Midcoast Conservancy offers youth cross-country ski lease program and clinic

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 7:30am

To help get kids and families outside having fun in the snow, Midcoast Conservancy is providing affordable cross-country ski equipment to local kids ages kindergarten through eighth grade. Families can lease high quality skis, boots, and poles for the entire winter. Each child will get sized for the gear and then take it home for the season so they can ski on great equipment wherever, whenever they want.

The first fit session is Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a second is Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Both are at CLC YMCA in Damariscotta.

The child who will use the skis must be present. The ski lease package is $65 per participant. Any questions can be directed to andyb@midcoastconservany.org; find details at midcoastconservancy.org/events

In addition, Midcoast Conservancy will hold the annual Kids XC-Ski Clinic for kids ages 5-12 on Saturdays for six weeks, from Jan. 4 to Feb. 8, 9:30-11 a.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC) in Jefferson. The clinic is the perfect setting for skiers of different levels to gain confidence and enjoy HVNC’s trails. Instructors use fun, non-competitive methods to get the skiers out on the trails having fun each week. For information on costs or to register, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/youth-cross-country-ski-clinic/

Call (207) 389-5150 with any questions. Think snow!