Venue:

Hiawatha Golf Course

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Registration: Full • Register for VolunteeringEnroll in Waitlist
Meets: Sunday
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Starts: Jan. 8, 2023
Dates: Jan 8, Jan 9, Jan 10, Jan 11, Jan 12, Jan 13, Jan 14, Jan 15, Jan 16, Jan 17, Jan 18, Jan 19, Jan 20, Jan 21, Jan 22, Jan 23, Jan 24, Jan 25, Jan 26, Jan 27, Jan 28, Jan 29, Jan 30, Jan 31, Feb 1, Feb 2, Feb 3, Feb 4, Feb 5, Feb 6, Feb 7, Feb 8, Feb 9, Feb 10, Feb 11, Feb 12, Feb 13, Feb 14, Feb 15, Feb 16, Feb 17, Feb 18, Feb 19, Feb 20, Feb 21, Feb 22, Feb 23, Feb 24, Feb 25, Feb 26
Classic Rentals: Club Rentals Classic - online - $55.00
Skate Rentals: Club Rentals Classic & Skate - online - $100.00
Other
Membership: $50.00
Ski Pass Required: Minneapolis Natural Snow Ski Pass for skiers 12 and over
Leader: Christine Schwichtenberg and Anne Keasling
Email: hiawatha_early@myxc.org
Skill Levels Offered: Level 1-6 Classic and Skate

Welcome to the Hiawatha Early Sunday SkiSparks Club

The 2023 season will be a great year for the kids at Hiawatha Early Sunday SkiSparks Club. This is a volunteer led program. Every family is urged to help in some way. Please see below for volunteer information.

Schedule and location

Hiawatha Early Sunday SkiSparks will meet for eight Sundays beginning with our first meeting Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 12:00-1:30pm at Hiawatha Golf Course in South Minneapolis.   

Announcements and Ski Pass Information

Steps to register:

  • Size information. If you are getting MYSL rental skis for your skier during registration you must have the following information on hand for your skier.
    • Height (in inches)
    • Weight
    • Shoe size (error on one size too big)
      • Equipment will be handed out grab & go style this year. The size you request is the size you will get.
    • Decide the level you are registering your skier for. 
    • Go to mysl.org and click “Register Today.” to complete skier registration.

A MPRB (Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board) Natural Snow Ski Pass is required on natural snow trails in the MPRB system (Chain of Lakes, Columbia, Hiawatha and the non-snowmaking Theodore Wirth Trails) for adults and children 12+. This must be visible at all times. 

 
COVID-19 Precautions & Procedures
 
MyXC has COVID-19 procedures in place to minimize risk for volunteers, skiers, and communities.
 

Weather and cancellation policy

Cancellations will be posted on this web page and notification sent through email.

Children should be dressed in layers. A moisture wicking under layer, an insulating layer, and a wind proof layer are typically appropriate. Please use your discretion noting your child’s activity level and the outside temperature/wind chill. Often a winter jacket and snow pants or a snowsuit are too warm once the child gets skiing unless they are young and in the beginner group.

Equipment

We have some great equipment for skiers to use for a nominal fee - $55 for the entire season. This equipment can be taken home and used for family outings and to practice throughout the week. Please remember 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.  

Registration

Please register early to insure a spot at Hiawatha Early Sunday SkiSparks. 

Levels and age guidelines are as follows:

For children who are new to MYSL, assign the child to the lowest skill level that spans their age as of January 1. If a child has skied at least 10 times, consider advancing them one skill level. It is common for kids to repeat skill levels, so returning families need to choose a skill based on last season’s performance, but still staying within the age ranges. Coaches will assess children at the first meeting, but it is important for parents to accurately assign levels by age during the registration process.

Classic ski lessons: Level I: Ages 4-7 (parents ski along with the child), Level 2: 6-8 (parents check in occasionally), Level 3: 7-10, Level 4: 8-12

More about skill levels here: http://mysl.org/skill-levels. Questions about levels? Contact us at hiawatha_early@myxc.org.

Communications

We will be communicating with Hiawatha Early Sunday SkiSparks families via email. We need valid emails for all. When you register please include a correct e-mail address.  

MYSL is on Facebook!  You can “like” the MYSL page to get general announcements, photos and videos from each of the MYSL club.

Need to contact us? Email us at hiawatha_early@myxc.org

Volunteering

This is a volunteer run club.  The success and affordability of this program comes directly from your contributions of time, energy, and talent.  By registering for this club, you are committing to the club’s success and are agreeing to volunteer. 

Following are some suggested areas of volunteer service:

Coaching:

We really need your help!  This is our biggest need and is one of the most rewarding ways in which you can help the club.  Kids get more out of the program when the coach-to-kid ratio is low, and coaches need not be experienced skiers to volunteer.  The MYSL program makes it easy for a coach to know what to do. An eight week curriculum has been prepared for every class level and each day's lesson is printed on a card that can be carried in your pocket.  The pocket guide also provides many helpful tips and games to keep classes enjoyable and interesting. You do not have to be an elite level skier to be a coach. All you need is a desire to help kids and have fun.  Contact us at hiawatha_early@myxc.org to sign up.   

Junior Coaches:

High school aged skiers, we need you!  We rely heavily on high school volunteers, who are fun, friendly and in far better shape than most of us.  Contact us at hiawatha_early@myxc.org to sign up.

Assistant and Sub Coaches:

As an assistant coach, you can support a coach by accompanying the group on the trails and helping skiers.  If you feel like your skiing level is at the same level as the level your kids are signed up for, you would be a fantastic assistant coach!  You are not in charge of the instruction, rather you are there to make sure the kids are safe, have an adult to bring them to the bathroom, and can assist with activities.  

If you are a sub coach, you can fill in when a coach isn’t able to make it to ski club.  

Contact us at hiawatha_early@myxc.org to sign up.   

We are looking forward to skiing with you this winter!