• 2021-2022 Irondale Nordic Skiing 


    Upcoming Season Information:

    Middle School Informational Meeting!

    Tuesday, Oct 26 @ 6pm - meeting at the ski room (new building in very back of Irondale)!

    Coach Torvi will be @ the ski room to meet with parent and middle school skiers - going over season information and helping fit equipment for any middle schools that need to use gear for the upcoming season!


    Yard Waste Fundraiser!

    Sunday, November 7- 11am-5pm (3 shifts)

    Skiers and Parents are encouraged to participate in this year's yardwaste fundraiser. We will assist residents with unloading leaf bags and yard waste from their vehicles. Residents help support Irondale Nordic with Voluntary donations.  We are working the Arden Hills Site this year!

    Map to yard waste site - Limited parking on site.  Please get dropped off or park @ Perry Park and walk to site!

    Yardwaste Fundraiser Signup Form

    Ramsey County Yardwaste Parental Consent Form 


    Skier/Parent Informational Meeting!

    Tuesday, Nov 9 @ 6pm - Multi-purpose Room (by the front entrance to the school)!

    Coach Torvi will lots of important information for the upcoming season!


    Trail Work Morning!

    Saturday, Nov 13 @ 8-10am - Meet @ Poppyseed Dr and Rockstone Ln

    Every year we work on the ski trail.  Tool needed are spade shovels, steel rakes and gloves!


    Daily Practice - Starts Monday, Nov 15: 

    We will practice 3:30-5:30pm Mon-Friday!

    Practice is very weather dependant and can change quickly, forcing a change in the workout plan!

    Please be prepared to ski/run/rollerski every day!  

    Be prepared with hat, gloves and light layers every day!



    Remind - Texting information

    Coach Torvi uses the Remind texting service to send lots of team information.  Athletes and parents - please sign up to get the most current team information!

    Nordic Remind Info


    Return to Section 5!

    Every 2 years the MSHSL does section realignments.  For the next 2 years - Irondale returns to section 5!


    Link to Record Time Trial Results

    Training Log Form

    Training Zone Overview


    Skier Survey Dec 2020

    Seasons Passes:

    Depending on natural snow to ski changes dramatically each year. 

    2019-20 ski season we had skiable snow @ Irondale almost all season long.

    2018-19 season we had very few days we could ski @ Irondale....  We traveled to Wirth 2-3 days a week.....  Almost all are meets were held at man-made snow locations..... 

    There are 2 park systems that make snow for nordic skiing: The Loppet Foundation makes snow @ Theodore Wirth GC and 3 Rivers Parks makes snow @ Elm Creek and Hyland Park.  Skiers can purchase both passes if they want, if you only get 1 pass - I recommend getting the Loppet/Wirth pass.  

    Theodore Wirth/Loppet Foundation pass($50) - you purchase this yourself / online.  Use the Link to purchase Loppet Pass and enter ID21 in the discount code box - DEC 15 DEADLINE TO GET DISCOUNTED PRICE!!!

    3 Rivers parks($37.50) offer discounted ski passes to high school skiers.  You can sign up for a pass and purchase through the team.  Team Pass Order Form

    If your family skis a lot - it might be more benificial to purchase the passes on your own.

    Loppet Foundation offers a family discount.  The first pass costs $90, each additonal pass cost $50 (same price as team discount pass)Link to Purchase Loppet Pass

    3 Rivers parks offers the same type of discount.  The first pass costs $75, each additional pass cost $37.50(same price as team discount pass) - Link to Purchase 3 Rivers Ski Pass.


    Headbands and Buffs!

    The team is getting some new uniforms this season!  Using the same company - skiers/parents have the option of purchasing a headband or buff with similar artwork!

    Mt Borah Online Store


    New Glide Waxing Options:

    With the covid restrictions, glide waxing will look very different this year.  Thankfully, wax companies have made a huge leap in waxing options that are easy, fast and very effective!  Coaches are recommending all skiers purchase Rex G21 spray glide wax.  Below is a link to Rex Wax with a really good video on wax application!

    Rex Ski Wax  

    Ski Waxing Video! 


    Training addition - the team has purchased 2 SkiErgs  (Strength and conditioning equipment that simulates double pole technique). The SkiErgs will be available during training sessions this summer!

    SkiErg Technique

    SkiErg First Workouts


    Some Rollerski basics and safery:

    Always wear a helmet and gloves for safety!

    Rollerski basics video

    Rollerski Drills

    Slowing down on rollerskis

    Rollerski technique cues

    Ski walking / bounding


    Some Basic technique Video's

    Beginning Skate Technique

    Beginning Classic Technique


    World Cup Video's

    World cup video of continuous pursuit  - specifically go to 35:00 on video to see change of classic to skate skis!

    Ruka Finland-Men's and Women's Sprint Finals

    Ruka Finland-Men's 15km Pursuit

    Daily Practice: 

    Practice is very weather dependant and can change quickly, forcing a change in the workout plan!

    Please be prepared to ski/run/rollerski every day!  

    Be prepared with hat, gloves and light layers every day!

    Rollerski TT Map

    Run w/Poles TT Map


    Photo Link  -We will be adding photo's from throughout the season to a Google Photo page!  Thanks to the parents that are contributing photo's!




    Parent Social - TBD



    Irondale Mn Youth Ski League!

    Sunday's 2-3:30pm January and February

    Alumni skier- Laura Jankowski is coordingating the 3rd year of a MYSL learn to ski group out of Irondale!  The target age for this group is elementary age 1st-5th graders.  The program will last 8 weeks - 1.5 hours each Sunday - January and February.  The group will meet out of the ski room and ski the Irondale trails.

    Laura will be looking for skiers that are willing to help teach skiing!

    Have questions?  Email Laura Jankowski - irondale@mysl.org  

    Link to the Irondale MYSL website:  Irondale MYSL Club


    Rollerski Videos!

    Rollerskiing Motivation!


    World Cup Video's 

    19-20 Tour de Ski

    19-20 World Cup-Men

    World Cup - Lillehammer, Norway

    Lillehammer Womens Skiathlon

    Lillehammer Mens Skiathalon


    World Cup - Ruka, Finland

    Ruka Women's Sprint Final

    Ruka-Men's Sprint Finals

    Ruka Women's Classic

    Ruka Men's Classic

    Ruka Women's Skate Pursuit

    Ruka Men's Skate Pursuit