Feb 252016

This Sunday!! Friends, family, anyone interested in using Woodland trails… We are a part of a buckthorn clean-up event on Sunday Feb 28th starting at 12:30 and going until the wood had been cut, cleaned and cleared!  Skiers, we need your attendance at this event.  We are the ones to use Woodland Trails the most (even if it’s a slow snow year) so please plan on attending if you are around!  We’ll have snacks and marshmallows to roast for afterward!

Next Sunday!!  Banquet Information! The banquet is coming up quickly, Sunday, March 6th- 5:00pm.  Set-up will be at 5:00pm and dinner will start promptly at 5:30pm.  The banquet is held in the Elk River High School Commons area and is a pot luck for the entire family.  We’ve assigned dishes by grade level so that we have enough food and a variety of food for everyone.  Please bring enough for around 15 people.

  • Middle School – beverages
  • Freshmen – Appetizers
  • Sophomores –  Main Dish
  • Juniors – Side Dish/Salad
  • Seniors – Dessert

Come and celebrate all your hard work this season and the great people that are part of our ski family!  We’ll see you all on Sunday, March 6th at 5:00pm!

If you didn’t get your equipment turned in at our turn-in day – please bring everything with to the banquet and arrive 15 mins early so we can check it in and get it stored properly.  If you still have a pair of team rollerskis – bring those in so we can check them over for safety and wear before getting them back on the road this summer.

Feb 222016

Friends, family, anyone interested in using Woodland trails… We are a part of a buckthorn clean-up event on Sunday Feb 28th starting at 12:30 and going until the wood had been cut, cleaned and cleared!  Skiers, we need your attendance at this event.  We are the ones to use Woodland Trails the most (even if it’s a slow snow year) so please plan on attending if you are around!  We’ll have snacks and marshmallows to roast for afterward!

Feb 072016

JV Relays Monday 2/08: Wear your race uniform plus some flair/costume-like addition that matches your team.  Boys will start at 3:30pm and girls at 4:00pm.  If you were unable to make a relay on Thursday or Friday at practice and still want to race – there will be an individual 5k race as well.  Varsity relay skiers will come along to cheer on their teammates, practice handoffs and ski at Elm.

Dismissal times

  • 1:10 Salk and Vandenberg (Salk pick up at 1:25, Vandenberg walk over)
  • 1:05 Zimmerman – pick up at 1:20
  • 1:25 Elk River High School – leave at 1:50
  • 1:50 RHS and RMS – pick up at 2:00 (RMS walk over to RHS)

Varsity Relays and State 2/09-2/11: We will leave immediately after school on Tuesday to head up to Biwabik!  Make sure you have everything packed and ready to go.  RHS students will need to get a ride up (or ride the activities bus) to ERHS.  Please make sure that you have turned in your money and permission slip or else you won’t be allowed on the trip!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Equipment return is immediately after school on Thursday Feb 18th.  This is a mandatory practice for all! Bring your uniforms, skis, and any other gear that needs to get returned.  We will also be putting summer wax on skis so plan on staying awhile.
  • Sunday March 6th at 5pm will be the banquet.  This will be a potluck and each grade will be bringing something different to share (details to follow)
Feb 062016

Huge congrats to Coach Varty who has be quietly posting some pretty impressive finishes this past month in racing!  Today he competed in the Pre-Birkie and it must have been a pretty impressive sprint finish to see!  Coach Varty came in a close 2nd, just 2 seconds out of 1st place and 1 second ahead of third!  Congrats to him and good luck in the Birkie in a few weeks!

Feb 032016

We’ve heard of no changes so we are staying with our current plan!   See you at 7am at the high school. Drive carefully!