CXC Marathon Cup Kicks off Its Third Season

The CXC Marathon Cup presented by Avant Techno is one of the most grueling cross-country race series in North America and is set to kick off its third season.

1ST STOP:

Seeley Hills 42K Classic / Seeley (WI)
January 13, 2018

The 2018 series is split between classic and skate racing, with two classic races, three skate weekends, and one skiathlon weekend; with the races divided equally between the three states, two races in Michigan, two in Wisconsin, and two in Minnesota.

Top 200 individuals in each age group in each race score points. Points ranking updated and posted after each event.

There are four basic competition categories: Overall, Age-Indexed Overall, Age Class, and Team/Club with the winners battling for a total purse prize of $60,000 between the six events.

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SERIES REGISTRATION

All event participants are included in the age group rankings which are posted a few days after each event.

As you compare your position with your competition, consider purchasing a CXC SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIP and help support skiing and ski racing in the Midwest.

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CXC Super Fit Weekend at BICYCLE DOCTOR

This is our LAST Super Fit weekend stop this year! Bicycle Doctor welcomes CXC crew Friday through Sunday, November 10-12.

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.

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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 Cross Country Skiing.

PEAK NORDIC SKI SWAP

Peak Nordic Ski Club is partnering with Bike Doctor Nordic Ski Shop for this year’s ski swap Saturday, November 11. Shop for new and used ski equipment at the Bicycle Doctor Nordic Ski Shop. *A portion of the proceeds of each sale will benefit the Peak Nordic Ski Team

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CXC Super Fit Weekend at FONTANA SPORTS

Fontana Sports (Madison West) welcomes CXC crew Friday through Sunday, November 3-5. 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.

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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.

2ND STOP:

FONTANA SPORTS
November 3-5
Madison, WI

* West side store location

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
10 am – 8 pm (service hours)
6 pm -7 pm: Intro to Cross Country Skiing – Seminar

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
10 am – 8 pm (service hours)
6 pm -7 pm: New Outdoor Recreation & Sports Complex Presentation

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
11 pm – 6 pm (service hours)
5 pm -6 pm: Nordic Ski Waxing Basics

MADNORSKI SKI SWAP

Madison Nordic Ski Club is partnering with Fontana Sports for this year’s ski swap and it is this coming weekend. The swap will be at Fontana’s West Side Location – 231 Junction Rd., Madison WI. The Swap is open to public Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Swap item collection starts on Thursday, November 2nd!

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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
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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.

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.

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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)

Plan to Progress

The 2017 CXC Winter Open Camp Series schedule is set for the upcoming on-snow training season.

November On-Snow Camp / 16 spots available
Gogebic Community College / Ironwood, MI
November 22-26, 2017
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December on-Snow Camp / 16 spots available
Telemark Condominiums / Cable, WI
December 27-31, 2017
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Each camp fee includes room, board, meal plan, coaching, presentations and informational seminars with guest speakers. At each camp, skiers train with like-minded peers while receiving one-on-one attention from CXC/U.S. Ski & Snowboard Level 100 and 200 Certified Coaches to improve endurance, technique skills, strength, and overall fitness.

Camps feature on-snow technique and strength sessions, race preparation and strategies for Junior National Qualifying races, and the upcoming high school racing season.

The goal for each camp is to have those in attendance leave with a sense of preparedness and improved skiing skills.

Each camp will have a specific training focus including strength, volume and intensity while still maintaining all elements of ski training.


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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NEXT: Igor Legacy Camp, Ironwood (MI)

Second of 2017 Igor Legacy Camps a Success!

The Mora Vasaloppet Nordic Center in Mora, Minnesota was the host venue for the second 2017 Igor Legacy Camp on July 14-16. 36 boys and girls, ages 10-14, attended the Minnesota camp.

These U12 and U14 Midwest athletes, along with the coaching staff, represented 15 different Nordic ski programs from Wisconsin and Minnesota.

A special thanks to Azael Meza for his amazing photography! – VIEW PHOTOS

Following the theme of all Igor Legacy camps, “Keep moving, moving, and moving” and “Having fun outdoors,” the mantras of late ski coach, Igor Badamshin, coaches guided the development of the athletes’ through classic and freestyle roller skiing drills, dryland and rollerski agility courses, relays, pole hiking, and a variety of movement games!

Each evening, campers met to learn something about the world of Nordic skiing and ended each day with a campfire, complete with S’mores.

By Sunday afternoon, many athletes reported that they made new Nordic friends, they now have a better understanding of training progressions, and that Igor Legacy Camps are lots of fun. Although it is still summertime, most skiers are already looking forward to the upcoming Nordic ski season.

One more weekend camp in Michigan is set to host U12 and U14 skiers (ages 10-13) for an unforgettable three days of fun outdoor activities.

MICHIGAN August 11-13, 2017
GOGEBIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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The goal of each Igor Legacy Camp, is to promote the growth and development of junior cross country ski racers and expose young athletes to the fundamental building blocks of the sport.

* Coaches and parents are welcome to apply to attend the Igor Legacy Camps.

The camp will offer special features and activities including outdoor games, dry-land training, roller skiing, and cross training activities.

The Igor Legacy Camps are made possible by: Central Cross Country Skiing, Wisconsin Nordic Development Group, and the American Birkebeiner Foundation, along with several ski shops: FinnSisu (St. Paul, MN), Out There Nordic Sports (Rice Lake, WI), Gear West (Long Lake, MN) and Boulder Nordic Sport (Boulder, CO).


For further information regarding the Igor Legacy Camps, contact Bruce Manske, (651) 304-0647