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Madison Nordic Ski Club

Youth Programs

The Madison Nordic Ski Club (MadNorSki) is pleased to offer a variety of learning, training and competitive opportunities for youth skiers.

MadNorSki’s goal is to promote cross country skiing among Madison area youth and help young athletes chase their dreams in the sport of cross country skiing and in life.

Madison Nordic Ski Club membership is included in all registration options.

Youth practices will be held every Wednesday 5:30 pm at Elver Park when there is snow.

For more information on the MadNorSki youth training programs, contact Karmen Whitham.
Email:, Phone: 802.733.6362.

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MadNorSki Summer Program

Who: Those athletes entering/enrolled in Middle and High School

What: The MadNorSki Youth Summer Training program is a fitness program designed to prepare middle and high school skiers in the Madison and surrounding area for the competitive ski season. Members will be able to perfect their skiing technique by regular rollerskiing sessions, increase strength with strength workouts specific to skiing at the CXC Center of Excellence, as well as improve endurance and speed. The goal for athletes in the MadNorSki Summer Training Program should be to improve upon technique, strength, endurance and fitness with a group of positive, supportive and knowledgeable peer athletes and coaches.

Workout sessions will be ski specific and rollerski equipment (both classic and skate) are required, along with helmets. Rental equipment is available on first come first serve basis. Good running shoes, and a water pack are also required for safe summer training.

Why: This training prepares athletes to be competitive at the Wisconsin State and Junior National level by improving fitness, strength, general health and technique.

Where: Training will be at different locations in the Madison area. Roller skiing will utilize the bike path system. Strength sessions will be at the CXC Center of Excellence and trail running will be at different locations around Madison.


May 1-August 25th $450
June 12-August 25th $300 

8:00am-10:00am Monday – Saturday
5:30pm-7:30pm Monday and Wednesday Girls Group and Boys Group Training Sessions  


$450 unlimited starting May 1-August 17th
$300 any two practices/week June 13-August 17th


Eliska Hajek Albrigtsen
USSA Level 200 Certified Coach
Cross Country Ski Head Coach at Tahoe Cross Country Jr Team
Far West Junior National Team Coach
Cross Country Ski Coach at Boulder Nordic Jr Racing Team
2011 NCAA Champion 
2005-2014 FIS World Cup racer
2010-2017 top 5 US Nationals and SuperTour racer  
FIS U23 World Championships top 10 finisher 
FIS World Junior Championships top 10 finisher 

Jay D. Sween 
Jay D. Sween is a Level 100 CXC/USSA Certified coach who has been involved with training youth skiers in both the Wausau and Madison area for 11 years. Jay has had the honor of coaching several Wisconsin State top-10 skiers and in 2016 helped two MadNorSki athletes qualify and compete at the 2017 Junior National Championships in Lake Placid. 

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CXC Nordic Rocks for Schools Program

The “Nordic Rocks” program was developed to introduce a new generation of children in grades K thru 6th to the excitement found in the sport of cross country skiing. The “Nordic Rocks” program provides elementary and middle school students, with an opportunity to experience Nordic skiing during the school day, with their teachers and classmates, and to learn the health and lifestyle benefits associated with exercise and outdoor fun.

Learn More about CXC Nordic Rocks for Schools

MadNorSki Development Model




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