Register Now for the CXC Open Summer Camp Series

Summer training is just around the corner and the Open Camps are a great way to kick off the new training season! These camps bring athletes ages 14-19, from collaborating teams and clubs together, to train and workout for extended periods during the summer. Grab a spot before they fill up!

Past camps have featured social activities, group adventures, dinners, and games. All athletes within the Central Division are encouraged to attend these camps.

SIGN UP TODAY! 

WISCONSIN June 10-16 / Lakewoods Resort

MICHIGAN July 13-19 / NMU U.S. Olympic Training Site

MICHIGAN August 5-11 / Wolverine Nordic Village

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The focus of each camp will include learning how to train hard and effectively, health and wellness, and developing performance techniques to help guide athletes to the top of their potential.

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Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 11.34.43 AMFor further information regarding the Summer Open Camp Series, contact Andy Keller, 612.590.1739.

Sign Up for the New CXC U16 Camp Series!

Now is the time to start planning summer training and the CXC Summer Camp Series has added a NEW U16 Camp, to fit the needs of athletes ages 14-15!

Three weekend long camps will be offered, at exciting locations in Wisconsin and Michigan. Don’t miss out on these fun opportunities, that will inspire youth to further pursue the next level of skiing.

SIGN UP TODAY! 

WISCONSIN June 17-19 / Curriers Lakeview Resort

MICHIGAN July 15-17 / NMU U.S. Olympic Training Site

MICHIGAN August 5-7 / Wolverine Nordic Village

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The goal of each U16 Camp, is to further promote the growth and development of junior cross country ski racers. The camps also expose young athletes to the fundamental building blocks required for high-level cross country ski racing.

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Camp activities will include outdoor games, dry-land training, roller skiing, and cross training activities. The intention of each camp is to inspire and excite youth to further pursue the next level of skiing, following the experiences gained at the Igor Legacy Camps and before joining the ranks of the CXC Junior Development Team.


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For further information regarding the U16 Camps, contact Bruce Manske, 651.304.0647.

 

Igor Legacy Camps are Filling Fast!

The first Igor Legacy Camp is less than two months away! Spots are filling fast for the June and August camps and there are still several openings for the July camp! Don’t miss out on these three weekends in exciting locations around Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, for unforgettable days of fun activities.

SIGN UP TODAY!

WISCONSIN June 17-19 Standing Rocks County Park        60% Full

MINNESOTA July 29-31  Myre-Big Island State Park           10% Full

MICHIGAN August 12-14  Wolverine Nordic Village              60% Full

To best meet the coaching needs of the athletes, the Igor Legacy Camps will be capped at 50 athletes.

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New this summer is an Igor Legacy Camp at Myre-Big Island State Park, near Albert Lea, Minnesota.  The park offers great hiking trails and awesome rollerskiing on the State Trail, plus the “group center” features showers, a dining hall, and outlets for campers. The July camp, is beginning to attract the attention of skiers from Rochester, Winona, and La Crosse.

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Camp activities will include outdoor games, dry-land training, roller skiing, and cross training activities. The intention of each camp is to inspire and excite youth in Igor Badamshin‘s honor because his positive and playful approach to coaching has touched and inspired skiers of all ages.

The Igor Legacy Camps are made possible by: Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC), Wisconsin Nordic Development Group and the American Birkebeiner Foundation.


Bruce-Manske

For further information regarding the Igor Legacy Camps, contact Bruce Manske, 651.304.0647.

 

The 2016 CXC Annual Board Meeting | Friday, May 20

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Dear CXC Skiing Members,

It is time for two major annual events in the CXC Skiing year, the election of officers as required by our bylaws and the announcement of our Annual Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend the 2016 CXC Annual Board Meeting.

When: Friday, May 20 from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: 718 Post Rd., Suite E, Madison, WI 53713

Agenda:

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Approval of Minutes

4. Old Business

5. Bylaw Revisions & Vote

6. Financial Report

7. Programs Report

8. Membership Report

9. Interest Group Report

10. Other New Business

Revised CXC bylaws are available for review on the CXC website. You can also find a letter from Oyvind Solvang (CXC Skiing’s President of the Board) which explains the reasons for bylaw changes.

Additional agenda items can be directed to Yuriy Gusev, CXC Executive & Athletic Director. Please RSVP or note on your returned ballot if you are planning to attend, so appropriate space and materials are available.

Two extremely qualified and dedicated cross country skiing volunteers, have offered to run for the open positions of Vice President and Treasurer. The ballot contains a brief statement from them that outlines their qualifications.

VOTING BALLOT

Both candidates are running unopposed, however, our bylaws require that candidates be presented to the membership for election. A copy of the bylaws, along with a listing of current officers and board members is available on the website.

