HAYWARD, WI – The CXC Elite Team ladies, in conjunction with Ski and Tea, are proud to announce a series of women specific clinics in the Hayward area. Ski and Tea is an exciting new women’s training group in the Hayward area. They focus on having fun and building a sense of camaraderie that encourages women to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The CXC ladies are very excited to share their vision by hosting a series of clinics specific to nordic skiing. There will be five clinics in all, each led by one of the CXC ladies. The progressive style series will begin with dryland technique work, progress to rollerskis, on snow work, and culminate with a pre-Birkie race clinic.
Ski and Tea is helping to organize the clinics, but you don’t have to be a member to enjoy this opportunity. All women interested in improving their technique, learning more about the sport, and having a great time within a supportive women’s only environment are encouraged to attend. Prior knowledge of nordic skiing is not necessary, although experienced veterans will still benefit from the fun drills designed to teach and cement proper technique. â€œWe’re hoping to attract women of all levels and abilities. The only requirement is excitement for skiing and improvementâ€, CXC Team member and Hayward resident Heather Zimmerman.
Kristina Owen, another CXC Team member living in Hayward says, â€œThe clinics will be progressive and build on each other, so if you can, I’d recommend attending all five. But we also know that people are busy, and we’ll make sure you’re not lost if you have to miss one. Come to what you can, they’re going to be a blast!â€
Each four-hour clinic will cost $50.00 per person. You can register for each clinic separately or all of them together. Registration and payment must be received at least five days before the clinic date. Registration forms and more information can be found at www.kristinaowen.com/skiandteaclinics.htm.
Lodging packages are available at Cresthill Resort www.cresthillresort.com . Cresthill donates lodging year round for the Hayward resident CXC Team athletes.
Clinics will be held rain, snow or shine near the â€œOOâ€ warming hut on the Birkie Trail from 8:00 AM – Noon.
Saturday, October 11, 2008 Fundamentals of Skiing Technique on Dry Land. Taught by Maria Stuber
Saturday, November 8, 2008 Dryland Skiing Technique and Introduction to Rollerskis Taught by Kristina Owen
Saturday, December 20, 2008 â€œ On snowâ€ fundamentals of ski technique for both skate and classic. Taught by Johanna Winters
Sunday, January 18, 2009 More advanced Ski Technique for both skate and classic. Taught by Heather Zimmerman
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Race strategies and packed snow skiing tactics. Taught by Caitlin Compton