Dec 272010

Day 1 of 4

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Thanks to all the parents who helped load this morning! And a second thank you for getting up early enough to drop your kids off by 6:00am!

We enjoyed some great skiing at ABR in Ironwood MI and reached our camp in Manitowish Waters in fairly good time. (We did have one minor run in with a snow bank when we were trying to turn around but that was straightened out quickly and made it to camp safe.). Lasagna was for dinner tonight and we’ve got eggs, bagels, cereal, and fruit on tap for breakfast so your kids should be well fed.

We have a lot of skiing scheduled for tomorrow so we are going to get some rest. We will try and get some pictures up tomorrow. Have a great night!

Dec 222010


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Yes, I know you wanted your results right away but we also don’t want to miss times of the skiers coming in so we really need you to wait until everyone finishes before you start asking for your times.  Thank you so much for your patience.  While we are talking about results – I should tell you that they are up and you can take a look at them to your heart’s content.  We will put the combined results with Coon Rapids up once they send them.  Thanks again to Coon Rapids for making the drive over, we had a great time racing!  Great Job Team!!

Also – A HUGE thank you to Coach LaPlante for setting the courses this afternoon. It takes time to set one course but he set up ALL 3 courses and changed them between races – THANK YOU COACH LAPLANTE!  Also thanks to parent Hohlen and alumni Volk for changing the courses and directing traffic and to alumni Matthys for her continued help with line-up and timing – with our many skiers, it would be impossible to do things without their help.  We’ve got many more thanks to give but we’ll save some for another night…

Also – Those of you going on the winter trip – we are looking for about 5 crock pots to bring with so if your parents have one or two that they could spare for a couple days, that would be wonderful, just have them drop Coach K an e-mail or call and we’ll get that taken care of.

Reminder that we do have core body tomorrow at 7:00 am and then we’ll be heading out to Perkins afterward so bring a few dollars with and dress for indoor practice.  Have a great night!

Dec 222010

Yes, the winter trip is fast approaching!  Here is the tentative schedule and packing list.  Pack light but pack what is needed!  (Yes, this is a challenge)  Make sure you have enough clothes and don’t forget your equipment!

Dec 212010

It doesn’t get much better than this – Our third meet of the year will be at home, our very own Woodland Trails! There will be three courses based on your experience level and readiness to race a particular course.

  • The 7.4km loop will head out all the way to Top of the World hitting the Pin and Gravity Box on the way out. On the way back you will quickly pass through Maple Hill, Peeper and also explore Scouring Rush Run – It will be pretty fantastic!! Once crossing the grade you’ll take the outside of North Mickey and then the shortcut back avoiding the Prairie Loop. Challenging? Yes! Fun? Yes!
  • The 5km loop will head up to The X and do the Pin and Gravity Box on the way out. Coming back you’ll do Maple and Peeper and then head to the grade by way of the biathlon cut through, from there you’ll do outside of North Mickey and cut off the Prairie like the 7km course.
  • The 3km Course will take you around the inner trails of Woodlands and stay on the gently rolling sections including North Mickey and the outer ring on Prairie.

It should be a great day! Elk River High School will NOT get out early but you will need to hurry and change right away and jump on the bus!  Zimmerman, you will be released at 1:40, Salk and Vandenberg will get out at 1:55 (Salk will have a bus pick you up), Rogers will be released at 1:45.

Race Schedule – Is tentative:

  • 3:30  Boys 5km
  • 3:35  Girls 5km
  • 3:45  Boys 7.5km
  • 3:50  Girls 7.5km
  • 4:00  Boys 3km
  • 4:05  Girls 3km
Dec 202010

Just a reminder that there will be no morning practice tomorrow. We’ll give them a little extra time to clear the roads. Thursday at 7:00am though, we will have core!