Roller skiing is an important skill to develop early and summer is a great time to learn.
- Ages 10 to 14 years old.
- Minimum requirements for participation is 3 years on snow skiing experience.
- Knowledge of skate skiing technique, strongly advised.
If you have questions about requirements, please let us know.
Cost: $100 (8 sessions)
Dates: Wednesdays - June 21st to August 9th
Date and Times: June 21st - 9AM, June 28th - 4:30PM, July 5th - 4:30PM, July 12th - 9:00AM, July 19th - 4:30PM, July 26th - 4:30PM, August 2nd - 9AM, August 9th - 4:30PM
Our morning sessions are technique, agility and speed focused. This session is held on a large parking lot.
Download and Print FORM:
Online Registration: The online link opens a registration page with the heading NorthXC, which is the program for older athletes and is correct. Choose the "once a week" option for all Nordic North Star athlete registrations.
Nordic North Stars has a livery of roller skis for juniors to use during practice. If you own your own set of roller skis, great, make sure they are in good working order.
Gloves - to protect hands
Skate Boots - the same boots used in the winter can be used in the summer.
Skate Poles - the same poles used in the winter can also be used in the summer. It is a good idea to add roller ski ferrule to the poles for better grip on pavement. Roller ski ferrule are sold at most ski shops in the summer.
Drink Belt - we are usually out skiing for more than an hour so it is important to have drink and snacks on hand. Water backpacks are okay but tend to throw small bodies off balance.
We will meet either at the Munger trailhead, located behind the Munger Inn in West Duluth, Grand Avenue Chalet parking lot or the Hermantown Soccer Complex parking lot. These three locations offer safe skiing and learning environments.
If it is raining, practice is cancelled. It is very dangerous to roller ski when the pavement is wet. We will try to schedule a make-up session later in the summer or on a different day.
What makes Nordic North Stars great? Our coaching staff!
Our coaching staff is experienced in making cross country skiing a life long sport.
We know that good programs cost money and if your family is unable to afford the registration fee and/or the trail pass, please contact us. We have scholarships and reduced fee options available.
Toko jackets available in small sizes for $37. Great for young kids. Contact us if you are interested in purchasing one. A great all season jacket.
Mountain Bike, Strength and Agility Sessions
We understand that sometimes the credit card fee is just stupid. For those of you who would like to pay by check or cash, download, print and mail the registration form to us. Payment can be sent or will be collected the first day of practice. Please send the registration form as soon as possible.