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Cross Country Skate Skiing

Cross Country Skate Skiing is a great way to stay active and enjoy the Winter season!

Sessions are designed to build your cross country skiing abilities week to week through a skills progression program.

This class is designed for skiers who have a basic understanding and some prior experience in cross country skiing.

 

For those who are new to Cross Country Skate Skiing there are introductory lessons available prior to the class starting which will ensure you are ready once the class begins in mid-January. If you are interested in this option please send us an email at info@ossc.ca for further details.

 


Winter 2018 Details: 

Start/end dates

Thursday: Starts Thursday, January 18 and ends Thursday, March 8.

# of weeks

8 weeks

Class times

Classes run from 6-7:30pm.

Price

$155 + HST

Bye dates

None.

Class package pick-up

Winter 2018 class packages will be dropped off on your first night of class!
 
  

Class packages include: Detailed information about the class and an OSSC key tag with discounts around town. Check out the great OSSC Partner discounts!

 

If you want to pick up your package prior to the first class, extended office hours are:

 

  • Wednesday, January 10 - 9:30am-8:00pm
  • Thursday, January 11 - 9:30am-8:00pm
  • Friday, January 12 - 9:30am-5:30pm

 

See "Sport Info" tab for equipment requirements. 

Schedule

Schedules will be posted online by end of day Friday, January 12.

 

You will be receiving a welcome email from your instructor before the first class which will provide details about class schedule and meeting locations. See "Sport Info" for program schedule.

 

Ready to Play? Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

Skill Level Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Intermediate:
           

- Click the skill description for more info!
- Prices listed are before taxes
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- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to info@ossc.ca and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

How to request to play with a friend or two

Sport Info

What you need to know about Cross Country Skate Skiing Lessons:

What to bring/wear

You will be skiing under the moonlight, so ensure to bring a headlamp with you. 

Dress lightly with active wear as you will not be standing around long and will warm-up very quickly.

Ensure to have a warm coat ready in the car post-skiing so you stay warm after classes.

A bit about your instructor!

Your amazing Nordic Fitness instructor is Jodi!

Click HERE to read their coaching bio!

Equipment

Cross country skis are NOT included in the class fees.


Rental equipment is available for the season at several locations in Ottawa at an extra charge. Your instructor Jodi can also arrange equipment rentals at a reduced price: paddlefit@gmail.com.


Program schedule

Week 1 (Parking Lot 8): Skate Ski Basics - Upper body 

Week 2 (Parking Lot 8): Skate Ski Basics - Lower body 

Week 3 (Parking Lot 6): Total body coordination 

Week 4 (Parking Lot 6): Endurance

Week 5 (Parking Lot 6): Hills - What Goes Up…

Week 6 (Parking Lot 6): Speed Sections

Week 7 (Camp Fortune): Up's & down's + lots of turns

Week 8 (Camp Fortune): Shily Shaly

*Location and class lessons may change

Private lessons

Private lessons for further skate ski development are also available.

Speak to your class instructor if you wish to develop the ability to adapt your technique to the varying terrain and conditions, making you a stronger and more efficient skier.  

Please ensure to mention the promotional code 'OSSCIHEARTWINTER'.

 

Rules

All instructions and directions will be provided by your class instructor Jodi. 

Location

Each week participants will meet their class instructor Jodi in the Gatineau Trails around the Chelsea area. 

The specific meeting point for each class will be provided beforehand. 

If you have any questions before the start of classes, you can reach your instructor Jodi at paddlefit@gmail.com.