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Living in a Winter Wonderland is magical. (Really)

Living in a Winter Wonderland is magical. (Really)

Anna Perleberg

February 23, 2019

All of this winter snow is making Minnesota active and beautiful.

[SPOTIFY PLAYLIST] Nordic bonds through American classics

Their playlist is on The Rubicon’s Spotify.

Lynn Reynolds, RubicOnline Editor

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!

A day in the life: Donovan makes time for skiing

Senior Bailey Donovan skis down a course.

Melissa Nie, RubicOnline Editor

December 14, 2018

An avid skier since age three, senior Bailey Donovan’s schedule during the ski season is a busy one.

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,

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

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.

Intro to Sports: Alpine Skiing

Webster Lehmann, Videographer

February 1, 2017

The first installment of the "Into to Sports" video series follows the alpine ski team during practice.

Buck Hill makes skiing year round a possibility

An aerial view of the whole park with the artificial snow laid out. On the far left hill alpine racers can be seen running gates.

Jenny Sogin, The Rubicon Editor

December 6, 2016

Sophomore Bailey Donovan talks about the good and bad aspects of artificial snow at Buck Hill.

Nordic skiers finish well at state

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

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

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: it wasn’t too cold or windy, but it was snowing and the snow was not very fast. Nevertheless...

Alpine Skiier Peter Baker works for hours to shave seconds off races

Sophomore Peter Baker  began skiing with his family but hopes to take his competitive drive all the way to the U18 National Junior Championships.  “When you’re racing, it’s just a feeling that’s really been unmatched with anything else... it’s a feeling of carelessness,” he said. Baker received fourth place out of 126 skiers at the Feb. 5 Section 4 meet, qualifying him for the State meet that will take place Feb. 12 at Giants Ridge.

Netta Kaplan, Staff Writer/ Copy Editor

February 26, 2014

For sophomore Peter Baker, a competitive alpine skier, speeding down hills comes almost as naturally as walking. “I started skiing when I was probably three or four, and then I actually started racing when I was eight/nine,” Baker said. Currently, Baker races with the St. Paul Academy and Summit...

Nordic Skiing champion Ellen McCarthy finds community and success with two ski teams

Junior Ellen McCarthy with the Spartan Nordic Ski Team at the Jan. 9 conference meet at Battle Creek.  From left: sophomore Lexi Hilton, eighth grader Greta Sirek, senior Sela Patterson, eighth grader Dina Moradian, senior Katrina Hilton, eighth grader Val Hart, junior Ellen McCarthy, junior Mary Naas, and freshman Neeti Kulkarni. “... the SPA team has allowed me to become a leader,” McCarthy said.

Ava Gallagher, Chief Visual Editor

February 25, 2014

For Junior Ellen McCarthy, skiing is not just a hobby or another extracurricular activity to put on college apps. For McCarthy, skiing is life. Not only does McCarthy display her talents and shine through St. Paul Academy and Summit School sports, but she plans to continue in college and even beyond,...