Venue:

Starring Lake Park

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Registration: Open • Register for VolunteeringRegister Skier
Meets: Sunday
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Starts: Jan. 1, 2023
Dates: Jan 1, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19
Classic Rentals: Club Rentals Classic - online - $55.00
Membership: $50.00
Ski Pass Required:
Leader: Bonnie Nunez
Email: edenprairie@myxc.org
Skill Levels Offered: Level 1-6 Classic and Skate
Backup Plan: Hyland (low snow) Feb 26 (additional date if any days were cancelled due to cold)

Welcome to the Eden Prairie Youth Ski Club 2023 Season!   

Watch your email for the exact starting location.
 
Sign in by 1:15.  Skiers and coaches leave with their groups at 1:30.  All changes will be communicated by email.     
 
2023 Meeting Dates Sundays Jan 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb 5, 12, 19 (back up Feb 26) 

Thank you for being a part of Eden Prairie's 16th season of introducing children ages 4 to 12 to the joys of Nordic skiing, and providing a fun winter activity for the entire family.  
 
If you have problems with online registration, please click "contact" at the bottom of the registration page.  
 

We encourage you to purchase new or used equipment at the following locations:

  • Hoigaards -- St. Louis Park

  • Gear West -- Long Lake

  • Pioneer Midwest -- Osseo

  • Tonka Cycle and Ski -- Hopkins

  • REI -- Bloomington

  • Play it Again Sports -- various locations

Schedule and Location 

We will meet for eight Sunday afternoons from January 1 to February 19 (Feb 26 as a backup weather date)
Time:  1:30-3:00  (please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in, and get bibs and skis on).
 
Location:  Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie.  We will meet at Staring Lake Park whenever possible. If we need to change time or location due to weather or snow conditions, we will email information about the change as soon as we can. Nordic skiing conditions can change rapidly.   Please watch your email for information and changes.
 
MYSL's policy for refunds is like most other youth sports in that refunds are not offered after the season starts.  If we have low/poor snow, we'll do our best to ski at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington.  MYSL will not offer refunds or crediting fees forward to the next year.  
 
Alternate Location (for no snow, low snow conditions only):  Hyland Lake Park Reserve.  Jan's Place. Time: Sundays 4:15-5:45pm
Address:  10145 Bush Lake Road,  Bloomington, MN  55438
The meeting place is near a cabin called "Jan's Place".  Jan's Place is past the visitor center.  Watch for signs along the park road giving directions to "Edgewood and Jan's Place". Jan's Place at Hyland has porta-potties.     
 
Everyone 12 and over needs an "All Parks Pass" through Three Rivers Parks. Daily passes are $9. Annual passes are $75 for first family member, $37.50 for additional members. Annual passes can be purchased online (highly advised because the line can be LONG!) https://www.threeriversparks.org/activity/cross-country-skiing
 

Equipment  

We have some great equipment for skiers to rent for a nominal fee - $55 for the entire season.  This equipment can be taken home and used for family outings.  We have a limited number of ski packages and sizes, so register early.  If you paid for rental equipment on-line but were not able to be outfitted, you will be reimbursed for the fees.

Our rental skis are classic no-wax skis.  We do not have skate ski equipment available on a rental basis.  Children skiing in level 5 or above should have their own skate skis, boots, and poles.  In addition, for children skiing at level 4 or above, waxable classic skis are highly recommended. 

MYSL Ski Swap

The MYSL annual Ski Swap and Expo is Saturday, November 12th.  This is a great opportunity to find new and used ski equipment for your family.  https://mysl.org/events/skiswap

Weather

If the temperature drops below 0F or wind chill is low, class may be cancelled or shortened. We will e-mail a cancellation notice at least two hours before class. 
 

Clothing

Dress your child appropriately for the day’s weather. Dress in layers: long underwear, an insulating layer, and a non-absorbent outer layer to block the wind and keep out snow.  Warm hats, mittens, and socks are mandatory!
 

Curriculum

MYSL provides a structured 8-week curriculum at five ski levels 4 classic and 1 skate.  Children will be grouped into appropriate classes at the first meeting.  Adjustments to groups are made throughout the season as needed.
 

Volunteers

MYSL is a volunteer organization, and we need your help!  We are looking for help with club leadership, volunteers to bring snacks, help with bibs and sign-in, taking pictures / videos, and help getting kids to their groups.  Members of the Eden Prairie High School Nordic Ski team will be volunteering as coaches.  They do a fantastic job and the MYSL club skiers love them. To volunteer, please register on this website.

 

Trails and Ski Information

The best source of trail and general skiing information is Skinnyski.com.  http://www.skinnyski.com/trails/reports.asp