The beginners' course takes you through the basics of both skating and classic rollerski technique. We help you to develop good balance on rollerskis, and for beginners we go through the basic 'gears' of classic and skating techniques.
The skating part of the day takes you through the essential elements of the three skating 'gears' - skate 1, skate 2 and skate 3 as well as stopping and turning. On classic you will go through the gears of diagonal stride, kick double pole and double poling. We work hard to develop good balance and body positions, with a number of drills and exercises. After the course, beginners can join the programme of the local Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club. or join our 'Team Dorney' group which meets at Dorney Lake (nr J7 of the M4).
Our Level 2 course focuses on refining technique, and we bring in a lot more exercises for developing technique, on skating and classic rollerskis. These courses are suitable for recreational and racing skiers interested in advancing technically. This group will be led by Alan Eason, and we would encourage you to take part in the Wessex Races on the day, if you are keen to race. There are different races for novices, juniors and seniors. You can find entry information here.
For beginners, we assume zero previous knowledge or ski experience, but you should have reasonable fitness and balance. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
The course is from 10.00-16.00 and you can start to get the equipment from 09.50. Food is not included, and we would encourage you to use the cafe which is on site. We meet in the main carpark by our 'rollerski van'. You can also sign up to just part of the day here.
Before you come -
Please bring gloves with you, and a filled in Safety Questionnaire (if you don't have a printer don't worry, we have spares).
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