Nordic Kids

Last updated by xckids on Monday, September 11th, 2017 2:39 pm

Nordic Kids: The Blackhawk Nordic 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.

Young nordic skiers (ages 5 through 5th grade) have two opportunities for lessons this winter: Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 and Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30. Skiers work within their ability with an instructor and parent helpers to learn the fundamentals of cross country skiing and have fun outdoors in the winter. Lessons begin the week of December 3 (Sundays) and January 1 (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 on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:00 during January for parents and children ages 1-4. This class is for parents who want to ski with a young child on their back or ski alongside their young skier (or both!). Blackhawk Nordic Kids continues to be the perfect start to a lifelong enjoyment of cross country skiing for the whole family!

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: $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 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 11, 2017 (returning members) and September 25, 2017 (new members). The maximum number of participants for Nordic Kids is dependent upon the commitment of parents and volunteers to instruct (usually 50-70 kids).

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

A downloadable PDF of the 2017-2018 Nordic Kids Program Description


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