Skip this Saturday BUT Still Come on Mondays & ThursdaysDue to the disappointing amount of snow on the course (none!), we're going to skip this Saturday's "Cross-Country Ski Kick-Off".
HOWEVER we are still going on as planned with the High School and Junior High kids who want to be part of the first ever Rexburg ('Burg) Nordic Club.
So, snow or no snow, please meet at the Teton Lakes Golf Course on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS at 4pm, or as close to 4 as you can. We'll plan on being done by 5, or shortly thereafter. You might want to bring a headlamp...
Newbies through ExpertsMany, if not most, of you are new to this sport. Don't let that deter you from learning. It's not that hard, it just takes a little practice, and it is fun. We will work with all levels of fitness and all levels of experience, so just come and try it! (And stick to it. Like everything else, with practice it gets easier and more fun).
Remember, those who know a little more will help those who know a little less.
Dry-Land TrainingPlease wear appropriate winter work-out clothing and running shoes. We can still work on fitness and technique using "dry-land training" so be prepared to run, walk, or jog. If you have ski poles, please bring those for ski bounding and ski walking.
EquipmentIf you have your own cross-country ski equipment, please bring it this Monday for a Gear Check and for some ski bounding/walking dry-land training. If you can't bring your gear this Monday, then you can just let us know on Monday what you have and the condition your gear is in.
If you do not have your own ski equipment, we will work to outfit you as best as we can. The City has about 10 sets of classic skis for our use for free for the season. There is still the option to rent skis on a daily basis at BYU-I's Outdoor Resource Center. They have a new nifty way to reserve your equipment.
For more information, please check out this previous post about the Burg Nordic Club. You may also contact Steve Barrus at the High School or email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org (I'll try to reply quickly, although I don't always check that mailbox).