Get Ready! We Are Skiing Next Week!

posted Nov 15, 2019, 2:00 PM by Sid Voss   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 2:08 PM ]
Put all your stuff together and bring it to school on Monday—We will be skiing!

Monday: Elm Creek, Bus leaves at 3:50, Returns to HHS at 6:30 pm
Tuesday: Hyland, Bus leaves at 4:00, Returns to HHS 6:15 pm
Wednesday:  At school or Wirth
Thursday: Elm Creek Bus leaves at 3:50, Returns to HHS at 6:30 pm

Sorry about the late practice times, but that is what Three Rivers has available for us at Elm Creek and Hyland.  You may want to bring a snack.

For first year skiers who have turned in a skate ski rental form  and returned it or completed it online, we will have your skis for you at practice on Monday.  If you know what kind of boot bindings you will have, it is not too late to complete the online form, or if you do the paper form, scan it or take a pict and send to sid@hopkinsnordic.org. If you have questions, email sid@hopkinsnordic.org.

If you are renting skis, either make your payment online or bring a check to practice for $25.

If you don't have boots yet, don't worry--we will have plenty of skiing the rest of the season. For skiers without boots, we will have an indoor workout at HHS. (If you don't have your poles yet, don't worry...it is actually best to start learning without poles.)

 1st Year Skiers: The Weekly Plan for Your Skis (a reminder for everybody else:

Our skiers keep their skis and poles in the Wax Room for practices during the week, and take their skis home for the weekend so they can ski on their own or join a possible early Saturday morning optional practice.  
No matter which school you are at, you will need to bring your skis with you to school on Monday mornings.  However, skis/poles (even in bags) are not allowed on the buses, so you will need to get a ride to school. Once your skis are at school, here is what you do:
  • High School:  Put your skis in the wax room—if you do not know the combo for the door, see a team member for the combo.
  • North Junior High:  There is a storage closet in the cafeteria for the skis/poles during the day.  Check with the office for the exact location of the closet.  After school, grab your skis and go to practice.
  • West Junior High: There is a storage closet next to the elevator across from the cafeteria.  Check with the front door receptionist to unlock the closet door.  Try to keep all the Nordic ski bags separate from the Alpine stuff. 
    • On Monday, before practice, one of the coaches will pick up the skis and bring them to the Wax Room at the High School.
    • We will pick up skis only on Mondays, and we will only pick up skis and poles (preferably in ski bags).  We will not bring backpacks, duffels, etc...bring that stuff yourself on the activity bus.
At the end of the week, you should take your skis home, but this is hard to do if you take the activity bus home. Sometimes skiers will leave skis in the wax room over the weekend if they can't get them home or if they know they won't ski on the weekend.


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