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Como SkiSparks Club
Welcome to St. Paul Como Park | MYSL Ski Sparks
2022 Schedule and Location
Meet at Como Park Golf Course starting Sunday, January 2, 2022. Our last regular club meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 20, but we will plan on Sunday, February 27 as a makeup day.
We will have classic and skate ski rentals again this season. Sign up for rentals when you register for the club. We try to provide skis to all who need them, but don't delay because we could run out. If you plan to purchase skis this season, we encourage you to do so early (last year there was a ski shortage). You can also purchase skis at MYSL's annual ski swap on November 13th in Minneapolis (more information to come).
Make sure to dress in layers. Polypropylene or lightweight wool will keep the moisture off the skin, wear a number of insulating layers for warmth that can be shed as games and skiers heat up. Add something non-absorbent (like snowpants) on the outside to cut the wind and minimize sticking snow when we're rolling around. Use this checklist for success:
Dry boots: Boots need to be dried out near a heat source between uses. They can’t stay in the car or garage.
Dry, wool socks: A dry pair of socks needs to be put on right before you put on your boots.
Put on a hat and a neck gator (buffs, muffs, neck warmers): We all know we lose a lot of heat through our heads. But making sure your ears and neck are covered is just as important.
Hand/Foot warmers: For when it is really cold, hand and foot warmers are helpful. These are oxygen activated and you can “turn them off” by putting them in an airtight container (such as a jam jar) to get multiple uses.
Calories: A skier that is low on calories will have a hard time staying warm. Bringing back up snacks and drinks is always a good idea.
Important to Know
- Parking – parking can be a challenge at Como Ski Chalet, so be sure to plan your trip. Alternate parking is across the street, if needed. (Como Park Map)
- First Day – Each coach will have a ski bib and name tag (with parent contact information) for your child. We will collect the bibs at the last lesson.
- Volunteers and Coaches – Will be wearing MYSL coach bibs in the level color they coach.
- Weather – If the forecast is very cold or cold with wind chill (-2 degrees air temperature or -10 degrees windchill), we’ll cancel. We also may shorten lessons on very cold days (below 5 degrees air temperature or 10 degrees windchill). Cancelations will be noted on this web page, via email to all members, and on Facebook by 8 am Sunday.
We communicate with Como MYSL families via email and Facebook. Please contact us with questions and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.