• 2022-2023 Irondale Nordic Skiing   

    2022-23 Daily Practice - Starts Monday, Nov 14, 2022: 

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

    You need to be officially registered to participate in practice - Register online!

    Practice is very weather dependent 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!

    Yard Waste Fundraiser!

    Sunday, November 6- 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 


    Check calender for the most up-to-date information about races and practice!


    Important Upcoming Dates:  

    Sunday, Nov 6th - Yard Waste Fundraiser!

    Monday, Nov 14 - 1st day of practice!

    Friday, Dec 16-Sunday, Dec 18 - Ski Camp @ Maplelag!  More details on ski camp page! RSVP for Camp!


    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!


    Skier/Parent Informational Meeting!

    If you did not attend the meeting - make sure to print info listed below!

    2021-22 Parent Meeting Letter.pdf

    2021-22 Nordic Race Schedule.pdf

    2021-22 Nordic Rental Fee 

     Treats and Drinks Signup Form


    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 Information


    Return to Section 5!

    Every 2 years, the MSHSL does section realignments.  2021-22 and 2022-23 - Irondale returns to section 5!


    Irondale Mn Youth Ski League!

    Sunday's 12:30-2pm January 9- February 27

    Julie Dolan Johnson is coordinating the 4rd year of a MYSL learn to ski group out of Irondale!  The target age for this group is elementary 1st-5th graders.  The program will last 8 weeks - 1.5 hours each Sunday - January and February.  The group will meet outside of the ski room and ski on the Irondale trails.

    The group is looking for skiers that are willing to help teach skiing!

    Have questions?  Email Julie - irondale@mysl.org  

    Link to the Irondale MYSL website:  Irondale MYSL Club

    Link to the volunteer registration: Volunteer Link



    Link to Record Time Trial Results

    Training Log Form

    Training Zone Overview



    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.  All skiers should purchase the Loppet/Wirth pass.  

    Theodore Wirth/Loppet Foundation pass($50) - you purchase this yourself / online.  Link to purchase pass - you will need a 1 time code to purchase discounted pass - Coaches will distribute codes @ practice starting Mon, Nov 29! - DEC 15 DEADLINE TO GET DISCOUNTED PRICE!!!


    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.




    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  - 4 more will be delivered this week! (Strength and conditioning equipment that simulates double pole technique). We will be trying to use these machines daily!

    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


    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


    Details for summer workouts!

    Captains will be leading rollerski workouts.  New option this year!

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8-10am - meeting at the ski room (new building in very back of Irondale)!

    Make sure you always wear a helmet and gloves while rollerskiing!

    If you are not able to meet at these times, we strongly encourage skiers to take rollerskis home and get some rollerskiing in on your own!

    Training addition - the team has purchased 6 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

    Returning this summer - Log your summer rollerski hours and earn a T-SHIRT!!!

    Link to log your summer rollerski hours!