Loppet Foundation

Cityview Community School

Cityview Community School was added to the Minne-Loppet program in 2014-2015 and is coached by Andrew Magill. In the 2015-2016 season, there were 77 4th and 5th grade students, tremendous growth from the previous year.

Many of those skiers went on to participate in the Minne-Loppet event at Lake Calhoun, as part of the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival.

Coach Andrew Magill received a warm welcome from returning students, saying, “kids recognized me from last year, and other kids [not in the skiing gym classes] were curious and wanted to try skiing out.” A strong skiing community is growing at Cityview, with more experienced, older students often helping others put on boots and skis. Instead of playing indoors for months on end, Coach Magill said that the biggest highlight of the Minne-Loppet program at Cityview was, “teaching kids you can be outside in winter and have a blast.”

Cityview’s Minne-Loppet program is supported by the Pohlad Family Foundation.