If you are registered as an individual CXC Skiing member, are in good standing (have paid your membership dues for the 2015/2016 season), and are 16 years old or older, you are eligible to cast one vote for the open Officer positions.

Members under the age of 16 must have their vote cast by a guardian.

Please print out and complete the attached ballot, with signatures of members and guardians if appropriate.

Return the ballot to CXC Skiing, P.O. Box 930442, Verona, WI 35593 or bring it with you to the annual meeting.  Mail in ballots should be received before May 17th.

After ballots are received, they will be logged in and names will be removed to ensure anonymity.

Thank you in advance to all of you, for your participation in this election and for your support and participation throughout this season.

Announcing the 2016 Open Summer Camp Series Schedule

Skiers are made in the summer, which is why the CXC Summer Open Camp Series are a great way to prepare for the upcoming race season! The Open Camps bring athletes ages 14-19, from collaborating teams and clubs together, to train and workout for extended periods during the summer.

The focus of each camp will include learning how to train hard and effectively, health and wellness, and developing performance techniques to help guide athletes to the top of their potential.

SIGN UP TODAY!

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WISCONSIN June 10-16, 2016 / Lakewoods Resort

MICHIGAN July 13-19, 2016 / NMU U.S. Olympic Training Site

MICHIGAN August 5-11, 2016 / Wolverine Nordic Village

Past camps have featured social activities, group adventures, dinners, and games. All athletes within the Central Division are encouraged to attend these camps.

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Athletes are encouraged to attend all three camps, and work with their individual club coach between camps.


Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 11.34.43 AMFor further information regarding the Summer Open Camp Series, contact Andy Keller, 612.590.1739.

April 18th Highlights the Beginning of a New Training Season

The standard CXC Academy Subscriptions remain the same as seen in previous years, with the addition of new workouts, training tips and videos.

U.S. Ski Team Development Coach, Bryan Fish breaks down the steps athletes should go through at the beginning of a new training season, as well as how to gradually get back into training after spring.

SUBSCRIBE


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New!

The Personal Coaching Program adds the human element, connecting you with the CXC coaching staff in person.

Individuals will be assigned to a personal CXC/USSA Level 200 coach who will develop an individual training plan and give monthly training evaluation and adjustments if needed. Members will have unlimited email communication with the coach, as well as weekly phone calls to go over training-related questions. The coach will also provide weekly video analysis through remote video upload. The membership also includes a CXC Academy annual subscription, access to CXC Masters Team training camps as well as marathon wax support service during the race season.

LEARN MORE


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The CXC Endurance Center opened its doors two years ago. With a rollerski treadmill, stationary bikes, and traditional treadmills, we are able to conduct VO2 Max tests, Blood Lactate Analysis, fine tune ski technique and much more.

Start off the season right with a physiological assessment at the CXC Endurance Center!

SIGN UP


What is CXC Academy?

screen-shot-2015-12-28-at-2-55-42-pmCXC Academy is an online subscription service that provides professional training plans for cross country skiers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner skier looking to finish your first 5K, a Master skier training for a big ski event, or simply looking to improve your overall strength and fitness, we have a training program to meet your goals. 

Regardless of the skiing background, everyone can make use of CXC Academy. Skiers or ski coaches, new to advanced – our program can help you develop better skiing technique, improve skiing fitness, design ski workouts and skiing practices.

Got Questions? Get in Touch.

CXC and Loppet Foundation Partner to Grow Youth Cross Country Skiing in Minneapolis

Central Cross Country Ski Foundation (CXC) is proud to announce its new partnership with the Loppet Foundation. CXC and the Loppet Foundation have joined forces to introduce the sport, to underserved youth in the North Minneapolis area through its Junior Loppet Teams: Anwatin, Franklin Middle School and Northeast Middle School.

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CXC will be offering 40 complementary Youth Competitor Memberships for the Loppet Foundation, to distribute to children 13 and under. This membership provides information for parents as well as access to entry-level scored CXC Youth Cup (U12 and U14) and Skiwerx Series (U10, U12, U14) competitions.

“CXC’s donation of complimentary youth competitor entries for these juniors is a huge asset and will help these kids compete, learn and have fun with their peers in regional events such as the CXC Youth Cup and Skiwerx Series.” said Loppet Foundation’s Sponsorship and Marketing Manager, Emily Eastman.

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Photo Courtesy of the Loppet Foundation

“Our mission is to create a shared passion for year-round outdoor adventure in the Minneapolis area, focusing on underserved youth.” Said Eastman. “We use outdoor activities as a conduit for teaching life skills, enabling academic achievement, and developing healthy lifestyles.”

“We are really proud to work with CXC on the development of skiing at all different levels and to grow the sport among a variety of demographic groups.” Said Loppet Foundation Executive Director, John Munger.