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Loppet Foundation promotes outdoor equity

The Loppet Foundation hopes to bring more kids and families as a whole into the outdoors to participate in fun new activities.
February 1, 2020
The Loppet Foundation helps underserved youth and families go outside on adventures.

Nordic kicks off season with successful meets

Captains Maddy Breton and Lauren Dieperink and senior Henrik Schleisman pose for a photo as they wait for their race to start.
December 8, 2019
Nordic skiers competed in their second meet of the season on Dec. 5.

Revive Spartan spirit by supporting student athletes

While a large number of fans can be a rare occurrence at sporting events, lots of students turned out to the Dec. 5 hockey game vs. rival Mahtomedi, demonstrating the atmospheric change that student support can bring. Here, Seniors Libby Cohen, Issy Weber and Helen Bartlett are all smiles at the game.
December 6, 2019
Much too often student turnout at sporting events is low, but with greater attendance school spirit can make a comeback.

What to do with no snow?

Nordic Team improvising and working out indoors. 
Photo Credit: Tana Ososki
February 5, 2019
Ever wondered what happens when there is no snow to ski on? The Nordic Team has options.

[SPOTIFY PLAYLIST] Nordic bonds through American classics

Their playlist is on The Rubicon’s Spotify.
February 4, 2019
You can count of SPA's Nordic team to know all of the words to songs from the 80's to the 00's!

Alpine vs. Nordic Ski rivalry fosters bond between teammates

The Alpine and Nordic ski teams use their differences to grow closer as respective units, despite the good natured animosity they share for each other.
The feud between each team energizes the competitive side of the sport for skiers from both sides of the struggle
December 12, 2018
The rivalry between the Alpine and Nordic Ski teams manifests itself in friendly banter between players from each program, and in turn, strengthens the bond of teammates throughout their seasons.

First snowfall intensifies Alpine and Nordic capture the flag game

Senior Tessah Green laughs after her team, Nordic, wins the game of capture the flag.
November 13, 2018
An annual game of capture the flag between the Alpine and Nordic Ski teams was met with a twist this year as the snow fell on the day of the game.

Nordic skiers reflect on previous races before state

Junior Peter Moore after defending his section 3A title in the pursuit race. Moore will race at state on Thursday in Biwabik, MN.
February 14, 2018
Senior Val Hart and junior Peter Moore qualified for the Nordic Skiing state championships, here is a preview of their race.

From Spartan to Olympian: Hart’s skiing journey

Annie Hart ('10) winning the 2009 skate pursuit race at the state meet. “I dabbled in and out of skiing until I was in ninth grade, when I joined the high school team in earnest,
February 8, 2018
St. Paul Academy and Summit School alum Annie Hart ('10) will be competing in the cross-country ski race in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Ski teams bundle up for cold temperatures

The Varsity Nordic ski team bundles up after the rescheduled Mesabi Meet. “To make sure I don’t freeze I wear lots of warm layers, a buff, and a hat, and hand and toe warmers are a necessity,” junior Nordic skier Dina Moradian said.
January 10, 2017

For student members of the Alpine and Nordic ski teams, the temperature and wind chill are always on the mind. “It sucks to be wearing race suits because the wind goes right through them when you...

Nordic skiers finish well at state

Junior captain Mike Destache races up a hill at Giants Ridge during the 2014 state meet.
March 4, 2014

The top 237 Boys and Girls Nordic skiers in Minnesota gathered in Biwabik, Minnesota for the annual Minnesota State High School League Cross Country Skiing state meet on Feb. 13. The conditions were mediocre:...

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