It takes a village to support a successful Nordic Ski season, and the ISD 196 Nordic Ski Team takes pride in the outstanding volunteer support from skiers' families. We thank you!

For each season, the family/parent volunteer expectations are 2 volunteer shifts per skier in a family. Volunteers may be a skier's parents, grandparents, siblings, another family member, neighbor, etc.

There are many opportunities for volunteering available throughout the season. This includes

  • Course maintenance at Valleywood, including course setup and course teardown
  • Race-day support for teams, like
    • Organizing, providing, and collecting skiers' bibs and capes
    • Serving as a course monitor
    • Watching over the team camp
  • Hosting a waxing pod
  • Chaperoning training trips
  • Assisting with the ski rental process at the beginning of the season and ski return at the end of the season
  • Handing out and collecting ski uniforms

Volunteers opportunities are communicated through TeamSnap with sign-ups available through Signup Genius.

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Volunteer Leads for 2024/2025

Our fantastic Volunteer Leads for the coming season are listed below. Please contact Emilie Berglund (emilie.berglund@gmail.com) to volunteer or with questions.

School contacts

Apple Valley HS, Valley MS

Melissa Hunter

Eagan HS, Blackhawk MS, Dakota Hills MS

Erin Krech

Eastview HS, Scott Highlands MS, Falcon Ridge MS

Ali Spitzack

Rosemount HS, Rosemount MS

Mark Adam


Photography + Team Photos

Lead: Emilie Berglund

Assistant: Mary Kerr

Volunteers @ Home Meets

Lead: Karen Gridley

Assistant: Bonnie Carlson

Course Maintenance

Lead: Scott Lyon

Assistant: Mikael Wolke, Mike Spitzack


Lead: Amy Adam

Assistant: Andrea Poppinga

Waxing Pods

Lead: Andrea Poppinga

Assistant: TBD

Rental Skis

Lead: Andrew Roth

Assistant: Andrea Poppinga


Parent Social

Lead: Jen Case

Assistant:Ā TBD

Skier Bonfire

Lead: Ross Beckwith

Assistant: his posse

Alumni Event

Lead: Scott Lyon

Assistant: Ryan Poppinga

Training Trips

Lead: Andrea Poppinga + Emilie Berglund

Assistant: Ali Spitzack

Pancake Breakfast

Lead: Ali + Mike Spitzack

Assistant: TBD

End-of-Season Banquet

Lead: Mary Kerr

Assistant: Kristin Wanken

Happy, warm parents with cool hats!
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ISD 196 Nordic Ski Booster Club | email: isd196nordicskiteam@gmail.com

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