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Friday, November 17, 2017

USSPC Ski Poles

If you're interested in ordering the USSPC ski poles with the Little Falls Flyer art on them:
  • 10+ ordered at the same time will save $10 each set.
  • We've hit that number so if you are thinking about ordering, you can save some $ by getting in on this initial order.
  • If you know the size of pole you need, that will save Joe some time and also will reduce the waste when he cuts off the extra carbon.  
  • Dave would like to get the order in so the poles are here the week after Thanksgiving.
Contact Dave at Touright asap if you want to add to the order or if you already ordered but need to tell him what size poles you need.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Reminder and Some News

Reminder:  Nordic Parent Meeting is tomorrow (Thursday) at 5:30 in the High School Commons.  There may have been an announcement at the high school that incorrectly said the meeting was at 5 pm, but the correct time is 5:30.

There's a link in the right sidebar of the blog for Nordic Buy & Sell.  If you're looking for equipment for your kids, you can check there to see what's available.  I noticed that someone posted this week about boots and equipment for a younger (smaller) skier.

A little bit late, but here's some highlights from the Minnesota High School Nordic Coaches Association Fall Meeting in October:
  • Gunner Kleinschmidt, who won our Section's Volunteer of the Year last February, also earned State Volunteer of the Year for last season.  Congrats!
  • New pole length restrictions will be enforced this season. Classic poles can be no greater than 83% of height of the skier (100% of height for skate poles).  Measurement was defined as the athlete in shoes/boots (not on skis), with pole tip in ground and measured to top of the strap attachment.
  • When Giants Ridge contract ends, possible state meet venues could be Theodore Wirth in the Twin Cities and the Grand Avenue Nordic complex at Spirit Mountain in Duluth (expected to open fall 2018).

Monday, November 13, 2017

Nordic Ski Apparel Order

Our e-store is open!  There are several items that offer the option to add a name and/or art to the back.  You'll see that option after you choose your size and click "Add to Cart".  The art on the back is the same for all items, but it's not shown for every item.  I think the only one that actually shows the art is the long sleeved t-shirt.  This is what it will look like and you can add it for most if not all shirts.


Here's the sell sheet with the link to the e-store at the top:

If you're interested in ordering caps or headbands that match the new uniforms, you can order directly from Podiumwear.  Link to the store is HERE.

Password is: Flyers

Orders for both e-stores must be placed by Nov. 22.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

LF Nordic 2017-18!

Welcome back skiers and families!  Here are some important dates for your calendar:

November 11~ 9:00-Noon~ Brainerd Nordic Ski Club Ski Swap at Forestview Middle School

November 12~ Noon-3:00~ St. Cloud Ski Swap at SCSU Halenbeck Hall

November 13~ First day of practice FOR HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

November 14~ First day of practice for Middle School; all skiers in grades 6-12 meet at the High School

November 16~ 5:30~ Parent Meeting in the HS Commons
  • Meet the coaches
  • Get info about the season
  • Apparel order and samples to try
  • Sign up for team meals
  • Equipment swap/sale
The schedule for the season is now available.  Go to the Granite Ridge site or just click the link to the right.  First meet is December 7th, if we have snow or if it's cold enough for the St Cloud Ski Club to make snow at Riverside Park!

Sneak peek at the apparel order will be coming to the blog soon!  Spectrum is setting up an online store for us this year so you don't have to send cash or checks to school with your skier and just hope for the best. 😀  If you prefer paying with cash or check, you'll be able to do that by contacting Amber at Spectrum.  Clothing samples will be available at the parent meeting.

Veteran ski families:  New skiers are always looking for used equipment so if you have any outgrown or no longer used ski items, bring them to the parent meeting.  We'll have a table set up where you can sell them.  Boots are always in high demand.

Dave from Touright will be back again this year with lobster mitts, buffs, and other ski accessories.  Dave's a big fan of our program and we're so lucky to have a local source for ski gear!

As the season gets closer, new info will be added to the blog so please sign up for notifications if you're not already receiving them.  Also, if you know of new ski families, please send them a link to the blog so they can sign up and get the details too.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ski Banquet

Our banquet will be this Sunday, Feb 26.
Meal will be at 5:00 PM, followed by the Awards Program

Where:  Grace Covenant Church, Riverwood Dr., Little Falls
What to bring:  Your Family AND Food, according to the following assignments

     Seniors - Main Dish to share
     Juniors - Main Dish to share
     10th Grade boys - Main Dish to share
     10th Grade girls - Salads
     9th Grade - Salads
     8th Grade - Desserts
     7th Grade - Beverages like milk or juice
     6th Grade - Beverages like milk or juice