Pods for Ski Waxing

What is a waxing pod?

To prepare skis for a meet, skiers gather in a "waxing pod" at a skier's home the evening (usually right after practice) before race day. At the waxing pod, skiers will follow the Waxing for Meets steps from Ski Waxing to prepare their skis. It is also a great way for skiers to get to know each other.

The waxing pod is hosted by a skier's family who volunteers to host the pod for the season. The pod is equipped with a waxing bench, glide wax remover, glide wax, and a brush from the Booster Club. The waxing pod will last approximately one hour while the waxing of a single pair of skis requires 20 to 30 minutes.

All families are welcome to volunteer, but ski prepping will be most comfortable in a heated garage, a garage with space heaters, or a basement.

To all skiers: Be respectful of the waxing pod hosts and space. Clean up after yourself and others before leaving.

How do IĀ  volunteer to host a waxing pod?

We are all set for the season with six waxing pods. Please consider volunteering next year. Thank you!

What are the waxing pod locations for 2023/2024?

The Booster Club provides waxing pod hosts with the equipment -- waxing benches, glide wax remover, glide wax, brush, and waxes -- and instructions to conduct the waxing sessions. The skiers should already know how to wax skis from the Ski Waxing Clinic (see Ski Waxing) or previous seasons on the team. Experienced skiers will provide guidance.

Once signed up for a waxing pod location, the skier will go to this same house the evening ahead of every meet to prep their skis. For parents of non-driving skiers, definitely consider waxing pod location in proximity to your home.

Each waxing pod host will have a TeamSnap channel with the rest of their waxing pod's skiers for communication throughout the season.

The map below shows the waxing pod hosts available for the 2023/2024 season.

Waxing pod locations:

  • Pod 1: 1619 Blackhawk Lake Dr, Eagan
  • Pod 2: 9442 Tyne Lane, Inver Grove Heights
  • Pod 3: 11521 Ashley Court, Inver Grove Heights
  • Pod 4: 12856 Ardroe Avenue, Rosemount
  • Pod 5: 14052 Flintwood Way, Apple Valley
  • Pod 6: 7090 135th Street West, Apple Valley

How do I sign my skier up for a waxing pod?

Read the information above. Then select the button below, and correlate the sign-up's numbered pods with the map's information above.

The season is complete. Waxing pods will be available next year.

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ISD 196 Nordic Ski Booster Club | email: isd196nordicskiteam@gmail.com

Head Coach: Brian Abery | email: abery001@umn.edu