EU Skiwerx Winter Program

What is Endurance United Skiwerx ?

Endurance United is an affiliated program of MyXC Skiwerx . EU Skiwerx (focused on Nordic skiing) is for active kids ages 9-14 that want to learn a variety of training skills (speed, strength, endurance, flexibility) to help them become successful and happy endurance athletes in the future. The overall objectives of the program are to assist children in the development of a love of the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, excellent technical skills and a good level of physical fitness within a sport environment.

Please be aware of the equipment requirements for the winter programming. Skiers must own their equipment or MYSL provides limited rentals, but you will need to plan ahead (in November) to arrange for equipment at the rental day or shop at the MYSL Ski Swap.

Contact Amy Cichanowski with any questions regarding equipment rental.

Highlights of program

*Workouts focus on fun and include a variety of speed work, agility drills, strength and flexibility, as well as endurance training.
*Rollerskis not required or the main focus.
*Each group has a dedicated and certified coach with prior coaching/collegiate racing experience. Ratio of 1:8.
*Session length is 1 hour 30 min.
*Formal and ongoing curriculum development specific to age group.
*Rollerski rental program and/or rotating fleet of rollerskis.
*Waxable classic/skate ski rental program (see MYSL).
*Ski culture/next steps/how to become a ski racer and/or stay active and healthy for life tutorials.

EU Skiwerx Informational Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, November 7th at 6:30pm at the EU Office in St. Paul.

Winter EU Skiwerx Membership Includes:

*MyXC Skiwerx Membership; which includes seeding and point earning privileges in the Skiwerx Series and CXC Youth Cup
*Coaching support at select Skiwerx Series/Youth Cup events
*EU Skiwerx race hat (for new program members)
*Entry Fees for the following events (rosters are entered, so parents do not need to register)
*All Wednesday night sprints (MYSL Hoigaards Team Sprints)
*Two select local events
*March 14/15th 2020 Saturday/Sunday MyXC Festival and Championships


*Age 9 as of Dec 31.
*Younger children (that are developmentally matched) are welcome to participate, but a parent is required to attend.
*For dryland training, helmets, poles and running shoes.
*For on snow training, waxable classic skis, skating skis and poles and boots. Rentals are available up to a size 42 boot and skier weight of 105 pounds. If your skier is larger than this (many 7th and most 8th graders will not fit into MYSL rentals), we highly recommend attending the MYSL Ski Swap in November.
*Rock skis (your old fish scale skis or get some at the MYSL Ski Swap).
*Attendance at some Skiwerx Series or Team Sprints events.

Weather Cancellation Policy

We do not have access to indoor training spaces. Hence, we have a weather cancellation policy. In the winter, we do have access to "chalets". We will hold sessions in most weather conditions, so proper clothing is very important. We will try to make cancellation decisions 1.5 hours before a session begins.

  • Thunder or lightening. Cancelled session.

  • 40 degrees or colder and raining. Cancelled session.

  • 40 degrees or colder and misting. Shortened session.

  • Air temp of -5 degrees (without windchill). Cancelled session.

  • Windchill of -8 degrees. Depends on wind direction and trail availability. Session may be cancelled or shortened.

Coaches:  Liza Dawley, Molly Doda
Dates: 12.3.19 - 3.15.20
No training November 25th-December 1st, December 23rd-January 1st, February 17th-23rd (Birkie)

When: Can choose 1 or 2 sessions per week
Tuesdays, 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Battle Creek Rec Center
If Mother Nature does not cooperate, we will travel to man-made snow.
Back-up Site: Hyland Ski Area
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm

2-sessions per week $450
1-session per week: $325
$25 discount for early bird registration thru Nov 16th.


About coach Liza and coach Molly:
US Ski and Snowboard Level 100 Certified, CPR/First Aid, SAFE SPORT, HeadsUp Concussion, St Olaf Graduates, Alumni St Olaf Nordic Ski Team.