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Chisholm youth nordic ski program offered
RUMFORD -- This winter, 6-10 year olds throughout the River Valley will enjoy cross-country ski lessons at Black Mountain of Maine.
Chisholm Ski Club Youth XC is a collaboration with the L.L. Bean Healthy Hometowns managed by the Maine Winter Sports Center.
The planning committee for this program included local skiers, including members of the Chisholm Ski Club, MWSC and Black Mountain of Maine. The program features fun, activity-based lessons throughout January and February.
According to Roger Arsenault, Black Mountain of Maine board chairperson, “This program will create an opportunity for young children in the River Valley to learn a lifetime sport with skilled, caring coaches.”
The program provides rental skis, lessons, and a day pass for the young skiers. The cost of the program is $50. Rental skis for the season are available for $55. Limited scholarships are available for those in need.
“We’re looking for more volunteer coaches. If you love cross-country skiing and enjoy kids, please consider joining our friendly group,” said Arsenault. “We’ll have a training session for coaches before the program begins. Skiers from all ability levels will be welcome to assist with this program.”
Since its inception in 1999, the Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) has been dedicated to creating a healthier, more active, outdoor lifestyle throughout Maine. Healthy Hometowns, the community development division of MWSC, meets this challenge by providing resources such as equipment, curriculum, and training to volunteers and professionals across the state. Internationally recognized as one of the top youth development programs in the world, Healthy Hometowns seeks to build the active, outdoor culture of Maine with an emphasis on accessibility, sustainability, and quality along with fun.
More information on Chisholm Ski Club Youth XC will be available later on in the fall through the websites of Black Mountain of Maine (SkiBlackMountain.com) and the Chisholm Ski Club (ChisholmSkiClub.org).