Venue:

Cleary Lake Park

Registration: Open • Register for VolunteeringRegister Skier
Meets: Sunday
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Starts: Jan. 1, 2023
Dates: Jan 1, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12
Classic Rentals: Club Rentals Classic - online - $55.00
Chalet Rentals Classic & Skate
Membership: $50.00
Ski Pass Required: Three Rivers Ski Pass for skiers 12 and over
Leader: Tim Kokes
Email: cleary@myxc.org
Skill Levels Offered: Level 1-6 Classic and Skate
Backup Plan: In case of lack of snow, we'll have a backup time slot at Hyland park reserve in Bloomington, mn 55435

2023, Season Signup coming soon!

For those of you willing to be on snow coaches pre-open enrollment is open now. Please reach out to cleary@mysl.org if you have not received your pre-open registration email. 

Welcome Skiers!

Open Head Coach Position for 2023

Please let us know at Cleary@mysl.org if you have interest in being our next club head coach!

 

Rental Equipment Pickup - TBD

 

Regular Schedule

The club will meet Sundays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. for eight weeks starting on January, 2023 ending February, 2023.

 

COVID-19 Guidelines

·        COVID SkiSparks Guidelines and Plan

 

Curriculum

The MYSL curriculum teaches skiing with games using an orderly progression through six distinct levels, Levels 1 through 6.  Most skiers (especially at the lower levels) WILL spend two years in each level, e.g., a beginning skier will spend two years in Level 1 at ages 5 and 6.  To progress to the next level, a skier must reach specific goals at each level.  The curriculum is not designed so that a skier spends only one year in each level.  Please familiarize yourself with these levels and goals (posted on the MYSL site) so that you can be aware of what your skier is working on and so that you can offer encouragement.  Your coach can always explain the curriculum and goals to you and offer a recommendation for a suitable level.

 

Weather and cancellation policy

The Club will cancel skiing if the temperature forecast is below 0 degrees F or if the wind chill is forecasted to be less than -10 degrees F. The Club may also cancel or change locations if snow conditions are poor.  A cancellation or location change announcement will always be sent by e-mail (to the address provided when you register) 24 hours in advance.

 

Clothing

Make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. For an active sport like cross country skiing, dress in layers. Dress in several thin or medium insulating layers and a wind shell rather than a heavy winter coat.

Equipment

Classic ski rental equipment is available from Cleary for $8 each time for children under 12, and $12 for those 12 years of age and up plus sales tax.  Rental includes poles, boots and wax-less skis for a 4 hour time period.

Some skate equipment rentals are also available, but sizes are more limited.

Please arrive at the Chalet early to be fitted for equipment.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

This is a volunteer organization, and we welcome your assistance.

We need fill-in coaches when coaches are absent. You do not need to be an expert skier; just need to know the fundamentals of skiing and want to have fun. A curriculum will be provided.

Parents

We encourage all parents to bring their skis along and join the fun, either by assisting a group or skiing around at Cleary.

If you are parent of a 4 or 5 year old skier in First Steppers (Level 1), you must accompany your skier on the snow at all times (either on or off skis).

Three Rivers Park Ski Pass

Three Rivers Ski passes apply to skiers ages 12 and older. Details at  http://www.threeriversparks.org/activities/passes/cross-country-skiing.aspx

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