XC Kids Program

Last updated by xckids on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 9:39 pm

Nordic XC Kids Grades K-5

XC Kids: The Blackhawk XC Kids Program is for children ages 5-10, of all abilities. The focus of this program is on cross-country ski fundamentals while having fun. 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.

For 2016/2017 season, the tentative session schedule is to meet at the Blackhawk East Chalet each week on Sunday afternoons beginning December 04, 2016 and ending March 5, 2017 (with the exception of Sunday February 26, 2017 which is the weekend of the popular American Birkebeiner ski race). The XC Kids Program is transitioning to new coordinators for 2016/17, and some of the planning will be ongoing through the Fall. Finalized session times and details will be provided prior to the ski season.

Requirements: All participants must be members of Blackhawk Ski Club. This program relies 100% on the time and effort of parents and volunteer instructors who are members of Blackhawk Ski Club and/or Madison Nordic Ski Club (MadNorSki). 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 on the Blackhawk XC Kids Program committee.

Program Fee: $30 per child for the season. These fees are used to offset incidental program cost; 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 XC 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 7, 2016 (returning members) and September 28, 2016 (new members). The maximum number of participants for XC Kids is dependent upon the commitment of parents and volunteers to instruct (usually 50-70 kids).

Questions: Questions can be directed to xc@blackhawkskiclub.org

For more general information about XC skiing in the greater Madison area, check out Madison Nordic Ski Club (www.MadNorSki.org).


For more information please e-mail Nordic

A downloadable PDF of the 2016-2017 XC Kids Program Description

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