Fast and Female CHAMP CHAT at US Nationals

Fast & Female is Proud to Present a morning of Athletic Inspiration and Fun Hosted by National Ski Stars for Girls 9-19! Register by 5pm on Wednesday January 7th to be guaranteed a space at the event and receive a Fast and Female buff compliments of LL Bean and Podiumwear.

Join Caitlin Gregg, Jenny Bender, Anne Hart, the Michigan Tech women’s ski team and some of the best skiers in the US for a morning of fun! Learn from these Nordic ski stars through ski games, goal setting presentations, and inspirational stories. You’ll have a chance to hang out with your heroes, meet other girls interested in sports, and learn about life as a professional athlete!

In addition, there will be a special event for parents. Join a round table discussion of nutrition, physiological and social issues specific to long term development of female athletes.

WHEN: January 11, 2015 from 9:15-12:30

WHERE: Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (SDC)

SCHEDULE: Activities will include goal setting, Inspirational Stories, Ambassador Q&A, and ski stations!

WHAT TO BRING: Participants should wear comfortable indoor clothes for the first presentations, bring ski gear (and skis) for outside time, and a water bottle. If you don’t have skis, please email Abby ( so we can help you find some!

COST: $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The online registration closes Wednesday, January 7th at 5pm


Fast and Female is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment through sport of young women ages 9 to 19. By partnering with female Olympians, we offer inspiring programming all over North-America. Through our non-competitive and fun initiatives, we strive to retain girls in the competitive sports of cross-country skiing, biathlon and complementary summer endurance sports. In the long-term, we hope to be involved in all Olympic sports. Fast and Female is based in Canmore, Alberta and was founded in 2005 by olympic gold medalist in cross-country skiing – Chandra Crawford.

Michigan Tech Trails Shuttle Service

Michigan Tech will be operating a shuttle service today from the wax building to the Michigan Tech Student Development Complex for skiers who need a warm place in between races. The first shuttle will leave the trailhead at 9:30 am. The shuttle will then leave the SDC at 9:45 am to return to the trail. That schedule will repeat until 3:30. So, shuttle leaves trailhead on the half hour and hour, then leaves the SDC at 15 past and 45 past the hour.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Classic sprint races schedule.

Tech Trails

Sunday, January 4, 2015 Freestyle 10km/15km individual start races

  • 8:00 am Grooming ends and courses open
  • 10:00 am Men’s 15km freestyle individual start (2 x 7.5km course)
  • 11:00 am (approx) Men’s 15km flower ceremony – men’s 15km freestyle
  • 1:00 pm Women’s 10km freestyle individual start (2 x 5 km course)
  • 2:00 pm (approx) Women’s 15kmflower ceremony – women’s 10km freestyle
  • 4:00 pm Scratches due for classic sprint (race secretary building)
  • 6:00 pm Team Captain’s meeting for classic sprint race (SDC gym balcony)

Complete schedule

Have You Visited the Tech Trails? Now’s the Time!


Have you visited the Tech Trails lately?

Now is a great time to see everything the trails have to offer – some of the best cross country skiing trails in the Midwest! Not to mention snowshoeing and biking!

Try it for a day or go all out with a season pass! A season pass to the trails costs next to nothing and will help keep you fit all winter long!

For more information on the Michigan Tech Trails, visit Michigan Tech Trails.

Registration Now Open for Spring Community Programs @ MichiganTechRec

For students and families, avid athletes and novice gym goers alike, Community Programs offers awesome options to fit your personal fitness level and style. In the studio, pool or on the ice, youth classes will keep your little husky active, engaged and having fun.

Dollar Days

New to Community Programs? Want to change up your workout? Try out a Spring class for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 12-17!

Spring Session Programming Begins January 12

Adult Fitness Schedule – We’ve got an awesome line up of fitness classes to ward off the chill and get you ready for warmer weather! Variety of Yoga classes, Turbo Kick, Pilates, Zumba, Aikido, Spinning, Conditioning, PiYo, Aqua Zumba, Belly Dance for Fitness, Aqua-Fit, Swimming and Skating.
Youth Classes – Ward off spring fever and keep your child fit and active! Choose from Hockey, Skating, Swimming, Aikido and Dance. Community Programs has something for everyone.
For more information on class schedules and prices, visit On Facebook at Michigan Tech Recreation and on Twitter at MichiganTechRec.
Join us anytime and COMMIT TO BE TechFit!

Lace Up & Join Big Red on the Ice December 20!

Santa is coming to town Saturday, December 20 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the MacInnes Ice Arena!

Dress up in your most festive Christmas apparel for a chance to win the Holiday Cheer Costume Contest! Play on-ice reindeer games & have your picture taken with Big Red! Santa’s elves will be around to help beginner skaters. Come skate and be merry! We also invite you to come early and enjoy the holiday figure skating recital featuring skaters from the Copper Country Skating Academy and Michigan Tech Learn to Skate!

For more information, visit Skate with Santa.