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9 Ways to Embrace Skiing in Three Rivers Parks

From cross country to Nordic to beginner lessons, the Three Rivers Park District offers several skiing options during the winter of 2012-2013.

Information provided by Three Rivers Park District.

To register for the following activities, call 763-559-6700 and reference the activity number or visit the Three Rivers Park District website.

Morning Traveling Nordic Ski Club

The Morning Traveling Ski Club meets on Wednesday mornings, Jan. 2 through Feb. 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. The club will meet at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove, on Jan. 2 and 9, at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington, on Jan. 16 and 23, at French Regional Park, Plymouth, on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, and at Baker Park Reserve, Medina, on Feb. 13 and 20. Cost for the eight-session club is $90 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #122511-02. This program is for ages 18+.

Classic Beginner I: Basics

Sunday, Dec.30, from 10-11:30 a.m., at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. This lesson covers cross-country skiing basics, including putting on equipment, falling down and getting up, diagonal stride, stopping, turning, and a brief introduction to small hills. For novice skiers and those who want to review. Cost is $18 or 28 with ski rental. This lesson is for ages 13+. Reference activity number #122388-06. 

Ski-Skating I: Basics

Thursday, Jan. 3, from 7-9 p.m., at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. Learn beginning ski-skating techniques, including efficient edging, gliding and control. Prior classic skiing experience is recommended. Cost is $22 or $37 with ski rental. This lesson is for ages 13+. Reference activity number #122391-07. 

Adaptive Nordic Ski Club

 The Adaptive Nordic Ski Club meets on Wednesday evenings, Jan. 2 through Feb. 20, 2012 from 6:30-8 p.m., at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove.  Cost for this eight-session club is $40 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #122511-00. This program is for ages 18+.

Ski-Skating I: Basics

Saturday, Jan. 5, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. Learn beginning ski-skating techniques, including efficient edging, gliding and control. Prior classic skiing experience is recommended. Cost is $22 or $37 with ski rental. This lesson is for ages 13+. Reference activity number #122391-08.

Classic Beginner for Kids

Saturday, Jan. 5, from 12:30-2 p.m., at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove. This lesson offers an introduction to cross-country skiing through fun games and activities. Reservations required. Cost $12 or $18 with ski rental. This lesson is for ages 6-12. Reference activity number #122394-01.

Evening Nordic Ski Club

Nordic ski clubs are hosted in the north and south metro. The Elm Creek Nordic Ski Club meets Tuesday evenings, Jan. 1 through Feb. 19, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove.  The Hyland Nordic Ski Club meets Thursday evenings, Jan. 3 through Feb. 21, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Cost for this eight-session club is $90 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #122511-01 for the Elm Creek club and #123111-00 for the Hyland Club.

Ski-Skating I: Basics

Saturday, Jan. 5, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Learn beginning ski-skating techniques, including efficient edging, gliding and control. Prior classic skiing experience is recommended. Cost is $22 or $37 with ski rental. This lesson is for ages 13+. Reference activity number #123191-01.

Classic Beginner I: Basics

Jan. 5, from 12:30-2 p.m., at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. This lesson covers cross-country skiing basics, including putting on equipment, falling down and getting up, diagonal stride, stopping, turning, and a brief introduction to small hills. For novice skiers and those who want to review. Cost is $18 or 28 with ski rental. This lesson is for ages 13+. Reference activity number #123188-01.

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