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CANCELLED: Eli Brown skating clinic, Oct 2 in Southeast Michigan

Fri, Sep  30, 2011 - By Mike Muha

CANCELLED: We did not have enough people sign up and it appears its not worth waiting until 5:00pm to make the call. RECOMMENDATON: Eli will be holding a rollerski clinic in Traverse City on Sunday October 23, the day after the Ski Fest Season Opener Race (a Michigan Cup race). Do the race, then get some technique work! No other details are available at this time...

Skiers who used PayPal will receive a refund. Skiers who sent checks: I will tear the checks up - none have been deposited.


Eli Brown is coming south for a one-day rollerki skating clinic THIS Sunday, Oct 2 at Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter, MI 48130. We'll meet in the Activity Center (drive straight through the gate for a quarter mile, then turn right). Hudson Mills has 5.3 miles of nicely paved bike path (map of park PDF).

The clinic will run from 10am till 2pm (or later) and include lunch. Cost $55 plus park entry permit ($5, unless you already have a Metropark annual permit sticker).


  • Basic technique principals
  • Body position
  • Power application
  • Tempo
  • Double Pole
  • V2
  • V2 Alt
  • V1
  • Transitions
  • Video Analysis

All levels welcome but focus on racers who have rollerskied already and are looking to improve efficiency. Get your technique fine-tuned before the snow flies.

ISend a check for $55 to

Team NordicSkiRacer
1060 Yorick Path
Wixom, MI 48393

or use PayPal and send $55 to If you sent a check THIS week, send me an email to verify I got it (

For those interested, we could do a 5K time trial at the end of the clinic.

About Eli Brown

Eli Brown, cross country ski coachEli Brown most recently was the Director of Skiing at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, a position he held for the five years. He joined the Brick Wheels team in Traverse City to focus on customer service and athletic development among the cycling and skiing community.

In addition to his five years as an NCAA Division I coach, Eli spent two years as the National Race Director for the Fischer Ski Company, coached skiing, track and field and cross country at Whitman College in Walla Walla Washington, was a US Team Tech at the World Cup ski finals in Sweden in 2009, and is the current president of the United States Collegiate Coaches Association. Prior to coaching he was a student athlete at the Olympic Training Center at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan and a member of the US Development Team.