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Week # 5, practice, practice, wax, race, practice
Dec 10, 2018, 9:54 am

There are only Three Rules on this Team. 




In that order.



WEEK # 5 !!


What are we mostly doing out there at Giant’s Ridge?

Skiing, learning, fine-tuning & perfecting everything we know so far. WHY? To be the best we can be for the upcoming race season and beyond.


Us coaches are thrilled to see most of our skiers giving it their best effort, day in & day out at the daily practice - and that is when progress happens!

Missing a day here or there, really affects technique level (learning) and ultimately performance.

Keep showing up guys & gals - and the results will follow!  


We’re throwing our first race out there this week, and since it is still early season, we’ll be skiing everyone but our newest skiers, and those that not been able to attend practices on a regular basis. And, because the ski meet is on a school day, all the newbies will stay back, instead of attending and watching. The next opportunity for this group will be skiing and / or racing at the Dec. 20th meet (changed from Dec 19) at Mt. Itasca, in Coleraine.


Moving on to this week’s agenda.


Monday, December 10 – practice. SKATE. SPEEDS.

Tuesday, December 11 – practice. SKATE. DISTANCE / FARTLEKS. 

Wednesday, December 12 – practice. Waxing for ski racers, everyone else skis.

Thursday, December 13 – Ski Meet in Ely @ Hidden Valley, 11:00 am start. SKATE. See the “Meet Line Up Page” for race info etc. Racer times will be posted on this page on Wednesday morning.

                                          *NO PRACTICE* on this day for skiers who are not racing. 

Friday, December 14 – practice for everyone - skate or classic to be determined.  

                                    ** Always bring both sets of ski boots (if you have 2 pairs) to practice – everyday **



SKI BAGS –are availbable to purchase at practice. ($20.00) 


The CHRISTMAS BREAK SKI TRIP dates & location has changed. The trip is now Friday Dec. 28- Sunday Dec. 30th. Our ski location will be in the Ironwood Michigan area. The cost of the trip is $50.00 that includes two nights lodging, breakfasts. Lunches & trail passes will be provided by our booster club. Extra money for two dinners – (pizza joint / casual restaurant) V / JV / 3rd, 2nd year skiers have first choice. We will take 7th grade skiers providing there is room available. Sign up & pay by Friday, DECEMBER 14th to hold your spot. Two school vehicles are reserved, but we may need additional transportation via parents. Parents- if you are interested in driving and skiing with us, please contact Coach Cheri J.



See you on the trails!

Keep doing that SNOW dance!

I joined xc skiing because...

I like cold weather.
Jessie Diggins told me to.
I want to wear those cool race suits.
To get out of school all day.

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