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Scholarship Program

Looking to do a Camp this next Summer? 

Interested in Scholarship Opportunities from Out There Nordic?

As we are always looking for ways to be Out There Growing Nordic we are implementing a NEW Scholarship Program. For athletes who utilize Out There Nordic race service at the Youth Cup, Junior Cup or Senior Nationals events they will have the opportunity to apply for Scholarships to help off-set the cost of Summer Training Camps beginning in the Summer 2020 Season. The Application Period will open in Early April 2020 and be open for approximately two weeks with the Scholarship winners being announced around May 1st. 2020. This is only available to athletes utilizing OTN for Race service and for camps with USSA Clubs, or Regional & National Governing Body Programs. Stay Tuned!

March 2020 MN World Cup

We are putting together a package for folks for the Fastenal Parallel 45 & The MN XC Ski World Cup event happening next March in Minneapolis at Theo Wirth. This will include Transportation (Charter bus) to and from the Rice Lake Area, Event Tickets for the World Cup Sprint Events and Food. There will be limited space for this to approx 26 people. We hope to have finalized details up within two weeks. Please let us know if this is of interest to you. From the few folks we have spoken with we think the spots will go quickly.

Better get a SPOT soon as we have 2 spots left (10.25.19)MNWC2020

Let’s All Get OUT THERE for the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup!!!

#MoreCowBell

Junior Race Service – 19/20 Season

As we begin to look forward to the upcoming race season we are getting out info on our Junior Race Service. For the 2019/20 Season we will again be providing Race Support at the Midwest & Great Lakes Junior National Qualifying Races: Space is LIMITED so get a spot soon

Midwest: Athletes from Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Iowa

Registration

Dec 14-15 Duluth MN (SUPER JNQ) Classic Sprint – Freestyle IND
Dec 21-22 Houghton MI (Super JNQ) Freestyle Sprint – Classic Mass Start
Jan 18-19 Mt. Itasca MN (MW JNQ) Classic Mass Start – Freestyle Individual Start
Feb 16-17 Theo Wirth MSP, MN (MW JNQ) Freestyle Sprint (Cross components) – Classic Individual Start

Great Lakes: Athletes from Wisconsin & Michigan –

Registration

Dec 14-15 Duluth, MN. (Super JNQ) Classic Sprint – Freestyle IND
Dec 21-22 Houghton MI (Super JNQ) Freestyle Sprint – Classic Mass Start
Jan 25-26 Cable WI (GLD JNQ) Classic Sprint – Freestyle Mass Start
Feb 15-16 Houghton, MI (GLD JNQ) Freestyle IND – Classic Mass Start

For more information please email us.

 

Night Ski

It’s that time of year again we get our Group Night Skis rolling. As always we will have a time we are leaving the shop, a time to begin skiing as well. Plan is to usually get a bit to eat somewhere on the return. This is open to all levels of ability. A great Social way to meet other skiers and see some new trails

 

 

 

Date                 Location                                                  Time (Depart shop/Begin Ski)

Dec 10th      BANTA Trails                                          CANCELLED Due to Windchill Warning

Dec 17th      CASTA Trails                                             5:30/6:00

Dec 31st       Tech Trails- Houghton MI                     Ski about 7:00pm

Jan 14th       Tower Ridge -Eau Claire                        5:30/6:30

Jan 21st       OO Trailhead -Seeley                               5:30/6:45

Feb 4th        Balsam Branch – Amery                           5:30/6:30

Feb 11th       Spooner City Trails                                   5:30/6:00

 

CXC Masters 19/20

Our 2019/20 Season is just getting rolling. If you are interested, Join us for a session!

Contact us to Learn about the program & registration options available

Please RSVP to outtherenordic@gmail.com

The NEW Masters Season is here! Join us Out There

V.I.P. Membership Form: https://cxcskiing.wufoo.com/forms/vip-club-membership/

CXC Masters Team: https://cxcskiing.wufoo.com/forms/cxc-masters-team-membership/

Wax Clinic- NEW Location

We are going to be hosting a waxing clinic at the Brickfield Brewery! This Great Brewery is owned by some longtime family friends. They also Dairy Farm and grow much of the grain for their beer also.

