Nordic Skiing, Co-ed
2023-2024 practice start date
Practice for the 2023-2024 school year begins Monday, November 13, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. at SLPHS. You must be registered in order to participate.
Parent/Athlete meeting dates
Parent/Athlete meetings were held on the following days: Centennial: Wed, Nov 1 at 6pm (West Learning Commons), SLP: Thurs, Nov 2 at 6pm (Room A 120), SAV: Mon, Nov 6th at 7pm (after general meeting).
PSIA video covering all aspects of classic skiing (13 min)
Fun video from Jan 25 Classic Sprint Relays
- Key dates for the 2023-2024 season
- TBD, Team night at Pioneer Midwest. Come ask questions, get special pricing, meet coaches.
- Wednesday, Dec 20 - Holiday Relays at Battle Creek.
- Friday-Saturday, January 5-6 - Mesabi East Invite at Giant's Ridge (overnight)
- Saturday, Jan 13 - ABC Relays at Mora Vasaloppet Center
- Monday, January 29 - Conference Championships at Hyland Park
- Thursday, February 8 - Section 4 Championships at Battle Creek
- Wednesday, February 14 and Thursday, February 15 - Two day State Meet at Giant's Ridge.
- FOR ALL CURRENT STATE MEET INFO 2024, SEE "WORKOUTS" OR "NORDIC SKI SCHEDULE"
- Wednesday, February 28 - End of season Banquet.
Booster Club info
Ski Sales/Swaps:Many are posted now on Skinnyski
Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony/Centennial Nordic Skiing
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Ski Pass/Remind app
Once the season begins, your skier will need an electronic ski pass for Wirth Park and a paper pass for Three Rivers Parks . These will be handed out to all registered skiers starting in November as they become available.
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What is the cost and what equipment will athletes need? The activities fee varies depending on your school. Students must have 2 sets of skis and poles, one for classic and one for skate skiing. It is recommended that skiers purchase their own equipment. Or you can rent two sets of skis and poles from the school for $70 total. You will need to purchase boots to fit our roller skis and rental equipment. Only NNN boots will fit our equipment. Here are some acceptable boot choices: Salomon pro combi ProLinks, Fischer RC3 combi, Rossi X8 pursuit, Alpina RCO combi, Salomon RS Carbon skate, Salomon Equipe 8 skate, NO classic boots (unless you use them for classic only and have a separate pair for skate). One other essential item is a ski bag to keep skis and poles together. The ski team does not provide these, you will need to purchase this. When you do, immediately put your name on it in very large print.
NOTE: PRO TIP FOR BOOTS - you will need a good quality boot that can work for skate and classic. When you grab the ankle cuff, you should not be able to easily flop it side to side - you need that support! They work great for both skate and classic. See Gear and equipment on the left for more info.
Ski rental is available when you register for Nordic skiing online.
- What can student athletes expect from Nordic Skiing?
- Where should student athletes and parents go for more information?
- When is the Nordic Skiing season?
- What times are practices and meets?
- Where does the team meet for practice?
- When do we compete?
- What are the eligibility requirements?
- What is the average number of members on the Nordic Skiing team?
- What awards can student athletes receive and what is the criteria?
- What student leadership positions are available?
- Can I sign out roller skis for the summer?
Mike Miller: USSA Certified Level 200 Coach
Mike Miller started skiing on wood skis in 1973. He started coaching Nordic skiing in 1993 when the Nordic program began. He previously coached cross country running for 23 seasons and track for 13. He still skis competitively when he can remember which ski boot to lace up first. He also enjoys long distance bike touring, canoeing, and, especially, time with his family. Mr Miller is a retired SLPHS Spanish teacher (36 years at SLP!) and proud alum of St John’s University.
I am a Andover High School Nordic Skiing alumnus (Go Huskies!) where I competed for 5 years earning various honors. Additionally, I competed collegiately in cross-country running and track and field for the Concordia Cobbers while studying Spanish and Education. I taught Spanish at Spring Lake Park High School and then Second Grade at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion. After leaving the teaching profession to pursue other passions and interests for a couple of years, I decided to return to teaching and now work as a 4th grade Spanish Immersion Classroom Teacher. I still enjoy competing, having run several marathons and skiing the Birkie and City of Lakes Loppet. Outside of work and athletics, I immensely enjoy reading and have become an amateur candle maker.
I’m excited to be back with the team this year! This will be my sixth season with the team, and this team has made me love skiing! When I’m not skiing, you can find me out running in Minneapolis, teaching health at Irondale High School, hiking in the woods, exploring other countries, or hanging out with my kitten, Squeaks.