Today’s novices could be tomorrow’s Olympians
By Ingrid Remak
Anyone skiing at Theodore Wirth Park this winter has gotten to know one team very well. Nellie Stone Johnson skiers, decked out in blue and yellow, have become familiar faces on the Wirth ski trails. Kids who began the season in November with wobbly legs and shrieking during downhill runs have transformed into steady and strong skiing specimens, keen on technique, speed and stamina. Feeling at home on the hilly cross-country ski course, the team has fearlessly careened into the snow season and hasn’t looked back since. The Nellie Stone Johnson Ski Team is quite an anomaly on the trail. Continue Reading →
Nordic Ski Foundation has taught
skiing to hundreds of children
By James L. Stroud, Jr.
Are you living in North Minneapolis or somewhere close to it? Do you want your children to learn how to ski at no cost or at reduced rates? Has not being able to afford the ski equipment kept you and your children from flirting with the idea of taking up skiing as a hobby? If so, hold on to your earmuffs because the City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation (NSF) may have some solutions for your family. NSF, a nonprofit organization based in Theodore Wirth Park, has a mission to promote and support cross-country skiing opportunities in Minneapolis, especially to inner-city youth. Continue Reading →