Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) will hold a series of weekend-long camps for master skiers (age 30 plus) from August to December at Cable, with proceeds doing directly to support junior athletes from the Central Region attending international events.
Each camp will feature a celebrity guest coach, including Olympian Ivan Babikov, three-time World Championship team member Tad Elliott, veteran CXC skier Matt Liebsch and rising U.S. Biathlon star Deedra Irwin.
All levels of skiers are welcome, from beginners to advanced.
The emphasis will be on technique, with hands-on coaching and feedback during roller ski or on-snow sessions.
All camps will be held in the Cable area, taking advantage of the culture of the American Birkebeiner and the roller ski terrain in the region.
Dates and guest coaches will be Aug. 17-19, with guest coach Tad Elliott; Sept. 28-30 with guest coach Deedra Irwin; Oct. 19-21, with guest coaches Ivan Babikov and Steve Myrland; Nov. 23-25 with guest coach Matt Liebsch; and Dec. 28-30, with guest coach Deedra Irwin.
During camp, participants will work on agility, balance, dry land training, ski imitation and skiing on snow or rollerskiing. Video analysis is available at all Masters Camps.