Monday, January 31, 2011

Skijoring!




Posted by Ross



I'm interrupting DoubleM's life rules with one of my own.

If you live in a state with cold winters, get outside or move.

I posted about skijoring 2 years ago when my friend John introduced me to it. It's like dogsledding with skis. I figured it was worth sharing because it's a great winter activity if you have dogs. In my opinion enjoying the winter is all about being able to get outside. Why would you live in Minnesota if you can't enjoy the cold? Here's John with my dog, Mario, and his dog, Tigger. They are getting ready to race.

They were racing in the City of Lakes Loppet. It's a weekend event with a bunch of skiing races over by Lake Calhoun. Here they are after the finish line.

I also wanted to get this out there because it was really difficult for me to find information on where to skijor in Saint Paul. If you happen upon this post and have other places, please leave a note in the comments. I've been going to Highland Park. Many of the golf courses in MN are used for cross country, most don't allow dogs. Here's a map of the course. Park on Edgecumbe and ski clockwise.

View 2011-01-30 15:30 in a larger map

Lastly, here's a video of us starting out.


If you're in the cities you should definitely check out the festivities on lake Calhoun Feb. 5th and 6th.

Update: Beermann shared this awesome related link in the comments.

8 comments:

mama brehm said...

Mr. Weiland...what would your recommendation be for NE? Skijoring as well or just general sledding?:)

D Wheezy said...

Well, I've never gone Skijoring, so it's hard for me to say. But everything is more fun with a dog involved (heads out of the gutter people) so I'm gonna throw my vote in with Skijoring.

Plus, it's just fun to say. Skijoring!

mama brehm said...

Shoot... I thought d wheezy wrote this. And was very confused as to why someone who lived in Florida was advising to go skijoring. Ross, I will work on a skijoring team here...for next year when I'm sans baby on the brehm.

Brian said...

Ross, skijoring is cool but this is badass:

http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/winter_sports_2011/bp36.jpg

from: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/01/winter_sports_beat_winter_blue.html

Ross said...

Ashli - Maybe you thought Wheezy wrote it due to the "or move" part of get outside or move.

Brian- That's an awesome set of pictures. boston.com has the such great photos.

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