Mora Vasaloppet Ski Clinics Announced

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 at 5:40 am

The Mora Ski Club invites youth (grades 7 and up) and adults to register and attend three Mora Vasaloppet Ski Clinics this summer and fall at the Mora Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center on the north side of Mora.  The clinics will be on Sunday, July 12th from 1 – 4 p.m.; Saturday, September 26th and Saturday, December 5th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  The clinics will be an opportunity for youth and adults with all levels of skiing experience to learn and improve their training and technique.

Instructors will include six-time Mora Vasaloppet Champion and Mora native Chad Giese from St. Paul; 2008 Vasaloppet Champion Nikolai Anikin and Team CXC member and top ten Vasaloppet finisher Andre Watt both from Duluth.

At the July 12th clinic Chad Giese will cover core strength drills, a training plan and pole walking for endurance. On September 26th Andre Watt and Nicolai Anikin will cover classic and skating dryland drills focusing on balance and technique, Nordic walking and ski walking. An optional roller ski session is planned from 12 noon to 1 p.m. On December 5th Chad Giese will lead an on-snow clinic focusing on the skating and double poling techniques. December 12th is a back-up date for the December clinic.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes, running shoes and bring ski poles, ski boots, roller skis if they have them, a helmet is required if roller skiing, skis for the December clinic and their lunch. Drinks and snacks will be furnished.

Each clinic will be $10/youth (grades 7-12) and $20/adult 18 yrs and older. More information and a registration form can be printed from the Mora Ski Club website at    Send the form & check to Mora Vasaloppet, Box 22, Mora, MN. 55051 or fax it to 320-679-4840.  For more information call 320-679-1097.

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