Nordic Skiing, co-ed
Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Nordic Skiing
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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 $60 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 Links, 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?
We meet at the SLP pool door entrance. During the dry-land portion of the season we alternate weekly between SLP campus and St Anthony campus. We ski at various parks when they have snow. Typically we practice at Theodore Wirth Park and Elm Creek Park. Note: The school is now providing busing for practices.
Awards such as MVP, Rookie, etc are voted on by team members at the end of the season. Lettering requirements are determined by coaches at the end of the season. Read more about lettering requirements here.
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.
Loren Haas Started coaching in 2007 for the SLP/St Anthony skiers. He is a fixit guy who can do magic to nearly anything that needs repair. He has skied a number of Birkies and several Vasaloppets. He has enjoyed 22 years of back country skiing and winter camping. Loren is a loyal engineering grad from UW Stout.
Sarah Bovee started coaching with the SLP/SA ski team in 2017. She is also one of the SLP cross country and track coaches. She just started her ski career last season, and is very excited for the upcoming season! When not running or skiing, Sarah enjoys traveling and hiking; she is probably already planning her next adventure! Sarah is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, and is currently pursuing another degree from UW-River Falls.