Venue:

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Registration: Open • Register for VolunteeringRegister Skier
Meets: Saturday
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Starts: Dec. 3, 2022
Dates: Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25
Classic Rentals: Chalet Rentals Classic & Skate
Skate Rentals: Chalet Rentals Classic & Skate
Membership: $50.00
Ski Pass Required: Three Rivers Ski Pass for skiers 12 and over
Leader: Jen Pieper
Email: hylandsaturday@myxc.org
Skill Levels Offered: Level 1-6 Classic and Skate

2023 MYSL Hyland Lake Saturday SkiSparks Club

Where - Hyland Lake Park Reserve- click here for Google Maps directions.  This will take you to Jan's Place (follow the road to the left past the visitor center and follow it to the Jan's Place parking lot). Our regular meeting time is from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Please arrive 20-25 minutes early to allow time to get your gear on get to your starting place. Bathroom facilities at Jan's Place are porta-potties, and there are regular indoor bathrooms available for use at the visitor center.

Weather: If the temperature falls below 0 degrees F or the wind-chill falls below -10 degrees F, class may be cancelled.  A notice will be sent via email as soon as the decision is made to cancel, and the website will be updated as well.

Clothing and water: Click here for recommendations on how to dress your child for skiing! Kids in levels 3 and up should carry a water bottle with them while skiing (camelback, waistpack, etc). Consider putting some type of sugary drink in their bottle, such as Gatorade, as kids like this and will be more motivated to stay hydrated. Level 1 and 2 skiers should also have a water bottle with them, but they will be staying in one area mainly, so they don't need to carry it with them as they won't be on the trails much.

Equipment: This club does not have all-season rentals available through MYSL, because we ski at a facility that has rentals available. If you do not have your own equipment, you can rent some for each session from the Hyland Visitor Center. Click here for the Hyland rentals webpage. If you have your own equipment, make sure kids in Levels 1-4 have classic skis, boots, and poles (Level 1 skiers do not need poles). Levels 5 and 6 need skate skis, boots, and poles.

Volunteers: MYSL is run by volunteers, which is why the program can keep costs so low. We need volunteers! Please apply now! We need multiple coaches for each level. Coaching is easy- we give you all the lesson plans and tell you what to do for each week!  Recreational/beginner skiers are perfectly qualified to be coaches, along with more advanced skiers. Even if you are not a skier, please consider helping in another way. There are many non-skier roles that need to be filled as well. We recommend that at least one adult per family member consider volunteering in some way.

Children ages 12 and up are required to have a Three Rivers Park District ski pass.

Here's to a snow-filled and fun season!