Nordic Kids: The Blackhawk Nordic Kids Program is for children of all ages and abilities through 5th grade. The focus of this program is learning the fundamentals of cross country skiing and having fun outdoors in the winter. Participants are separated into groups, based on age & ability, for instruction and ski games. A parent or guardian is required to remain on the Blackhawk Ski Club premises during practice.
Young nordic skiers (parent-tot through 5th grade) have two opportunities for lessons this winter: Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 and/or Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30. Lessons begin the week of December 2 (Sundays) and January 9 (Wednesdays) and continue (weather permitting) through the first week of March. Equipment is provided for a small fee and adult lessons will be offered 2-4 times during the season.
*New this year: A parent-tot class will be offered during Sunday afternoon classes. This class is for parents who want to ski with a young child in a backpack or in a polk or ski alongside their young skier. Children under 5 must begin in parent-tot class until they are ready to ski independently.
**Nordic Combined: On Sundays from 12:30-1:30 Intro to Ski Jumping will be offered for skiers interested in learning Nordic Combined, which is an event that scores both ski jumping and nordic skiing. Separate program registration is required.
Requirements: All participants must be members of Blackhawk Ski Club. This program relies 100% on the time and effort of parents and volunteer instructors. Parents are asked to help with practice whether on skis assisting the instructors, or in some other capacity. Please contact us at the email below if you are interested in helping out with Nordic Kids Program committee.
Program Fee: $35 per child for the season. These fees are used to offset incidental program cost and Blackhawk kids' hats; instructors are all volunteers.
Equipment: Participants are encouraged to own their own equipment. The club owns and maintains a fleet youth XC equipment (skis, boots, poles). This equipment is available to rent for use only during Nordic Kids sessions. The rental fee is $25 per child for the season. These fees are used for upkeep and maintenance of the equipment fleet.
Registration: Register online at www.blackhawkskiclub.org beginning September 12, 2018 (returning members) and September 24, 2018 (new members). The maximum number of participants for Nordic Kids is dependent upon the commitment of parents and volunteers to instruct and assist.
Questions: Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A downloadable PDF of the 2017-2018 Nordic Kids Program Description