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13.9. Cross Country Ski Clinics

January 14, 2013

Well I am little hesitant to share this since we have no snow this winter and none in our near future. When there is snow this is a great way to get out enjoy the outdoors and trails that West Michigan has to offer. Not to mention a great way to stay in shape during the winter months. For people out of the area the Ottawa County park system is a great system and I have never heard a bad thing about any of their activities. So you have more than one Saturday do get your clinic on. The schedule and links are below from their posting. Good luck and enjoy the outdoors!!

January 5th – February 16th, 2013
Cross-Country Ski Clinics
(Sat. )
Time: 9:30am & Noon
Location: Pigeon Creek Park – West Olive
Beginner Ski Clinics –
No experience is needed for these clinics designed as an introduction to cross-country skiing. Participants will learn about equipment, clothing and basic ski techniques. Children 10 years and older may attend if accompanied by an adult and there must be one adult for every two children.

Intermediate Ski Clinics –
These clinics are for adult skiers with some experience who would like to work on refining their technique thus enabling them to ski more efficiently.

Ski Skating Clinics –
These clinics are for experienced adult skiers who want to learn the basics of several skate techniques. Skate skis are required for this clinic and are available to rent in the Lodge.
2013 Cross-Country Ski Clinic Schedule
Ski Clinic Date 9:30am Clinic Noon Clinic
Saturday 1/5/13 Beginner Intermediate
Saturday 1/12/13 Intermediate Beginner
Saturday 1/19/13 Ski Skating Beginner
Saturday 2/2/13 Beginner Intermediate
Saturday 2/9/13 Ski Skating Beginner
Saturday 2/16/13 Intermediate Beginner

* All clinics are held on the groomed ski trails at Pigeon Creek Park and last 1½ hours.
 * Participants must provide their own equipment.
* Ski rental is available (not guaranteed) at Pigeon Creek Park and is not included in the registration fee.

Advance registration is required for all clinics and each clinic is limited to 12 participants. The cost for children and adults is $8 per person. Registrants will receive a letter in advance with more details. To register, call the county parks office at 616-738-4810. Ski instructors are John Stoneburner and Jeff Faber.

Contact Information:
Ottawa County Parks
Phone: 616-738-4810

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