December, 2014

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CXC Bring Skis to Midwest Youth!

The Rice Lake School Districts Tainter Elementary & Birchwood School District were recently selected as a CXC “Nordic Rocks” school — Two of 30 schools to introduce elementary aged children to cross country skiing this winter season. PLEASE help the program to continue to grow in Midwest schools: DONATE today and help CXC match the current grant funding. Proud to be supporting CXC and their mission with Youth & Masters to GROW the sport of Nordic in the Central Region.

Biathlon ~ Get Out There!

This past weekend the Wisconsin Biathlon Assoc. (  along with US Biathlon ( hosted a Biathlon Safety event at the McMiller Sports Center outside of Eagle WI. This 4 hr event was fun & educational. Great to see youth to adults interested in a Fantastic Sport! Hope to see YOU Out There!


NorAm 3 and US IBU Cup Trials

Mt Itasca, Minnesota

North American Championship #3 and US IBU Cup Trials

Events:  SP, SP, MS, SP

Event Location:  Mt Itasca, MN, USA

US IBU Cup Trials, MN Cup 2 & 3, Schedule & Competitor Entry Form

Group Ski Night

Starting for the 5th season we will be holding our Tuesday Evening Group Skis. All ages & abilities are invited to join. We will usually leave from the shop at 5:30. We are not offering rides each week. Certain evenings that we will offer rides it will be noted on the FaceBook Event or on our Events page ( )Arrive at the trail with about 30min-1hr. Ski for 1-2hrs Grab some food and head back. If you live near the trail meet us Out There. If you are interested in riding with please contact us prior to the day we are going. We look forward to another GREAT Season Out There!

Locations TBA later this week

Dec. 2nd ~ BANTA Trails Barron

Dec. 9th ~ CASTA Cumberland Lighted Trail

Dec 16th ~ Spooner Glide & Stride City Park Lighted Trails (Cancelled)

We will be Doing an Interval workout on Norwegian Rd. Details email us ~

Dec. 23rd ~ “OO”  Trail in Seeley

Dec. 30th ~ “OO” Trail in Seeley

Jan. 6th ~ Spooner City Trails

Jan. 13th ~ Tower Ridge Eau Claire

Jan. 20th ~ Balsam Branch Amery

Jan. 27th ~ BANTA Ski Trails Barron

Feb. 3rd ~ “OO” Trail in Seeley

Feb. 10th ~ CASTA Trails Cumberland


Johaug Press Release

Americans, Finns and Swiss wearing Johaug® gloves

More and more of the world’s best female skiers are choosing to wear Johaug® gloves when they are out on the trail. Among others, half of the Norwegian national cross-country team use the specially made gloves. And now Team Johaug has gained more members.  

This time it is five new, international top skiers from the USA, Finland, and Switzerland who have slipped their hands into the colourful gloves. 

‘We are very proud that many international cross-country skiers are choosing to use Johaug® gloves. It also shows that we are doing something right, and that we are delivering a high quality product. It also gives the brand credibility and a chance in the international market,’ says Jon Inge Gullikstad, Owner and CEO of Small Nordic AS, the company behind Johaug® gloves. 

Johaug® is already a supplier of equipment to the Norwegian and Swedish skiing federations, and has now entered into a four year contract with the US Ski and Snowboard Association. Johaug® has also secured three new athletes for its team from the American national squad. 

Jessica Diggins, who goes by the nickname Jessie, is an energetic girl who became the world champion in the team spring during the World Ski Championships at Val di Fiemme in 2014. 

Elizabeth Stephen, who goes by the nickname Liz, is amazingly fast on uphill sections, and during the 2012/13 Tour de ski only Therese Johaug managed a better lap time on the final stage. 

Sophie Caldwell is a strong sprinter. She took third place in the sprint freestyle at Lahti on 1 March this year. 

Krista Pärmäkoski, formerly known as Lähteenmäki, joins Team Johaug from Finland. This weekend she won the Finnish edition of the Beito Spring, and she truly is a skier to watch out for this winter. 

The latest addition to Johaug’s “girl power team” is Seraina Boner from Switzerland. She is a long distance skier who has won countless races, including the Birkebeinerrennet race, Marcialonga, and the König Ludwig Lauf – twice each! 

Others wearing Johaug® gloves include Norwegian girls like Martine Ek Hagen, Celine Brun-Lie, Kathrine Harsem, and of course Therese Johaug. 

Johaug® gloves and mittens are available in the following categories:

  • Racing
  • Touring
  • Leisure
  • Junior


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