LNR Adults

Intermediate Skate


This skate-only group will do physically challenging workouts while supplementing sessions with technique instruction. Training will focus on skiers looking to train for a 30-50km race, like the City of Lakes Loppet and American Birkebeiner, as the main training goal.

Training sessions will have an emphasis on technique learning. This class will focus on skate skiing workouts with an emphasis on Agility + Balance instruction. We’ll cover all skate techniques, and spend time on downhills, cornering, transitions, mass start strategies, and coordination. Each session will also include a training component to help quickly improve your technique and your ski specific fitness. We will use video review quite often in the small group format. We will often work on downhill skills (slaloms, higher speed turns), as well as long uphill climbing intervals. In the small group format we strive for a coach to athlete ratio of 1:10.

This skate-only group will help you become a much more proficient skier by focusing on balance, technique, efficiency, and pacing strategies. As the season progresses we will add more physically challenging workouts while continuing to emphasize good technique. We’ll cover all skate techniques, and spend time on downhills, cornering, transitions, mass start strategies, and pacing.

Combination of technique instruction and physical training. Every session will include some type of intervals or specific ski strength.

Program Offerings

There are six Intermediate Racing Skate groups to choose from when registering. Participants can always register after the session starts if there is enough room in the group.

Tuesday Mornings – Hyland

  • Dates: December 21st – February 22nd
  • Day: Tuesday mornings
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Hyland Lake Park Reserve Nordic Trails
  • Meeting Spot: Midsummer practice area (just north of Jan’s place building parking lot)
  • Equipment: Skate skiing equipment
  • Coaching Staff: BethAnn Chamberlain
  • Contact: bethannchamberlain@gmail.com
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Wednesday Mornings – Hyland

  • Dates: December 22nd – February 23rd
  • Day: Wednesday mornings
  • Time: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: Hyland Lake Park Reserve Nordic Trails
  • Meeting Spot: Midsummer practice area (just north of Jan’s place building parking lot)
  • Equipment: Skate skiing equipment
  • Coach: David Chamberlain
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Wednesday Mornings – Wirth

  • Dates: December 22nd – March 2nd
  • Day: Wednesday mornings
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: The Trailhead, Theodore Wirth Park
  • Equipment: Skate skiing equipment
  • Coach: To be determined
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Wednesday Evenings – Wirth

  • Dates: December 22nd – March 2nd
  • Day: Wednesday evenings
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Trailhead, Theodore Wirth Park
  • Equipment: skate skiing equipment
  • Coach: Greg Klave and Ingrid Remak
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Thursday Mornings – Wirth

  • Dates: December 23rd – March 3rd
  • Day: Thursday mornings
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: The Trailhead, Theodore Wirth Park
  • Equipment: Skate skiing equipment
  • Coach: To be determined
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Thursday Evenings – Wirth

  • Dates: December 23rd – March 3rd
  • Day: Thursday Evenings
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Trailhead, Theodore Wirth
  • Equipment: skate skiing equipment, heart rate monitor optional
  • Coach: Greg Klave and Ingrid Remak
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