Saturday, January 30, 2016

Frostival Fun!

  This year the NDSU Nordic Ski Teams participated in Fargo's first ever Frostival Celebration. This event highlights all that winter and Fargo have to offer and that sometimes cold and cool go hand in hand. The Frostival features events like Snowga (Snow Yoga), a Snow Disc Golf Tournament, Cardboard Sled Races, a mobile sauna, and a Cross Country Ski Race! 
The North of Normal Cross Country Ski Races were held at Edgewood Golf Course and consisted of classic and skate, youth and adult races of varying length. Most of the NDSU Team members chose to ski in both 5k classic and 9k skate races. This race was also special because we were fortunate enough to compete with our adviser Kelly! 
 The night before the race we had our first ever pre-race spaghetti dinner at Tammy's apartment right after waxing. Tammy cooked up a delicious meal of spaghetti, salad, fruit, garlic bread, and Rice Krispie Bars. 

The team did really well at both races with NDSU Skiers taking the top spots in classic and skate races for the under 29 age group! Overall we had an awesome time and can't wait for next year's Frostival. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

2016 Holiday Camp!

This year our team traveled to Brainerd, MN for our annual holiday camp. We spent the Thursday through Sunday at Heather Yelle's family cabin on Lake Alexandria. Despite the cold temperatures we were able to spend some time skiing on the lake near the cabin and at the Northland Arboretum.
During the times we weren't skiing we played lots of board games, did some sledding, and ate lots of delicious food!
We also spent plenty of time messing around on our skis.
And trying to try some cool new tricks.
We also watched the Bison Game and cheered on our team in Frisco, Texas.
Overall we had an awesome time and we are super pumped for the 2016 Race Season to start!