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2018- NNF Drive for 25

DRIVE for 25– This amazing push for supporting US athletes by the National Nordic Foundation has done some amazing things to progress Nordic Sports in the US along with supporting up and coming young athletes. Once again this year we will be running a DRIVE for 25 Promotion at the shop.

Details: Come in to Out There Nordic and try on a pair of the Madshus Super NANO Skate or Classic Boot or the Nano Skate or Classic boot and we will donate $10 per person to Hailey Swirbul’s Fundraising Page. Come into the shop and purchase a pair of Madshus Redline Skate, Classic or Skin skis and we will donate $20 per pair towards Hailey’s page. in 2016 we raised $935 so lets see what we can do in 2018!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Season instead of us creating a Drive for 25 page we are going to ask that you give to our friend Hailey Swirbul’s page  All of the funds from what we will raise from our Drive for 25 promo will go to this same page

This is where it begins. The passion, the love, the culture of American skiing that’s grown over the last half decade is because of a big push, an effort together. We’re no longer a collection of disparate skiers trying to succeed in the skiing world, rather a unified community exploring what is possible. We believe in American Nordic skiing. You believe in American Nordic skiing. Help to support tomorrow’s American nordic stars today.

  • What: American cross country skiers, fans, and enthusiasts supporting our nation’s developing skiers.
  • When: Now through November
  • Why: We have improved from a nation that seldom put a skier in the top 15 on the World Cup to a Nation with World Champions and a World Cup Champion. Yet as a nation our developing athletes struggle to afford the racing opportunities required to compete among the best.
  • Who: You.  The NNF is stepping up. The NNF is possible because of you.

 

 

* Team photo- At Left Hailey Swirbul

Photo Credit: Flyingpointroad

NNF ~ Drive for 25 Fundraiser

Help us Support the National Nordic Foundation & Their DRIVE for 25 Fundraiser. To see what NNF does ~ www.nationalnordicfoundation.org

TO join in on Our DRIVE for 25 Page~

http://support.nationalnordicfoundation.org/outtheregrowingnordic

Amazing Days in Falun! Let’s Support some Athletes!

Today 2 Amazing US Athletes got their payday! Silver (Diggins) & Bronze (Gregg) in the Women’s 10km Freestyle race in Falun Sweden. Years of hardwork and dedication to training & the sport paid off for these two. Congrats!Falun Fundraiser 15'

 

Amazing Season…… #ruoutthere

Well the 14-15 Season is an amazing one thus far. The US is on a great uphill run in the Nordic World. Here is a little Run Down of what’s happening Out There!

1. Liz Stephen Has the Highest Finish ever in a WC distance race for a US Woman! 2nd in Rybinsk Russia (10km)

2. Holly Brooks is leading the FIS Marathon Cup!

3. Amazing Athletes from around the Country & The Midwest ( Paige Schember, Tom Bye & others at the U23 WC) in Kazakhstan

4. Keep an Eye Out There at Worlds in Falun!

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NNF Drive for 25 & Alpina ESK Test Drive

ESK pro

A Total of $935 was raised for NNF!

Now Thru Nov 15th.

So not sure if you have test driven this “Sports Car” of Skate boots yet or Donated to the National Nordic Foundation. Well if not we have a DEMO fleet of the Alpina Ski Boots ESK Skate boot at the shop. You can get out on them before the snow ~ Roller ski Test Drive! (Don’t roller ski come in anyway) Mention the ESK Test Drive and we will donate $10 for each Test Drive to the NNF Drive for 25. If addition to our current NNF Drive. So Get Out There! Help Support Tomorrow’s Athletes TODAY!

Help Support Nordic~

Our Fundraising Site: https://support.nationalnordicfoundation.org/fundraise?fcid=353761

This is where it begins. The passion, the love, the culture of American skiing that’s grown over the last half decade is because of a big push, an effort together. We’re no longer a collection of disparate skiers trying to succeed in the skiing world, rather a unified community exploring what is possible. We believe in American Nordic skiing. You believe in American Nordic skiing. Help to support tomorrow’s American nordic stars today.

  • What: American cross country skiers, fans, and enthusiasts supporting our nation’s developing skiers.
  • When: Now through November 12th
  • Why: We have improved from a nation that seldom put a skier in the top 15 on the World Cup to a Nation with World Champions and a World Cup Champion. Yet as a nation our developing athletes struggle to afford the racing opportunities required to compete among the best.
  • How: There are two ways.
    • 1) Become a Drive for 25 Ambassador. Click the “Become a Fundraiser” button and get 10 friends to donate $25 by November 12th
    • 2) Click the “Donate” button and donate $25 by November 12th.
  • Who: You.  The NNF is stepping up. The NNF is possible because of you.

 

 

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!