Jan 312011

Congrats on the JV Conference racing today! Results are posted for our team. Overall results are being compiled and should be up tomorrow. Just a reminder that there is no middle school practice tomorrow. High school practice should be over around 3:30.

Wednesday’s Conference Championships will load the bus at 7:30am. Make sure you bring a change of clothes and warm things. It will be chilly out there.

Thursday’s practice will be at the normal schedule, skate practice. Friday is off, and Saturday will be at 8:00am at Woodland Trails (no core work, just ski practice).

Again, congrats today! Great racing!!

Jan 302011

Wax Party

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Yes – it is that time of year again parents – wax party time! We’ll be waxing in the Volk family garage once again. Tuesday after school starting around 5:00 or anytime that you can make it. We’ll be putting the final touches on the conference skiers skis – and there will be quite a few pairs so we’ll be looking for some help. You do not need to have experience waxing – we’ll teach you and find you a job to help with!

Let Coach K, Coach Martel, or Coach LaPlante know if you are available to help! Thanks in advance!!

A huge thank you to the Volk family for providing access to their heated garage again this year!!

Jan 302011

Busy Week:

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Monday we have our JV Conference Championships. Skiers get out of school the same as last week – Zimmerman, you will be released at 1:40, Salk and Vandenberg will get out at 1:55(Salk – there will be a bus to pick you up), and Rogers will be released at 1:45. Classic practice for Varsity.

Skiers will choose either classic or skate, you will let us know prior to the race tomorrow.

Tuesday we will only have practice for the high school group. (Skate practice) It will be a short pre-race practice for the Conference team and then they will get home and rest up for the meet the next day. Wednesday, the bus will load at 7:30am. Make sure you have extra clothes along so that you can change between races and have enough clothes with to be warm, it is going to be a cold day by the looks of it so far!

Thursday we will be on normal practice schedule (skate practice) for everyone. Friday will be a day off and Saturday we will have practice at 8:00 – skate.

Jan 282011

The Varsity Conference Championships will be on Wednesday at Baker Park and will be an all day meet.  Representing the Elks at the competition will be:


  • Jane Kallemeyn, Nicole Thorndahl, Anna Haugen, Brittni Ellefson, Mallory Adams, Abby Turnacliff, Katy Turnacliff, Laura Crepeau, Reece Hickman, Mary Elmquist, and ALT. Britta Osberg


  • Mitch Nordahl, Aaron Shaw, Max Riebel, Jake Schroeder, Nate Webster, Kyle Kolles, Dallas Erdahl, Breck Hickman, Collin Crane, Max Peterson, and ALT. Erik Gatzke

Talk to your teachers on Monday and Tuesday to get your work ahead of time.

Conference Meet Schedule:

  • 10:00 Girls Freestyle (Skate)
  • 11:00 Boys Freestyle (Skate)
  • 1:30 Girls Classic (Pursuit Start)
  • 2:30 Boys Classic (Pursuit Start)
  • 4:00 Awards
Jan 272011

All Elk River results are up on the Results Page. We’ll get the overall results up as soon as we get them from the teams.

Friday and Saturday there will be no team practice. We have the JV Conference Championships on Monday at Woodland Trails. Skiers can either skate or classic at the meet. They will just let us know on Monday which they will choose. The race courses will be the same as they were this week. Start times are listed below.

The Varsity Conference Championships will be on Wednesday. We will post the line up for conference tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. If you are skiing in the conference race or are an alternate, you will need to ski the race course at Baker Park. We can not hold an official practice at Baker Park but you can ski there in small groups on your own. We know there is a group of girls and a group of boys headed over on Saturday so talk to the captains and other teammates and see if you can arrange things to go together. If you need some contact numbers for skiers, let Coach K know and she can get them for you.

Also, there is a pasta dinner in honor of the JV Conference Meet on Saturday at the Gatzke Household. Directions were passed out today but if you need information, let us know and we’ll get you directions or anything else needed.

JV Conference Championships Race Course:

Time Schedule:

  • 3:30  Boys Skate
  • 3:45  Girls Skate
  • 4:05  Boys Classic
  • 4:20  Girls Classic