So join us to learn about a multitude of waxing brands, best practices and some awesome BEER!

 

RSVP to info@outthereshop.com 

or the FACEBOOK EVENT

Thoughts on the FUTURE of waxing

The last few seasons have started to bring about some change in the waxing world after many years. Some folks have really gotten wound up over something that for most recreational skiers has very little affect on them. The key question is
Where is it going?
This year has begun with loads of folks asking about Liquid Wax, Spray on Wax, Do I get rid of my Iron and much more. Yes there are many changes coming to the World of Waxing and let us tell you even more on the horizon. This past week it was announced by FIS that they are placing a FULL Ban on Flouro’s  this will have somewhat of an affect for the World Cup, OPA Cup, Collegiate Teams and high level Junior/Senior Level racing, although from what we are seeing the Wax Manufacturers are already ahead of the curve.
Industry wise we and the Wax Manufacturers have been seeing this on the horizon so the R&D departments were gearing up. The announcement was made over this past week and already from many of the Major players in the industry we are seeing the signs of what we heard was coming.
What does all of this mean?
We are still not fully sure. Loads of NEW products are coming to market, many will have NEW application methods. Although there will no longer be waxes with the F- Word in them they will have different compounds and the companies will still make different levels of product. From the Entry level recreational skier to the High End Elite level racer. There has been some thought that “Oh if we go to Non-Fluoro we will have only cheap slow wax” Sorry folks we have had High End Non-Fluoro waxes for a number of years, pricing out in the $300 + per unit.
R&D does not come free.
So for now slow down on reading every article that is out from every manufacturer as in the next 24 months there will be even more changes that they are not telling you about yet. So just get Out There and enjoy skiing and remember the best wax service or wax in the world will not give you a winning race if you did not TRAIN..

Are you tough enough to be a Skier?

This is really a question. Over the last few weeks we have had weather that has been getting folks fired up for the Nordic Season. Now though we have had a week were it makes you wonder if it has been worth it.

STRENGTH thru Adversity-

That is the name of the game in Nordic Sports (XC Skiing, NoCo, Jumping, Biathlon & Alpine)

Be it training or competition the weather plays a huge factor, though the mental toughness gained through those experiences it what creates AMAZING People.

From a three hour over distance run or roller ski at 90f to a delayed race start in January to get the temp to rise up to -4f what other sports get to have this much fun. In today’s world for some reason folks have gotten tuned in to complaining. For goodness sakes for complain to people they do not even know on Social Media in so absurd it is crazy.

Remind yourself that the things in life that give the most reward are those things that most often have had the greatest challenges. In the world of sport that is why the stories of those who had made it to the highest level have such amazing stories of adversity, hardship & more. And when asked if they would endure it all again, they all seem to say yes. So be it your first season as a “Nordic Athlete” or your 50th overcoming the challenges of training & participating can be large some days, but remember one little thing………………..

 

You still get to be Out There and do it!

 

 

2019 CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Certification and Conference

Coming to Rice Lake!

Culture of Excellence will be the focus for Central Cross Country Skiing’s (CXC) 8th annual Wayne Fish Coaches Conference & Certification workshop presented by Salomon Oct. 18-19-20 in Rice Lake, Wis.

Details

It ALL starts somewhere Out There

As of recent we have had a number of folks as us (a little odd as we start Season 11 with the shop)

“Why are you guys in the Nordic business?” Often followed by “Well what big races have you won” or “Which NCAA school did you ski for?”

Over the years as our Family has been involved in the Nordic scene we have somewhat gone quietly along doing what was set forth over 90 years ago…. Doing our part to GROW the Nordic Community.

We are super stoked about the things our Family (today and of years gone by) have done to GROW the Nordic Community in the Old Country and the New One. With our little shop and the support of AMAZING Clients and the Family of Team Out There Athletes, We hope you are ready for what the next 90 years will bring.

We hope to see YOU Out There soon…

Where it began