Weekly Training & Announcements



Hopkins Nordic coaches will post information about the weekly training plan, training locations, and meet information on this page.  The Weekly Training Announcements will be usually posted on Sunday evenings.  Check page often to this page for changes in the Weekly Training due to weather, etc.

We will send a Remind message when we post new info.  Make sure you get text or email Remind messages.

How to get Remind messages

  • Click the link for the complete announcement.  Scroll to see all the recent announcements.
  • Borrowed/Rented Equipment & Skis. Lost & Found. Ski Care for the Off-Season Borrowed/Rented Equipment & SkisIf you have borrowed or rented skis, boots, or poles, please make sure you get them back to the wax room for HHS and North students ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2020, 4:51 PM by Sid Voss
  • Weekly Announcements for Feb 10-13. Last Week of Practice! Congratulations to all skiers on a great season! We have reached the last week of practice. Last team ski will be on Monday at Hyland and the last day of ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2020, 3:27 PM by Aaron Giannobile
  • Captains Application for 2020-21 Season Captain selection for next season will work the same as last year. Applicants need to apply using this form, then names will be put on a ballot for voting on ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2020, 8:25 AM by Aaron Giannobile
  • Weekly Plan & Sections Race Info 2/3-2/8 Congratulations to all our skiers who raced this week, congrats to Varsity Conference skiers and JV skiers, congrats on an awesome season!Listed below is our section team for varsity ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2020, 5:03 PM by Aaron Giannobile
  • Weekly Plan for Jan. 27th - Feb. 1 Two races this week both at Baker Park! The races will start near the golf chalet. JV Champs on Tuesday at Baker Park 4pm and Thursday Varsity Champs, first race ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 4:31 PM by Aaron Giannobile
  • Race Info & Sign Up for Races 1/28 & 1/30 Conference JV1/2 Champs on Tuesday, 1/28 and Conference Varsity Champs on Thursday 1/30.  Both races are at Baker Park Reserve.Sign up by tonight (Sunday), 8:00 ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 6:26 PM by Sid Voss
  • Training Plan for Week of 1/20-1/26 Due to the Rennet being cancelled on Friday, Varsity will now be racing twice this week. Tuesday will be an all levels 5k classic race (JV2 is skate) and Thursday ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 5:03 PM by Sid Voss
  • West Kids: Continue to put skis in Lost & Found West Kids should continue to put skis at the beginning of the week in the Lost & Found closet next to the elevator.  Please lean the skis neatly in a corner ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:51 AM by Sid Voss
  • Race Updates/Sign Up, Week of January 20, 2020 We are getting close to the end of the season and just a few races left!  Here is what we have happening:Tuesday, January 21 at Hyland:  This race is ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:33 AM by Sid Voss
  • Rennet Updates Looks like a big snow coming!  Great for skiing but not so good for getting to the race.  Here is what we know about the race and the weather impact ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2020, 7:24 AM by Sid Voss
Showing posts 1 - 10 of 169. View more »


Borrowed/Rented Equipment & Skis. Lost & Found. Ski Care for the Off-Season

posted Feb 16, 2020, 4:36 PM by Sid Voss   [ updated Feb 16, 2020, 4:51 PM ]

Borrowed/Rented Equipment & Skis
If you have borrowed or rented skis, boots, or poles, please make sure you get them back to the wax room for HHS and North students or the closet next to the elevator for West students.  

When you have returned the equipment, please let Coach Voss know by replying to one of Voss's Remind messages or email sid@hopkinsnordic.org . Text or email your name, the equipment returned, and if it is in the wax room or at West.  

You may use the equipment until the snow is gone.  Please help by returning the equipment and not having us track you down and nag you....Thanks!  Parents/Adults, please help by checking your skier's equipment bag for borrowed/rented equipment.  

Some Lost & Found Stuff--If it is yours, text or email Coach Voss, sid@hopkinsnordic.org
A pair of Swix lobster mitts.
A pair of Yoko mitts.
A Fischer Drink Belt/Hydration Belt
Swix warmup pants

Ski Care for the Off-Season
On classic skis make sure you remove any kick wax or klister.  If you leave it on the ski, it is very difficult to remove next year.

