Nov 172017

Hello athletes and parents,

Practice has been going well so far, we have lots of good and motivated new skiers. Hopefully we get some snow before long!

The Wild Turkey Wattle, our biggest fundraiser is coming up. It is a 5k run/walk Thanksgiving morning at Otsego Park. The race starts at 8am and clean up will be done around 10am so you have time to get to Thanksgiving dinner with your family. If you are in town, your athletes are expected to help out. We got 400+ people last year, which is great, but we need all the kids helping with set up, clean up, registration, etc… to make it a success. If you have not yet signed up, or are a parent looking to help, let me know, or sign up at practice. Also, everyone needs to bring a treat, (cookies, muffins, bread, etc..) for the runners after. If you will be out of town, drop off your treat with a friend or at practice with the coaches so we can bring it.

Practice next week will be like a regular week even though there isn’t school. Be there dressed and ready to go at 2:45 at ER High School, Monday, Tuesday, and Wedsnsday. Thursday is the Wild Turkey Wattle, Friday will be 2:45 at Elk River High School, and Saturday, 8am at Elk River High School. If you will be out of town at all, let us know.

We are moving the Thanksgiving Trip up to Giants Ridge to the following weekend due to snow conditions. We have room for maybe 12-14 kids based on years of experience first.

This weekends practice has been posted under the practice schedule tab, but I’ve been getting questions. We will do core at 8am at ER High School, in the weight room, followed by driving to Elm Creek to do a long rollerski. Everyone who can come is welcome. If you aren’t sure if you can handle the volume of a long rollerski, talk to one of the coaches at practice. We encourage everyone to be at the core if possible.

Nov 152017

Clothing orders for team shirts, pants and 1/2 zip are due Friday, Nov.17th. Sign up is online using this link Clothing Order We have sample sizes to try on at school.

Team jacket orders through Mt. Borah are due next Wednesday, Nov. 22. We handed out forms at practice, if you didn’t get a form talk to Coach Julie. We unfortunately don’t have sample sizes, but  Mt. Borah has a great chart for sizing. Sizing Chart

Remember the Wild Turkey Wattle is coming up Thanksgiving morning. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and allows us to go on the Winter Trip to Camp Jorn. We need athlete volunteers for packet stuffing, food prep, set up, registration, clean up, etc… We also need people with vehicles to haul gear to and from the high school. We will have a sign up sheet at practice.

Lastly Elm Creek passes can be bought for $37.50 for the whole Winter season. This pass is good at all three rivers parks for skiing. They are currently making snow at Elm Creek, and it may be open sometime next week. It a great thing to have if we encounter low natural snow at Woodland Trails.

Nov 072017

First off, thanks to everyone who was at the parent meeting last night. There were lots of new faces, and we are excited to teach you to ski!

Remember parents to fill out the Athlete Contact Info. Just go under the Information and Forms tab, the link is at the top of the page.

Monday, Nov. 13th First day of practice for returning high school skiers.  Starts at 2:45. We will be getting lockers, going over some technique, taking some video and going for a short rollerski. If you checked out rollerskis for the summer, bring them with you to practice.

Tuesday, Nov 14th First day of practice for new skiers at 2:45, first day for middle schoolers (3:30). 2nd day for returning high school athletes. Get lockers, doing a get to know each other meeting, short pole hike/run, going over basic body stance for skiing, and core. Be prepared for any kind of weather, hat, gloves, etc..

Tuesday Night: Team Night at Pioneer Midwest 6-8PM First year skiers this is a great time to get your boots, which everyone needs. NNN Bindings for new skiers. Everyone is encouraged to attend, you can also get clothing, new skis, poles, ski ties, wax supplies, anything you need skiing related. We can also do a wax demo.

Wednesday, Nov 15th First day for everyone to rollerski, make sure you have your boots by this day. Also, everyone needs a helmet. We need to be safe. No helmet, no rollerskiing.

See you all soon!