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Hoigaard's Paddle Derby Returns June 1stMay 30, 2023
Returning from a three-year hiatus, this summer's Hoigaard's Paddle Derby kicks off on Thursday at Thomas Beach on Bde Mak Ska. Running through August 3rd, the weekly race series will have plenty of options available for paddlers of all abilities to get out and enjoy the Chain of Lakes.
Gear West: Registration Open for Summer Rollerski ClinicsMay 25, 2023
For those looking to learn the basics of rollerski maintenance, safety, and technique along with ski technique drills and discussion, Gear West is hosting a series of summer rollerski clinics bimonthly through the month of June. The clinics are free to attend and are run out of the Gear West parking lot, with demos available for reservation as well.
CXC Drawing UnderwayMay 13, 2023
CXC Annual Fundraising drawing is underway, this year featuring Trek bikes: the winner can choose from high-end road, mountain, gravel or fat bike! Only 250 tickets will be available for the drawing, so act quickly! The fundraiser supports the CXC Adaptive Program, which aims to produce and distribute adaptive sit-ski equipment to assist people with disabilities in learning and experiencing cross-country skiing.
Endurance United Summer Junior Training Starts June 12thMay 8, 2023
We're just a few short weeks out from the start of Endurance United's summer junior training which kicks off on June 12th. Running through early August, there are three different training options to choose from, ranging from 3 sessions a week to 5 sessions a week.
Registration Open for Rice Creek Boat Club Summer ProgramsMay 4, 2023
With the waters warming throughout the Twin Cities, registration is now open for Rice Creek Boat Club's summer training programs. An excellent cross-training option for nordic skiing, this year's programs include several new and returning options.
CXC Annual AwardsApril 27, 2023
The CXC Annual Awards Program is now accepting nominations into five award categories from any current CXC/U.S. Ski & Snowboard member. Recognitions include lifetime achievement, coaching, community leadership, volunteer service and athlete of the year. All nominations will be reviewed by the awards committee and winners will be announced in June.
Lumi Experiences: What's on Tap for 2024, Last Chance to SaveMarch 23, 2023
Even though the season isn't quite in the books yet, it's already time to start thinking about the next one. Several Lumi Experiences trips are already sold out, and others are filing fast, so now's the time to check out what's on tap for 2024 while spots are available. And as an extra incentive, there's only one week left to save $300 on any trip, so be sure to make any reservations before March 31st.
Lumi Experiences: Holmenkollen Ski Festival, The Greatest Show on SnowMarch 16, 2023
History was made last weekend when the first-ever World Cup women's 50K race was held at the Holmenkollen venue in Oslo, Norway, and Lumi Experiences was there to watch it happen. Hear firsthand impressions of the event from Lumi Experiences founder Garret Kuzzy in their latest blog post, plus save $300 when you reserve a spot on any 2024 trip before March 31st.
Lumi Experiences: Visit the Birkie Expo Booth and Sign Up to WinFebruary 19, 2023
If you're looking to learn more about what Lumi Experiences has planned for the upcoming year, stop by their booth at the Birkie Expo this Thursday or Friday to talk with some special guests about some of their recent trips. And even if you can't make it, be sure to sign up online for a chance to win $1000 off any 2024 trip.
Ski for Snow this Saturday at Theodore Wirth ParkFebruary 8, 2023
Organized by the captains of the Minnetonka High School Nordic Team, the Ski for Snow is being held this coming Saturday at Theodore Wirth. The event is being put on as a fundraiser for Protector Our Winters and seeks to raise awareness about the treat climate change poses to our sport. While skiing is encouraged, there will also be live music, hot chocolate, yard games, and plenty of items being raffled off.
Volunteers Sought for Shriners Hospital Nordic Ski Day, Feb 4thJanuary 19, 2023
Shriner’s Hospital is hosting a Nordic ski day on February 4th at Hyland and is seeking volunteers to ski with participants. The event is for kids who have worked with Shriner's in the past, many in their limb deficiency group, and volunteers would simply be there to help get them out on the trails and having fun.
Pioneer Midwest: Forgotten Star Wax Clinic, Jan 17thJanuary 15, 2023
If you're interested in either beer or waxing, you're in luck—Pioneer Midwest's clinic this Tuesday will have a bit of both. Held at Forgotten Star Brewing Company in Fridley, MN, the free clinic will go over some of the basics behind ski care and maintenance, with a Q&A, coupons and swag, deals, and a raffle also part of the event.
Gear West: Guide Clinic for Skiers, Jan 22ndJanuary 15, 2023
Learn a new skill and help members of the ski community get out on the trails next Sunday, January 22nd at Gear West. Guides are an important resource that can be scarce for those with vision impairments, so consider finding out more about the ins and outs of becoming one at the informational meeting being held next weekend.
Ski Hut: Thursday Women's Nights Start Dec 22ndDecember 19, 2022
In a collaboration between Ski Hut, Continental Ski and Bike, COGGS, and DXC, Thursdays are women's nights at the Lester-Amity chalet in Duluth, MN. Ski, bike, and connect during this all women's event at 6pm each week, with educational opportunities also bring offered once a month on a range of topics.
North Star Ski Club Winter Wonderland Trip, Feb 17-20December 15, 2022
The North Star Ski Club will be hosting a winter wonderland trip to the ABR ski trails in Ironwood, MI, Feb 17-20. A great opportunity to meet people with a passion for the outdoors, with new skiers welcome, the club recommends signing up soon as the trip will fill quickly.
Gear West: Weekly Wax Clinics Starting Wednesday, Dec 14thDecember 13, 2022
Starting this week, Gear West will be holding weekly wax clinics every Wednesday evening through mid-February. Each clinic will begin at 6pm with an introduction of basic tools, waxes, and skills, followed by a deeper dive into the topic of the day. This week's topic is glide basics, which will be complimented next week by kick basics.
CXC: Join us for Ski Across AmericaDecember 13, 2022
Bringing new meaning to cross-country skiing, CXC is laying out a challenge to ski from coast to coast through Ski Across America, with proceeds from the event supporting CXC’s Nordic Rocks youth grass-roots program. Covered cumulatively through recorded activities, participates can choose from five different routes to tackle individually or as a group, ranging from 45K to 3,200K.