Course Title: Cross Country Ski Instruction
Fee: $30 (minus $5 if registration received by Dec. 20); Includes $10 discount subsidized by the Turtle River Pursuit, and $10 MECCA trail fee. Scholarships available.
Dates: Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 13, 15, 20, 22, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Mecca Ski Trail, 4686 Fierick Rd., Mercer WI, 54547 http://www.skimecca.org/
Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, students will understand the basics of both diagonal stride and skate style skiing, as regards both technique and equipment. They will be able to stand comfortably on skis, compress each ski and grip the snow, kick off and then repeat with the opposite leg. They will be able to glide forward on the gliding ski after their kick, maintaining balance, as they shift their weight forward over the gliding ski. They will be able to engage their poles at the proper time and push, assisting forward movement. Continue reading