Nordic Skiing, co-ed
Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Nordic Skiing
**Practice begins Monday, November 15**
St Anthony: Monday, Nov 8 6:30PM in the library.
Spring Lake Park: Tuesday, Nov 9 5:30PM at the High School, Room B110E (Mr Miller's room)
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Wirth Park Ski Pass/Remind app
Once the season begins, your skier will need a ski pass for Wirth Park and 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. 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 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).
NOTE: 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 began coaching Nordic skiing in 1993. He previously coached cross country running for 23 seasons and track for 13. He still skis competitively, though to look at him you wouldn’t guess it. He also enjoys long distance bike touring, canoe racing, and, especially, time with his family. Mr Miller is a proud alum of St John’s University.
I am an Elk River Nordic Ski team alum, where I participated in competitive skiing for 6 years. I grew up with Woodland Trails Park in my backyard, and spent many winter weekends skiing and hiking to Top of the World. After high school I attended Bethel University, and continued to ski during my free time. During my time at Bethel I had the opportunity to travel to Spain, and live there for several months. Now I teach Spanish at Westwood Middle School. I have a puppy, and I am hoping to teach him how to skijor!