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Ski technique clinic in southeast Michigan, Oct 10-12

Fri, Sep  19, 2008 - By Mike Muha and Yuriy Gusev and CXC Skiing are offering a two-day cross country ski technique clinic on Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, with the option for VO2 testing on Friday, October 10.  CXC Skiing has done extensive clinics in Wisconsin over the past several years; this will be the first time visiting us in Michigan.

This clinic will also count toward a USSA Coaches Certification for interested participants.

For those who don't know, CXC Skiing the midwest's development organization for the US Ski Team. Many of the top racers in the country started racing and matured under CXC Skiing. The Junior Olympic Qualifying Races in Michigan - also part of the Michigan Cup - are all run by CXC Skiing.

The clinic will meet at Kensington Metropark near Milford in southeast Michigan, just east of the intersection of US-23 and I-96.

We'll have a great goody bag with CXC DVD, tow pairs of the ski ties, key chain, scraper, water bottle, and Hammer Nutrition products for everyone - and we expect to swing a pair of Salomon Equip 10 custom-selected skis (classic or skate) to give away in a raffle.

Tentative Schedule


3:00-6:00pm - VO2 testing (Limit: 6 individuals, $150 extra charge)


9:00AM - About CXC
9:30AM - Skate Technique Presentation (indoor with video and Dartfish analysis)
10:30AM - Dry land Skate Technique
11:30AM - Lunch
12:30PM - Rollerski Skate Technique
2:00PM - Video Analysis (using Dartfish)
4:00PM - Adjourn  


9:00AM - CXC Academy Presentation
9:30AM - Classic Technique Presentation (indoor with video)
10:30AM - Dry land Classic Technique
11:30AM - Lunch
12:30PM - Rollerski Classic Technique (using Dartfish)
2:00PM - Video Analysis
4:00PM - Adjourn  


The cost for the two days, including lunch and video taping, is $250. There is also an $4 daily entry fee into Kensington Metropark. Any profits from the clinic support midwest junior skiing - including Michigan skiers.

People who want to be tested for their training zones can do a V02 max treadmill test on Friday afternoon. The cost is an additional $150 and is limited to 6 people. This is your chance to learn exactly what heart rate ranges YOU should use for different types of training.


The clinic is limited to 25 skiers. Use the convenient Online Registration through or send a check made out to:

Team NordicSkiRacer
1060 Yorick Path
Wixom, MI 48393


Skiers should bring rollerski, ski poles, lots of clothing for unpredictable weather, and a helmet. A HELMET IS REQUIRED BY KENSINGTON METROPARK!

We will have at least 4 extra pairs of classic rollerskis on Sunday for people who don't own a pair.

This is your chance to get your technique up to snuff - don't miss out!