We are very excited to have you join us!
WHAT: The program provides children ages six and up, as well as adults, an opportunity to experience cross country skiing in local schools, parks, and ski club settings with their friends, families, teachers, classmates, and local club leaders or park activity coordinators.
WHO: Any school, club, park, nonprofit organization, or retail group is encouraged to join the program and use the Nordic Rocks equipment with the youth in your communities.
WHY: Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) is committed to growing the sport of cross country skiing with participants of all ages and abilities. The Nordic Rocks program allows elementary, middle and high school students to experience skiing during physical education classes, recess, and after-school programs. In addition, area parks and clubs are central to the Nordic community, and play an instrumental role in developing sports on a local level. In many communities, park activity coordinators and club leaders organize events and lessons for those interested in getting started in the sport. Having simple and affordable equipment is a critical component of our goal in building the base of the sport, and creating lifelong participants in Nordic skiing.
HOW: Enrollment in Nordic Rocks is free and requires submission of a very brief enrollment form which spells out our responsibilities to your organization to help ensure and support a successful program. The enrollment form also outlines some simple commitments from your organization, including submitting pre-and post-season participation information, which is important for our funders. Enrollment in Nordic Rocks is free, and requires submission of a very brief enrollment form which spells out our responsibilities to your school to help ensure a successful program. The enrollment also outlines some simple commitments from participating schools, including submission of pre- and post-season participation information which is important for our funders.
UPON ENROLLMENT: CXC will provide access to the Nordic Rocks Resource Center, which includes lesson plans, activity guides, skills progressions, how-to videos, and equipment instructions, as well as award-winning ideas from other Nordic Rocks teachers. We will also follow up with you about what equipment you will need for the upcoming season with your future skiers!
NORDIC ROCKS PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL HONORIn 2018 CXC's Nordic Rocks program received U.S. Ski & Snowboard's prestigious Russell Wilder Award which is presented annually to recognize the most outstanding effort in America in focusing the interest of youth on skiing.
NORDIC ROCKS PROGRAM RECEIVES SNOWKIDZ AWARDIn 2020 CXC's Nordic Rocks program participated in the SnowKidz Awards competition hosted by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and walked away with the 4th place in the world!
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The Nordic Rocks program has given my students an opportunity to try cross country skiing while at school; many of them would never have had the chance to experience the fun and excitement found in the sport without this program. It's really an awesome opportunity to ski at school!
- Carrie Furey, PE teacher at Greenland Elementary in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
BECOME NORDIC ROCKS PROGRAM SUPPORTERThe Nordic Rocks for Schools Program has made an impact on thousands of new skiers by enrolling over 140 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 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!