Melt a thin layer of wax on your skate skis and on the glide zones on you classic skis.  Use base prep wax (red or purple) or any of the blue bars you find on the counter in the wax room.  Just drip the wax on, melt it in, but don't scrap.  The wax covering will protect the bases of your skis and prevent them from drying out.

Weekly Announcements for Feb 10-13. Last Week of Practice!

posted Feb 9, 2020, 3:26 PM by Aaron Giannobile   [ updated Feb 9, 2020, 3:27 PM ]

Congratulations to all skiers on a great season! We have reached the last week of practice. Last team ski will be on Monday at Hyland and the last day of team practice will be on Tuesday. PLEASE COME ON TUESDAY!! Bring your uniform to turn in as well as rental equipment. 


Also, we want to say a HUGE congratulations to our Section Teams!! What a great day of racing it was. The girls team came in second place and have qualified as a team for the State Race! The boys also had a great race with some very tough competition, narrowly missing out on the team qualification. But Caleb, Tim, and Colby qualified as individuals and will also be heading up to State. 


Other End-Of-Season Announcements:

  • The Team Banquet will be held at the Minnetonka Community Center on Monday, February 24th at 5:30pm. Click on this link for more info. You need to RSVP and make your payment by Feb. 19th. 

  • The Loppet is looking for high school skiers to be Forerunners next weekend before the Super Tour at Wirth. Forerunners ski one lap of the course to clear it before the race. Please let me know if you are available to help. 

  • The MYSL Youth Ski League is still needing volunteers on Sunday’s through February. 

  • We have a booster club meeting at 7:00pm in the Lindbergh Center. 

  • Next years captains, make sure to get your name in ASAP. We will be voting for captains on Tuesday. 



Monday - Bus to Hyland leaving school at 3:15pm and back around 5:30pm. 

Workout: Easy classic ski for state team, choice for everyone else. **Make sure your skis are cleaned from the section race before skiing. 


Tuesday - Last day of team practice! At school today, no skiing. BRING YOUR UNIFORM AND RENTAL EQUIPMENT TODAY!

**We want everyone to be at practice for team photos, uniform turn-in, captains voting for next year and rental return. 


Wednesday - Bus for State leaves HHS at 8:30am. More info for the State Team coming soon. 


Thursday - State Race at Giant’s Ridge


Captains Application for 2020-21 Season

posted Feb 7, 2020, 8:23 AM by Aaron Giannobile   [ updated Feb 7, 2020, 8:25 AM ]

Captain selection for next season will work the same as last year. Applicants need to apply using this form, then names will be put on a ballot for voting on Tuesday Feb 11th by the whole team. Captains will be announced at the year-end banquet. Note: Current junior captains need to re-apply. 

Applications need to be in by Sunday Feb 9th @ 11:59pm. Application is open to skiers who will be juniors or seniors next year. 

Weekly Plan & Sections Race Info 2/3-2/8

posted Feb 2, 2020, 1:51 PM by Aaron Giannobile   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 5:03 PM ]

Congratulations to all our skiers who raced this week, congrats to Varsity Conference skiers and JV skiers, congrats on an awesome season!


Listed below is our section team for varsity girls and boys. Schedule is below that. 


This week we will still have practice as we get ready for Section Races on Thursday. JV1/2 skiers can come to practice Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. No practice on Thursday as we’ll be racing.


Section Waxing Schedule: On Tuesday you will need to clean your classic and skate skis after practice. Then on Wednesday, you will apply one layer of wax after practice and then brush out your skis really well. 


Schedule for the day is as follows:
  • Skiers excused from school all day and should plan to be at HHS by 8am. The bus for the race will leave at 8:30am.
  • 9am - Arrive at Wirth, drop stuff, get bibs
  • 10am - Girls Skate
  • 11am - Boys Skate
  • Lunch at Mungers in between races - there will be parents to help drive skiers between the park and their house. 
  • 1:30pm - Girls Classic Pursuit
  • 2:30pm - Boys Classic Pursuit
  • Return to school after races. 

