Jan 162017


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The team photos from picture day have been posted under the “photos” tab.  We are also looking for any photos that athletes or parents have taken throughout the season so far. If you would like them to be shared with the team either email them to me or share a google folder with me and I will post them.  If  you would like them to be used only for the end of the year slideshow/booklet let me know.

We will be (weather pending) having our first home meet this Thursday at Woodland park.  Boys at 3:30pm, Girls at 3:50pm and middle school 3k option at 4:10pm.

Dismissal Times

  • 1:20m Zimmerman – picked up at 1:30pm
  • 1:40pm Saulk and Vandenberg – Saulk picked up at 1:50pm and Vandenberg walks over
  • 1:30pm RHS dismissed
  • 1:50pm Elk River dismissed
Jan 102017

The meet is this Wednesday 1/11 at Hyland.  It will be a 5k classic.  3:30 boys start. 3:50 girls start. 4:10 MS start for a 2.5k option.

RHS students make sure to bring home your gear and skis, you will be picked up on the way to hyland! The bus will pick you up on the frontage road near the athletic doorway.

Dismissal Times

  • 1:10 Zimmerman is dimissed – picked up at 1:20pm by bus
  • 1:30 Saulk and Vandenberg dismissed – Saulk picked up at 1:40 and Vandenberg walks over
  • 1:30 ERHS dismissed – bus is leaving at 1:50pm
  • 1:45 RHS dismissed – picked up on the way at 2:00pm
Jan 052017

Mesabi Invite has been postponed (for the first time I can think of!) and will be next weekend Jan 14th instead. The team will be leaving Saturday morning at 6am from ERHS and coming back Sunday evening.  New permission slips will be sent out but if you want to print one at home click here.  There is an additional cost to this trip because we will be staying Sunday to ski the trails (train) and students will cover their trail passes. Cost of $25 and permission slips need to be turned into the coaches before you get on the bus Saturday morning!

Tomorrow 1/06 and Saturday 1/07 practice on your own.  Woodland trails is “sketchy” and deteriorating. There will be no practice at ERHS but the wax room will be open after school for you to come and get your skis/gear.  On one day do a long ski (at least 1hr classic and 1hr skate) and on the other day intervals.  The intervals should be 10 repeats of 1:30min fast with 1min rest – remember to warm up and cool down!

Jan 012017

I hope everyone is enjoying their break!  After doing such good distance over the winter trip it is important to take a few days off… but not too many.  Monday’s practice is on your own.  John has groomed a 5k on the golf course for us to practice on – please get out and do at least 60-90 min something.

The meet has been re-scheduled to Wednesday at Elm Creek. Boys will start at 3:30 and girls at 4:00pm. 5k skate. Rogers athletes make sure to bring your uniform and skis home with you on Tuesday night. The bus will pick you up on the way to Elm Creek.

Dismissal Times for Wednesday 1/4

  • 1:25 pm Zimmerman – picked up at 1:40pm
  • 1:50 pm Saulk and Vandenberg – Saulk picked up at 2:00 and Vandenberg walk over
  • 1:50 pm ERHS dismissed – leave at 2:10!
  • RHS not dismissed early – picked up at 2:30pm on the way to Elm

The Mesabi Invitational is this coming weekend, we will be inviting people this week.  If you are going, please get the permission slip to Varty or Litchy  before we leave Friday or you won’t be allowed on the trip!  Middle school and JV do not have practice on Friday.

Dec 242016

If you need to wax your skis for winter trip, Coach Varty will open the wax room will from 2-4 PM on Monday December 26th. If you have your own wax supplies at home, wax with blue, as temperatures look to be in the 20’s for highs during the trip. Should be great skiing weather! Captains remember shopping for the winter trip is 10 AM on Monday at Costco in Maple Grove. Happy Holidays!