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La Crosse Youth Ski Club
Welcome to the La Crosse Youth Ski Club!
MYSL is a volunteer organization that teaches kids 4 years of age through 6th grade the basics of Nordic sking. The season is 8 weeks long and meets once a week starting in January and going through the end of February.
Our goal is to get kids outside and active during the winter in a fun environment. This will be a great introduction to the life long sport of cross country skiing. No experience necessary.
We will be offering the SkiSparks program this year. More information can be found here - https://www.mysl.org/skisparks
Schedule and location
We will meet January 5, 2020-February 23, 2020. We will meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30pm at lower Hixon Forest (main parking lot).
Registration will be online at mysl.org Registration fee is $40. Rental will be $35 per skier, also paid online.
Age groups may fill up and close for registration. This club is a classic only club at this time. We do not offer level 5 and 6, our skate levels.
Announcements will be relayed via email (please supply the email address of the person that needs to know current announcements/cancelation information when registering)
Weather and cancellation policy
Practice will be canceled on any days that the air temp is below O degrees Farenheit. Check weatherchannel.com at 1pm, parent discretion is always advised. I will try to send out an email before 2:00pm. Sessions may be shortened due to cold weather.
It is strongly recommeded that parents wanting to help their child during the lessons be on skis. The groomers spend lots of volunteer time and energy grooming the trails and we don't want to give them extra work by erasing boot footprints. This especially goes for the youngest groups.
Take care of equipment. Only ski on snow, DO NOT ski in parking lots or across bike paths. Misuse of equipment will not be tolerated. i.e.) skiing over man made jumps, skiing down the sled hill, or skiing off trail.
Any broken equipment by misuse will need to be purchased by the renter for replacement.
MYSL is a volunteer-run organization. The more volunteers, the more groups we can have! We have lots of interested kids, let me know if you can lead (coach) a group.
Parents are encouraged to attend practice and learn with the kids, while on skis.
1. Please make sure children have taken care of bathroom needs before practice. Coaches CANNOT leave the group to take someone to the bathroom, parents can.
2. Clothing: hats and mittens are required. Snow pants and mittens that resist water are best. We also recommend wool socks to keep feet warm and maybe long underware.
3. Please be ON TIME!!! We will be getting going right away. We do not want kids standing around getting cold while waiting for group members to arrive.
Mysl does sponser youth races, mostly in the Twin Cities. You will recieve this information in the mysl newsletter that will be sent out by Amy Cichanowski (MYSL director for MN).