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Northern Illinois Hosts Two Clinics

Wed, Oct  24, 2007 - By Thomas Dvoratchek

Hello fellow Nordic Skiers,

By now I hope, most if not all of, you have heard about Northern Illinois Nordic hosting a CXC roller ski clinic. The event will be run by CXC coaches, and a few athletes are working on attending too. Illinois' very own Luke Peters is working on being in attendance. His resume is impressive for a Junior not to mention for a guy from Illinois.

The clinic will cover Skate technique: V-1, V-2 and V-2 alternate. They will be teaching the technique that our current regional, national, and Olympic athletes are currently using. The National Team has been refining their technique w/ the use of a treadmill ski trainer using Vo2 max, lactate and video analysis, in addition to sharing (learning) information w/ other national team coaches. This is an exciting time for our US Nordic ski team and we will be able to be a part of it in our own small way.


The clinic will be in Rockford, Il. on Nov. 3rd and in Wheaton, Il. on Nov. 4th. The Wheaton event will be at Danada woods forest preserve. We will meet in the equestrian parking lot across from the forest preserve headquarters at 8:30am the clinic will be from 9a-1pm. All roller skis are welcome. We will have lime stone trails and asphalt available for teaching. There is a hill or two scouted out for work on v-2.


Go to Click on maps and you'll find danada woods on Naperville road just south of RT.56 (Butterfield Rd.) and just north of I88. We'll be in the equestrian parking lot across from the district headquarters. You can event click of a link to a site map for more details.


The clinic will be a $35.00 donation in the form of membership to CXC as a citizen athlete. No money is to be collected at the forest preserve so we ask that each participant either join online at or fill out a check for membership and have it in a sealed envelope w/ your name, address, phone# and e-mail address to be placed in a collection box at the forest preserve site.

What to bring:

Roller skis, poles, running shoes, ski boots, water and dress for the weather. If we are luck enough to have snow or rain we will still have the clinic. If it is snow!! Bring your skis...


Citizen skiers of all abilities

The Nov. 4th date is almost at capacity. The Rockford event has a few openings. Please let me know if your planning on attending. Below is a list of people who committed to the Nov. 4th Wheaton date.

If there are any questions please contact Tom Dvoratchek at or Yuriy at