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Kids - The Future

Mon, Dec  10, 2007 - By Team Today

CC Team in Bozeman...

Anderson Elementary School in Bozeman, MT has 200 kids that are more fired up this week about cross country skiing than they were a week ago.  US Ski Team members Leif Zimmermann, Lindsay Williams, and Liz Stephen did a school visit with 200 elementary school kids this Wednesday.  The kids were treated to a video, some Q and A, equipment overview, and autographs.  The video is one that Andy Newell made about the history and the present of cross country skiing.  The video is comprised of three instrumental Metallica tracks, some sweet ski footage, and a lot of info about what it is like to be a member of the US Ski Team.  It is inspirational and it paints skiing in a cool/hip light while not disrespecting the roots of the sport.  The question and answer segment could have gone on FOREVER.  Then autographs all around and all over the arms of the ski teamers as well as the kids...

These kids are the future of our sport.  It was a very powerful experience to see how excited they were.  

Bridger Ski Foundation, BSF, is pumping out good skiers.  They do a great job making skiing exciting and fun.  We hope that we may have turned some kids on to our amazing sport. 

Positive US Ski Team Roll models answering questions for 3rd-8th graders...

Home town hero Leif Zimmermann...

Warming up for the big talk with the a little floor hockey.  I don't think that Lindsay Williams is nervous enough here.

Liz and Lindsay teaching good manners...  Give and take...  I'll sign your arm if you sign mine...

All this before a rollerski workout from the school...

Liz hoping for snow in BZ and working on her double pole technique...

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We got snow.  The Super Tour races are on this weekend thanks in big part to the volunteers and race crew here in Bozeman.  Tomorrow is a classic sprint and Sunday will be a 10/15K Skate.

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