Skip navigation
www.usskipoles.com/

Prepare for the Frosty Freestyle: Three weeks to faster skiing!

Mon, Nov  8, 2010 - By Mike Muha

The 2nd Annual REI Frosty Freestyle 5/15k Cross Country Ski Race will start at 10:30 am on January 15, 2011 at the Huron Meadows Metropark just south of Brighton, Michigan.

This year, the REI Frosty Freestyle will expand to include both skate and classic divisions for both the 5K and the 15K events. Choose your technique and distance! As a freestyle race, skate and classic results will be combined in 15K for Michigan Cup points. The two techniques will have their own awards, however.

The gently rolling terrain of the 5K course makes the Frosty 5k a FABULOUS beginner's race!

Frosty 5k/15k Freestyle Cross Country Ski Race

The Frosty Freestyle will present a series of three FREE classes designed to introduce people to the sport of cross country ski racing. Mike Muha, Race Director for the Frosty Freestyle, will be covering everything you need to know to get started. The classes will be held at REI in Ann Arbor every Tuesday evening for three weeks, starting Nov 30. Three weeks to faster skiing!

Frosty 5k/15k Freestyle Cross Country Ski RacePreparing for the Frosty Freestyle -
Part 1: Fitness

Tuesday, Nov 30, 6:30 PM

 Tonight's class will include the following topics:

  • Strength training - where it counts
  • Getting in the right zone
  • The fastest way to get fit
  • Making it specific
  • Roller skiing
  • "But I have no time to train!"

Please come dressed for light exercise.

Preparing for the Frosty Freestyle -
Part 2: Technique

Tuesday, Dec 7, 6:30 PM

Tonight's class will include the following topics:

  • Classic technique
  • Skate technique
  • The single most important technique
  • Do I need to stay in/out of the tracks?
  • Downhills
  • Corners
  • Passing and being passed.

Please come dressed for light exercise.

Preparing for the Frosty Freestyle -
Part 3: Gear & Strategy

Tuesday, Dec 14, 6:30 PM

Tonight's class will include the following topics:

  • Classic vs. skating - differences in boots, skis, poles & bindings
  • Fish scales vs. "the hairies"
  • Pole length
  • Fashion and function
  • Strategies for your first race
  • Skiing in a group
  • How to race smarter.

All classes will be held at the Ann Arbor REI:

970 West Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 827-1938
View Map & Directions