Dec 272014

Although we got some snow it is still not enough to host a race on.  The meet that was originally scheduled for Tuesday is now on Thursday Jan 8th at Elm Creek.

The winter trip people are on the road and we are looking forward to some good snow!

Dec 222014

Winter Trip

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The winter trip is approaching almost as fast as our snow is melting!  They have good snow conditions up at ABR and Minocqua Winter Park, so don’t worry.  Minocqua is reporting 12″ in the woods and 8″ of snow base on trails.

We are looking for some parents to send crockpots or slow cookers with to heat food up for lunches on the winter trip.  If you have one that we could use for the trip – please send it with your athlete on the 27th!  I am also planning a cribbage tournament.  If you have a cribbage board and deck of cards, bring that also!  Plan on being at the high school at 6am to start loading gear.

Today we sent home a packing list with athletes, if you would like a copy click here!

Athletes will need a bag lunch for the bus ride on Day 1. If your family has extra holiday snacks or treats – see if they could pack them up to send for desserts!

Things to be sure to remember – a lunch – race suit – ski clothes (a few sets) – both boots – skis – poles – ski bag – training log – sleeping bag – pillow – towel…check the list!!!

Pack light, but don’t forget anything…it is not an easy task but you can do it!!  You might also want a blanket or something on the bus to be comfortable.  Be at the school BY 6:00am – we’ll need your help loading and packing everything in the trailer!  We pull out at 6:30 am SHARP!!  See you there!

Enjoy the time with your families!!

Dec 142014

With the variable weather please come to practice prepared for anything! We are currently planning on doing some dryland training on Monday so bring running shoes, outdoor clothing and your ski gear.  If Woodlands opens up for the team we will switch gears and head there.

If anyone on the team would like to purchase a Three Rivers Park District season pass for $32.50 please let me know.  I will have a sign up sheet on Monday and we should get the passes by Friday.  If we continually don’t have snow, we will have to move practice to Elm Creek.  Skiers either need the season pass or $8 each time we practice officially at Elm Creek.  I don’t anticipate this happening, but would like to plan ahead for any scenario.

A huge thank you to the Fife and Beaver families for adopting the meet on Wednesday (and being flexible with the change in dates!).

Wednesday Dec 17th Race Times:

  • 3:30pm Boys Varsity 7.5k
  • 3:35pm Girls Varsity 7.5k
  • Overall team results will be based off the 7.5k race
  • 3:50pm Boys JV 5k
  • 3:55pm Girls JV 5k
  • 4:10pm Any 2.5k racers (middle school)

The Skinny Santa Race has been canceled for this Saturday Dec. 20th.  Even if we get snow, the coverage would not be enough to host a 20k race.

Dec 132014

The meet scheduled this Tuesday Dec 16th for Woodland Park has been moved to Wednesday Dec 17th at 3:30pm at Elm Creek.   Please make the change on your calendars.

Dec 092014

The star news posted a nice article about “this new head coach” and previewing the season if you’re interested check it out!

Today is our first classic race at Elm Creek!  The conditions look to be good. This a grade level race, so you will be competing against your grade level.  Senior boys go first at 3:30pm on down through the boys grade levels.  Senior girls will start at 4:00pm on down through the girls grade levels.  All returning high school skiers will be doing the 5k course.  Beginners and middle school have the option of a 2.5Km starting at 4:30pm (boys and then girls).  A huge thank you to the Webster and Nardini families for adopting the meet!

Winter trip forms are due Friday! If you would like to chaperone please let me know by Friday also! Checks can be made out to “Elk River Nordic Ski Team”.