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Learn to cross-country ski at Kensington Metropark (PM)

Date: Sun, Jan 27, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI
What: Glide your way to better health in 2013 by learning how to cross-country ski at Kensington Metropark. Cross-country ski lessons are offered on four Sundays, January 20 and 27, and February 3 and 10, at 10 am and 1 pm each day.

“It looks simple, but there are techniques that can improve your stride and make your cross-country ski experience less work and more enjoyable,” says Mark Irish, cross-country ski instructor. “Cross-country skiing can be a lifetime sport, and it is a great way to stay in shape and tour the parks at the same time.”

Irish will be teaching the classic-stride skiing, with emphasis on how to best use your arms and legs, as well proper skiing position. Classes are limited to 20 persons, and preregistration is required. The one-hour lessons cost $14, which includes renting ski equipment for four hours, or just $4 if you bring your own ski equipment. Skiers should dress in layers for outdoor exercise, and meet at the Ski Center, which is located on the golf course. Lessons will be held, snow conditions permitting. For more information, or to register, call Kensington Metropark at 810-227-8910.