Cross Country Ski Lessons for Adults 2013
Practically everyone can benefit from ski lessons. While cross country skiing appears deceptively simple, instruction can make skiing less effort and more fun, enabling you to go further and ski faster. A trained instructor can help get you started – or get much better – in one of the best winter sports in Saskatoon! Courses are offered to adults at different levels of skiing, from Learn to Classic Ski, Learn to Skate Ski, to Intermediate Technique Improvement in Classic and Skating skills. All SNSC adult instruction courses are taught by Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) certified instructors. All ski lessons take place at Kinsmen Park in downtown Saskatoon on machine groomed trails by volunteers from the Nordic Ski Club.
Classes usually fill up well before start date, so register early to reserve your place. More courses may be added to the schedule as the season progresses, depending on instructor availability, weather, etc. Course fees do not include skiing equipment. If you need rentals, contact Eb's Source for Adventure 306-652-0385. For general inquiries on the instruction program, please contact the Adult Instruction Coordinator, Bruce Simms, firstname.lastname@example.org. For inquiries about course content, please contact the chief instructor, Cliff Speer at 306-653-5693 or email: email@example.com. If a private or semi-private lesson suits your schedule better than a group lesson, contact Bruce or Cliff to make arrangements.
LEARN TO CLASSIC SKI COURSES
Course I: Jan. 3, 8, 10 (7:00 - 9:00 pm)
Course II: Jan. 5, 12, 19 (Saturdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm)
Each course covers identical content - waxing theory, basic diagonal stride techniques, including balance and weight transfer, double poling, herringbone and snowplow, turning and stopping. Suitable for those who have never skied before or have had no formal instruction.
LEARN TO SKATE SKI
Course III: Jan. 29, 31, Feb 5, (7:00 - 9:00 pm)
A course for those new to skate skiing or those wanting an understanding of the fundamentals of the skating motion on skis. Covers basic skate techniques - free skate, one skate and two skate. You will need your own skate skis or rentals for this course.
Course IV Skating: Feb 18, 20, 26 - Revised dates (7:00 - 9:00 pm)
Tips for those already familiar with basic skating skills, but needing help to make their motions more efficient and wanting to learn more advanced techniques.
How to register...
You can register online through Zone4. Please use this form you want to sign up as a club member as well. Remember that members get a $25 discount per course. If you are already a club member or do not wish to become one please use this form. You can also print the course registration form and waiver form and mail the completed forms with your fee as indicated below. If you do not have a printer, contact Instruction Coordinator Bruce Simms firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The classic and skating courses are taught at Kinsmen Park. Meet the course instructor at the old log warming hut (former park concession booth) situated about 100 metres northwest of the Kinsmen Park parking lot across from the Mendel Art Gallery.
A note about bad weather...
Sessions will be rescheduled by the instructor in the event of bad weather. The instructor will contact you if a session needs to be cancelled.
Course Fees: Member Non-member
All courses $60 $85
Mail fees to: Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club, Box 2062 Saskatoon SK S7K 3S7. Thank-you