Sports

Sports-related items, youth, HS, collegiate, amateur.

Tennis in the Northland book chronicles history of boys' high school tennis in Minnesota

Former or current high school tennis players, coaches and fans should check out Tennis in the Northland, a 75-year history of boys' high school tennis in Minnesota written by former Northfield High School English teacher and boys' tennis coach Jim Holden.


Nordic Ski Fest

Jan 24 2009 10:00 am
Jan 24 2009 1:00 pm

The Northfield High School Nordic Ski Team will host a 5K skate or classical ski race and a 1K kids’ ski Saturday morning, Jan. 24, at the Carleton College Upper Arboretum.

The Men’s 5K race will begin behind the college’s recreation center at 11 a.m., the Women’s 5K at 11:15 a.m. and the 1K kids’ race at noon. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

The entry fee is $20, but kids 12 and under race for free. This is a fundraiser for the high school ski team. All fees will go directly to support the program.

Entry forms for the race can be picked up at Goodbye Blue Monday at 319 Division. Registration forms, release forms and checks can be returned to: NHS Nordic, c/o Dan Kust, Northfield High School, 1400 Division St., Northfield, Minn. 55057 or returned to Blue Monday by Friday, Jan. 23. Race-day registration will be available from 7 to 8 a.m. at Blue Monday and at the race itself after 10 a.m.


The Twins Caravan is Coming to Northfield

Jan 19 2009 8:45 am
Jan 19 2009 10:00 am

twins logoThe 2009 Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan will be in Northfield on Monday, January 19th. 

8:45 - 9:15 a.m.  Visit to KYMN Radio

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Public stop at Northfield Middle School Auditorium

The caravan traveling party consists of pitchers Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn, pitching coach Rick Anderson, former Twin and radio broadcaster Dan Gladden and mascot T.C.  Due to time constraints, the Twins will not be able to conduct an autograph session at the Middle School.  There will be signed player picture cards distributed after the event.  For more information please visit www.nfld.k12.mn.us or call 507-664-3502.


St. olaf vs. Carleton Men's Swimming and Diving

Feb 7 2009 11:00 am
Feb 7 2009 3:00 pm

St. Olaf vs. Carleton for Men's Swimming and Diving.  This event will be held at Thorpe Pool at Carleton College.


St. Olaf vs. Carleton Men's Basketball

Feb 2 2009 7:30 pm
Feb 2 2009 9:00 pm

St. Olaf will compete against Carleton in Men's Basketball at Carleton in the West Gym.


St. Olaf vs. Carleton Women's Basketball

Feb 2 2009 5:45 pm

St. Olaf will take on Carleton in Women's Basketball at Carleton in the West Gym.


Pancake breakfast for Northfield Volleyball Club

Jan 11 2009 8:00 am
Jan 11 2009 9:30 am

The nonprofit Northfield Volleyball Club will host a Pancake Breakfast at Applebee's Sunday, Jan. 11, 8-9:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at
the door.

NVC's mission is to promote the sport of volleyball and provide opportunities for girls from 5th grade through high
school to improve their volleyball skills.


Northfield YMCA Offers Support in Tough Times

Northfield YMCA LogoLike so many Americans, members of our community are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and powerless in these challenging economic times.

Now more than ever, we need to focus on the important areas of our lives where we have the power to make a positive difference — our health and well­being, our family and our community.

This is a good time for families and individuals to renew their focus on three areas that the YMCA believes form the foundation for strong, healthy families and communities:


YMCA Boomer Water Volleyball Makes a Splash!

The Northfield Area Family YMCA and the Northfield Senior Center have collaborated to make an impact on your health (not your joints) by offering Boomer Water Volleyball. Have some fun in the pool -- you'll hardly know you're exercising!


Northfield Skating School Video Documentary

Kristen Asp, a Carleton Junior and Northfield Skating School Skating Instructor, created this short piece on the Northfield Skating School for a final project. Click the image below to view the video on YouTube.

Skating School video


Northfield Skating School Named “Model Program” by SKATING Magazine!

SKATING magazineOut of over 800 Basic Skills programs nationwide, the Northfield Skating School was named “Model Program” by the editors of SKATING magazine, the official publication of U.S. Figure Skating!

Earlier this year, Northfield Skating School Director Carey Tinkelenberg was invited by U.S. Figure Skating to write a series of articles for SKATING magazine. The content included various management topics centered around what Tinkelenberg believes are the building blocks of quality programs: Parent Education and Communication, Staff Training, Customer Service, Strategic Planning and Marketing, and Civic Engagement. The Parent Education article was reprinted in Professional Skater Magazine, and a compilation of her articles will appear as a “One Stop Management Guide” feature in Rink Magazine next month. It was in the September issue of SKATING that editors named the Northfield Skating School “Model Program.”


Exactly Where is the YMCA in Northfield?

ymca logoAs the Northfield Area Family YMCA becomes established in our town, more people are asking “Where’s the Y?”  It’s a fair question, no doubt, because the answer changes frequently as the YMCA grows its programs and its progress.

The YMCA has recently opened a Health and Wellness Fitness Center on the campus of the Northfield Retirement Community. And we moved our business office to the second level of the National Guard Armory, a location where many of its programs are based today. These two locations will be utilized until a full YMCA facility is built in the future.


Northfield Tennis Association annual meeting and tennis mixer on Monday

Dec 1 2008 6:00 pm
Dec 1 2008 8:00 pm

mixerThe 2nd annual Northfield Tennis Association annual meeting and TENNIS MIXER is this Monday, December 1, 2008, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  The event will take place at the Carleton College Recreation Center.

The evening will feature a very short meeting, followed by tennis games led by Scott Nesbit (St. Olaf Tennis Coach).  There will be lots of refreshments and great door prizes.  The event is FREE and open to those of all tennis ability levels, so don’t miss it!


Skating Spirit Night - All Welcome

Dec 3 2008 4:00 pm
Dec 3 2008 8:00 pm

Don't miss the Northfield Skating School's very first spirit night! Skaters, friends, family, fans, and community members welcome. 20% of meal receipts placed in the bin from 4pm - 8pm will go towards providing NSS scholarships and special events.

Where: Beef O’Brady’s, 2018 Jefferson Rd (off Hwy 3 south of the arena)

Special Attractions:

*Design your own skating outfit coloring contest - winning designs posted at the arena

*Wear NSS Gear and receive a FREE decal!

*Sign up for Session 2!


Northfield Ice Arena Grand Re-Opening Friday

Nov 7 2008 11:30 am
Nov 7 2008 1:30 pm

ice arenaWe invite you to come celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of our newly renovated ice arena on Friday and enjoy FREE open skating for all!

Ceremony will begin at 11:30am on Friday with free open skating to follow. The event will take place at the Northfield Ice Arena, 1280 Bollenbacher Drive. Come help us celebrate and learn about what our arena has to offer.

For more information contact the Northfield Arena at (507) 645-6556.


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