Nov 202009

Tomorrow we are heading down the road a bit to the excellent trails of the Three River’s Park District. (Maple Grove High School Stadium parking lot). Be there a little before 10:00am so we can start on time. The weather looks like it will be perfect so bring your family and friends and we’ll make a great morning of it. One bike and one helmet per pair of people (if you don’t have a partner, we’ll find you one there)! Snacks afterward – we’ll see you there!

Nov 182009

Wednesday already – details to add -

  • Clothing orders are being wrapped up by the captains, they would like final orders in by Thursday (tomorrow), or Friday at the latest. Checks can be made out to Steve Nordahl so that one check can be written to the company.
  • Make sure all paperwork is turned in to the office and all forms are complete – a coach will be tracking you down if you are missing anything.
  • We’d like to start getting registration forms in for the Winter Trip soon so we know what numbers we have to work with, if you have questions – please let us know.
  • The ride ‘n tie is Saturday at Maple Grove Stadium.  Bring family, friends, yourself, a bike for every two people, and a helmet.  The weather looks like it will be perfect so come enjoy a great day with some great people and treats afterward.  We want to start at 10:00 am so arrive a little before that.  Directions will be handed out at practice.
  • The Wild Turkey Wattle is coming up a week from tomorrow – this is a fund-raising event for the skiers so encourage them to get out and sign people up.  We have fliers at the local areas but many people don’t know we are even holding the event – spread the word, let your family and friends know and we’ll see you out their for a great event.  The run/walk will get started at 8:00am so we should be finished around 9:00 and cleaned up and on our way home by 9:30am.  Plenty of time to cook that turkey and get cleaned up and pretty for the family.

We’ve had some great practices this week so far, pole hiking on Monday was excellent and what a perfect day to be outside.  Yesterday and today we were able to get everyone on roller skis to work on technique (classic) and with the number of skiers we have this year, that is quite a feat!  Today our veteran skiers helped our newer skiers in small groups and they are looking great.  It will be exciting to actually see them on skis (at some point)…the weather may not be cooperating as far as snow is concerned but the weather itself has been pretty enjoyable.

We’ll add more later as I’m sure more will come up – go team!

Nov 162009

We do have bus transportation for middle school skiers at this point – you will meet at the high school and we will get you where you need to go!

Nov 152009

Wow, the season has started and there is no stopping us know. There were many of you down at the swaps this weekend so that was great. The equipment went fast so hopefully many of you were able to grab things before they disappeared. We’ll be handing out equipment this week so we’ll have a better idea of what is available for everyone. Veterans, we might be a little short on skis this year so we might not have “rock” skis for you but we will do our best to cover everyone.
Pole hiking tomorrow so be sure to bring your short poles if you have them. The ski room will be open before the bus so you can grab poles if you need them.
Some of you are still missing forms in the office, please be sure that everything is up-to-date and turned in, we’ll get another copy of the list tomorrow and will be chasing you down if you are missing anything.
Also – congratulations again to the girl’s cross country team! They competed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota yesterday at the Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional Race. The girl’s team placed 2nd!! Emma Bates was 6th overall, Abbi was close behind in 7th and rounding out the team was Chelsea S., Victoria J., Jane K., Erin N., and Anna H. Wow, their season just keeps getting better – and who thought they could top being State Champions! Congrats girls, we are looking forward to having you back with the team – only after you finish your “run” this season though! Keep up the great work!!

P.S. – The weather looks perfect for our pole hike tomorrow!! Thank you November!

Nov 132009

First Week!

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Wow, already we are through the first week!  It is hard to believe that after the month of October – our November weather has been pretty darn good!  We had our frist core body workout today with 33 skiers!  It was a full room and we had a great workout.  Your athletes may be a little sore after hill bounding Thursday and then Core today.  Encourage them to get out and rollerski/bike/pole hike tomorrow to help loosen up a bit.  And STRETCH!!

Don’t forget that the ski swaps are tomorrow – it’s the reason that we won’t have Saturday morning practice this week.  Coach K will be done at Dunwoody to help if needed – otherwise there will be people staffing the ski swaps, don’t be afraid to ask for help – the people working want to help you.

Monday will be a long pole hike at Hillside Park.  Enjoy your weekend and if you went to breakfast, we hope you had fun (and were well behaved)!  ;-)

Don’t forget to talk to people about the Wild Turkey Wattle!!