Happy New Year - This Coming Week’s Schedule

Posted by Duluth East High School Nordic Ski Team on Jan 01 2024 at 11:05AM PST

Happy New Year. Hope everyone had a nice holiday.

For this week

Today – if you play to race on Thursday you must let Coach Bonnie know no later than 5 pm today. You can text her at 218-464-3510. Please include in text which race you want to do, Classic Varsity, or JV or HS skate.

Tuesday, January 2

Classic workout at Spirit Grand Avenue (if you don’t have classic skis do come with your skate skis)
Plan on being at Spirit at 4 pm to wax and warm up. Coach Dave will be in Grand Avenue parking lot to help you with kick waxing. There will be a Team Info Meeting with Head Coach Bonnie at 4:30 pm outside at Grand Avenue near the entry to the xc ski trail. Coach Bonnie will be announcing the skiers and alternates for the Mesabi East Invite at that time. The Mesabi East Invite is limited to 10 boys and 10 girls per team. Skiers from schools from all over the Midwest can participate. In the past there have usually been 900-1000 skiers participating. We encourage everyone on the team to attend the race and cheer for your team.

Remember you must have a daily nordic pass ($10) or a season nordic pass ($149) to ski at Grand Avenue. Passes are available to purchase on line.

Wednesday, January 3

We will be waxing at Snowflake for Thursday’s race at Grand Avenue. Plan to be at Snowflake at 4 pm. If you are classic skiing be sure to have your kick zone cleaned and taped. Kick waxing will be done the day of the race. There will not be a team dinner on Wednesday. Those of you not racing should plan to do a ski or run workout on your own.

Thursday, January 4

Cloquet Invite at Grand Avenue Nordic. Race starts at 11 am. Start lists will be available at

Please be at the race venue in time to warm up for your event, and for those classic skiing allow plenty of time to get your skis waxed and tested.

Per school policy since the race is in Duluth there will NOT be a bus taking skiers to the race.

Friday, January 5

We will be waxing skis at Snowflake for the team skiers selected to race at the Mesabi East Invite at Giants Ridge. Plan on being at Snowflake at 4 pm. Again, there will not be a team dinner. Skiers not racing at Mesabi East should plan to do a ski or run workout on their own.

Saturday, January 6

Mesabi East Invite at Giants Ridge. Details about the Invite are available at