GIRLS

BOYS

Ellie 

Caleb

Lauren

Tim

Sydney

Colby

Ella

John

Elsa

Trent

Laci

Seth

Audrey

Simon W.

Alternates: Emma, Ani, Lily

Alternates: Yaakov, Simon S., Oscar



Monday - Bus to Wirth leaving school at 3:15pm and back around 5:30pm. 

Workout - Bring skate and classic skis, short speed intervals to keep up intensity.  


Tuesday -  Bus to French leaving school at 3:15pm and back around 5:30pm. 

Workout - Easy 90 minute Classic Ski


**Section Skiers need to CLEAN skis after practice. You will clean your classic skis and skate skis, both kick and glide zones. If you have them, ski on a different pair of skate skis on Wednesday, if not, no big deal to ski on your cleaned skis. 

 

Wednesday - Bus to Wirth leaving school at 3:15pm and back around 5:00pm.

Workout - 45 minute easy skate ski and course preview.


**Section Skiers need to wax skis after practice and plan to leave your skis with coaches. 


Thursday - Section 6 Pursuit, Wirth. Girls Skate @ 10am, Boys @ 11am. Girls Classic Pursuit @ 1:30pm, Boys at 2:30pm. 


Friday - Plan TBD.


Saturday - Plan TBD.


Weekly Plan for Jan. 27th - Feb. 1

posted Jan 26, 2020, 4:31 PM by Aaron Giannobile

Two races this week both at Baker Park! The races will start near the golf chalet. JV Champs on Tuesday at Baker Park 4pm and Thursday Varsity Champs, first race at 1:30pm and second race at 4pm. Make sure to sign up for the race by Sunday night!


***Pasta party at Palm’s house on Monday after practice. 


Monday - Bus to Wirth leaving school at 3:15pm and back around 5:15pm. 

Workout - L4 skate intervals. 


Tuesday -  JV Champs at Baker 4pm. No organized varsity practice.  


Wednesday - No bus or practice for JV skiers unless you want to come do an indoor workout. We will be waxing at school for varsity skiers participating in the conference race. If you can, varsity skiers should try to go for a short ski on their own after waxing. 


*** Varsity Announcement: Ideally you should ski BOTH Tuesday and Wednesday but we know you want to watch JV Champs. However, you must ski AT LEAST one of these days!

Thursday - Varsity Conference Champs 1:30pm at Baker. 

***No practice this day for JV1 and JV2. 


Friday - No bus, meet at French Park for 60 minute recovery ski.


Saturday - Plan TBD.


Race Info & Sign Up for Races 1/28 & 1/30

posted Jan 26, 2020, 9:45 AM by Sid Voss   [ updated Jan 26, 2020, 6:26 PM ]

Conference JV1/2 Champs on Tuesday, 1/28 and Conference Varsity Champs on Thursday 1/30.  Both races are at Baker Park Reserve.

Sign up by tonight (Sunday), 8:00 pm.  Scroll down for the form.

Conference JV1/2 Champs
Tuesday, January 28
Baker Park Reserve (Baker National Golf Course)
Race start is 4:00 pm.  Skier's choice:  Skate or Classic 
West dismiss at 1:45, bus leaves West at 1:50.
North/HHS dismiss at 2:00
Bus leaves HHS at 2:30

Conference Varsity Champs
Thursday, January 30
Baker Park Reserve (Baker National Golf Course)
Classic Race starts at 1:30
Skate Race starts at 4:00
Skiers do both races
West dismiss at 10:55, bus leaves West at 11:00
North/HHS dismiss at 11:10
Bus leaves HHS at 11:40

Races January 28 & 30


Training Plan for Week of 1/20-1/26

posted Jan 19, 2020, 10:42 AM by Aaron Giannobile   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 5:03 PM by Sid Voss ]

Due to the Rennet being cancelled on Friday, Varsity will now be racing twice this week. Tuesday will be an all levels 5k classic race (JV2 is skate) and Thursday will be Varsity only sprints (Classic technique). See the previous post on all race details for this week. Sign up for this week’s races by 8pm tonight, please. 


