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First Ski Meet, Ski Trip, Party, Practices & more
Dec 13, 2017, 9:10 am

There are only Three Rules on this Team.

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 



Hey ski FANS!


The snow is slowly making it’s way back to us, and we are looking forward to getting on the awesome trails at GR.

In the meantime, the stadium has been our go-to home, and it has worked so far.

Our daily comment has been, “well at least we are on snow”.  😊


EVERYONE is skiing really well, and us coaches are always excited and satisfied after every practice, to see the happening improvements. This team is sporting 47 everyday smiles! 


A few notes & updates to what will be happening in the next few weeks..


Wednesday's practice sessions- will end earlier beginning today. Everyone is done & out by 5:45. (instead of 6 pm) Early departures for church are still the norm. Just check out with a coach. 


SKI TRIP- The deadline to sign up is Friday, Dec. 15th.  Hayward / Cable area is the direction we are headed to ski the Birkie trail & others.  Leave 8 am on Thurs. Dec. 28 & return mid afternoonish on Sat. Dec. 30th.  Cost is around $65-$75.00  for two nights of lodging, and a bit extra $25.00 ? for food. Open to all skiers 7th grade & up. And parents too.  We always love to adults with for driving, cooking, and just hanging with.  No skiing experience is necessary- but we’ll give you some equipment & lessons if you want!  So far, we have about 18-20 people signed up, and we can fill the lodge with 30.


FIRST SKI MEET (YAY!) -  Wednesday, Dec. 20th at Mt. Itasca. 11:00 am. Check the Ski Meet Line Up page for more info. First year skiers are included – either to race or just come to ski the warm -up & cheer.


SKI TEAM CHRISTMAS PARTYThursday, Dec 21st, First day of Winter, Coach Jack's day, at GR during practice. Our team captains are planning this event. T-shirt game, Secret Santa’s, Ugly Sweater ski suit, ski relays, pizza & more are on their list of fun.


NO PRACTICE on these dates: Friday, Dec. 22 & 25.

PRACTICE will be held at 10:00 am on Dec. 26 & 27th & Jan. 1st (due to a ski meet on Jan. 2) There isn’t any transportation from the schools for any xmas break practices. Hopefully our skiers can carpool with other skiers & / or parents.


Noticeable THANKS to parents that have provided-

Lobster Mitts & Buffs: the kids are wearing them- great to see items to help keep the skiers warm during these stadium sessions. (it is warmer & less windy in the woods!) Mitts & / or super toasty gloves are necessary to keep the digits happy! 


Need some ski gift ideas???

Wrist or chest based heart rate monitor: a great training tool for your varsity skier / runner / all-around athlete.

Disposable hand / toe warmers:  these make great stocking stuffers, and we’ve used a lot lately!

Ski Socks: Wool / Poly blend is best to keep the feet warm.  Not too thick or too thin.  Regular socks … Just. Don’t. Work.

Glove / Mitten Liners: Thin glove worn under the mitt / glove help a lot. 

Ski Poles- they are a super helpful first piece of equipment for our skiers.

Team Hats- $20.00, available at practice. 


CHEERS to Benji N for providing great tracks & corduroy when needed,

& more CHEERS for our volunteer coaches that pitch in on short notice - Debby, August, Don, Jack, Paul, 



(PS- only 9 shopping days left… till Coach Jack J’s bday!) 😉


For Christmas I want....

1) super fast skis: 3

2) straight A's: 1

3) the 2016/17 nine seniors to come back.: 3

4) perfectly groomed Piston Bully xc trails.: 2

5) to see Benji N. on Nordic skis: 2

6) all of the above : 7

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