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Hiawatha SkiSparks has reached capacity for the 2019-2020 season.
To be placed on the waiting list please complete this Google Form.
We encourage you to register for one of our other SkiSparks clubs if your first choice is full. SkiSparks clubs are more alike than different. All use the same curriculum and coaching philosophy. Additionally, all clubs in the Twin Cities metro area have been assigned a back-up location at a facility with snowmaking (Hyland, Elm Creek, Wirth or Edina).
Please register for a neighboring SkiSparks club.
At MYSL we are passionate about creating community with our ski families. It is important for us to honor the community of families that volunteer together to create a SkiSparks club. Registration for Hiawatha will follow the following procedure:
- Returning families receive a priority for registration at our clubs.
- If space remains, we will offer spots to families on the waiting list from the previous season (must have contacted MYSL between registration opening and February 1 of the last season).
- Once we reach club capacity, we will start a new waiting list.
- Families from our previous waiting list, and those that contacted us during the spring and summer who did not get a spot in the club will have the opportunity to be put on the new waiting list.
- To be placed on the waiting list, please complete this Google Form.
A link to our full Waiting List Policy and Procedure can be found here.
If you have questions about our registration process, please contact Chrissy (email@example.com).
The 2020 season will be a great year for the kids at Hiawatha Youth Ski 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 SkiSparks will meet for 8 Sundays beginning with our first meeting Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at the Hiawatha Golf Course in South Minneapolis. We will end our season at the MyXC Youth Championship and Festival, held at Theodore Wirth Park.
Announcements and Ski Pass Information
- Registered volunteer at Wirth or Hiawatha SkiSparks (completed volunteer signup and training at mysl.org)
- Registered skier at a SkiSparks or Skiwerx club at Wirth Park or Hiawatha.
- Adult (Age 12 and older)
- Child (Age 11 and younger)
- Go to: https://www.tempotickets.com/event/vvQnid
- Enter the discount code: MYSLInd1920
- Click apply.
- Select the appropriate MPRB All-Access Ski Passes for skiers in your family.
- Check out.
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.
We have some great equipment for skiers to use for a nominal fee - $45/classic and $80/skate 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.
New skiers should classic ski before skate ski. It is important to have classic skills before attempting the next phase of skate skiing.
We have two opportunities to pick up rental ski equipment for those who rented through MYSL:
Sunday, December 8th-2pm to 3pm @ Hiawatha Golf Course Clubhouse (4553 Longfellow Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407)
Sunday, January 5th 1:15pm-1:45pm @ Hiawatha Golf Course Clubhouse (4553 Longfellow Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407)
We strongly advise families to pick up rental equipment on December 8th to reduce the rush before our first session on January 5th. We also thought that families would like to get their equipment before January to get out on snow! If you have any questions, please contact Britt Guild.
Please register early to insure a spot at Hiawatha. Register on the main page for MYSL by selecting "Club Membership."
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
Skate ski lessons: Level 5: 9-13, Level 6: 11-14
More about skill levels here: http://mysl.org/skill-levels. Questions about levels? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be communicating with Hiawatha SkiSparks families via email. We need valid emails for all. When you register please include a contact 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 email@example.com
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Set up sign-up for parents to bring weekly snacks and send reminders. Be available on ski days to help organize and clean up snacks. Contact us at email@example.com to sign up.
If you have ideas about how to help kids learn to ski, now is your chance to make it happen.