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12-16-14 07:46 PM
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ISD 196 Nordic Ski Team
Brian Abery
ISD 196 Nordic Skiing c/o Rosemount High
3335 142nd St. West
Rosemount, Minnesota
Minnesota's ISD 196 High Schools: Apple Valley, Eagan, Eastview, Rosemount, and The School for Environmental Studies


3-Rivers Parks cancelled our practice @ Hylanddue to icy conditions on the trails.
WE WILL HAVE PRACTICE TODAY AT VALLEYWOOD AT THE NORMAL TIME (3:15-5:00 pm). With the snow we received last night it MIGHT be possible to do some easy skiing on the driving range, but only IF YOU HAVE ROCK SKIS.  If you have skis you do not mind damaging bring them and we will give skiing a try (it is most likely that CLASSIC will work better). Everyone should bring skis and running gear. 

Download forms from the handouts section, or print them out from your email. Contact Heidi Clendening at if you have any questions. Make checks out to ISD 196 Nordic Ski Booster Club. Please send all forms and payment of $175, by Friday, December 12, to
Heidi Clendening
4753 Flora Drive
Eagan, MN 55122 
Forms and payment may also be given to Kareena as well. Heidi will be at practice on Thursday to collect everything if you would prefer not to mail it.

PLEASE READ: Transportation (i.e., Bus Policies) for Meets
At our first meet yesterday, a number of skiers and parents requested that athletes accompany them home instead of riding the bus.  As we have posted on this website previously, and discussed with athletes.. IT IS DISTRICT POLICY THAT UNLESS A COACH  IS NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF THIS REQUEST PRIOR TO THE EVENT THE ATHLETE MUST RIDE HOME WITH THE TEAM.  Lacking such prior written notification we, as school district coaches, are still legally responsible for the safety of our athletes and cannot release them.
At the current time, our team has over 80 skiers. As coaches, we can not possibly keep track during a race of who is leaving and who is riding the bus as we are far too bus with our meet responsibilities. We do not want to inadvertantly leave skiers at race venues because someone thought they had received a ride home from their parents.  We also do not want to encounter the situation we did last night in which we found ourselves wasting significant time looking for 2 skiers whose parents had not provided written notification they would be taking them home.  In addition, neither of the skiers in question notified a coach that they would be leaving.  Behavior such as this creates serious safety issues and ends up inconveniencing many people.
We do realize that for skiers attending high schools other than EHS picking up a skier after a bus ride at the high school and then driving home is an inconvenience and that skiers may sometimes have to leave a meet early to attend another function.  The district provides parents and athletes the flexibility to do this as long as proper procedures are followed.
Parents desiring to take responsibility for athletes and drive them home from meets must follow the procedures below per school district policy:
(1) Notify Head Coach Abery in writing 1-day prior to the event. The best way to do this is through sending an e-mail directly to Coach Abery (
(2) Check-out with Coach Abery (or another coach if he is not available) at the venue prior to leaving.  This "check-out" should include both the athlete AND the responsible parent finding one of the coaches and letting them know they will be leaving the race venue.   
Through following these procedures coaches can be assured that they are releasing athletes to a legally responsible adult and we can all be sure that our athletes are safe.
Practice - 3:15-5:00 PM @ Valleywood
(until further notice)

Monday 12/15: Because the lack of snow will prevent us from skiing, we are asking athletes to do the following tomorrow to get ready for Tuesday's race.
(1) First year skiers WHO ARE NOT VARSITY should proceed to waxing immediately after they get out of school;
(2) All other JV skiers will do a short running with poles workout from 3:15-3:45 and then proceed to waxing;
(3) Varsity skiers will practice from 3:15-4:30 and then head to waxing. Bring BOTH roller ski and running equipment, If it is dry those with roller skis will do a roller ski workout. If it is wet it will be running with poles.
SKIERS USING COMBI SKIS MUST COME TO WAXING WITH CLEAN SKIS WITH NO TRACE OF KICKWAX ON THEM. Skiing off your kick wax is not sufficient. You must get wax remover to get it all off.
Tuesday 12/16: 5km Classic Race at Hyland (Varsity & JV. Two buses: Bus #1 leaves at 1:30 (for all varsity and JV who do not have 7th hour class). Bus #2 leave at 2:30 pm for JV and middle school students.  Both buses leave from the EHS east/lower entrance. Bus #1 early release time is 1:15 pm for EHS and 1:00 pm for all other schools.  Bus #2 early release is 2:15 PM for EHS & 2:00 PM for other high schools and middle school students.
Start times:   3:45pm-Varsity Boys Race
  4:05 pm-Varsity Girls Race
  approx. 4:15 pm-JV Boys (you should arrive at 3:30 if not taking bus)
  approx. 4:30 pm-JV Girls (you should arrive at 3:30 if not taking bus) 
Wednesday 12/17: Valleywood Ski Classic Technique or run with poles/bounding.  3:15-5:00 PM (Varsity & JV)
Thursday 12/18: Valleywood Ski Freestyle Technique or run with poles and bounding 3:15 PM-5:00 PM (Varsity & JV)
Friday 12/19: Valleywood GC Roller Ski Classic Technique or run with poles and bounding 3:15 PM-5:00 PM (Varsity & JV)
Saturday 12/20: Valleywood GC Roller ski FREESTYLE or Run with Poles or all of the above  9:00 AM - 11:00 (Varsity Required; JV Optional) 

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Texting is used by the team when there are last minute changes, usually due to weather, but is not used for daily communications. Always checck the website and your email to keep informed!

Fundraising Opportunities:

They are finally in - GET them NOW - Old Chicago Pizza Pals! Buy one for $11 and it's good for a $22 pizza (and $5 goes into your skier account). Let me know through email that you would like to purchase some Pizza Pals and I can bring them to practice on Fridays.


Cub Food Bagging sign ups are under the links section and are up for the month of DECEMBER. 


Contact Jill Selchow ( ) 

  Please submit all Booster Club fees to Ron Hedberg at 14170 Foxtail Ln., Apple Valley, MN 55124. You may contact Ron at to find out your current balance. 

Real skiers ski uphill!

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 12/27 star Winter Trip--Camp Warren All Day Camp Warren (Winter Trip destination)
Sun 12/28 star Winter Trip--Camp Warren All Day Camp Warren (Winter Trip destination)
Mon 12/29 star Winter Trip--Camp Warren All Day Camp Warren (Winter Trip destination)
Sat 1/3 star True Team Meet 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Valleywood Golf Course
Tue 1/6 star Freestyle Meet 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Murphy-Hannrehan Park Reserve
Tue 1/13 star Classic Meet 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Battle Creek Regional Park - West
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