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A number of years ago a Brain Halligan started a project with his company Kick Zone Media
With a the Birkie Bridge getting covered with snow for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis today a post title like this could go many directions. When we awoke this morning there was a message in my WhatsApp from one of our Team Out There Athletes.
There are some days you wake up and…. UFF Da! It is hard to get out of bed. Then you get up you have some coffee, a little Brunost on Toast and then you start to realize that it is going to be an AMAZING day Out There.
Out There is fortunate to have TWO Level 200 USSA/CXC Coaches on Staff. Our Coach Kris has been the trip leader for the Midwest U16 Team, as well as running summer Jr camps & Adult Programming!
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The Voice and Future of Women in Coaching. Women Ski Coaches Association (WSCA) works to develop, retain, and advance women in ski coaching leadership.
The Worldloppet Ski Federation is a federation of long distance cross-country skiing events whose aim is to promote cross-country skiing through ski races. The federation was founded on 10 June 1978 in Uppsala, Sweden.
The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) is the Community Olympic Development Program for cross-country skiing in New England as well as the umbrella organization for Nordic skiing events in the region
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As we begin the 10th year of our Athlete Management Program – Team Out There
We are excited to say that it continues to GROW! For the 21-22 Season we have Three New athletes that have joined the Family, and we are super excited to have them be athletes from the USA as well! There has been a large increased in this program this season and as we would love to give assistance to every developing athlete at this level we only have so much bandwidth. We hope that this program continues to grow and give a unique level of support to athletes that allows them to DREAM BIG and not just let Their Dreams be Dreams!
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This WINTER Season’s Podiumwear Storefront is now open!
Closing on Dec. 6th
Minnesota Native Ian Torchia is heading toward the World Cup! In order to assist him we in partnership with his sponsors and the Rochester Active Sports Club are holding an ONLINE Fundraising Auction. This will run Nov 28th thru Dec.6th
A few words from Ian-
Winter is right around the corner and I am as excited as you are to see the snow fly and get out gliding on those trails! As I think back to last season, my thoughts jump to the amazing fundraiser put on at Quarry Hill in Rochester last fall and with your support I was able to jump start the racing campaign on a stable financial footing. More than the money raised, it gave me a full heart of fire seeing all my supporters coming together to help me chase my dreams of international skiing success. I gave it my all last winter and after winning a SuperTour race and accumulating my first podiums at US Nationals, I qualified for Period 3 of the World Cup, the highest level of cross-country ski racing in the world. It was a humbling learning experience and while I did not perform to my true potential across the pond, I left more inspired and fired up than ever to get back and compete at the top level. After returning to the States, I had the race of my life at the American Birkebeiner finishing top American and placing 2nd overall in a narrow sprint finish, 1.3 seconds from the win.
As the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation moves forward to with a FLUORO FREE Venue & Races we want our Birkie Skiing clients to know that we are leading the charge in FLUORO FREE Waxes.
We will once again be offering Birkie Race Service for the 2021 event. Details surrounding the multiple race days will come out after the first of the year. There will be equivalent service options in the past to the LF & Full service options. They will employ the use of the FLUORO FREE products. We will be testing all levels of the NEW FLUORO Free products this season to still ensure FAST Skis.
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Greetings to all of you Out There!
As we see snow falling outside the shop here in Mid November of 2020 we want to let our clients know where WE are moving in the World of Waxing and the future.
Many of you may know that FIS the international governing body of skiing had planned to move forward with a Fluoro Ban for the 20/21 Season. Within the last few weeks they reversed that decision and have moved to implement for the 21/22 Season. With the anticipation of the change we geared up to be prepared for the “NEW WORLD” of waxes in both the kick and glide department.
As we move forward we are going to follow the lead of many Races, Venues and other Worldwide and be only offering Fluoro FREE Racing service this season for Jr events & Master (Adult) skiers events such as the Birkie and others. We feel it is best to put our best foot forward regarding the health of our wax staff, athletes & the environment.
This all being said we also want folks to be educated and understand that in the world of Fluoro Free or Non-Fluoro that this does not mean that all there is is the world of what we have known as NF, CH or other Hydrocarbon Only Waxes. Yes that level of product still does exist, although all of the Major Wax Brands (SWIX, REX, START & Others) are moving forward on a great variety of waxes with other durable hydrophobic properties. Theses waxes will allow us to have access still to the levels of wax at a GOOD, Better, BEST & Ultimate Speed. ALL of them being officially NON or Fluoro FREE waxes.
Stay Tuned for move waxing info coming soon, service options for Events like the American Birkie & Others
It’s always great customer service. Out There Nordic is a excellent supporter of the local trail community. Thank you!- Jason