Summer 2006
Ski Training Program

Improve your Technique Strength Endurance SPEED!!

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
June 12 - July 28
6:30am - 8:30am
Practices will meet at:
Baker Park Maple Plain parking lot
Baker Park fall hiking trail parking lot
Orono High School weight room
Baker Park Nordic
Baker Park Nordic is a new summer ski training program for middle- and high school skiers of all ability levels. Workouts include technique, strength, and endurance training. Baker Park provides great trails and a very safe rollerski trail - no sharp turns or road crossings. Great for beginners!

Got Speed?
Minnesota high school skiing is highly competitive and getting more so every year. Do you want to go to State? Junior Nationals? Get faster. We can help.

Activities will include
  • Rollerskiing
  • Videotaping and technique analysis
  • Rollerski drills
  • Running
  • Hiking/Running with poles
  • Hill bounding
  • Weight training
  • Dryland strength training
  • Planning your training
  • Winning the mental game

    Commitment Required
  • Strong desire to improve your skiing
  • Willingness to define your goals
  • Maintenance of a training log

    Equipment Required
  • Skate rollerskis (+ poles boots)
  • Helmet (must be worn for all rollerskiing)
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle belt or Camelback
  • Hiking poles
  • Watch with stopwatch
  • Rollerskiing or biking gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Classic rollerskis (+ poles boots)
    One-Day-A-Week Option
    Skiers with time constraints can sign up for one day a week only.

    Online Training Log
    Participants in the Baker Park Nordic Summer Program get access to our custom online training log. The log uses the same model used by the world's best skiers. It allows you to plan your training goals and see how your actual training compares to the plan.

    David Gardiner, Ph.D. is a Birkie/Korte age group winner, head coach at Orono High School, elite runner, and Olympic class sailboat racer.

    Kati Campbell is an Elite Wave Birkie skier and has won her age group in every race she has entered. Extensive experience coaching high school and adult skiers in both technique and sports psychology.

    Guest coaches will include
    Jan Guenther placed second overall in the American Birkebeiner. Five-time Mora Vasaloppet winner. Ironman triathlon Masters champion. Co-owner of Gear West with Brian Knutson.

    Brian Knutson was the 1977 Minnesota State Nordic Ski champion and has coached Nordic skiing at Montana State.

  • Full program: $395
  • One-day-a-week: $195
  • Training log only: $50

    We train you and teach you how to train yourself!
  • For more information see our brochure (requires Adobe Acrobat), email us at, or call David Gardiner at 612-382-5146.

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