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Lake Elmo Youth Ski Club
Welcome to the Lake Elmo MYSL Club 2018-2019!
We are looking forward to another wonderful winter of skiing! Please read through the information below to get a better understanding of our club.
Location, Dates, and Time
Lake Elmo MYSL will meet 8 Sundays from 2:00-3:30pm from Sunday, December 30, 2018 through Sunday, February 17, 2019.
We will meet at the Chalet in Lake Elmo Park Reserve, which is the first right turn into a parking lot about 1/2 mile after you pass the park entrance building. You will need to purchase a vehicle permit ($7 Daily/$30 Annual/$20 for a second vehicle annual) before entering the park.
Plan to arrive a bit earlier to help your child/ren get their equipment on.
Registration will open around October 8th. We will post a link to the registration page once registration is open. Early Bird pricing ends December 7.
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.
For returning skiers: If you are questioning your child’s ski level, please contact us at email@example.com for a recommendation based on last year’s sessions. 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 re-assess at the first club session as well.
Classic ski lessons expectations:
Level I: Ages 4-7 (parents ski along with the child)
Level 2: Ages 6-8 (parents check in occasionally)
Levels 3-6: Do not require parent check-ins, but children are expected to respect and follow their coaches instructions while on the trail. Safety is a top priority while out in winter conditions.
Level 3: Ages 7-10
Level 4: Ages 8-12
Skate ski lessons : Skate skiers must purchase their own used or new equipment, our club does not have skate ski rental equipment
Level 5: Ages 9-13
Level 6: Ages 11-14
More about skill levels here: http://mysl.org/skill-levels. Questions about levels? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Weather and cancellation policy
We will not ski if the air temperature is below -10˚ F or the wind chill is below -30˚ F, or at the leader’s discretion. Cancellations will be posted on this Web page under “Announcements” and e-mailed to registered members of the club.
Children should be dressed in layers. A moisture wicking under layer, an insulating layer, and a wind proof layer are typically appropriate. Wool socks such as Smartwool are great for wicking moisture and keeping the kids toes warm. 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.
This is an all 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.
We are currently seeking to fill 3-4 Coach and Assistant Coach positions. If you have any classic or skate ski experience, you can be a coach! We can offer coach training and will support you through your first year of coaching. Please email us if you have an interest in coaching and we can discuss the options with you to find the best fit/level for you to coach or assistant coach this year.
If you have any skis, poles, or boots you no longer use, please consider donating them to the Lake Elmo MYSL Club. We would add them to our rental fleet or if they are not NNN bindings with fish scales we will bring them to the swap and use the funds to purchase new rental skis. We are especially in need of skis for the older kids.
Volunteer Leaders: Heather Carlson & Ami Schakel email@example.com
Important upcoming dates for the 2018-2019 Season
-MyXChange (Ski Swap + Expo): Saturday, November 17, 2018, Basecamp at Fort Snelling
-MYSL Coaches Training (Elm Creek Park): December 1
-Early Bird Price ends: Friday, December 7
-Nordic Opener: Saturday, December 8, Elm Creek
-Club meetings begin: Sunday, December 30, Lake Elmo
-Birkie Weekend: February 21-23
-Midwest Junior Champs and Festival: March 2-3, Theodore Wirth Park