Duluth East High School Nordic Ski Team: Ski News & Info

Tuesday, October 25
High School Night at Continental Ski
Continental Ski invites all High School
Cross Country and Downhill Racers and their Coaches
to High School Night at
Continental Ski
1305 East 1st Street
Wednesday, November 9th
Waxing Clinic at 7:00
Foozball, ping pong and videos on the big screen
Quizno's Subs and Sodas Provided!

We hope to see you:)
Continental Ski & The Underground Board Shop
1305 East 1st Street
Duluth MN 55805
218.728.4466 Continentalski.com

Tuesday, October 25
Banff Mountain Film Festival
In case you havn't heard yet, I have some news your team members may like to hear. The Duluth XC Ski Club is hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival here in Duluth on Sun Nov 13th and Mon Nov 14th at the Omnimax. We'll have a different program of films each night beginning at 7:00pm and tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets at Midnight Sun, Ski Hut or Continental Ski. There will also be some awesome prize drawings. Proceeds from the film festival will benefit youth skier development.

For more info, visit our website at www.duluthxc.com. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, October 11
Rossignol Team Night by Ski Hut

Here is the tentative schedule for Rossignol team night. I cannot stress enough that we get a good turnout for this type of event! The information will be invaluable! And they are giving away a pair of XIUMs for crying out loud!! This isn't just for racers either. Invite anyone else you wish...newbies, touring skiers, it's for everyone!!
"Skinny Ski Extravaganza At the Ski Hut" A free night of fun, food, and informative entertainment for the nordic enthusiast.

Date: Friday, October 21st 6:00-9:00 pmAt Ski Hut

Featuring: Team Rossignol (Olympian John Bauer, World Master Champions, National Elite Racers) Door Prizes: Rossignol's new X-ium NIS racing skis and many other prizes Food and Beverages for all

6:00 pm Meet Team Rossignol athletes, help with equipment selection
7:00 pm Equipment muti-media presentation by: Jim Fredericks
(Rossignol Nordic Racing and Promotions Manager)
7:30 pm Multi-media presentation: "Skiing for the Long Run - Goals,
Enjoyment, and Success": by JoAnn Hanowski and Team Rossignol athletes
8:00 pm What's new in Waxing: "Getting Up To Speed with What, When,
and How"
8:00 pm Nordic Movies: "The Past, the Present, and the Future

Saturday, October 22
Atomic Night at the 'Hut
We have another big event happening at 'Hut East. This Wednesday, October 26 starting @ 6pm. Rick Halling of Atomic will be here to answer questions and provide insight to the Nordic experience. This will be similar to the Rossi event. But no movies and such. Again there will be door prizes and special deals on Atomic XC for the evening!

Hope to see you there.
Thank you to all who attended the Rossignol event! Great turnout!

- MD.

Tuesday, October 11
Nordic Lecture Series by Midnight Sun


Nordic Lecture Series
Our passion and lives have centered around skiing and ski racing.  We feel we have some things to pass on to you, and in return, we want you to pass something on to the young skiers of the Duluth area.  We will offer an 8-part lecture series to benefit area High School Nordic ski teams.  Our topics will vary from week-to-week, and we hope you will join us and make a donation to the area ski teams.

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION, VISIT: www.midnightsunsports.com

All lectures 7:00 p.m.at Fitgers Brewhouse main floor back room. 
Notice will be given if location and time changes

Tuesday, October 11
Training Series 1: "Strength Is The New Speed"
All Donations support the Two Harbors Ski Team

Tuesday, October 18
Ski Series 1:  "Ski Selection & Base Preparation"
All Donations support the Duluth East Ski Team

Tuesday, October 25
Training Series 2:  "Efficiency & Endurance, Nordic Skiing's Staple"
All Donations support the Duluth Denfeld Ski Team

Tuesday, November 1
Training Series 3: "Peaking--Myth or Reality?"
All Donations support the Duluth Central Ski Team

Tuesday, November 8
 "Past Olympic Perspectives, Future Olympic Prospectives"
All Donations support the Duluth Marshall Ski Team

Tuesday, November 28
Ski Series 2: "Ski Care"
All Donations support the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Ski Team

Monday, December 5:
Ski Series 3: "Classic Waxing 101"
All Donations support the Proctor Ski Team

Monday, December 12:
Ski Series 4: "Ski Preparation for Racing"
All Donations support the KIDSKI program

Duluth XC Ski Club Newsletters
Just in case you're interested, I've attached the Fall edition of the Duluth XC newsletter, "What's the Skinny?" It was sent out today....it's also available on our website at www.duluthxc.com in case any of your skiers may be interested
Handout: Duluth XC Ski Club Newsletters

Monday, August 29
FSx press release
FSx -Team Today – Think Racing partner to raise money for US Skiing

Fischer Sports, the recognized world leader in cross country ski equipment; Think Racing, a nonprofit organization that promotes and develops amateur athletes; and Team Today, an independent fundraising program run by athletes of the US Ski Team, have joined forces in an effort to change the current financial conditions of the sport in the US.

“We all have the same goal - to help raise the level of the sport. Our methods are not identical, but similar enough that we actually complement each other” said Pete Vordenberg, Assistant US Ski Team Coach. “Think Racing and Team Today are non-profits working to support athletes. FSx is a professional racing team - also working to support athletes. Together we have created an opportunity for sponsors and donors to become involved in ski racing and we are a growing force for athlete and program support.”

the USST budgetary problems in an effort to support athlete development.

With the recent news of USSA budgetary problems, leading to a cut back on programs, there couldn’t be a better time to rally together to improve the situation. Within this new partnership, athlete development is the goal. The mission of Think Racing, Team Today and the FSx program is to increase the support for developing American Cross Country Skiers. “Within our programs 85% of every dollar goes to support athlete travel, and training expenses.” said Todd Carter, President of Think Racing. “I am excited to be working with Fischer, because they are not only the leading brands in the sport, but also the leaders in giving back to the sport.”

The FSx program is the only professional race team in America that is made up entirely of domestic athletes. Eli Brown, Fischer Race Director commented, “I like that we have high level foreign athletes competing here in the US. This increases the competition, but USST needs our help!” In an effort to help raise the level of US Skiing, FSx will provide direct support to only American Athletes.

The FSx Athletes and Ambassadors have a mission; to find additional opportunities to raise awareness and support for cross country ski racing in America. Already FSx Elite Team members have been identifying potential donors for not only the FSx program but Team Today as well.

“As a group, we (Fischer, USST –XC, Think Racing, Swix and Team Today) have taken responsibility to get things to the next level. Instead of complaining and just taking what we’ve come to expect, we quit shrugging our shoulders and put them to the wheel. This is our opportunity and we’re not going to let it slip away.” Said Vordenberg.

Fischer, Team Today, and Think Racing invite you to join the efforts to make America a stronger ski nation. Please contact Fischer Nordic Race Director, Eli Brown for more information, ebrown@fischerskis.com

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