March, 2015

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Igor Legacy Camps ~ Filling up!

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Igor Legacy Camps (ages 10-13)

 Supported by Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) and Wisconsin Nordic Development Group (WNDG)

The goals of the Igor Legacy Camps are designed to promote the growth and development of Junior Cross Country Ski racers and to expose young athletes to the fundamental building blocks required for high-level cross country ski racing.

Camp activities will include dry-land training, roller skiing, and cross training activities. The intention of each camp to inspire and excite youth in Igor Badamshin‘s
honor because his positive and playful approach
to coaching has touched and inspired skiers of all ages.

WISCONSIN June 19-21, 2015 / Iola Winter Sports Complex
MINNESOTA July 24-26,2015 / Lake Bemidji State Park
MICHIGAN August 7-9, 2015 / Wolverine Nordic Village

The coaching staff for the 2015 Igor Legacy Camps will include Nordic ski coaches, sports trainers, equipment representatives, and advisors from across the Midwest, including CXC, Loppet Nordic Racing, Endurance United, and Copper Country Ski Tigers. Other team and club coaches with athletes attending the Igor Legacy Camps are invited to assist staff coaches throughout each camp.
Igor Legacy Camps: three different Nordic ski camps, for athletes U12 (ages 10-11) and U14 (ages 12-13) interested in the sport of cross country skiing. ALL CAMPS CAPPED AT 50 PARTICIPANTS.
Each camp will include the same focus points: athletic movements for speed, balance, agility, strength, mobility, and power; including, dryland training, roller skiing (helmets mandatory); hiking, soccer, Tug-of-War, Pillo Polo, Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee, and much more.
$75.00 per athlete; $65.00 per athlete with an active participating coach or parent

Required forms:

Detailed schedule: will be available soon

Camp equipment list: will be available soon

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Worldly Wisdom

Yesterday we had a visit from a GREAT friend, Worldloppet Gold Master & Global Master skier Ellis York. The most amazing thing about Nordic Skiing is the FAMILY and the Worldloppet is a Key Foundation in this. Article 3.1.4 in the WL Constitution:

3.1.4 To promote friendship among skiers of different nations, thereby strengthening peace in the world

We have been fortunate to be able to travel to ski other events around the globe, meet amazing people and forge amazing friendships with those people. To enjoy time sitting, having a beer, going for a walk, or a ski and discussing events, trails, and the goings on in the Nordic World is something we can only enjoy with fellow skiers. I learned last night from Ellis that he did not even own a pair of Nordic Skis until he was 45 yrs young. So get Out There, enjoy the sport of skiing, meet wonderful people, work with wonderful organizations and join in on something that promotes, health, wellness and peace!









luckytobeoutthere#‎luckytobeoutthere‬ Post a pic Out There today for St. Patricks Day on instagram or Facebook with the hash tag #luckytobeoutthere Tomorrow we will select a winner!

Winner ~ Heather Rhynes from Waterloo WI

Midwest Youth Cup ~ Championships!

This season CXC began the Midwest Youth Cup ~

This past weekend was the final three days of racing held at Theo Wirth Park in Minneapolis & run by the Loppet Nordic Foundation ( ) Youth from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ontario & Manitoba arrived and raced. Great Classic races & Skate races were held on Saturday & Sunday. It was a weekend with over 300 of the top Youth (U16/U14/U12) Nordic racers in the Midwest, Racing, Playing & having FUN!

It was also great to have 2 local youth placing well in the top results of the U12 Boys category:

Per Hanson ~ 8th

Forest Grenier ~ 15th


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'