Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CXC Nordic Super Fit Event is this weekend!

CXC Super Fit Weekend

CXC Super Fit is coming to Fontana Sports this coming weekend with CXC Team athletes and coaches! Bring your old skis to test if they have a good fit for you, learn what conditions they will ski the best and compare them to new skis side by side.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Marmot Calen Jacket Review


With shoulder season arriving quickly, it's good to have an insulated jacket that can work in all conditions. The lightweight, Primaloft® Black insulated Calen jacket will keep you warm and happy in cool weather and excel in wet climates. DriClime®-lined collar and pockets wick away extra moisture and keep your neck and hands comfortable during your outdoor pursuits. The Calen also features Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement™ for ease of movement, and elastic bound cuffs and draw cord hem to finish off this piece. A perfect piece for layering in mixed conditions or a standalone jacket for cool days on trail.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Events & Clinics - October 2014

Thursday, October 9st, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Westside Location - 231 Junction Rd., Madison WI
Join us for a private, after-hours event with drinks, light bites and some tunes… Presenters - Bill Davis PSIA L3, Matt McGinn PSIA L2. Bill & Matt bring decades of ski experience, thousands of hours of big mountain teaching experience, hundreds of hours of intermountain clinic and ski college experiences, and a racing background to share. Audience participation last session contributed a wealth of knowledge - from new ski instructors to PSIA Central examiners. Our goal – improve your skiing and teaching.
Power Point guided “Beyond PSIA L3 ski discussion -question and answer session.” First session on August 28th we covered Stance (part I). This next presentation will build on principals from session one with a primary focus on Separation (part II of our 4 part series). This will be a high level interactive ski discussion aimed directly at PSIA Instructors interested in out West; All Mountain, All Terrain skiing. Principals apply directly to racers and advanced general public skiers as well. We now move from just standing on skis “riding and reacting” taking what skis give you – to taking control with anticipation and moving purposefully - supercharging micro movements from a managed balanced position – movements that create a cause and effect on skis for performance. We are excited to present this material and are looking forward to your contributions through question, answer, and discussion format.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Ice Age National Trail
Who else loves the fall in Wisconsin? We think it's one of the most beautiful times of the year. Join us for a 2, 4 or 8 Mile Run/Walk on the Ice Age Trail on the Gibraltar Segment in Lodi. Enjoy the fall colors seen along the bluffs on this run! $10 from each registration will go directly to the Ice Age Trail Alliance. EVENT DETAILS

Tuesday, October 28st, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Downtown Location - 216 N. Henry St., Madison WI
Learn how to get the most out of your skis with early season base preparation. We’ll discuss the hot box, personalizing your skis, conditions in our region and give lots of great tips for making your skis happy and fast! Contact Elizabeth at 608.662.9706 to reserve your space. This event is free to attend.

Wednesday, October 29st, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Location - 216 N. Henry St., Madison WI
Enjoy trick-or-treating with your little ones on State Street. Be sure to stop by Fontana for some family fun too! Visit: for more info.

October 31st - November 2nd, 2014
Westside Location - 231 Junction Rd., Madison WI
"Super Fit" is a weekend program filled with seminars, presentations & store specials. You can even have your equipment fitted by CXC Elite Team professional athletes & coaches using a state of the art 3D ski pressure mat. Bring your old skis in to test if they have a good fit for you & get an independent opinion. It’s a great chance to mingle with others that love Nordic skiing! Check out some of the weekend’s events:
Friday, Oct. 31st: 
10 am - 8 pm: 3D Ski Flex Mat Testing &/or Salomon Flex Table Testing
10 am - 8 pm: Measure yourself against other skiers on the "SKI ERG"
(simple double pole test will give you an idea where you will finish at the 2013 Birkie)
Saturday, Nov. 1st:
*All clinics meet at Fontana's west side location*
8 am: Free "Taste of Nordic" Dryland & Rollerski Technique Clinic
10 am - 8 pm: 3D Ski Flex Mat Testing &/or Salomon Flex Table Testing
10 am - 8 pm: Measure yourself against other skiers on the "SKI ERG"
Sunday, Nov. 2nd:
11 am - 6 pm: 3D Ski Flex Mat Testing &/or Salomon Flex Table Testing
11 am - 6 pm: Measure yourself against other skiers on the "SKI ERG”

Visit FONTANA SPORTS EVENTS PAGE for additional events information.

Farewell to 2014 Wisconsin Trout Season

We're not done yet-there's muskies, salmon, steelhead, and big lake-run browns to chase. Grab your 8-9 weight, some big flies, wire, and go get 'em. Enjoy the cool fall weather.