All Athletes (and parents) interested in being part of the NU Nordic Ski Team for the 2019-20 Winter Season should plan on attending the meeting in the Science Lecture Hall at 6 pm on Tuesday October 15. Please contact Coach Amy Van Voorst Giles if you have any questions. Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested.
Starting around midnight September 30, 2019 the nu-nordic.org website will be off the internet for a few days. We are physically relocating the server. Everything should be up and running well before the ski season gets under way.
The team photo will be taken on Wednesday Dec 5 at 4:40 pm. Remember to bring your race uniform to school. Because of this conflict we will be going to on-snow on Thursday Dec 6 instead.
Now we are on snow after school practices have changed to keep the total hours roughly the same.
Monday (collab): 2:45 – 5:15 pm. We are in strength/condition room 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Monday (non-collab) 3:45 – 6:00 pm. We are in strength/condition room 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Tuesday: NO PRACTICE
Wednesday: On-Snow leave school 3:45 and return by 8:30. Doodle sign-up required. If weather or roads make on snow impossible we do dry-land till 6:00 pm.
Thursday: Dryland 3:45 – 6:00 pm. We are in strength/condition room 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Usually an optional on-snow on Sunday morning. Check Doodle for special on-snow trips.
First on-snow practice is planned for Sunday December 2. Please sign up on Doodle if you plan to attend. The tentative schedule through the end of term has been posted on Doodle. We cancelled the original Friday evening on-snow because of forecast winds. Until we get our new skiers comfortable enough to leave the stadium area it is not pleasant to practice in high winds. The stadium area is the only part of the trail system that is lighted so a certain level of skiing ability is needed to train with just a headlamp.
An important reminder – If you do not sign up you will probably not get a seat in a car, If you do sign up but do not show up you will be placed in the lowest priority for future seats. We try and find drivers to get the whole team to practice and if we ask a driver to drive and they are not needed we all get angry.
As well as the off-campus events shown in Doodle there is also a general team calendar in Google. You can find it on the team web-site or you can link it (read-only) to your own personal calendar. It is generally updated as plans change, but may not show sudden changes caused by weather etc. At present it does not show our on-snow schedule over the Christmas break. We will try and choose 3-4 days over the break that suit the largest number of athletes.
The storms this week have opened up on-snow training. Once we switch to after school on-snow practices which do not return to NU until 8:30 pm we make Monday or Tuesday dry land practice optional. You are welcome to come to both Monday and Tuesday but only one is required for attendance purposes. As Monday is normally a collaboration day we get to practice in daylight till 5:00 pm. Tuesday will remain one of our days in the Strength/Fitness gym from 5:15-6:00. Monday will be focused on a distance roller ski workout over at Via Vista. However, just because the practice is no longer mandatory does not mean we do not need to know whether you will be attending. Please email or text Derek or Amy by the end of lunch if you are not attending a dry land practice. It is impossible to plan a practice unless we know who will be there.
Parents of athletes planning to join the NU Nordic Team this winter season should attend the information meeting on Tuesday 16 October at 6pm in Science Lecture Hall. (Athletes also welcome.) Details of practice and race schedule will be covered. For those new to the sport who have other questions, this is your chance to get answers.
Should be over by 7:00 pm.
There will be a meeting for parents (athletes welcome) on Tuesday October 16 at 6 pm. Meeting is in the Science Lecture Hall and should be over by 7 pm. This is the week before the October Break. The season officially starts on Monday October 29 so there is not a lot of time.
If you are interested in skiing for the NU Nordic Ski Team this coming Winter Season please attend as there is a lot of information that needs to be communicated to parents and athletes. Don’t wait till after the meeting to start getting cleared for sport – do it now. Every year we have athletes who cannot participate at the start of the season because they have procrastinated on getting their paperwork (actually all on line this year) complete.
Here are a collection of links to the broadcast videos from the Nordic World Cup and the Olympics. The races where we have not found the broadcast are shown in red. Note the World Cup race dates are in Day/Month format below. Where two races are on one line the Ladies is first followed by the Men. When a race has a C after the distance it is in classic technique and when followed by an F it is freestyle.
World Cup Period I
24.11. Fri Ruka FIN Sprint C
02.12. Sat Lillehammer NOR Sprint C
09.12. Sat Davos SUI Sprint F
10.12. Sun Davos SUI 10km F 15km F
World Cup Period II
Tour de Ski
30.12. Sat Lenzerheide SUI Sprint F TDS1
01.01. Mon Lenzerheide SUI 10km F 15km F Pursuit TDS3
03.01. Wed Oberstdorf GER Sprint C TDS4 Cancelled
06.01. Sat Val di Fiemme ITA 10km C 15km C Mass Start TDS6
13.01. Sat Dresden GER Sprint F
14.01. Sun Dresden GER Team Sprint F
20.01. Sat Planica SLO Sprint C
World Cup Period III
The Olympic Races were not uploaded to Youtube but were put on a Russian Server. Be patient as they take a little longer to get started. They do have English commentary.
World Cup Period IV
03.03. Sat Lahti FIN Sprint F
07.03. Wed Drammen NOR Sprint C
10.03. Sat Oslo NOR 50km F Mass Start
11.03. Sun Olso NOR 30km F Mass Start
World Cup Final
16.03. Fri Falun SWE Sprint F