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Battle Creek Saturday SkiSparks Club
This club is full. Please add your name to the waiting list by filling out this form.
We will contact you if space becomes available.
Welcome to the Battle Creek Saturday Youth Ski Club
The 2021 season will be a great year for the kids at Battle Creek. This is a volunteer led program. Every family is urged to help in some way. Please see below for volunteer information.
Schedule and location
MYSL Battle Creek will be virtual for the month of January. We plan to have our first in person meeting on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM at Battle Creek Recreation Center in St. Paul. Our last week of club meeting will be Saturday, March 13 (snow permitting).
Battle Creek Recreation Center Address: 75 South Winthrop Street
We have new club dates!
In December The MYSL Board made the decision that SkiSparks will not return to in person programming in January. The plan remains to begin in person programming the first weekend of February. We look forward to seeing all of our Battle Creek Saturday Skisparks families in February and will be in touch with details as the start date approaches.
Weather and cancellation policy
We will not ski if the air temperature is below -2˚ F or the wind chill is below -10˚ F, or at the leader’s discretion. Because the little kids ski out in the open, wind is a big factor at Battle Creek. Always check the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Cancellations will be posted on this Web page.
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, $90/skate for the entire season. This equipment can be taken home and used for family outings. 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.
For children skiing at level 4, waxable classic skis are highly recommended.
Please register early to insure a spot at Battle Creek. Last season Battle Creek filled up before the beginning of the ski season. Register on the main page for MYSL by clicking "Register Today."
We will be communicating with Battle Creek MYSL families via email. We need valid emails for all. When you register please include a contact e-mail address. You would be contacted for the following reasons:
- In the event we cancel because of weather.
- To let you know if we have to shift the time we are meeting because of weather or event at Battle Creek.
- To clear up any questions we may have about your registration.
- To be given periodic updates with news and information about the Battle Creek ski club.
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.
Level 1 skiers will need to be accompanied by an adult. Coaching at level 1 is a great way to accompany your child. We are also in very great need of coaches for all levels 1-6. Please consider coaching as it is our number one need! You do not necessarily need to coach at your child’s level.
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. Coaching for Battle Creek MYSL qualifies as a service commitment for NHS. Think about how great this will look on a college application! 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.
Assist our head coordinator with distributing equipment, keeping track of who has what, collecting rental fees, and collecting equipment at the end of the season.
If you have ideas about how to help kids learn to ski, now is your chance to make it happen.
Please email Louise Miltich, email@example.com