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St Albert Nordic Ski Club

P.O. Box 184

#3 - 11 Bellerose Drive

St. Albert, Alberta

T8N 5C9

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Kingswood Park

395 Sir Winston Churchill Ave

St Albert, AB

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2019 – 2020 Adult Lesson Introduction      

Welcome to the St. Albert Nordic Ski Club’s Adult Lesson Programs!  We offer various lessons and clinics for adults to learn the fundamentals of cross-country skiing as well as weekly drop-in social ski nights.

 

Equipment rentals are available to registered participants for a fee of $75, which includes waxable skis, boots, and poles.  Use of the equipment is only for the duration of the course and will be issued to you on the first lesson day.  There is also a $250 damage deposit required along with the completion of the Equipment Rental form on this page.  Skate ski rentals are not available.

NOTE: All participants must be members of either St. Albert Nordic Ski Club or Edmonton Nordic Ski Club in order to register for adult lessons.  An individual SANSC is $25 and a family membership for two or more skiers residing in the same household is $50.  Each member must also pay a Cross Country Alberta fee of $8 and a Cross Country Canada fee of $10 (these fees cover the insurance requirements and are non-refundable). A registered adult may be accompanied by a registered teenage youth family member but the lessons are intended for adults.

 

All lesson instructors are professional members of the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI). Check out the website for more information: www.cansi.ca.

 

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Novice Classic Lessons

The novice lessons will start by giving participants a basic understanding of clothing layering systems, ski equipment selection and maintenance as well as waxing the glide and grip zones of skis.  Once on skis, classic cross-country skiing techniques will be introduced through a series of progressive exercises. The instruction will cover the following techniques: diagonal stride, diagonal stride with poles, double-poling, and uphill + downhill maneuvers.

Instructors: Nadine Burdon and Keri Elko

Class limit: 20

Novice #1 - December 2019 Lessons

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings: December 10, 12, 17 and 19. The first evening will run from 7:00 - 9:30pm and the three remaining lessons will be 7:00 - 9:00pm.  All lessons take place in Kingswood Park (meet at the SANSC shed).

Cost: $70.00 for 8.5 hours of instruction (plus $75 for rentals and the membership fees noted above).

Novice #2 - January 2020 Lessons

Monday and Wednesday Evenings: January 13, 15, 20 and 22. The first evening will run from 7:00 - 9:30pm and the three remaining lessons will be 7:00 -9:00pm.  All lessons take place in Kingswood Park (meet at the SANSC shed).

Cost: $70.00 for 8.5 hours of instruction (plus $75 for rentals and the membership fees noted above).

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January Learn to Ski Better

Tuesday Evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm: January 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Cost: $40.00 (participants should have their own skis).

Intended for skiers that have taken the Novice lessons and can ski at least 1km continuously.

February Learn to Ski Better

Wednesday Evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm: February 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Cost: $40.00 (participants should have their own skis).

Intended for skiers that have taken the Novice lessons and can ski at least 1km continuously.

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Note: the Kingswood Shelter is heated with public washrooms.

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As always, if you're looking for alternative lesson types or dates, please send us a message below.  If we have enough interest and can recruit CANSI instructors to meet those needs, we will try to accommodate any requests.

 

See you on the tracks!

 

Pat Kelly

Adult Program Director