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About Team Norway

This group practices 2 times a week on snow and is for skiers who wish to learn both classic and skate technique in a fun non-competitive environment. Coaches work with all abilities in this age group to emphasize skill and technique through games and skill development activities. Skiers will be broken up into ability groups in order to practice skills and then join back together as a larger group to play games.

Skiers should have both classic and skate equipment because combination skis cause technique problems as a skier progresses. If you are having trouble getting both sets, please let the program head coach know so we can work with you to get the correct equipment. At this level, we encourage all skiers to choose 1-2 local races or events around New England to participate in.  Team Norway also meets for dryland practice during the fall to help increase fitness and create a positive team atmosphere.

Coaching staff: Gretchen Czaja, Head Coach. Cindy Emery, Assistant Coach.


Program cost

  • $300 ($275 Program fee + $25 NENSA membership)

Dryland

  • Thursdays @ Woodstock Elementary School starting November 2nd- 3:15-4:30pm, Saturday Family Fun Hikes

On-Snow

  • Mondays and Wednesdays starting when skiing is available (3:15-4:30pm)

Equipment Needs

  • Both skate (shorter) and classic (longer) skis (length determined by height and weight of skier)
  • 2 pairs of poles (skate reaches to bottom of lip and classic reaches to top of shoulder)
  • 1 pair of combination boots
  • 2 pairs of bindings
  • Please reach out the other families for used equipment, especially classic skis. We can help with your equipment needs, please ask!

All skiers must purchase a Woodstock Nordic Center discounted team season pass for $75 paid for when the center opens for the season.  This pass allows skiers access to the facility and trails all season long. Trails need proper grooming and maintenance for safe skiing and this is what this pass covers. We encourage skiers to ski as much as possible outside of practice to develop basic ski skills.

NENSA Membership fee

  • $25 of your registration is for your New England Nordic Ski Association membership. NENSA works to keep youth skiing thriving in New England and organizes many regional events including the NE Bill Koch Festival.   We send the membership fees in for you. Please visit their website for more details www.nensa.net