Monday - No school, meet at Wirth Trailhead at 8:30am. Done by 10:30am.

Workout - 90 minute Classic ski with 5 short 20 second pickups, full recovery. 


*** The wax room will be open after practice for skiers needing to prep skis for Tuesday’s race. Your classic skis need to be scraped and ready to apply wax for Tuesday. 


Tuesday -  5k classic race at Hyland, 4pm, JV2 will skate. 


Wednesday - Bus to Baker Park leaving school at 3:10pm, back around 5:30pm (JV2 can come today.)

Workout - Easy L1 ski


Thursday - Varsity classic sprints at Elm Creek. JV skiers will take a bus after school to Glen Lake for skate skiing. Bus will leave for JV at 3:15pm and back around 5:30pm


Friday - No school, meet at Wirth at 3pm. Easy L1 recovery ski. 


Saturday - Meet at Baker Park for a long ski from 8:30am - 10:30am. All varsity skiers should be there or need to check in with a coach. (JV2 can come today, if you can get a ride.)

West Kids: Continue to put skis in Lost & Found

posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:51 AM by Sid Voss

West Kids should continue to put skis at the beginning of the week in the Lost & Found closet next to the elevator.  Please lean the skis neatly in a corner with the other Nordic skis.  Backpacks and clothing/boot bags should go in your own locker or in the new lockers downstairs. 

For Tuesday 1/21, skis will be picked up at about noon, then next week back to the regular Monday pickup.

Race Updates/Sign Up, Week of January 20, 2020

posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:33 AM by Sid Voss

We are getting close to the end of the season and just a few races left!  Here is what we have happening:
  • Tuesday, January 21 at Hyland:  This race is now for everyone--Varsity and JV1/2.  Varsity will classic and JV1/2 will classic or skate--sign up below.
  • Thursday, January 23 at Elm Creek: This is a Varsity only race and will be classic sprint relays. There is one sign up form below for both of this week's races.
  • Wednesday, January 29: JV1/2 Champs at Baker.  This is the last race of the season for JV1/2. (Yes, JV2 should come on Wednesday even though it is not a normal practice day for JV2.)
  • Thursday, January 30: Conference Chaps for Varsity at Baker.
  • Thursday, February 6: Section Meet for top 7 Varsity Girls and top 7 Varsity Boys at Wirth.

Details for Tuesday, January 21
  • Race is at Hyland, start at 4:00 pm.  
  • Varsity will classic.
  • JV1/2 can choose either classic or skate on signup
  • Sign up by Sunday night, 8:00 pm
  • Dismissal times:
    • West dismiss at 1:45, bus leaves West at 1:50
    • North/HHS dismiss at 2:00
  • Bus leaves HHS at 2:30
  • Return to HHS between 6:00 and 6:30

Details for Thursday, January 23
  • Race is at Elm Creek, start at 3:00
  • Varsity only
  • Sign up on form below by Sunday night, 8:00 pm
  • Dismissal times:
    • West dismiss at 12:45, bus leaves West at 12:50
    • North/HHS dismiss at 1:00
  • Bus leaves HHS at 1:30
  • Return to HHS between 6:00 and 6:30
 

Races January 21 & 23


Rennet Updates

posted Jan 16, 2020, 7:22 AM by Sid Voss   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 7:24 AM ]

Looks like a big snow coming!  Great for skiing but not so good for getting to the race.  Here is what we know about the race and the weather impact, as well as other info for the race:

If the race is canceled because of the weather, we will know at noon on Friday and will send a Remind message.

If the race is a go, here is the info you need to know:
--After school on Friday, come to the wax room to wax your skis.
--There will be bagels in the wax room for an after-school and pre-race snack.
--The bus will leave HHS at 4:00 pm.
--You may want to bring a sports drink or water.
--There will not be treats after the race, so you may want to bring your own snack.
--Is your Rennet Waiver done?  Here is the info and link 

1-10 of 169