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Classic Ski Clinic January 19, 2014

Come to Classic Technique Clinic

The Tay Valley Ski Club is pleased to offer a classic technique cross country ski clinic at Murphy’s Point Park in the afternoon of Sunday January 19th, 2014 snow conditions &weather permitting.  There will be no charge for this clinic. The clinic will be taught by NancyGaudreau and Rick Sauder. Nancy is a former college level racer and high school level coach in the U.S.  Rick is a former loppet racer and was a nordic ski patroller in British Columbia for many years. Both have many years of nordic ski training, racing and experience.

Pre-registration for this clinic is required, participants must be 18 years of age or older and will be asked to sign a waiver. The clinic will be limited to 10 participants on a first come first served basis and will run from noon to 3:30 PM.  Please eat a lunch before the session begins and bring a snack and water for the afternoon.

To Register contact:   sauderr@sympatico.ca

This afternoon ski clinic will focus on basic classic cross country technique for beginner to intermediate skiers and will cover the following topics:

At the Chalet:

Meet sign in:

1. A brief discussion of modern cross country skis, their design and the merrits of both waxable and waxless bases, and short discussion on waxing of both.

On the Snow:

1. Lets start at the beginning, falling down and getting up;
2. Classic diagonal stride: emphasis on use of poles, weight shift and maintaining your glide,
3. Classic technique: kick double pole, double pole, changing technique to rest and maintain efficiency;
4. Downhill technique, skiing in control: nordic snow plow, step turns, double pole and a demo / introduction to christie and telemarkturns;
5. Turning and stopping;
6. Climbing uphill: herring bone, side step, classic technique and running;
7. Learning to use the terrain to your advantage to be an efficient skier; which technique for which terrain;
8. Introduction to skate skiing: depending on progress and interest of the group.
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