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Friday, December 7, 2018

Riverside Park Meet Results & Photos

Boys tied with Brainerd for 2nd, behind Sartell-Cathedral, and girls placed 6th at Riverside Park. Great to finally see skis on snow!

Race Results - will add when available
Meet Photos
Brainerd Dispatch article

Also, Skinnyski published their preseason rankings earlier this week.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Cathedral Meet - Riverside Park / Dec. 6

Cathedral/Sartell Meet

Location: Riverside Park: 1800 Kilian Blvd SE, St Cloud
Date: Thursday, Dec. 6 at 2:00
Teams: Alexandria, Apollo, Brainerd, Fergus Fall, Little Falls, Mora, St. John’s Prep, Tech, Willmar, Sartell/Cathedral

Departure times:
MOLS out of class at 11:50, bus leaves 12:05
MS out of class at 12:00, bus leaves 12:15
HS out of class at 12:15, bus leaves 12:30

Bussing: Middle school will ride one bus and high school will ride the other bus. Middle school students in band have a concert to get back for, so the middle school bus will leave early if need be. Right now we should be arriving back to the high school around 5:30-45. That will give band students plenty of time to get to the 7:00 concert. If the meet is running late or there is an issue, the middle school bus and coaches will leave the meet early to get back on time.

What athletes need to bring:

  • Uniform and warms-up
  • Lots of layers and extra pairs of warm clothes--Change of socks and gloves for sure! You want to be able to put on dry clothes after you race. You cannot bring too many warm clothes for this meet in particular. The wind comes off the river and makes it cold. 
  • Winter boot or shoes that are not your ski boots
  • Ski gear: Skis, poles, boots
  • Healthy Lunch/snack
  • Water and/or Gatorade 

At the meet: Be careful not to walk on ski trail while spectating/cheering please!


  • Girls and Boys rookie races
  • Jr. Hi. grades 7-8, and 9th graders w/out experience
  • Mens/Womens JV
  • Mens/Womens Varsity


  • 2:00pm Coaches Mtg. in Riverside Park Shelter
  • 2:10pm Girls and Boys rookie races (base of the hill)
  • 2:30pm Junior High Boys Skate - mass start, 1 loop, (1K loops) 
  • 2:45pm Junior High Girls Skate – mass start, 1 loop, (1K loops) 
  • 3:00pm Girls JV Skate– mass start, 3 loops, (1K loops)
  • 3:20pm Boys JV Skate - mass start 3 loops, (1K loops)
  • 3:40pm Girls Varsity Skate – mass start 3 loops, (1K loops) 
  • 4:00pm Boys Varsity Skate - mass start 3 loops, (1K loops) 
  • 4:40pm Awards in Riverside Park Shelter

Awards: Varsity Boys and Girls Team Awards; Varsity/JV Boys and Girls Individual Top 10 Ribbons; Junior High Boys and Girls Individual Top 10 Ribbons; Rookies Race Boys and Girls Individual Top 10 Ribbons


  • Parking - on Kilian Blvd. or an adjacent side street.
  • Restrooms and water fountain available in Riverside Park Shelter

REMINDER: Ski pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec 5. If your skier didn't bring home an order form, print the form linked in the previous blog post.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Nordic Ski Team Pictures

Team and individual photos are scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th during practice. Skiers should have their complete uniform (including warm-ups) at school that day. Order forms will be sent home but if you need an additional form, you can download the order form linked below. Payment is due on the day the pictures are taken.

Click to download.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ski Clothing Orders

Reminder: The Nordic ski kickoff meeting for skiers and parents is this Thursday, Nov. 15th at 5pm in the high school commons.

Our ski apparel order forms will be available at the meeting, but if you'd like a sneak peek at our team storefront, click HERE.

We'll also have Flyer hats and headbands that match the varsity uniforms available to order through Podiumwear. You can view them at our team storefront, but if you order on online, you'll pay a $10 shipping charge. Fill out an order form (available at our kickoff meeting) and we'll put in one group order and pay just one shipping fee. The password for the team storefront is: Flyers


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ski Updates

1. We have an ongoing Nordic Ski fundraiser for the next 11 Fridays - running the meat raffle at Johnny C's. You can help out by going to Johnny C's at 6:00 on Fridays and buying into the raffle or by signing up to help! It's easy and you would be paired with someone who knows what to do already and will teach you. If you're interested in helping any Friday in November, December, or January, contact Julie Slettom to sign up:

2. Reminder of the Ski Swaps this weekend! Check the previous post for details.

3. The kids were emailed a schedule for next week. If they haven't shared it with you, a copy is below. Please note the Parent Meeting on Thursday.

Monday: HIGH SCHOOL ONLY! Meet in the commons and be ready to run outside at 3:30. Practice will end between 5-5:30

Tuesday: Practice for EVERYONE! Meet in the commons and be prepared to run outside. Middle School will be done by 5. High School will lift until 5:30

Wednesday: Workout for V and JV. Meet in the commons and be prepared to run outside. Middle School done by 5.

Thursday: Be prepared to go outside. Lifting from 4:15-5:15 for high school.
**Parent meeting at 5:00 in the commons!!!

Friday: Meet in the Ski room and be prepared to take the bus to roller skiing. Middle School done by 5.