News and Announcements

There are team dinners & pre-race waxing scheduled for January 9, 13, 16, 27, and February 1. Dinners are $7 and all ski team members are welcome to eat even if you are not racing. There are also a few donation items/volunteer slots remaining. Please visit:

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Hello Skiers,

I hope you have had a great winter break and are enjoying this wonderful snow and our great Duluth ski trails.

Skate (freestyle) race Tuesday in Cloquet at Pine Valley. The bus leaves Ordean East at 1:30 and East HS at 1:45. The racing starts with the Junior High skiers at 4:00. If you are not riding the to the race or home from the race you need a signed District Travel Release to give to Coach Nona at the race site. The District Travel Release is attached below and Coach Nona will also have some at the race. NO SKIERS MAY DRIVE THEMSELVES TO OR HOME FROM THE RACE.

Coach Nona will be handing out ski suits at 1:00 on Monday, January 2nd at Snowflake in the fireplace room. Make sure you have your Ski Suit Deposit Form and check for $150. Nona will have extra forms.

On Wednesday we will have a Mentor Day followed by a Team Activity.

The following is a message from your Captains:
Plan to ski then decorate the locker rooms with your team mates. Feel free to bring snacks to share, decorating supplies, etc. If you plan to attend this team activity, plan to be picked up between 6:00 to 6:30 pm.

Happy New Year

The document Travel_Release_Form.pdf was attached to this post.


Attached is a QR code to the captain’s sweatshirt order.

Hi Skiers and Parents,
Wednesday, November 30th at 11:59 p.m. the store closes for the team jacket orders. Get your order in and be proud to wear the colors of one of the fastest Nordic ski teams in the state of Minnesota.

Here is the website for ordering the East Nordic Team Jacket and Hats.

The website is

It’s almost race time! The night before most races there will be a team dinner and ski waxing at Snowflake. In years past parents needed to bake frozen lasagnas and bring them warm to Snowflake. This year we have arranged for Duluth Grill to bring lasagna to Snowflake hot and ready to go! We also have this sign-up genius for parents to contribute the other
elements of dinner: salad and desserts and some helpers to serve. You can either drop off items by 4pm at snowflake or send with your skier to practice. The cost will be $7 for each skier. The skiers just put their money in a jar as they go through the line. There are two dinners in December, the 14th and the 19th. Please sign yourself up on the sign-up genius and remember to send money with your skier. It’s so exciting to be able to have these fun team experiences back again!