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Hiawatha Late Saturday SkiSparks Club
Welcome to the Hiawatha Saturday SkiSparks Club
The 2021 season will be a great year for the kids at Hiawatha Saturday SkiSparks 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 (UPDATED due to COVID-19 restrictions)
UPDATE 2/18/2021: We are meeting on Saturday, February 20! We plan to add in March 6 and hopefully March 13 to our season.
Please have your skier(s) ready to go promptly at their start time: skis/boots on; mask/gaiter on, water/snacks in pockets or small pack.
Weekly Schedule - to help minimize exposure
Levels 3-6 will meet the whole time, from 2-3:30.
Levels 1 and 2 will meet at 2:15 and return at 3:15.
- Please have your skier(s) ready to go promptly at their start time.
- Plan to arrive early to get on gear, etc.
- Do not plan on buildings for changing.
Check-in will be completed by pod. Your coach will be holding your pod # sign on the south side of the lot.
Your coach will:
- give you your bib to hold onto for the season / return at end of season
- take attendance each week
- ask the health screening questions each week
**KEEPING TRACK OF ATTENDANCE FOR CONTACT TRACING IS CRUCIAL. Please let us know ahead of time if you will not attend.**
Coaches will return the groups to the south end of the lot (see return times). Please meet your skier there. Sorry, no congregating please.
PARENTS / CAREGIVERS
- If you aren't out there as a volunteer or a caregiver for level 1, parents must remain within 10 minutes of ski area in case you need to be reached.
- Biffy is located at the north end of the lot.
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. We follow MYSL's weather policy of -2 air temp & -10 wind chill. We will notify our team as soon as a decision has been reached.
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.
Our rental skis are classic no-wax skis. All of our ski rentals have already been reseved for this year. We do not have skate ski equipment available on a rental basis. Many used sports stores sell affordable kids ski gear. Please contact us if you have specific questions about suitable gear.
Please register early to insure a spot at Hiawatha Saturday SkiSparks. 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
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 Saturday SkiSparks families via email. We need valid emails for all. When you register please include a correct 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.