YOUTH SKI PROGRAMS (BKL)
Dublin XC offers youth Nordic skiing through the Dublin Bill Koch League Club (Dublin BKL) for K-8th graders. Dublin BKL was started in 2008 by the Bates and Macy families to introduce the sport of cross country skiing to their children and to other families in the area. Dublin BKL emphasizes the fun of exploring the woods, fields and hills on skis at our host trail system at the Dublin School Nordic Center. Our skiers are also introduced to healthy competition and the strong sense of community that can be found at Nordic events around New England.
Holly is the mother of two and works as a College Counselor at the Dublin School. Outdoor activity are an essential part of Holly’s lifestyle. Whether running in a road race, skiing the Dublin School Nordic trails, coaching youth lacrosse, or chasing her children down the ski slope, keeping active energizes me.
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LITTLE VIKING SKIERS
Grades K-2 (Friday 4:15 – 5pm)
The Little Vikings program is all about fun on skis. Enjoy games, relays, and ski buddies with our older skiers. A parent or guardian is expected to be on the premises during practice.
Equipment: Classic waxless (fish scale) skis and classic poles
Dates: Fridays 4:15-5PM December 9-February 24
Cost: $75 (includes NENSA membership and team jacket loan for the season)
RECREATION/TOURING VIKING SKIERS
Grades 3-8 (Friday 4-5pm)
The recreational program is designed for children grades 3-8 who are interested in learning the sport or continuing to build basic skills while skiing with friends. Through games, relays, and journeys around the trails, skiers will be introduced to basic technique and will work on their agility and balance on skis.
Equipment: Classic skis either waxless (fish scale) or waxable and classic poles; skate equipment is also fine
Dates: Fridays 4-5PM December 9-February 24
Cost: $100 (includes NENSA membership and team jacket loan for the season)
TRAIN TO RACE VIKING SKIERS
Grades 3-8 (Wednesday and Friday practice)
Description: The 2-day a week program is designed for experienced skiers grades 3-8 who wish to ski more frequently and seek more challenge. Skiers are exposed to both skate and classic techniques and work on improving their endurance. We encourage our skiers to attend regional BKL race events, as well as the annual Bill Koch League Festival hosted by NENSA March 4-5, 2017.
Equipment: Separate skate and classic skis and poles (waxable classic skis is advised, especially for grades 5+). Skiers and/or parents are expected to learn how to wax their skis.
Dates: Tuesday or Wednesdays and Fridays beginning November 2-March 1.
Cost: $135 (includes NENSA membership and team jacket loan for the season)