Introducing Universal Youth Ski Package

Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) is committed to growing the sport of Nordic skiing for participants of all ages and abilities.

Today, we are pleased to introduce the “Nordic Rocks” Youth Ski Package – a touring equipment designed specifically for children (5-13 years old) who are new to skiing.

Having simple and affordable equipment is a critical component of our goal in building the base of the sport, and creating lifelong participants in Nordic skiing.

The “Nordic Rocks” package includes wood-core skis with fish-scales, a step-in binding system with three spring buckles that fits any size boot or shoe, and adjustable aluminum poles.

Ski Length: 120 cm
Pole Length: 90-130 cm

Best for beginner to intermediate skiers. Designed for in-track, out-of-track skiing, rolling hills and trail breaking.

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ATTENTION RETAILERS

Retail stores are the center of many Nordic communities, and play an instrumental role in developing the sport on a local level – creating a “culture of skiing”.

Several Midwest ski shops are now carrying “Nordic Rocks” ski packages. We would like to invite you to collaborate with us in our efforts to grow the sport of cross country skiing with a new generation.

CXC has a special “Nordic Rocks” Package available for retail purchase. The package is at a price point that will allow and encourage families to get involved with the sport.

In addition, each retail “Nordic Rocks” Package sold, – helps provide additional skis for use in the Nordic Rocks for Schools Program.

INQUIRE TODAY


Bruce Manske, COMMUNITY OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

For ordering and retail information, contact:

Bruce Manske, Community Olympic Development Program Director

bruce.manske@cxcskiing.org
or 651-304-0647

16-Week Birkie Training Plan with TrainingPeaks

Available through TrainingPeaks, the American Birkebeiner training plan builds from early November, and concludes on the Birkie, February 24th, 2018.

Log your workouts, plan and analyze your training.
Accessible on iPhone, Android, or the web.

We’ve come up with a training plan to meet the needs of anyone who puts a premium on Birkie Fever.

The plan is designed for multi-sport master and citizen skiers interested in participating in the American Birkebeiner and other marathon events.

16-Week Amarican Birkebeiner Training Plan

COACHES’ NOTES

Complementing each workout are coaches’ notes that provide tips, encouragement, advice and other additional suggestions to consider implementing during your training.

Coaches' Comments - Amarican Birkebeiner Training Plan

Current CXC Academy members, take 50% off your purchase. Message support@cxcacademy.com for a promo code.

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U.S. Paralympics Nordic Coaches Education Clinic

Join U.S. Paralympics Nordic Development Coach, BethAnn Chamberlain, at her Paralympic Nordic coaches clinic, aimed to facilitate growth of Paralympic Nordic athletes and programing throughout the Midwest.

Who: Nordic Coaches, volunteers, adaptive sport coordinators/instructors, parents, Nordic skiers interested guides and those interested in learning more about Paralympic Nordic Skiing

Date/Time: Sunday, November, 5th 3 pm. –5 pm
Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Location:
Boulder Nordic Sport, 8929 Penn Ave S.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Please register at https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/122649
* There is no cost to this event, but registration is appreciated.

Contact BethAnn Chamberlain with any questions: 720-627-9290, Bethann.chamberlain@gmail.com


Purpose and Goals of the Training:

• Provide best practices for coaching sit skiing and visually impaired adaptive athletes in Nordic skiing, including guiding visually impaired athletes

• Provide an opportunity for local and regional coaches to become familiar with the latest developments in equipment and technique in adaptive skiing

• Provide a networking opportunity for Nordic programs, adaptive sport organizations, rehab facilities & potential athletes and coaches

There will be an opportunity for all those who attend this clinic to test equipment out on snow at a later date in December. Details on this will be provided at the clinic on the 5th.

**If you are interested in learning more about adaptive Nordic and how to integrate athletes into your programing but are unable to attend, please contact BethAnn to discuss alternative opportunities.

Update from Nichole Bathe – CXC Team Athlete

Hola, Hei, and Bonjour!

Since my last blog I have visited three different countries and have seen more mountains than I have in my entire life! The end of September I spent finishing up a training camp in Majorca Spain with the British National Team.

It was an amazing camp filled with lots of intensity and tons of sweaty hours spent on roller skis. I also was slightly forced to get over my fear of downhills at high speed, many of the roads we skied on were narrow and went straight up so you had to come straight down!

Being from the Midwest I haven’t had a lot of practice with that….but I am happy to report I came out of camp with all pieces of skin intact.

Nichole Bathe Great Britain Olympian in Majorca Spain The views in Majorca did not disappoint skiing with my British teammate Annika Taylor

The views in Majorca did not disappoint skiing with my British teammate Annika Taylor

After Majorca I spent a solid 3 weeks back at my new home in Lillehammer. It was nice to have some time to learn the rollerskiing routes as well as to just settle into my apartment some more.

I also got to jump in on some intervals with the local club which was a great learning experience!

Nichole Bathe Great Britain Olympian (Myself and Annika out on a long run in Lillehammer

Myself and Annika out on a long run in Lillehammer

I am now in Tignes France for the next three weeks at an altitude and glacier skiing camp.

We have been here for a few days and have seen all sorts of weather from snow to wind as well as some amazingly gorgeous sunny days.

Nichole Bathe Great Britain Olympian Skiing on the glacier, it almost looks fake 😉

Skiing on the glacier, it almost looks fake 😉

We got to ski on snow for the first time yesterday!!

It was some of the most beautiful skiing I have ever done which helped make the 3 hours of waiting, train riding, and chair lifting a tad less inconvenient. I am looking forward to spending some quality time here before the season starts up in the middle of November!

Happy Fall Training,

Nichole

Update from 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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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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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
SIGN UP TODAY!

December on-Snow Camp / 16 spots available
Telemark Condominiums / Cable, WI
December 27-31, 2017
SIGN UP TODAY!

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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