Rollerski Clinics

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Roller-ski Fall sessions. Please contact the following coaches if you have any questions regarding the roller-ski sessions.

Rhythm and Timing in Skate Roller-skiing – (participants should have intermediate abilities)

Date: Sunday November 12, 2017

Time: TBC

Location: P9

Cost: $30 per skier (minimum 3 participants, maximum 6)

Coach: Francoise Chatenoud           

Session description: This session includes warm-up, agility, technique with video analysis and practice/integration. You will focus and play with timing and tempo in skate maneuvers, in order to perform them better and improve the efficiency and flow of your skate skiing. Enjoy this feeling like you’re dancing on your roller skis and understand why! A 2nd session or a coached tour may be scheduled depending on progress and interest in covering more maneuvers (1 skate, DP, 2 skate, step turns, offset).

Equipment: Skate roller skis, skate poles preferably with rollerski tips, boots, helmet, gloves, water on belt, optional knee and elbow pads. Also include your diamond file (if you have one) to sharpen your pole tips. Remember to check nuts and bolts at home before packing your roller skis! Note that the club has a limited number of loaner skate roller skis that you may borrow by emailing the coach and reserving them ahead of practice. Note that our sponsor Fresh Air Experience provides a 15% discount on ski equipment. Check out our sponsorship page for more information.

Registration: Please contact Francoise at fchatenoud@bell.net

Introduction to Skate Roller-skiing (participants should have intermediate skate skiing abilities)

 Date: Sunday November 12, 2017

Time: TBC

Location: Esplanade in front of War Museum

Cost: $30 per skier (minimum 3 participants, maximum 5)

Coach: Francoise Chatenoud           

Session description: This session includes warm-up, agility, technique and practice/integration. You will learn roller ski specific stopping and speed control techniques and how to adapt your snow skate skiing skills to skate roller skiing. Objective is to enable you to become comfortable on your skate roller skis and practice safely on easy to moderate terrain.

Equipment: Skate roller skis, skate poles preferably with rollerski tips, boots, helmet, gloves, water on belt, optional knee and elbow pads. Remember to check nuts and bolts at home before packing your roller skis! Note that the club has a limited number of loaner skate roller skis that you may borrow by emailing the coach and reserving them ahead of practice. Note that our sponsor Fresh Air Experience provides a 15% discount on ski equipment. Check out our sponsorship page for more information.

Registration: Please contact Francoise at fchatenoud@bell.net

Skate Rollerskiing Video Analysis and Technique Improvement (participants should have intermediate or intermediate /advanced abilities)

Date: Sunday November 12, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Location: P9

Costs: $40 per skier (max 5 skiers, min 3 skiers)

Coach: Daniel Mallett           

Session description: This session is focussed on improvement of your skate techniques. We will progress through the various techniques by first videoing each participant, then providing feedback and pointers on technique improvement. We will progress through the techniques based on the ability of the group. I will provide drills as required during the session so that each participant is able to understand and implement the changes to their own technique. A 2nd session may be needed depending on the progress of the group. .

Equipment: Skate roller skis, skate poles preferably with rollerski tips, boots, helmet, gloves, water on belt, optional knee and elbow pads. Remember to check nuts and bolts at home before packing your roller skis! Note that the club has a limited number of loaner skate roller skis that you may borrow by emailing the coach and reserving them ahead of practice.

Registration details: Please contact Dan at dmallett@sympatico.ca

 

Classic Roller-skiing – Track without tracks – (participants should have intermediate abilities)

Date: Sunday November 19, 2017

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Location: P9

Cost: $30 per skier (minimum 3 participants, maximum 6)

Coach: Francoise Chatenoud           

Session description: This session includes warm-up, agility, technique with video analysis and practice/integration. While we always enjoy a perfect grip on classic rollerskis, getting them to track perfectly without tracks is challenging. You will improve your classic skills through a progression of targeted exercises that will get you on your toes. A 2nd session or a coached tour may be subsequently scheduled as needed.

Equipment: Classic roller skis, classic poles preferably with rollerski tips, boots, helmet, gloves, water on belt, optional knee and elbow pads. Also include your diamond file (if you have one) to sharpen your pole tips. Remember to check nuts and bolts at home before packing your roller skis! Note that the club has a limited number of loaner classic roller skis that you may borrow by emailing the coach and reserving them ahead of practice. Note that our sponsor Fresh Air Experience provides a 15% discount on ski equipment. Check out our sponsorship page for more information.

Registration: Please contact Francoise at fchatenoud@bell.net

Classic Roller-skiing Video Analysis and Technique Improvement (participants should have intermediate or intermediate/advanced abilities)

Date: Sunday November 19, 2017

Time:  9:30 am to 11:30 am

Location: P9

Costs: $40 per skier (max 5 skiers, min 3 skiers)

Coach: Daniel Mallett          

Session description: This session is focussed on improvement of your classic techniques. We will progress through the various techniques by first videoing each participant, then providing feedback and pointers on technique improvement. We will progress through the techniques based on the ability of the group. I will provide drills as required during the session so that each participant is able to understand and implement the changes to their own technique. A 2nd session may be needed depending on the progress of the group. .

Equipment: Classic roller skis, skate poles preferably with rollerski tips, boots, helmet, gloves, water on belt, optional knee and elbow pads. Remember to check nuts and bolts at home before packing your roller skis! Note that the club has a limited number of loaner classic roller skis that you may borrow by emailing the coach and reserving them ahead of practice. .

Registration details: Please contact Dan at dmallett@sympatico.ca