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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. This would include being confident and balanced while on skis and feeling comfortable with some of the skate skiing techniques such as V1 and V2 strokes.

Registration deadline is Thursday, January 2 @ midnight!

LATE FEES will apply to all registrations received after the deadline.

Winter 2020 Details: 

Start/end dates

Thursday: Starts Thursday, January 16 and ends Thursday, March 5.

# of weeks

8 weeks.

Class times

Classes run from 6-7:30pm.


$165 + HST.

Bye dates


Class package pick-up

Winter 2020 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 are interested in picking up your package prior to the first class, extended office hours are:

  • Wednesday, January 8 – 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday, January 9 - 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday, January 10 - 10:00am-6:00pm

If you would like to come by after the extended office hour dates above our office is open Monday to Friday from 10:00am – 5:30pm.   

See "Sport Info" tab for equipment requirements. 


Schedules will be posted online by end of day Friday, January 10.


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
- Review the Refund Policy
- 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 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.

A bit about your instructor!

Your amazing Nordic Fitness instructor is Jodi!

Click HERE to read his coaching bio!


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:

Program schedule

Week 1: Skate Ski Basics - Upper body 

Week 2: Skate Ski Basics - Lower body 

Week 3: Total body coordination 

Week 4: Endurance

Week 5: Hills - What Goes Up…

Week 6: Speed Sections

Week 7: Up's & down's + lots of turns

Week 8: Shily Shaly

*Location and class lessons may change



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


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