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Mount Itasca 100K Ski

March 27, 2020
Garrett Beckrich reports: With skiing conditions still perfect at Mt. Itasca in Coleraine, MN, around half a dozen skiers got together Thursday. Their goal was to attempt skiing 100 kilometers! The challenge started at 7am with fast icy snow that turned to warm, slow slush around noon. Assisted by Max Durtschi for the first 80k, Vasek Cervenka and Garrett Beckrich managed to ski 21 laps in just over 6 hours to complete the challenge. Vlad Cervenka, Matej Cervenka, Warren Rosholt, and Petra Cervenka skied around 75k. If you live near Coleraine don’t be afraid to still get out your skis and go!

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World Cup Celebration

March 15, 2020
An informal celebration of all the planning and organizing for the Minneapolis World Cup was held Sunday morning at Wirth. In attendance was Jessie Diggins, thanking all those involved, as well as Alayna Sonnesyn and many other local stars, past and present. Jessie and a group skied one "hot lap" of the World Cup sprint course, as several hundred skiers came out to enjoy the excellent course conditions and see the stadium set up in all it's World Cup dressing.

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Rice Creek Boat Club Registration Open

February 25, 2020
Rice Creek Boat Club has announced their summer training programs and a list of the top reasons you should consider joining up! Registration is now open.

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.