Winter Sports

New Protocols Added for Winter Sports in North Dakota as Practices Begin

Winter sports practice began on Monday

FARGO, N.D. — After a long wait to get back out on the court, ice and the mats, hockey, basketball and wrestling teams in North Dakota can start up again. Teams can continue to practice over the next two weeks until the return to competition on December 14th. Teams both leading up to and during the season must follow an…

North Dakota to allow practices to resume Nov. 30; competitions will resume Dec. 14

Statewide groups support measures to slow the spread of COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. (NOV. 18, 2020) – (Office of the Governor) Winter sports practices and extracurricular activities in North Dakota will be allowed to resume Nov. 30 with extra precautions, while competitions will remain suspended until Dec. 14, Gov. Doug Burgum said today in a joint announcement with House Majority Leader Chet Pollert and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner. Burgum issued an executive…

People Go Out To Detroit Mountain For Winter Sports Season

Instructors say it's important if you're going out that you wear a helmet and stay safe

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — People from across the valley are descending on the mountain as countless are just getting started for their winter fun. Jon Rundle who’s been on the skis for about 30 years now and works as the Snow Sports Coordinator for Detroit Mountain says every year is a joy. “Busy, busy, busy. It has been awesome here….

Clearing the Trails: Groups in Clay County Make it Easier to Ride Snowmobiles

Clay County Trailblazers go around the county to clear 180 miles worth of trails

SABIN, Minn. — For most of the year, Troy Kuehl can be found running heavy machines on his farm, bhen winter comes around, he goes up and down Clay County to make sure others can enjoy one of his wintertime passions. “I’ve snowmobiled pretty much my whole life. Kind of started out snowmobiling with my dad whenever, and about five or…

The Ins and Outs of Late Season Winter Sports

Spring Snow Makes For Better Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are two of the region’s favorite sports when there’s chilly temperatures and fresh snow on the ground. According to Joe Martin of the NDSU Nordic Ski team, the closer the temperature is to freezing, the smoother and faster the ski trails are. When temperatures are lower, the skiiers go slower because of the harder snow out…