Nordic Ski Club
of Milwaukee


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The Nordic Ski Club will occasionally list events sponsored by other organizations. The Club and these other organizations are separate and distinct. The Club provides information without compensation about other events solely as a service to members or guests who may be interested in such outings. The Club has no control or voice in managing these events.  Members and guests should exercise their own judgment and participate in these events cautiously and at their own risk.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 19, 2014
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Urban Ecology Center 1500 E. Park Place Milwaukee, WI 53211

    It's a Beautiful Day! Let's Go Out And Play!
    September Member Meeting, Friday, September 19

    Let’s get together and enjoy the evening! Although the club has had dozens of activities this summer, the monthly meetings remain a great place to catch up with each other. The weather should be gorgeous and still light enough to get out and play, so we moved the September meeting to an active place.  Located on the Oak Leaf Trail and Milwaukee River, the Urban Ecology Center is a gem in the city and a past recipient of Nordic Ski Club donations. Recently, UEC restored 40 acres of land along the Milwaukee River as an arboretum of native species and improved wildlife habitat. John McCarthy engineered the new Arboretum and will give us a tour.  Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum   Or bring your bike, hiking shoes, kayak, binoculars and your sense of adventure for several hours of unstructured playtime outdoors, followed by the general membership meeting and Ice Cream Social. Bring your friends and introduce them to the club and to fellow members.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting. Here’s hoping for a long Indian summer followed by great snow!

    Date: Friday, September 19
    Playtime: Until 7:30 pm
    Meeting & Ice Cream Social: 7:30 – 9 pm in the Community Room
    Bring: Your friends, toys and ice cream bib.
    Location: Urban Ecology Center 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211 (414) 964-8505

    Directions to Urban Ecology Center: Exit I-43 at Locust Street and head east toward the lake. After you cross the Milwaukee River bridge, continue to the traffic light at the corner of Oakland and Locust. Turn right/south on Oakland Avenue. Go 3 blocks to Park Place. Turn right and travel west for 2 blocks. The Urban Ecology Center is located at the end of this street on the right. There is a parking lot on the left and street parking is available on Park Place, as well as on side streets.
    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • 7:00 AM
    • Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188
    23rd Annual Pedal The Kettle is a fully supported bicycle tour exploring the back roads of scenic Waukesha and Jefferson Counties. The route will start in historic Waukesha, where in the late 1800's people traveled from miles away to refresh themselves with the pure spring waters and beautiful resorts. Routes of various lengths will venture west into the gently rolling glacial drumlin landscape of the beautiful Kettle Moraine. Well stocked rest stops and post ride showers and lunch benefit the riders.

    Distances: 35, 64 or 103 miles

    Katie Bivens
    Cell: 262-327-4899
    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 3133 E Newberry Blvd Milwaukee, WI 53211
    Join fellow Nordics for a Sunday afternoon hike in Lake Park on September 21st, 1pm. Lake Park was designed in the late 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City along with many others. Plan for a 3 - 4 mile hike along the bluff and down along the lake front. After wards we will hike a few blocks to fashionable Downer Avenue for food and drink.

    Meet at 1pm in the Lake Park Golf Course parking lot. Entrance to the park is at 3133 E. Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee (intersection of Newberry and N. Lake Drive). If you have questions, email Dennis Drake at or call 414-481-0967.
    • Thursday, October 02, 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 2000 Cobblestone Ct, Waukesha, WI 53188 ‎

    If you are leading a winter ski trip, want to be an assistant trip leader, or want to find out what’s involved in leading or assisting on a ski trip, then mark your calendar for Thursday, October 2. That’s when our trip leader training session for next winter’s ski trips will be held. You’ll also discover the rewards of leading or assisting on a trip. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at Paul Keber’s home at 2000 Cobblestone Ct. in Waukesha (1 mi. south of I-94 off the Cty T exit). Please call Paul at 262-547-4827 to RSVP and for directions, or if you have any questions.

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