Dear MAST Athletes:
The MAST captains have expressed a willingness to lead strength and conditioning workouts this summer at Lynnhurst Park. They will utilize the workouts we posted on Instagram last summer, but conduct them in-person this year. Before moving forward, we need to determine whether there is enough interest within the team to justify the time and effort they will be committing to this endeavor. The program would run two days a week. The captains have identified two sets of days and times to hold the training. If you are interested please send an email to Daniel Polland email@example.com at indicate which time slot works best:
Option 1: Monday/Wednesday-6:00-7:00PM.
Option 2: Tuesday/Thursday-8:30-9:30AM.
Again, if you are interested in joining your captains this summer to improve your strength and conditioning, please send Coach Daniel an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please leave your name, email address, cell phone number, and which training option would work best for you. Questions? Feel free to insert any questions you have in your email.
Enjoy your summer break.
Good Evening MAST Families:
Looks like we have a beautiful day forecasted for our banquet. Be sure to bring warm clothes, blankets, heated lawn chairs, water so you can remain comfortable for the duration of the banquet.
We still have space. If you are not signed up to join us tomorrow night, you still have time. Just follow this link: https://minneapolisalpineskiteam.sportssignup.com/MySportsStore
Finally, the athletes will have the opportunity to vote to elect our captains for the 2021-22 season. Please download and PRINT and even READ the attached Captains' Statements document introducing you to the folks who would like to serve you as captains next season.
See you tomorrow night at 7.
Hello, the banquet is only 5 days away! We are so excited to see you on Friday at 7PM at the ROC!
Registration has closed, but there is space still available. Please reach out to Mark if your schedule has changed and you can now join us!
PLEASE eat BEFORE the banquet. NO FOOD will be served and NO FOOD IS ALLOWED.
We need volunteers! Athletes, please sign up! We need your help, please CLICK HERE
To enter the ROC walk around the North (street) side of the Rec center building - not through the Rec center.
Bring Everyone attending bring: Mask ....Chair ....Water....Warm Clothes
Bring cash/check for MAST swag MAST coffee mugs, ski straps, stickers, and other swag will be for sale before the banquet.
Good Morning MAST Families:
NOW OPEN for REGISTRATION
MINNEAPOLIS ALPINE SKI TEAM BANQUET
Please join us to celebrate another great year of MAST!
Friday, April 30, 2021.7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Recreation Outdoor Center (The ROC)
3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, MN
Celebration of the 2021 Season. Our banquet will be held outdoors, under the roof of the spacious Recreation Outdoor Center in St. Louis Park. PLEASE eat BEFORE the banquet. NO FOOD will be served and NO FOOD IS ALLOWED at The ROC. We are allowed to bring WATER into the facility, but no other beverages are permitted.
To help cover the cost of facility and audio/visual equipment rental, we are asking for a $10 per person donation.
Children 8 and under are free
Registration Deadline:Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Banquet attendance is limited to 250 people.
Registration will close should pre-registration reach 250 persons.
Plenty of warm clothing....
MAST SWAG For Sale
At the banquet sign-in table, we will also be selling MAST coffee mugs, ski straps, stickers, and other MAST Swag. If interested, bring your checkbooks!
We look forward to seeing you on April 30!
Dear MAST Families:
I see from Instagram that many of you are skiing out West somewhere. Okay, I'm just a lot jealous. Have fun. Stay safe. Stay away from tree wells, cliffs and snowboarders. Continue to work on your skills using the mountain as your coach. Teach your folks and younger siblings some of the skills you learned this year. And don't get a ticket in the slow skiing zones.
Two quick messages.
1. Banquet Date Change
We are moving the date and time of our banquet. Please note the change.
NEW Date: Friday, April 30
NEW Time: 7-10PM
Location: The ROC in St. Louis Park
No food. Just a program. You are invited to bring your own chair. We will be asking people to pre-register and we will be charging a modest fee to attend to defray the costs. More to come.
2. Gratitude Survey
The responses to the MAST Gratitude Survey have been wonderful. If you have not completed the survey, there is still time. The purpose of the survey is to fight back against all that has disrupted our year by reflecting on, and collecting, all that remains for which we can be thankful. For me, the ski season that concluded is a big source of gratitude for me. Spending six days a week on snow with our wonderful 7th and 8th graders not only gave me energy but restored my sense of hope. Watching them work so hard to master a drill or learn how to shin a gate or make a new friend were great sources of joy. Here is a link to the survey if you haven't taken it yet:
MAST Gratitude Survey
Enjoy your break. Stay safe.
The following people have purchased a season pass for 2021-22 through MAST as of Friday.
Today(Sunday) is the last day to purchase a 21-22 Hyland season pass through MAST. If you would like to take advantage of the Spring sale pricing, please drop off a check at the home of Hope White --4945 Clinton Ave S -- in the amount of $429 made payable to Mpls Alpine Ski Team. You can also purchase a pass for $429 directly from Hyland online through the end of March.
Hyland Hills Season Pass
Season pass pricing increases to $455 on April 1.
2021-22 Spring Season Pass Sale
Hyland Season Passes are on sale NOW for $429 through the end of March. The price rises to $455 on April 1. You can purchase your pass online with Hyland/Three Rivers Park District. If you purchase your pass online, you will pay MN State Sale tax. You can save some money purchasing the pass through MAST. If you wish to purchase a pass through MAST, please write a check for the amount of $429 made payable to Mpls Alpine Ski Team and mail it to our Spring Season Pass Sales Chair, Hope White.
