The Hayward Hurricanes Nordic Ski Team boasts over 35 years of commitment to Nordic skiing that began as a club team under the guidance of Steve Morales, founder of the New Moon Bike and Ski Shop. Currently, the Hayward Hurricane Nordic Ski Team is a school-based high school and middle school Nordic program based within the Hayward Community Schools Athletic Department.
The high school program is open to all area high school students; although no skiing experience is necessary, this is a competitive varsity cross-country skiing program. The team will travel to snow for early season training, and will travel throughout the Midwest for competitions, culminating at the Wisconsin State Distance and Sprint Championships. The team will consist of three groups: Varsity, Junior Varsity, and a C-Team. The Hayward Middle School program is open to all area 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students. No skiing experience is necessary to join. This program offers the opportunity to experience and compete at races. The MS team is divided into three skiing level groups, to better promote Nordic skill development.
Mission Statement: to provide a fun, safe, and challenging environment for athletes of all abilities to strive for racing excellence.
Team Goals: to develop a passion for the sport of Nordic skiing, to develop fitness in a team atmosphere, to foster a spirit of pride, unity, and respect, and to promote skiing in our school, community, and state.
Hayward Nordic Kids Mission Statement: to promote the sport of cross country skiing by providing a fun and organized teaching program for all area youth. We encourage children, ages 3-14, to develop skills in cross country skiing in a non-competitive atmosphere.