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Cross Country Classic Ski - Wesley Clover Park

Sport Info

What you need to know about Cross-Country Skiing!    


About Your Instructor!

Since 2010 Liam has been teaching and coaching skiing with individuals and groups of all abilities. Through the years of race directing, guiding outdoor expeditions, and coaching and supporting both youth and masters sport and outdoor programs, I can say nothing is more fulfilling than to connect, identify needs, and to guide and troubleshoot our way to success and fun on the trail and in the snow!

"The beautiful thing about both these sports is that nobody is ever done learning: not you or me or Jesse Diggins or Killian Jornet. There’s always more, and I’m here to help you find it!" - Liam W.

  

Details

Participants will be sent the meeting point and trail details ahead of time. Participants will meet the OSSC Representative and will embark the trail as a group.

This is a beginner class. Participants should have little to no experience cross-country skiing but have an open mind and positive attitude!

Mandatory Group Requirements

COVID-19 MODIFICATIONS: 

  • This program will have a maximum of 12 participants per group

1) All participants are required to sign the waiver.

 

2) Hike day wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” must be completed by all players prior to participation.


3) Participants must maintain physical distancing of 2-meters before, during and after all activities.  This includes arriving on-site, skiiing, resting/sitting, and departing the location.

 

4) No Spectators are allowed under any circumstance (this includes kids, family, friends, etc). Only registered participants are able to participate.


For more information regarding Roster Sizes & Specific Team Numbersclick here.

Equipment
Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS   

Participants are required to wash/sanitize their hands before and after each class. Do not share water bottles, snacks or warm clothing with others.

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.

Equipment not included. Participants must have their own pair of skis, boots, and poles and wear clothing that suits the weather.

Rental equipment is available for the season through our partner Kunstadt Sports. For more information, please click here.

Program Schedule

Curriculum:

  • Proper clothing
  • Ski equipment and how it works
  • Basic maneuvers and balance
  • Diagonal stride
  • Double poling
  • Uphill techniques
  • Downhill techniques
  • Braking and turning
 

Rules

COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS - Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.

Location

Each week participants will meet their class instructor Liam at the ski trails in Wesley Clover Parks (411 Corkstown Road).

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