will be Grinding Up Granite, Nov 9th in Wausau and then the Up, Up and Away 10K at Brigham County Park on Nov 16th.

NNF: Drive for 25 Fundraising Underway

November 3, 2019
National Nordic Foundation's annual fundraiser effort, the Drive for 25, is now underway! Check out your favorite Midwest athletes as ambassadors and help support this major funding source for our junior development.

Three Rivers: Winter Training Programs

November 3, 2019
Three Rivers Park District has opened registration for its Citizen Racer Skate Ski Club and Intermediate-Advance training programs.

LNR: Adult Winter Training Groups Forming Now

October 20, 2019
LNR's Winter Adult training groups are open for registration. The groups focus on preparing for racing and target skiers ages 20 and on up.

CXC Bike Drawing Fast Approaching

October 16, 2019
The annual CXC Bike Drawing fundraiser benefiting Central Cross Country Skiing's Adaptive Program is at 28% of their goal with just a few weeks left. The winner will receive a custom-designed, handcrafted, Bingham Built titanium road, cyclocross or hardtail bike frame built with wheelset and components! Drawing is scheduled is Oct 29th.

Torchia Fundraiser Event Nov 23 in Rochester

October 15, 2019
The Rochester community is putting on a big fundraising effort for Ian Torchia's 2019-2020 season, hosting a 5K fun run, chili dinner and silent auction, on Saturday, Nov 23rd at Quarry Hill nature center.

Out There: Meet Kevin Bolger Nov 1st

October 13, 2019
Out There ski shop in Rice Lake is hosting a meet up with World Cup skier and Wisconsin native Kevin Bolger, Friday evening, Nov 1st. Come out for a short dryland session then back to the shop for snacks, beverages and chat with Bolger.

CXC: Chicagoland Rollerski Clinic

October 7, 2019
Birkie champion Matt Liebsch will join CXC's certified coaching staff for a two-hour dryland and rollerski technique clinic in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL, on Saturday, Oct 26th. Afterwards, get caught up on all things Birkie with director Ben Popp at an evening get-together. Registration is now open.

Gear Western Coming Oct 12th

October 4, 2019
Gear West's half marathon running race, the Gear Western, is set for Saturday, Oct 12th. The western theme race features long-sleeve flannel shirts to all finishers and a special hobby horse division! There's also a 5K race.

DXC: Kikkan in Duluth, Nov 16th

October 1, 2019
Join DXC on Saturday, Nov 16th, at the Grand Avenue Nordic Center to see Kikkan in action and hear her talk about her amazing path to gold. And in the evening, help finish the Grand Avenue snowmaking campaign by attending the Snow Ball, with guest speaker Kikkan Randall.

Loppet: Trail Kids Sessions Kicking Off

September 30, 2019
Late fall Trail Kids sessions at the Loppet Foundation are starting up on October 1st, with the Loppet Games scheduled for Oct 26th. There is still time to jump in! And coming in early November, an informational meeting for the Trail Kids Nordic ski team.

Loppet Announces Loppet Run 365 Program

September 27, 2019
The Loppet Foundation has announced its new running program, Loppet Run 365, featuring Abdi Bile, as the Loppet Running Director. Bile is an two-time Olympian and 1500m World Champion and has very distinguished coaching career.

CXC: National Coaching Symposium in Twin CIties this Weekend

September 22, 2019
U.S. Ski & Snowboard's Cross Country National Coaches Symposium will be held this weekend, Sep 27-29th in the Twin Cities. The event features a series of nationally-acclaimed presenters, as well as a chance to see the sprint course at nearby Theodore Wirth Park which will be used for the World Cup sprints next March. The event is open to all interested parties, register now.

Trail Kids Adventure Trail Running Race #1 Coverage

September 17, 2019
Kim Rudd reports: TRAIL KIDS had our first Adventure Trail Running Race Tuesday starting and finishing in the upper stadium at Theodore Wirth. We had two races with about 100 youth from Loppet Junior Anwatin, North East and Wirth Teams.

Endurance United 55K Rollerski Event Set for Sep 22nd

September 10, 2019
Endurance United's epic fall training rollerski event, 55K from Desnoyer Park to downtown Stillwater is scheduled for Sunday, Sept 22nd. The route connects some of the best trails in the metro, with a great gentle downhill grade to the finish. Reserve your spot now and help support EU's junior scholarship fund.

Cross Country National Coaches Symposium and Regional Clinics

September 9, 2019
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is hosting its biennial Cross Country National Coaches' Symposium in Minneapolis, Sep 27-29th. The focus this year is on Junior and Youth Development. Presenters of the highest caliber will be participating, including Brit Baldishol – Development Manager for the Norwegian Ski Federation. Note: it is not mandatory to be a Level 100 or Level 200 certified coach to attend.

LNR Fall Training Groups Kickoff Starting this Week

September 4, 2019
LNR has a variety of fall training groups kicking off the first week of September. Fall is the time to get the body in shape for winter with sport specific technique, strength and fitness. Find the right group for you from locations on West River Road, Hyland and the Trailhead with dryland, rollerskiing, and strength training programs.

Finn Sisu: CXC Coaches Clinic Sep 14th

September 4, 2019
Finn Sisu is hosting CXC Coaches clinics on Saturday, September 14th. Coaches can work toward their level 100 or 200 certification or complete their continuing education requirements.

Yellowstone Fall Training Camp

August 30, 2019
Registration is now open for the West Yellowstone Fall Training Camp, part of the huge Yellowstone Ski Festival, Nov 26-30th. Offerings including everything from 1-day classic touring to 5-day skate and classic technique for performance.

Three Rivers: Fall Dryland Training Programs

August 28, 2019
Three Rivers is holding adult dryland training groups at French and Hyland Parks this fall. The programs fire up by mid-September, so get signed up today!