What: introduction to roller skiing. With available roller skis to use during the clinic. An 1.5-2 hour clinic on safe practices, control and balance on roller skis, and some additional information on modern ski technique.
Who: This is not a "learn to ski" lesson. Participants should be comfortable with on-snow ski technique, this clinic is about how to transfer those skills (safely!) to dryland training. While the emphasis is on skate skiing, there will be classic rollerskis available as well. The skills addressed in the clinic will benefit either style.
What to bring: Participants will need to provide their own skate or classic boots and poles. Boots must be of NNN style binding type to fit the available roller skis. Please see the attached diagram if you are uncertain of what boot/binding type you have. Poles will need to be of high quality "track" type, as it is imperative that the poles have basket tips made of carbide steel (found on all performance level XC poles). Bike helmets are mandatory, and gloves are highly advised. Other safety equipment (elbow, knee pads, ect) will not be frowned upon. We have a limited number of both roller skis and coaches, a reservation is required. If you have your own roller skis and just want the clinic, please still register and kindly email email@example.com
Ft Cascade Trailhead Parking lot and surrounding area.
Marine Drive- Broughton Beach Parking lot and bike path
Both places are quiet areas but not a closed courses and we will be working to be mindful of traffic and other users.
When: Clinic to begin at 9 AM. Please arrive early to pick up roller skis and be geared up.
For questions please email directly- firstname.lastname@example.org.