C/O Hope White
4945 Clinton Ave S
Mpls MN 55419
The deadline to order a pass (through MAST) is Sunday, March 28.
As was announced last week, we are planning on holding an outdoor banquet on the afternoon of Saturday, May 1 from 1-4PM. No meal. Just a celebration.
The theme of this year’s banquet is GRATITUDE. To help us unpack this theme, I would like everyone—coaches, parents, and athletes—to fill out a short survey. Here is a link:https://www.mplsalpineski.org/2021-banquet.html
You will understand more about the survey when you open the link and read the introduction. Please take a moment to fill this out. It will be good for your spirit. Trust me. I’m a ski coach.
Lauren Kiesel Photography
I just learned that Lauren Kiesel Photography was taking photos at our Secton IV championships at Wild Mt the past couple of years. We also had our own photographers at Wild who took outstanding photos as well --as they have been doing all year. If you are interested in looking at Lauren’s photos, you can check out her website here: https://clients.laurenkieselphotography.com/f942276797
And to see the photos that our professional in-house photographers have taken this season, please click here: https://www.mplsalpineski.org/20-21-photo-gallery.html. These are wonderful—Please take a look.
Summer Strength and Conditioning
We are hoping to offer a summer strength and conditioning program again this summer. We will need to wait to see whether the Covid rates continue to decrease and what programming MPS will allow us to offer. So, more to come. Meanwhile, get outside. Exercise. Stay active.
With deep gratitude for all of our coaches, parents, athletes, and supportive alumni,
While tornadoes and rain ravaged the middle and southern parts of our state today, we stayed dry up north at Giants Ridge. The soft snow was treated with chemicals to make the track harder-- fertilizer in fact. When you watch the film on Sprongo, the track will look like someone had a bad case of diarrhea. Fortunately, it did not emit a scent.
Oliver Mueller had a terrific day, finishing on the podium in fourth place. Oliver will earn All State Honors --AGAIN! Congratulations Oliver. In his first run, Erik Arnold skied himself into 26th place in his first state meet appearance. Unfortunately, he had a bit too much speed heading into a hairpin in the flats on the second run and had to correct a fault. Charlie attacked the courses, showing the kind of aggressiveness I would like all of our racers to have. Sadly, the deteriorating track fought back and knocked the speedy Charlie off his line and he too had to correct a couple of faults. Andreas' great technique was on display today. He put together two solid runs together to finish in 40th (out of 88 racers). Our three female skiers raced well today as well, finishing 38th (Gabby), 51st (Meghan) and 70th (Elli). Gabby and Elli earned more valuable experience to bring to the hill next year and Meghan completed her career with her third state meet appearance. Congratulations and thank you Meghan for all your hard work, success, and beautiful spirit. I want to thank our seven competitors for your brining your best efforts to the hill this week. It was really fun to watch you train yesterday and to see you give it your all today. You were magnificent representatives of MAST.
You might be interested to know that the girls champion today has a MAST connection. Former Lake Harriet/Southwest Skier Ava Pihlstrom skied the fastest times on both runs today to win the gold medal. This is a magnificent accomplishment. As far as I can tell, Ava is the first female racer to win the State Championship who is NOT a USSS Club Skier. Ava skied with us in 8th grade, qualifying for state and helping propel the SW girls to the Section Championship and State. For ninth grade she enrolled at Blake where she has continued to develop as a ski racer (obviously) AND train and compete year round as a highly ranked figure skater. A portion of her first run from State is posted on our Sprongo page. She skis with great technique, impeccable balance, and a fearless mindset. Take a peek.
Thank you to the coaches (Charlie Smith, Greg Abel, Paige Alampi, and Daniel Polland) and to our parent photographers (Michelle Smith and Tanyia Abel).
Race results are attached. The format is the best I can offer at this point. I'm sure I better version will be available at some point. I will post this on the website when I receive it.
Thanks for a great season everybody!!! We did it!
Every year the athletes create a video reflecting on the season. Senior Josie Spanier is sitting in the director's chair this year. Please see her message below... Have fun! Be creative!
If you haven't been interviewed by Sonia, Josie, or Caroline yet for the MAST Banquet Video record yourself and your friends answering one or more of these questions and email it to email@example.com ! (Also, please record horizontally/landscape)
Good Evening Everyone:
I trust that everyone is out skiing at Hyland tonight while the state meet contingent is up here on the Range. Tomorrow's practice is cancelled due to the rain forecasted throughout the day. It was a wonderful season and I am so inspired by all of you who came out to train over the last week. I saw so much wonderful improvement just since the last race on Feb 26. Keep it up. Even though we can no longer practice as a team, you can still work on your skills through the end of the season.
We had a terrific day of training. Our skiers looked very strong. The MSHSL is broadcasting the race online if anyone would like to pay $10 to watch it. Here are the details:
The State Meet will be streamed online by SchoolSpace Media at www.prepspotlight.tv and produced by Rock Ridge Public Schools. Price will be $9.99.
I just checked it out. Be sure to click on the date, March 10. That is where the state meet broadcast will show up.
More to come....