Youth Cup Race Series Prepares For Its Third Season

The third year of the Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) Youth Cup Race Series is just around the corner. If you are 10-13 years old, this competitive and fun race series is for you!

First Stop:
CXC Youth Cup Kickoff
Houghton (MI) / Dec. 16-17
VIEW SERIES SCHEDULE

The CXC Youth Cup is a fun way to compete against your friends at some of the Midwest best cross country ski venues. The series has an exciting 11 stop schedule this year for U12 and U14 racers.

The series kicks off in Michigan on December 16-17th, and then wraps things up with Midwest Junior Championships and Festival in Minneapolis on March 3-4th.

This year the CXC Youth Cup will visit Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center in Coleraine, Minnesota on February 17-18th, along with the CXC Junior Cup. This highlights an impressive race series.

Dream Camp

The top 8 U14 boys and top 8 U14 girls from the final points list will be invited to the CXC Dream Camp this summer where they will be training alongside various members of the CXC ski community.

GET YOUR MYXC SKIWERX MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

The MyXC Skiwerx Membership gives U12-U14 skiers the opportunity to earn points in the Youth Cup, and for U10-U14 skiers the opportunity to earn points in their local Skiwerx Series.


For further information regarding the CXC Youth Cup, contact Amy Cichanowski.

The CXC Youth Cup is sanctioned and scored by the Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC), and features a series of eleven events in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Developed in cooperation with the Minnesota Youth Ski League and the Midwest cross country ski coaches, the CXC Youth Cup started in the winter of 2015 to promote the growth and development of junior cross country ski racers, and to expose young athletes to the fundamental building blocks required for cross-country ski racing.

Kyle Bratrud – CXC Team Athlete

After a long training period in Marquette, I have just finished up two weeks at home resetting before the final push towards the season.

Kyle Bratrud Training I am super lucky to have world class skiers like Matt Liebsch and Brian Gregg to train with when I am home.

I am super lucky to have world class skiers like Matt Liebsch and Brian Gregg to train with when I am home.

I normally do not come home very often or very long (my last time was in July for a weekend), so these two weeks have been just what I needed.

As I have mentioned in my previous blog, I tend to stay pretty sheltered when I am in Marquette training, so coming home is a great opportunity for me to meet up with my high school buddies, training at my old stomping grounds, and just enjoy some homemade meals.

Kyle Bratrud Out For Dinner with Family Fun to go out to dinner with my fam, and little sister's new roommate and to see her dorm at the University of Minnesota. Go Gophers!!!

Fun to go out to dinner with my fam, and little sister’s new roommate and to see her dorm at the University of Minnesota. Go Gophers!!!

I was also able to attend a Rossignol Launch Party that also acted as a fundraiser for me put on by Pioneer Midwest. It was a great opportunity for me to meet with the ski community that is so strong here in the cities.

Next up, I will head to Cable for a CXC Fundraiser before making my way back up to Marquette for the final month of training before heading west to (hopefully) ski on snow in West Yellowstone!

Kyle Bratrud Training Day Early morning bounding intensity with a nice view of the city. Believe it or not I am having fun. 33 degrees that morning, winter is coming!

Early morning bounding intensity with a nice view of the city. Believe it or not I am having fun. 33 degrees that morning, winter is coming!

I am extremely excited for the next few weeks and for winter in general!

Happy Training!

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CXC Super Fit Weekend at FINN SISU

Bring your old skis to test if they have a good fit for you, learn what conditions they will ski the best and compare them to new skis side by side. CXC Team athletes and coaches will also assist in finding your best pair of skis from the store’s stock.

CXC’s Super Fit program at select store locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota returns for its 9th season.

VIEW SCHEDULE

Each Superfit Weekend is also about getting advice on technique, training and waxing.

CXC athletes and coaches will be on hand to complement the store’s staff and assist you with boots selection and fitting, poles selection and length, ski apparel and wax box insights.

Also that weekend: CXC will bring “Tinkerbell” Experience CXC truck  – a mobile museum showcasing the history of Olympic Cross Country Skiing.


1st Stop:

FINN SISU / October 27-29 / Lauderdale, MN / VIEW FULL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
10 am – 8 pm (service hours)
6 pm -7 pm: How to develop effective training plan and monitor training progress (presented by Eliska Albrigtsen)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
9 am: Free “Taste of Nordic” Dryland & Rollerski Technique Clinic

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
12 pm – 4 pm (service hours)


COMING UP NEXT …

November 3-5
Fontana Sports Weekend
(Madison, WI)

November 10-12
Bike Doc Weekend
(Dousman, WI)

2018 Masters World Cup

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

The Loppet Foundation is thrilled to host the 2018 Masters World Cup, taking place January 19 – 26, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The World Cup event is open to men and women skiers of all abilities who are 30 years of age and older (as of December 31, 2017).

More than 1,000 racers from over two dozen countries will come to compete in up to three individual events, choosing between skate or classic. There is also a relay competition midweek.

Since 1980, the Masters World Cup has been the annual championship of the best Masters skiers from around the word. In 2017 the event was held in Klosters (CHE) and in 2019, Beitostolen (NOR) is the official host. We look forward to seeing you this January in Minnesota!

Join CXC at Snow Mountain Ranch

In November, CXC will be hosting a Masters Camp at Snow Mountain Ranch (CO). The camp format will include coached sessions each morning, and distance / touring skiing each afternoon.

November On-Snow Camp:
November 14-19, 2017
REGISTER TO ATTEND

March on-Snow Camp:
March 21-25, 2017
REGISTER TO ATTEND

Snow Mountain Ranch and Center of Excellence Getting Together

A tentative schedule, in a training camp format, is outlined to give participants an overview of both classic and freestyle skiing techniques, as well as distance, mid-distance, and intensity sessions.

Each session is optional; session revisions will accommodate the interests and expectations of the participants.

VIEW CAMP SCHEDULE

Big Shooter lil' Bill Scholl Sean Tyler CXC SMR Snow Mountain Ranch Central Cross Country

Participants are welcome to register for the whole camp, or on the days that best fit their schedule. 

The camp is also open to teams and families. Housing and dining options are available at Snow Mountain Ranch during the camp.

Snow Mountain Ranch will also host a Nordic Festival during the Thanksgiving Weekend at the Nordic Center.

Snow Mountain Ranch and CXC getting together. Central Cross Country


Bruce Manske Igor Camps CXC Skiing Nordic Coach

For further information regarding the Masters Camps, contact Bruce Manske 
Cell: (651) 304-0647. 
E-Mail: Bruce.Manske@cxcskiing.org
Web: http://www.cxcskiing.org
FB: http://www.facebook.com/cxcskiing

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