209 E Sheridan St
Saturday, February 6, 20211:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Want a reason to love winter? Try cross country skiing. Great exercise and lots of fun, Meet inside for instructions. Learn how to glide, go uphill and downhill, turn, and stop, plus the all-important one: how to get up when you fall. We’ll head outside to a local lake to try out your new skills.
Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Dress with what you’d wear for a fast walk or slow jog. You will get heated up, so layers are good with wool, fleece and something windproof for the top layer. Avoid cotton, like jeans, which are not warm and stay wet. Vests work well to keep your core warm as one of the layers. Warm footwear and wool socks, mittens, and hat. Gloves are often not warm enough. Other suggestions: neck gaiter, wrist gaiters, earmuffs. Bring a small pack big enough to hold a removed layer and a water bottle.
Bring your own skis and poles! You can easily rent a pair in town.
About the Instructor, Jacki Fisher: I’ve lived in Ely since 1986, which is a great place to live for someone who loves the outdoors, as I do. I spend as much time as I can outdoors with winter sports as well as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and biking the rest of the year.
I’ve done a variety of jobs, but my favorite was working for Elderhostel, now called Road Scholar, teaching snowshoeing and skiing. I’ve been making slippers, hats, muffs, scuffs, insoles, baby booties, and dog and cat toys in my business, Sheepskin Stuff, for 35 years, with many satisfied people and animals.