Nordic Skiing, Co-ed

2024-2025 practice start date

Practice for the 2024-2025 school year begins Monday, November 11, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. at SLPHS. You must be registered in order to participate. 

Registration for the winter 2023-2024 athletics season is now closed. Register here for SLP,  Register here for SAV, Register here for Centennial.

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). Tune in here later for meeting dates for the 2024-2025 season. 

Helpful videos

View video on how to stop on roller skis

PSIA video covering all aspects of classic skiing (13 min)

Fun video from Jan 25 Classic Sprint Relays. Video from Section champs. Video from banquet. (Credit to Brian L!)

 

  • 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 10-11, 2025 - 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.
  • Wednesday, February 28 - End of season Banquet.

Booster Club info

  • email: pantherskiboosters@gmail.com

Ski Sales/Swaps:Many are posted now on Skinnyski

Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony/Centennial Nordic Skiing

 Tune into Remind below to know the latest.

 

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.  

General Nordic Skiing Information

Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Mike MillerUSSA Certified Level 200 Coach
mmille@district16.org

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.

Assistant Coaches

Erik Larson

larsonerik73@gmail.com 
Nordic Ski Coach Erik 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.

Sarah Bovee

sjbovee@gmail.com 

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.