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Trail Kids Ski Program - Session 1

Tue January 2 - Thu February 1 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US

Offerings

Classic Ski Program: Monday/Wednesday - Wirth

01/03 - 01/31 6:00PM CST - 7:30PM CST
Open to ages 7 - 13.

Skate Ski Program: Tuesday/Thursday - Wirth

01/02 - 02/01 6:00PM CST - 7:30PM CST
Open to ages 7 - 13.

Classic Ski Program: Tuesday/Thursday - Hyland

01/02 - 02/01 6:00PM CST - 7:30PM CST
Open to ages 7 - 13.

Description

Each Trail Kids Ski Program - Session 1 offering meets twice a week for five weeks. The offerings will teach either skate or classic technique, so only one type of ski equipment is needed to participate. Beginner participants must attend one of our 3 week Beginner Clinics before they register for a 5 or 10-week Winter Ski Programs, or have equivalent skill and experience. Novice to advanced skiers are split into ability and age-specific coaching groups, so that each participant is challenged appropriately. Trail Kids sessions include technique drills, relays, games on skis, distance adventure skiing, and preparation for upcoming race events. The main focuses are developing skills, having fun, and falling in love with a lifetime sport! All programs include discounted registration for designated City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival youth race events; Loppet Trail Kids winter hat; bi-weekly 1.5 hour coached training sessions focused on technique, ski drills, endurance, strength, speed, relays, games, and race tactics; and coaching and wax support at specific CXC/Skiwerx race events. For more information, view the Trail Kids Nordic Program Preseason Virtual Presentation.

 

Classic Ski Program: Monday/Wednesday - Wirth
  • Dates: January 3–January 31, 2024 (no practice New Years Day and MLK Day)
  • Days/Time: Mondays/Wednesdays 6PM – 7:30PM
  • Where: The Trailhead (meet at team flags east of the Trailhead)
  • Registration Fee: $190, $75 for rental equipment (rentals are limited)
  • Type of instruction: Classic technique
  • Equipment needed: Classic skis (skin skis or kickwax skis) and poles (shoulder height). Combi boots can be used.

 

Skate Ski Program: Tuesday/Thursday - Wirth
  • Dates: January 2–February 1, 2024
  • Days/Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6–7:30 pm
  • Where: The Trailhead (meet at team flags east of the Trailhead)
  • Registration Fee: $230, $75 for rental equipment (rentals are limited)
  • Type of instruction: Skate technique
  • Equipment needed: Skate skis and poles (nose height). Combi boots can be used.

 

Classic Ski Program: Tuesday/Thursday - Hyland
  • Dates: January 2–February 1, 2024
  • Days/Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6–7:30 pm
  • Where: Hyland Lake Park in Bloomington
  • Registration Fee: $230 (no rentals available)
  • Type of instruction: Classic technique
  • Equipment needed: Classic skis (skin skis or kickwax skis) and poles (shoulder height). Combi boots can be used.

 

Registration Information

For answers to frequently asked questions, please see our Registration FAQ page.

 

Ski Ability Level Registration Guide

In order to place youth in the appropriate classic and skate ability groups we need your help during registration. Youth will be placed into ability groups and will be assessed by coaches the first week of session. Please refer to the Nordic Ski Ability Level Registration Guide when registering your child.

 
Scholarships, Sibling Discounts and Friend Requests

Scholarships: Need-based registration partial scholarships are available. For information about Trail Kids Program scholarships email trailkids@loppet.org

Sibling Discount: For those families who have three or more kids in the program we will given a 15% discount code. Please email trailkids@loppet.org for more information.

Friend Requests: For safety and equity reasons, Trail Kids does not offer friend requests as part of registration. 

 

Adventure Race Series

The Trail Kids Super Ski Race Series is part of the Loppet Foundation’s Trail Kids year-round programming. The race series is included in the program registration fee for programs at Theo Wirth location only. 

 

Winter Program Equipment Guide

For more information on ski equipment, clothing, and a beginner guide to both glide and kick waxing tips click here: Nordic Ski Equipment and Program Guide

 

Training & Technique Resources

Check out this page for resources on skiing training and technique.

 

Place

1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN US 55422

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.loppet.org/programs/tk/beginner-ski-clinics/.

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