Archives 2021-2022

Team Birkie On Snow Clinic Saturday

January 18, 2022
Team Birkie will host a free clinic this Saturday, Jan 22nd, at Elm Creek. Sharpen your ski skills and learn new ones with skate and classic instruction available, for beginners to advanced levels of ability.

Ramsey County Learn-to-Ski Program Partner

January 18, 2022
Ramsey County is seeking programming partners to develop and implement a learn-to-ski program for Ramsey County residents. While open and welcoming to all, the program will focus on those residents with access barriers to winter recreation. Review their RFQ and join an informational online meeting, Monday, Jan 24th.

33rd Annual Double Burky Dec 29th

December 25, 2021
A group of skiers will once again ski the length of the Birkie trail from Fish Hatchery to North End cabin and back again -- the Double Birky. The event is being held this Wednesday, Dec 29th.

Wirth XC Coach Mini Ski Academy Nearly Full

December 16, 2021
The Loppet Foundation is hosting two days of mini ski coaching clinics next week, Dec 20-21. Many of the Monday clinics are now full, so act quickly to reserve your spot!

Lumi Experiences: Cross Country Skiing in Europe

December 16, 2021
Forbes Magazine featured Garrott Kuzzy's Lumi Experiences, offering cross-country ski trips to some of the best locations across Europe, and open to all abilities. Kuzzy is a Minnesota native, now living in Austria.

Minnesota Nordic Opener this Saturday

December 9, 2021
Three Rivers Park District's huge Nordic Opener event this Saturday, Dec 11th, at Elm Creek. Come see vendors and reps from across the industry, try out new equipment and celebrate the start to ski season!

Minneapolis Ski Club Adult Training Group

December 7, 2021
Registration is now open for Minneapolis Ski Club's Adult Training Groups. Olympian Kevin Brochman will be coaching an Advanced Training Group for skiers looking to improve their racing on Wednesdays and a Beginner/Intermediate Training Group for skiers learning to ski or looking to improve fundamentals on Mondays.

Wirth XC Coach Mini Ski Academy, Dec 20-21

December 6, 2021
The Loppet Foundation is hosting two days of mini ski coaching clinics, Dec 20-21. A wide variety of the latest development in the people, teaching and technical skills required for coaching and teaching xc skiing with something for everyone, from the experienced to first year coach. Sign up now.

Mpls Ski Club Winter Programs

November 21, 2021
Winter Program Registration for Minneapolis Ski Club is now open for Junior Training Sessions, Junior National Qualifying Race Support, and Personal Coaching.

Yellowstone Ski Festival Cancelled

November 20, 2021
Organizers of the Yellowstone Ski Festival have announced the cancellation of all events (races, clinics and ski passes) due to the unusually low snow conditions.

Tribute to Roy Carlsted on Dec 4th

November 18, 2021
Come out to Hyland Lake Park in Bloomington Saturday, Dec 4th, to celebrate with Nordic legend Roy Carlsted, who is now just a few years shy of 100. Share stories and reminisce with old friends.

Midwest Skiing Book: Winter's Children

November 17, 2021
A new book on the history of Midwest Nordic skiing titled "Winter's Children", by Ryan Rogers, has been published by the U of M press.

Team Birkie and PRG Training Run this Weekend

November 16, 2021
Come join Team Birkie and Performance Running Gym (PRG) for supported long run in Theodore Wirth Park on Saturday morning, Nov 20th. There will be options to run 5 miles, 10 miles, or 15 miles with multiple paces for each distance.

Ski and Tea Women's Clinic Coming Dec 31st

November 16, 2021
The annual Ski and Tea Women's on-snow ski clinic is set for Dec 31st at the Hwy OO trailhead. Sign up for technique lessons lead by some of legendary women ski coaches.

Gear West: We Rise Women's Day Dec 19th

November 7, 2021
Please join Gear West and Rossignol for a special women's event Dec 19th at the Trailhead in Minneapolis. The event will feature on-snow ski lessons followed by presentations from a number of guest speakers including Alayna Sonnesyn, Caitlin Gregg, and PSIA's Emily Lovett.

Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team: Deedra Irwin Meet and Greet this Sunday

October 27, 2021
U.S. Olympic hopeful biathlete Deedra Irwin will meet with athletes, coaches, parents and well-wishers on Sunday, Oct 31st, at the Brown County Reforestation Camp. Join Irwin in the 10 mile Donut Run, as well as a presentation on her training and upcoming season.

Pioneer Midwest: Rollerski Clinic Tuesday

October 25, 2021
Join Pioneer Midwest for a rollerski clinic at Elm Creek park with US Ski Team athlete Kevin Bolger this Tuesday, Oct 26th! Bolger will be doing a meet and greet with a clinic and workout focusing on technique.

Three Rivers Clubs and Winter Programs

October 14, 2021
Three Rivers Cross-country ski clubs, lessons and programs will open for registration next week on Tuesday, Oct 19th. Find programs at Hyland and Elm Creek for beginners and immediate.

Finn Sisu: Team Birkie Clinic this Saturday

October 12, 2021
Team Birkie and Finn Sisu are sponsoring a free dryland training event for skiers of all ages this Saturday, Oct 16th at 8:30 am at Battle Creek. The session will include a discussion of technique, a workout (easily scalable!), and analysis. All three Team Birkie coaches will be there to support the session with technique, video, and feedback!

