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Cross Country Ski - Adult/High School

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Adult Cross Country Skiing
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!

General Information
Location: Fruit Street Athletic Complex - Grass fields
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Date: Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28
Ages: 14-99
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 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.

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