Introductory Summer Camps Ideal for Aspiring Cross Country Ski Racers

It’s time for summer camps! Central Cross Country Skiing’s summer camp lineup features a wide array of programs from newcomers to elite. Foremost among the programs coming up this summer is the annual series of Igor Legacy Camps designed for newcomers to cross country ski racing offering skills, camaraderie with friends and fun.

Igor Camps, now in their sixth season, are designed for U12 and U14 aged athletes. They are built to promote growth and development of junior skiers, providing them with fundamental tools that will help them have success in the sport.

“We love the concept of Igor Camps because they are base level and provide valuable skills to young athletes in a fun environment,” said CXC Sport Development Director Joe Haggenmiller.

The camps are named in honor of athlete and coach Igor Badamshin, who was instrumental in developing senior and junior performance programs for CXC from 2008-14. He helped many athletes and coaches gain experience and skills in the sport of cross country skiing with his love for skiing, coaching and youth development leaving a legacy of success. The intention of each camp is to inspire and excite youth in his honor because his positive and playful approach to coaching has touched and inspired skiers of all ages.

Camp activities include an introduction to ski specific dryland training, roller skiing, and cross training activities such as agility and obstacle courses, pole hiking and bounding and outdoor games.

The camp lineup for summer 2019 includes June 14-16 at the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn.; July 19-21 at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire – Barron County in Rice Lake, Wis. and Aug. 9-11 at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Mich.



Igor Summer Dryland Kick-off Camp (THIS CAMP IS FULL)

June 14-16, 2019 – College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn.

Igor Mid-Summer Adventure Camp

July 19-21, 2019 – UW Eau Claire-Barron County, Rice Lake, Wis.

Igor Summer Finale Camp

August 9-11, 2019 – Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, Mich.



  1. Is the UW-Eau Claire camp in Eau Claire or Rice Lake? My 9 year old grandson is very interested. Is equipment furnished?

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