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Posted by David Kask at Dec 31, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

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Nordic Ski Team Needs Marketing Manager


After reading this morning's Duluth News Tribune it has come to the attention of the Duluth East Nordic Ski Team coaches that we are in desperate need of a full time marketing manager. 


Published in the sports section of the Duluth News Tribune were the top ten sports stories of 2011.  Listed number 3 was the Duluth East and Hermantown hockey teams loosing at the State Meet.  There was no mention of the East Nordic Boys and Girls Ski Teams wining the State Meet.  This omission is significant for two reasons; 1) These were the only local area State Champion Teams during 2011 and 2) This was the 6th time in the history of skiing in Minnesota that the same school has won both the Boys and Girls title (3 of them have been by Duluth East).


Position Description


Title: Marketing Manger


Hours: Full Time


Duties: Promote the Duluth East Nordic Ski Team to the student body at Duluth East High School, to the City of Duluth, to the Nordic Ski community in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nationally and to the general public in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 


Use multiple forms of media such as:

  • Local newspapers
  • Nordic ski magazines
  • Web sites
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Posters

Position requirements:  A strong desire to move Nordic skiing into a mainstream sport at Duluth East and in the City of Duluth.  Success would be evident when attendance at local ski meets rivals that at ski meets in Norway.


Salary: Like most positions in Nordic Skiing - nothing, except for the warm fuzzies you get from the ski team.


Send your resume to the coaches.




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What's Up - Week of January 1

Posted by David Kask at Dec 30, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Here is what is happening with the team for the week of January 1:

  1. Monday, Jan. 2 - Practice at Snowflake at 4:00 p.m. - Well wax skis and put on kick wax binder for Tuesday's race at Mt. Itasca
  2. Tuesday, Jan. 3 - Two Harbors Invite at Mt. Itasca.  Bus leaves East at 7:15 a.m. and racing starts at 11:00 a.m.  It is a classic race.
  3. Wednesday, Jan 4 - The Snowflake bus is running again.  We'll have practice at both Snowflake and Spirit Mt.  (may change if our snow dances work)
  4. Thursday, Jan. 5 - Same as Wednesday
  5. Friday, Jan. 6 - Practice at Snowflake - Team dinner for everyone and wax skis for Mesabi East Race
  6. Saturday, Jan 7 - Mesabi East Race at Giants Ridge.  Try to get up to the Ridge to watch the largest high school race in the country!

Pictures have been added to the "Albums" page from the Ely Invite.  They are in an album at the end of the list (click "last) or click here. If you would like a full resolution copy of any of the pictures e-mail me. 

See you Monday,

Dave & Bonnie

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Update for Holiday Practice #2

Posted by David Kask at Dec 28, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello again,

We have deceided to go to the Birkie trail at Double O (county road OO).  The workout will be similar to Wednesday's.  We'll meet at the trail head in the warming house at 10:00 a.m.  Bring a lunch as there are no consessions.   The trail fee is $10 per car payable in the parking lot there.

We will announce the Mesabi East team at the workout.

Once again, last chance to sign up for the Korkki Nordic Race (at Mt Itasca) will be at the practice on Friday or by emailing us.

See you on the trail,

Dave & Bonnie

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Holiday Practice #2

Posted by David Kask at Dec 28, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello Skiers,

Yesterday's practice at Mt. Itasca was great.  It was good to see all of you there.

For Friday, we are looking at a couple of options; 1) the Birkie trail either at the North End Cabin or OO (double O) or 2) Wolverine ski trails in Ironwood, MI.  We will update the website and phone line by 6:00 p.m. today.

Also, if you haven't signed up for the Korkki Classic Race (at Mt. Itasca) on Tuesday, January 3 you can sign up at the practice on Friday or send us an e-mail by 6:00 pm on Friday.

Dave & Bonnie

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Posted by David Kask at Dec 26, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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