News and Announcements
We received a reminder from the Athletic Director’s office that a number of you are “Not Eligible” due to not completing the online forms, physical exam status and/or nonpayment of the activity fee. Anyone who is ineligible CANNOT participate at practice or in competition. Please take care of these items immediately.
For skiers who need to complete their online registration, you need to log in using your ISD709 student email and password. For assistance contact Kayla Carroll at 218-336-8845 x1010
Thank you for taking care of the above so we can focus our energies on skiing.
The bus for Tuesday’s race in Cloquet will leave Ordean East at 2:45 and will leave East at 3pm. Skiers need to change into their race clothes at school. The bus will only return to East after the race. The bus will have a trailer for Ski bags. Everyone must wear a mask on the bus and around the race venue. Skiers should have warm clothes with them for before and after the race as they will not be allowed to hang out on the bus due to Covid.
Skiers need to get their skis to school in the morning. I’m not sure where they keep their ski bags at Ordean. I suggest asking in the office or ask a teacher. Parents must excuse Ordean East students for each race. 15 minutes before bus departure is what East allows.
We will have kick wax at Pine Valley for our skiers.
Due to the weather and covid we are moving our classic and skate workouts to Grand Avenue Nordic Center. We will meet on Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. outside the lower doors at the Grand Avenue Chalet. Have your trail fees paid ($5 in the blue box on the trail head sign) waiver signed if necessary (https://www.spiritmt.com/waivers), skis waxed (Swix green should work) and be ready to ski at 1:00 p.m. See you all there. Listen to the phone line for updates (728-1811)
Borah, the company we buy our team jackets, ski suits and buffs from, has donated an entry to the Kortelopet to the ski team. We will choose the skier by lottery. Send your name and phone number to Bonnie by email (email@example.com) or text (218.464.3510) by Wednesday, December 29. Be sure to include your name and phone number in both the email and text (Bonnie doesn’t have all of you in her contacts). This has to be done quickly as the Kortelopet entry must be completed by Friday, December 31.
Snowflake KidSki is looking for fun and enthusiastic coaches to help make magic happen this winter! Did you know, high school and college skiers are the kids favorites? Did you know Jessie Diggins started her career as in a youth ski program just like Snowflake KidSki?
Coaches our the most important volunteer position in KidSki. We have an easy to use curriculum with daily lesson plans for each level. Coaches ages 16+ will be paired with another coach to have fun in the snow with a group of 8-10 skiers. Assistant coaches, ages 12-15, will help ensure kids are having fun and keep the crew together out on the trails.
Dates, times, and attendance: Snowflake KidSki begins on Sunday Jan 9th at 1:30, and continues each Sunday, 2:00 – 3:30, through Feb 13th, at Snowflake Nordic Ski Center. Coaches are asked to be on-site from 1:45-3:45 each week (1:00-3:45 on the first week, January 9th). While the kids love it when their favorite coach is there every week, we understand you may have to miss a week throughout the 6 week session, we’ll work with your family schedule!
Interested? Please fill out this Google Form so we’re able to reach out with more information: https://forms.gle/JPx4wXyoZHohhTdK8
Questions? Please contact Emily Ranta, KidSki Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much for helping coach the next generation of Nordic skiers!
Emily C. Ranta, M.S., CSCS