Venue:

Como Park Golf Course

Greyed out options are no longer available.

Details:

Registration: Closed
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, Feb 19, Feb 26
Classic Rentals: Club Rentals Classic & Skate - online - $0.00
Skate Rentals: Club Rentals Classic & Skate - online - $0.00
Membership: $50.00
Ski Pass Required: St. Paul Natural Snow Pass for skiers 12 and over
Leader:
Email: como@myxc.org
Skill Levels Offered: Level 1-6 Classic and Skate
Backup Plan: If there is not enough snow at Como, our backup location is Battle Creek Rec Center, 75 Winthrop St S, St Paul, MN 55119 (snow making loop) from 12:00 to 2:30. Skiers over 13 years old need an All-Access St. Paul ski pass.

K Leader Board:

Bjorn R. 151.18 KM.
Soren R. 130.40 KM.
Dominic P. 68 KM.
Haakon R. 63.78 KM.
Kelenn P. 45 KM.

Welcome to St. Paul Como Park | MYSL Ski Sparks

Look for emails and updates in September for 2024 season registration information. 

For 2024, the Como Club needs a new leadership team.  For a club Como's size, it would be ideal to have 2 Co-Leaders and 2 Co-Directors.  For example, one Co-Leader could handle registration and emails; the other could serve as the coaches coordinator.  One director could make bib name tags and track attendance; the other could do supply orders and warehouse runs.  Position descriptions can be found here.  Please email amy@myxc.org if you are able to volunteer!

2024 Schedule and Location
Meet at Como Park Golf Course Sundays at 2pm.

Level 1 meets for 1 hour, all other levels meet for 1.5 hours.  All Level 1 skiers should have an attendant.  Attendants should register here.

Ramsey County/St. Paul Ski Passes
Adult Volunteers, Adult Level 1 Attendants, and any skiers 13 years or older will need to purchase a ski pass to participate in Como SkiSparks.  Como requires a natural snow pass, but note our backup location at Battle Creek requires an all access pass.  For more information on which ski pass to purchase, please go here.

Equipment
For the 2024 season, Como will have classic and skate rentals.  Equipment rental is in addition to the club registration fee.  Please rent equipment right away, we always run out.

Clothing

Make sure to dress in layers. Polypropylene or lightweight wool will keep the moisture off the skin, wear a number of insulating layers for warmth that can be shed as games and skiers heat up. Add something non-absorbent (like snowpants) on the outside to cut the wind and minimize sticking snow when we're rolling around. Use this checklist for success:

Dry boots: Boots need to be dried out near a heat source between uses. They can’t stay in the car or garage. Dry, wool socks: A dry pair of socks needs to be put on right before you put on your boots. Put on a hat and a neck gator (buffs, muffs, neck warmers): We all know we lose a lot of heat through our heads. But making sure your ears and neck are covered is just as important. Hand/Foot warmers: For when it is really cold, hand and foot warmers are helpful. These are oxygen activated and you can “turn them off” by putting them in an airtight container (such as a jam jar) to get multiple uses. Calories: A skier that is low on calories will have a hard time staying warm. Bringing back up snacks and drinks is always a good idea. 

Important to Know

  • Parking – parking can be a challenge at Como Ski Chalet, so be sure to plan your trip.  Alternate parking is across the street at Como Pavilion, if needed. (Como Park Map)
  • First Day – Each coach will have a ski bib and name tag (with parent contact information) for your child.  We will collect the bibs at the last lesson.
  • Volunteers and Coaches – Will be wearing MYSL coach bibs in the level color they coach.
  • Weather –  If the forecast is very cold or cold with wind chill (-2 degrees air temperature or -10 degrees windchill), we’ll cancel. We may shorten lessons on very cold days (below 5 degrees air temperature or 10 degrees windchill).  Cancellations will be noted on this web page and via email to all members.

Communications
We communicate with Como MYSL families via email.  Please contact us with questions and feedback at como@myxc.org.