News and Announcements
Hello Skiers and Parents,
We will have practice on Monday and Tuesday, December 20 and 21 at 4:15 at Grand Avenue Nordic Center (at the bottom of Spirt Mountain).
Winter Break Schedule
Wednesday, December 22 – Monday, January 3
We will have two team practices for those who can travel to Giants Ridge which is the Section 7 and State Meet Course. Those practices will be on Wednesday, December 29 and Friday, December 31 at 9:00 a.m. Listen to the phone line (728.1811) for updates on these workout as we get closer to those days.
Suggested Winter Break Workouts
Wednesday, December 22 Natural Intervals (i.e., ski the uphills hard)
• Black 1 hr. 15 min, Grey 1 hr., Red 45 min
Thursday, December 23 Recovery Ski,
• Black 50 min, Grey 40 min, Red 30 min
Friday, December 24 – Sunday, December 26 Stay Active
Monday, December 27 Long Ski
Tuesday, December 28 Short Easy Ski
Wednesday, December 29 Giants Ridge 9:00 Classic Intervals
Thursday, December 30 Easy Recovery Ski
Friday, December 31 Giants Ridge 9:00 Skate Intervals
Saturday, January 1 – Monday, January 3 Easy Recovery Ski
Tuesday, January 4 Race at Hidden Valley, Cloquet
Be sure to sign up for the Cloquet race by Friday, December 31
Hello Skiers and Parents,
This week we will meet at Snowflake on Monday at 4:15. Our intention is that we’ll meet every school day Monday – Friday at 4:15 at Snowflake (Except Race Days).
With the warm weather expected this week, make sure you check the phone line, 728-1811, daily. Snowflake may close for a few days and then we would practice at Grand Avenue Nordic Center (the bottom of Spirit Mountain). The daily fee is $5 – cash.
Our race this week is on Friday, December 17 at Grand Avenue Nordic Center (GANC). You must be signed up on our website or on the paper sign up on the corkboard in the East Team Room at Snowflake by Tuesday evening. Ski suits will be handed out on Thursday to those racing on Friday. You must have a check for $150 and the Ski Suit Check Out Form (download from the website) filled out and signed to pick up a ski suit. The check will be returned when the ski suit is turned in at the end of the season.
1. All Ordean students must haver their parents excuse them on Race Days
2. No buses are provided to races that are in Duluth
We are still trying to find a bus driver(s) for the Snowflake bus. Any ideas welcomed. If we don’t get the bus going, all Snowflake bus checks will be returned.
Attached is the start list for the Proctor Invite on Thursday, December 9 at Grand Avenue Nordic Center. Directions to the venue can be found by opening the event information in the “Schedule” box on the home page or in the “Calendar” .
Students that are on the Start List and attend East HS will be excused all day on Thursday. Ordean MS students and others that have talked to Bonnie about racing will have to be excused by their parents.
Please plan on being at the race venue at least 1 hour before your start time.
I don’t believe that Chalet at Grand Avenue will be open so bring warm dry clothes to change into after you race.
We have ski bags available for $45 and DE Ski buffs available for $15 (both are at our cost). Checks should be made payable to DULUTH EAST CROSS COUNTRY SKI FUND.
Please see Coach Nona at ski practice to obtain a bag or buff.
Race suits will be handed out to those skiers who are signed up for Thursday’s race on Wednesday at practice. To receive a ski suit you must bring the attached “Ski Suit Check Out” form filled out with a check for $150. We do not cash the checks unless the ski suit is not returned by the due date (sometime around the State Meet).
Race suits will be given out to others as they sign up for races.