Free Adult Classic Ski Clinic – February 21, 2015

The Tay Valley Ski Club is pleased to offer a classic technique cross country ski clinic at Murphy’s Point Park 12:00 to 3:30 pm, Saturday, February 21st snow conditions &weather permitting. There will be no charge for this clinic.

The clinic will be taught by Nancy Gaudreau 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:

Meet at the Chalet and sign in:
1. A brief discussion of modern cross country skis, their design and the merits of both waxable and waxless bases, and a 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 telemark turns;
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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