Schedule & Announcements for Week of January 21st, 2019

posted Jan 20, 2019, 9:23 AM by Aaron Giannobile

This week there is no school on Monday (MLK Day) or on Tuesday. Additionally, there are 2 races this week. We have varsity skate sprints on Tuesday and a JV only race Thursday at Elm Creek. Skiers cannot race in both races, if you have questions about which race you should be doing, ask Coach G. 

This Monday we have a pasta party at the Hunwardsen's home at 5pm. We will have practice before it at Wirth and then skiers will need to organize their own ride to the pasta party. There will not be a bus this day and all are invited. 

We have a couple of community service opportunities coming up that we encourage skiers to take part in. 

1) We need volunteers to help set up for the The Luminary Loppet on Saturday, Feb. 2nd at 10am. See the Signup Genius for more info and to sign up 

2) The Minnesota Youth Ski League (MYSL) is looking for volunteers grades 9-12 to help teach elementary age kids to classic ski on Sunday afternoons/evenings. Please consider signing up. As we are low on snow this year, the time and location will change each week. This week they are meeting at Hyland at 4:30 by Jan's Cabin (in the back by where the buses drop off). Mark Norquist is the lead on this and will teach you how to instruct. It is focused on fun and games. See Coach G with questions. 


Monday - Meet at Wirth Trailhead building at 3pm. Pasta party after practice at Hunwardsen's. A Remind will be sent out with the address. All groups are invited to practice and the pasta party, but you will have to organize your own rides as there is no school and will not be a bus. 
Workout - Varsity/JV1: Easy 90 minute skate ski with 5x20 second L5 pickups. 

Tuesday - Varsity meet at Elm Creek. See the signup post for more info. There is also no school this day so there will not be practice other than the race. Feel free to come out and cheer our team! The race starts at 3pm and there will be a bus leaving from HHS at 1:30 that is for racers only. 

Wednesday - Bus to Wirth leaving school at 3:15pm and returning at 5:30pm
Workout - Classic ski 90 minutes L1 continuous

Thursday - JV1/JV2 skate race at Elm Creek, 4pm. Bus leaves HHS at 2:30pm. 
Workout - Varsity should skate ski L1 for 90 minutes with 5x20 L5 pickups on hills. Work on quick turnover and generating speed at the top. 

Friday - No bus, meet at Wirth at 3:30pm
Workout - Varsity/JV1 L4 Intervals

Saturday Time and location TBD - Pursuit workout - 1 hour skate ski then switch to 1 hour classic ski