Welcome to the information page for the “Free XC Skiing Clinic”.
This a “FREE” cross country xc skiing clinic to assist you in getting more enjoyment out of your recreational skiing.
Who should take this lesson?
If you just walk or shuffle on your skis. If you can’t glide on your skis. Even on machine set tracks. If you are afraid of hills…either going up or down. And if you want to improve your xc skiing experience.
If you are already a capable xc skier, this course will be of no value to you. Please investigate the available lessons offered by the St. Albert Nordic Ski Club.
*Must be age 13+, and have own cross country ski equipment.
All instructors are CANSI professionally trained (Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors). Instructors will assist you in adjusting your ski technique in order that you ski more efficiently. They are not coaches interested in developing your heart, lungs and muscles. They are interested in assisting you to develop your balance, timing and coordination.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
10:00 to noon
In Kingswood Park, 2nd floor of the building at 395 Sir Winston Churchill Ave.(turn towards the river at the lighted intersection of Sir Winston Churchill Ave. and Kingswood Dr.)
What happens at the two hour cross country skiing clinic?
Introduction: 10 minutes
Waxing instruction: 15 short minutes of “basic” waxing demonstration/discussion
Stretching/Warmup: indoors or out (weather dependent)
On-snow ski instruction: 80 minutes on the machine set tracks in Kingswood Park.
The instructor(s) will teach a few techniques of classic skiing (diagonal stride) through the use of demonstrations, exercises and practice.
The classic techniques covered are: diagonal stride, uphill diagonal stride, uphill herringbone and of course, “how to get down the hill.”
Wind-up (on snow de-brief): 5 minutes
A short evaluation format will be emailed to you to complete following the clinic to capture feedback to apply for future clinic develop……and also to allow you to indicate if you have a need for further instruction or skiing information.
You need to register below in order to attend.
Register online for the Saturday January 23rd Free XC Skiing Clinic using Zone4. Registration closes on Friday January 22 @ 9:00 p.m..
If following registering you find that you are unable to attend, please contact Bill Thompson and advise.
Register online to be waitlisted for the Saturday January 23rd Free XC Skiing Clinic using Zone4
Cancellation? Poor track conditions due either to blown-in snow or too warm temperatures may cause cancellation of the clinic. You will be advised earliest by email.
Thank you for participating in the Free XC Skiing Clinic.
* Registration is full. Please go to Waiting List.