Ski Services Unlimited Winter Ski Instruction

October 10, 2021
Winter ski instruction and training is now open with Ski Services Unlimited with coaches Ben and Joe Dubay. Programs are tailored for beginner and intermediate skiers with an emphasis on technique and basic fitness to make skiing easier, more enjoyable, and to ski farther with less effort. Sign up today!

Gear West: Rollerski Clinic with Alayna Sonnesyn

October 7, 2021
Join Gear West supported athlete Alayna Sonnesyn on Tuesday evening, Oct 19th, for a skills clinic that will help you developing strength, agility and coordination on rollerskis. Sonnesyn will also answer questions on training, goal setting and competing at the elite level.

CXC Wayne Fish Coaches Conference and Certification Oct 22-24

October 3, 2021
Registration for the 2021 CXC Wayne Fish Coaches Conference and Certification is open. This year the conference will be held in person in Cable, WI, Oct 22-24. Enhance your coaching skill and knowledge through both the Level 100 and 200 certification options and through continuing education. Plus, member club's can send up to two "apprentice" coaches on a complementary registration.

Loppet Winter Programming Now Open

October 2, 2021
Winter program registration is now open for the Loppet Foundation, including Loppet Ski Club, Loppet Nordic Racing, Trail Kids, and Run 365.

Train with Team Birkie

September 21, 2021
Team Birkie is offering some training sessions in association with the Birkie Trail Run Festival this weekend in Cable. Come out for a warm up and planning session on Friday evening, or an overdistance rollerski on Sunday.

Finn Sisu: Vakava Masters Fall/Winter Program

September 13, 2021
Finn Sisu is offering Fall/Winter Masters Ski training again this season. Dryland sessions begin Oct 28th, classes are limited in size due to COVID so sign up soon!

CXC Center Begins Initial Phase

September 7, 2021
Through a partnership with the City of Middleton, the Central Cross Country Skiing Inc (CXC) has officially launched the development of the CXC Outdoor Recreation & Sports Center on land just north of Pleasant View Golf Course. The initial development phase will include an access driveway connecting the Center to Highway 14 from Schwartz Road, as well as a parking lot and trail development, with plans to lighting and snowmaking infrastructure for this winter.

Yellowstone Ski Festival Clinic Registration Now Open

September 3, 2021
Registration is now open for the West Yellowstone Fall Training Camp, part of the huge Yellowstone Ski Festival, Nov 23-27th. Offerings including everything from 1-day classic technique to 5-day skate and classic technique for performance.

Endurance United Junior Race Support Info Meeting, Sep 15th

September 3, 2021
Endurance United will be hosting an informational meeting via zoom regarding their current plans for winter race support for the CXC Junior Cup series, Wednesday evening, Sept 15th.

Three Rivers Fall Dryland Training Programs

August 31, 2021
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!

Price Hike: Vasaloppet USA

August 29, 2021
Prices for the Vasaloppet USA races will jump on September 1st, so register by Tuesday night to save cash.

2021 MNSA Lifetime Achievement Awards

August 29, 2021
The Minnnesota Nordic Ski Association (MNSA) announces the Lifetime Achievement award winners for 2021: David Paulson and Mark Helmer! Read up on these Nordic heroes as well as the high school, collegiate and biathlon achievers in the Lifetime Achievement program.

NNF: Double the Drive for 25

August 18, 2021
National Nordic Foundation's annual fundraiser effort, the Drive for 25, has now gone double! This year they have a goal of doubling the $25 contributions, working toward of goal $25,000 which would then unlock a challenge grant of $200,000. Help support this major funding source for our junior development with your contribution today.

NNF Online Auction Ends Friday Evening

July 15, 2021
National Nordic Foundation's Online Auction wraps up Friday evening! Make your bid for some truly unique items, while helping to support junior athletes attending Regional Elite Camps and other summer projects.

Pioneer Midwest: Rollerski Clinic Saturday

July 11, 2021
Pioneer Midwest is offering a free rollerski clinic this Saturday, July 17th, designed for those looking to get started in this fun, training sport. The clinic will be held at the Elm Creek beach lower parking lot, providing a gentle terrain to work on drills and technique. Rollerskis can providing upon request.

Shoreline Rollerski Sprints this Saturday!

July 8, 2021
Out There's huge rollerski event, the Shoreline Sprints, are being held this Saturday, July 10th in downtown Rice Lake. Come out and see some of the best skiers in the US compete for a large cash payout. Plus take in a wide range of activities including a market, sponsor village, and post-race food and drinks.

NNF Online Auction

July 5, 2021
National Nordic Foundation's Online Auction is running July 5th thru July 16th, with dozens of great items! The auction is NNF's signature summer fundraiser helping to support junior athletes attend Regional Elite Camps and other summer projects.

Gear West Triathlon Aug 1st

June 5, 2021
Gear West's big summer triathlon is coming up on August 1st. The event features Olympic, long distance, and a new aqua-bike category. Compete solo or as a team. Based out of Lake Rebecca Park, just west of the Twin Cities.

Gear West: Spring Scamper Training Run Jun 5th

May 29, 2021
Gear West is offered a supported training run to help you with your half or full marathon goals. Come out Saturday, Jun 5th, and take on 13 mile or 20 mile courses with aid stations and start/finish at Gear West.

Gear West Rollerski Intro Session May 8th

May 2, 2021
Gear West is offering a demo and question/answer session on Saturday, May 8th with two time slots available. Learn about rollerski types, benefits, and all the equipment you need.