Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fun Meet with Math and Science Academy. (See post below for banquet info)

We had a Le Man start where skiers were required to do a "gymnastics move." prior to putting on their skis.


After the race we enjoyed s'mors and hot dogs roasted on the fire.  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Last Meet Feb. 9th and Feb. 11th Banquet Info. (Updated 2-8-16)

One last race.  We will be skiing in the Infinity Bowl II with the Math and Science Academy on Tues Feb, 9th at Lake Elmo.  The meet will start at 4:48pm.  The unusual start time is to include 8 and two  factors, as the figure eight is the symbol of infinity.

This will be an informal meet with an interesting start and finish.  Details will be released later.  MSA has promised S'Mores.

We will not have a bus and encourage car pooling. If rides are a problem please contact coach Anderson.  Our goal is for this to be a fun event that ends the racing with a enjoyable ski.  No need to wear uniforms, but silly hats are encouraged.

Banquet Info.
Our awards banquet will be on Thursday, Feb. 11th at 6 pm in the Middle School IMC.  Please Check back on what to bring.

Middle School Library
Please bring the following:
Last names: 
A-E Salad
F-M Main Dish
O-Z Dessert
*Bring your own beverage*
Paper products will be provided.

Please bring in any gear that your skiers have outgrown or no longer use.  This may be a convenient time to have our own little gear swap.

A note from the Booster Club: “in lieu of a team fundraiser this year please consider a family donation to the Simley Nordic Booster Club at the banquet. Thank you for supporting Simley Nordic.”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 Section 3 Championship Results

Lots of hard work in tough snow conditions today.  
Big effort Simley!  Results here.
Three cheers for our senior skiers Lea, Cale and Tyler.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Section Meet Info and a Weather Report by Frankie MacDonald

My favorite part of the video starts at 1:14 minute.  A little information about Frankie MacDonald.

Stay tuned to weather. Let's hope Frankie MacDonald missed on this one.   I'm seeing different snowfall prediction maps.  It looks like we could get a few inches to over a foot depending on the storm path.  

From the Meet Director:

The report that I have head from Wirth is that the Hap Loop (man-made loop) is really our only option. We will do two laps for each race. We will do the long downhill (old tubing hill/10th fairway) north of the chalet. We will bypass the upper stadium. The lap cutoff will be outside the stadium, about 300 meters from the start/finish. The total race distance is approx 5.5K.

If the temps are cold enough, which I think they will be, so that the track stays firm, we will set the classic track best line, and then have the groomer remove the tracks for the skate race.

The schedule is as follows
8:30 - Final entries due at Par 3 building
9:00 - Coaches meeting
10:00 Girls Classic
11:00 Boys Classic
2:00 Girls Skate
3:00 Boys Skate
4:00 Awards

Monday, January 25, 2016

Conference Championship Results, Varsity Sprints/JV Conference Championship, and Section Championship Information.

Big effort to all skiers in our Conference Championship Race last Friday.  Here is a link to the results.
Extra congratulations goes out to Cale and Amanda for making All Conference Honorable Mention.

JV Conference Championship and Varsity Sprints
On Thursday Jan. 28th we will hold the Conference Varsity Sprint race and the JV Conference Championship at Lake Elmo Starting at 1pm.  Forecast is for warm and fast.

Varsity time trials start at 1pm.
JV races start at 1:45.

Section Championship Info

Tues Feb. 2 - Theodore Wirth Park

8:30 - Final entries due at Par 3 building
9:00 - Coaches meeting
10:00 - Girls Classic
11:00 - Boys Classic
2:00 - Girls Skate Pursuit
3:00 - Boys Skate Pursuit

4:15 - Awards

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Conference Championship Info.

Conference Championship - Friday, 1/22 (Battle Creek West)
  •  The race schedule has changed slightly. This is the updated schedule:
    •  9:00 am - Coaches Meeting - Craft Room(Skiers Chips) 
    • 10:00 am - Girls Classic
    • 11am - Boys Classic 
    •  Lunch Break
    • 1:00 pm - Girls Skate Pursuit
    • 2pm - Boys Skate Pursuit
    • 3:00 pm  - Awards (Gym)
  • Top 10 Boys and Top 9 Girls earn All-Conference honors. Boys finishing 11-20 and Girls finishing 10-19 will earn All-Conference HonorDisplaying image.pngable Mention recognition. 

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Short Video Giving Great Tips on Classic Skiing.

Poor sound quality, but good tips on body position, balance and glide.  Classic skiing is fun!