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Fitting Kids Skis

The 'Nordic Rocks' for Schools program was developed to introduce a new generation of children in grades K through 6th to the excitement found in the sport of cross country skiing. The program provides elementary and middle school students an opportunity to experience cross-country skiing during the school day, with their teachers and classmates. The program allows them to learn about the health, wellness, and the benefits associated with exercise and outdoor fun.

Kids Skiing The 'Nordic Rocks' program is successful due to a three-way partnership between selected schools, Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC), and community organizations. This unique partnership allows teachers to teach skiing during physical education classes, recess, and after-school programs.

Students are able to ski with their teachers and friends on any outdoor surface covered with a minimum of two inches of snow. CXC will assist each 'Nordic Rocks' school with a skiing curriculum and resources, teaching support, and cross country skiing equipment.

The curriculum is easy to follow and offers teachers learning ideas with both outdoor and indoor activities. The equipment is easy to use, store, and maintain. The equipment includes cross county skis and poles, with easy to use step-in bindings. CXC will help to assign 2-3 volunteers (cross-country skiers) per school to assist teachers as needed.

Lincoln Elementary, Madison WI

Program Responsibilities:

• of Central Cross Country Ski Association
• of Participating Schools
• of Partner Organization

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The 'Nordic Rocks' program is a clear pathway for families and communities to further advance in the sport of cross country skiing. Besides skiing, this program aims to connect students with history and science, while teaching them about Midwestern Scandinavian heritage and sports.

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The 'Nordic Rocks' for Schools Program has made an impact on thousands of new skiers by enrolling over 80 schools across the Midwest region.

The community organizations, businesses, and contributors who help to financially support the 'Nordic Rocks' program are the vital link to the partnership, and are instrumental in further creating a culture of skiing within their communities.

By becoming a Supporter Member, you are able to provide one pair of 'Nordic Rocks!' skis to an elementary ski program! At least 10 unique students will use YOUR pair of 'Nordic Rocks!' skis on average of 50 times in one season.

With your generous contributions, we hope the 'Nordic Rocks' program will continue to grow and excite schools throughout Midwestern communities about skiing.