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Cross Country Skate Skiing

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

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'.



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