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XC Ski
Registration opens on Monday, October 18th, 2021!



Hopkinton Parks and Recreation is once again offering Cross-country to our community.  Cross-country skiing is a great outdoor experience for all ages.

Our program instructors will teach you the basic skills of Cross-country skiing. Learning skills like push-off, gliding, turning, and stopping on flat and hilly terrain, will get you outside, exercising and enjoying the beauty of winter.

Our youth program will meet for four weeks on Wednesdays, beginning January 12th, 2022 at Hopkinton High School on fields 7 and 8, next to the turf fields.

Our High School/Adult program offers the option to meet for one or two weeks on Saturdays, beginning January 15th, 2022 at the Fruit Street field complex. This location offers access to more trails and advanced skills as the weeks progress.

Details on drop off and pick up times will be provided prior to the start of the program.

Parks and Recreation does not provide equipment. There are many ski stores in the surrounding area. Here are a few we suggest to buy/rent cross-country skis. Please be aware that rental options are limited this year due to increased popularity of the sport so do not delay in securing your skis!
 

Rentals:
Sport Loft in Leominster 978-534-9745
Sales:
REI in Natick 508-270-6325
Ski Haus in Framingham 508-875-5551

Registration space is limited! Register early, don’t miss out!

Cost of each YOUTH session is $110 or sign up for both for $200!
Discount will be applied to the cost of the second session.

Youth Program Descriptions
Session 1: No experience needed. We will teach you the basic skills of Cross-country skiing. You will learn skills like push-off, gliding, turning, and stopping on flat and hilly terrain.

Session 2: Prerequisite: Participant should have taken Session 1, or have skied at least one season and knows how to diagonal stride. We will build upon the basic skills learned/mastered in session 1. Our instructors will use Session 2 to advance the students as well as bring their new skills out to the trails! We will build on the foundational skills taught in session 1, and introduce the skill of double polling, and work on skiing up and down hill. We plan to hold this session at Pratt Farm/Fruit Street to have access to more trails and snow. This location will allow our students to ski on an actual trail. Your child should have enough endurance to ski a longer distance (up to a mile).

General Information
Youth Program
Location: Hopkinton High School, Fields 7 and 8
Time: 3:45-5:15 pm
Session 1 Wednesdays, January 12 - February 2
Session 2 Wednesdays, February 16 - March 16, no class February 23
Grades: 2-8
Cost: $110.00 or sign up for both sessions for $200.00

Adult Clinic
Location: Fruit Street Field Turf Complex
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Dates: Saturdays, February 5th & 12th
Ages: 14+
Cost: $45.00 - 1 Day; $90 - 2 Day

Skis are NOT provided by Hopkinton Parks and Recreation

Meet our instructors!
Bob FitzPatrick
Bob has been a teacher and coach in public education for the past 37 years. Bob has taught and coached cross-country skiing for over 40 years. He has worked with all ages at various levels and programs from Elementary PhysEd to Bill Koch youth ski league programs, and various recreation departments in the MetroWest area. He has coached for the Central Mass Nordic Ski team and the Cambridge Sports Union Juniors Nordic Ski Team. Bob is currently the Cross-country ski coach for Middlesex School in Concord Massachusetts.

Marisa FitzPatrick
Marisa was a competitive cross country ski racer from a young age through her collegiate years, racing for the University of New Hampshire and at the Junior National level. Marisa has a background in recreation management and has previously coached track and field programs for other recreation departments. Marisa is excited to bring the opportunity of cross country skiing to the Hopkinton community

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a program at any time prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes place within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at any time with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program. The processing fee associated with all credit card transactions will not be refunded.

If a program is suspended due to a recommendation by the CDC or the State and local Dept. of Health, customers can elect to take a refund or a credit. Credits will have no expiration date and can be applied to any program and can be used for any member of your household.

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