Cross Country Ski - Adult/High School
Hopkinton Parks and Recreation is once again offering cross-country skiing to our community. Cross-country skiing is a great outdoor experience for all ages.
Our adult/high school program will meet on four Saturdays in January at the Fruit Street Field complex. This location offers access to more trails and advanced skills as the weeks progress.
You must register for each date separately. We offer a $10 discount when you register for level 1 and level 2 together.
Level 1: for beginners and for those who desire a basic skills refresher class.
Level 2: for intermediate skiers ready to build upon Level 1 skills and take it to the trails.
Details and reminders will be sent via email prior to the start of each activity date.
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!
Sport Loft in Leominster 978-534-9745
REI in Natick 508-270-6325
Ski Haus in Framingham 508-875-5551
Registration space is limited! Register early, don’t miss out!
Location: Fruit Street Athletic Complex - Grass fields
Date: Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28
Cost: $50 per week; $90 for two weeks
Skis are NOT provided by Hopkinton Parks and Recreation
Adult Program Descriptions
Level 1: This class includes an equipment update, basic downhill skills, basic turning and stopping skills, basic propulsion skills including diagonal stride and double pole. Skiers in this class will develop a comfortable striding technique on easy to moderate terrain. Appropriate dress is required.
Level 2: This class will provide a refresher of Level 1 skills and an introduction to the following advanced skills: faster step and skate turns on flats and down hills; double pole and uphill striding at a higher tempo; running steeper down hills in tuck and open tuck positions; navigating obstacles with a variety of side step and step turns; developing proficiency at the double pole kick skill among other skills. Each class will include skiing on beautiful trails in the Fruit Street/Pratt Farm area of Hopkinton. Appropriate dress is required.
Meet our instructor!
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.
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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