Out There

Out There Nordic Sports
502 North Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

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Family Ski & Nikkerbeiner

Gather with your Friends, Family & More!

Get Out the Knickers, Wooden Skis, and Bamboo Poles!

In 1973, the first year of the Birkie, cross country skiers were sporting the best athletic gear of the day — woollen knickers, wooden skis, and bamboo poles.

You can re-live that era by participating in the Birkie “Nikkerbeiner.” This retro 5K ski tour on wooden skis has been named after the Norwegian word for knickers. This event will take place on Main Street, Hayward, at 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 20th.  The event will start just prior to the Family Fun Ski 5K/10K.

 

Tuscobia Winter Ultra

The 2014 Tuscobia Winter Ultra will take place in……. 2015.  We will  refer to the upcoming  Tuscobia Winter Ultra as the 2014/15 edition, in a meager attempt to avoid confusion.

January 1-3, 2015
Thursday – Saturday.

Additional info: http://tuscobia.wordpress.com/

Family Dryland & Soccer Night

Thanks for 3 GREAT Dryland & Soccer nights. We will look forward to seeing you Out There in the Summer of 2015!

This the 3rd Summer of offering our Dryland Workout & Soccer night we are changing it up and will host 3 nights, 1 per month during June, July & August. We will do a Dryland Workout about 30-455min in length for all ages followed by 1hr of group FUN Soccer. This will be hosted at the Moon Lake Soccer Fields in Rice Lake at 6pm. Please RSVP if possible to info@outthereshop.com This will be held no matter the weather!

Can You See the Forest for the Trees?

As we approach the Fall season and the start for many folks in the Nordic Community their journey to a Winter Event like the American Birkie, Swedish Vassaloppet, World Masters or a local 5km. For some this journey begins in Late April or Early May, but many it begins in October or when the snow starts to fall softly from the heavens. Also during this time many local ski clubs start to put ideas together for the upcoming season, reflect on the past season, look at budgets equipment etc. With those thing happening I have been hearing some crazy thoughts being said to folks you are TRULY Out There to Support Nordic. (Don’t support that group, they have different goals than ours, or I don’t like so and so) As a community we all need to sit back and look at a number of things to ensure that our sport in the USA gains traction, grows programming and develops long-term sustainability.

1. Support ALL Clubs (USSA, CXC, LNR, NESNA, NANA, FAST & Female, etc) and the things they are doing, like them or not are things that are trying to grow the sport in YOUR community.

2. Support trail Systems. Be it your local 3km loop, 20km trail with a lite section, or the Birkie Trail. All places that are being maintained for skiing require funding! So if you are skiing at a number of trail systems, sign up for even the individual membership. Put your name in the ring and go to an event the trail is having or spread the word to others. Unlike many of the European countries Nordic is not a Federally supported activity in our country (we can dream).

3. Introduce someone to the sport. There are 2 ways to do this. 1.Take someone who has never skied and get them Out There on the snow this season. Ski 1km with them on a flat section of trail and see the joy it brings. Do not take them to some World Cup course and say come on. GO somewhere that seems so easy it hurts and see what introducing someone to our sport in a positive way can do to bring a NEW dimension to the sport for you. 2. If that is to much donate to an organization such as NNF, CXC, etc. These organizations are ones that give funding to athletes as well as run “Learn to ski” programs “Skis to Schools” and such where your monies can get NEW skiers started.

 

I will leave you with these 3 simple things. We are not asking you to get on a trail board or give 20 hours to trail work or coaching. Start small! If the Sport of Nordic is something that you find important to you, we must learn to work together, agree to disagree and say “What we are doing, is that growing the sport in some fashion?” If we as a collective group of Trail Board Members, Parents, Kids, Shop Owners, Teachers, Manuf. Rep., etc. do this we will see OUR sport grow to NEW Heights!

 

 We challenge you to look Out There and SEE The Forest for the Trees!

 

 

 

 

The People who think they are Crazy enough to change the World~ Are the ONES who Do!

The “BEST” Team Out There!

We are very proud to say that we have the “BEST ” Team Out There! Joining us from around the globe these athletes have amazing drive & talent. Visit them and their stories at http://outthereshop.com/team/

Want to help support their “Dreams” in other ways?

http://outthereshop.com/shop/things-out-there/

 

Amazingly talented Folks!

Wheew~ FASTERSKIER article about Out There!

Casting Traditional Sponsorship Aside, Small Wisconsin Business Brings Skiers Together from Around the World

June 24, 2014 By
Casting Traditional Sponsorship Aside, Small Wisconsin Business Brings Skiers Together from Around the WorldOut There Biathlon and Nordic Team member Sarah Murphy jokes that when the team’s founders, Bjorn and Kristen Hanson, decided to open a ski shop they had two rules. Rule number one: change the world. Rule number two: sell some ski stuff. The joke is not far from the truth as the couple is revolutionizing nordic ski team sponsorship by creating a family atmosphere for fringe members of the sport.To see the FULL story click the link at the top!

CXC’s Igor Legacy Camp~ Huge Sucess!

Over 50 under 14 years old skiers from all around WI and MN at the Igor’s Legacy Camp in Iola, WI. All kids and coaches are camping at the Iola Winter Sports Club.

Here is a link to photos from yesterday session: https://www.facebook.com/cxcskiing/posts/746905115352231

Summer Dryland Clinic ~ Just for the Ladies

WOW, An amazing evening! Rain early, Sunny skies came out 30 min prior to the clinic and a Great time was had. A HUGE Thanks to Craft Sportswear for the EXTRA Swag donated for the Ladies ($40+ value for ea.) Great food, conversation and goals to get out there and ready for the upcoming Winter Season. Keep on the events calendar for more things in the future!

 

Family Dryland & Soccer Night

Great Night! #shouldhavebeenoutthere

This the 3rd Summer of offering our Dryland Workout & Soccer night we are changing it up and will host 3 nights, 1 per month during June, July & August. We will do a Dryland Workout about 30-455min in length for all ages followed by 1hr of group FUN Soccer. This will be hosted at the Moon Lake Soccer Fields in Rice Lake at 6pm. Please RSVP if possible to info@outthereshop.com This will be held no matter the weather!

ALS MN Bike Trek

The ALS Bike Trek MN is a charity bike ride created by ALS TDI to raise awareness of ALS and funding toward an effective treatment. The fifth annual ALS Bike Trek Minnesota is directed and chaired by Justin Rumley in memory of his father Steve (aka Buckwheat) Rumley who lost his courageous battle to ALS in November 2009. Justin is also the creator of The Buckwheat, a gastric feeding tube designed to allow single hand operation to enable ALS patients, like Justin’s father, to continue employing their limited independence as long as possible. Justin is a passionate and driven supporter who is committed to finding a way to end this disease. To date, this event has raised over $383,000 for ALS research!

For Details & Registration: http://alsmn.als.net/