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Night Gliders

This program is filled for the 2013-14 season.

Rachel Kresse, Program Manager

The Wausau Nordic ski club also has a beginning middle school cross country ski program.

 The goal of this ski program is to teach classical cross country skiing in a fun environment. Students will gain specific ski skills as well as overall fitness, balance, and confidence.

Program begins January 6th at 5:30. Program will run for six weeks. Fee is $20.00 for each ski club member child. Nonmembers fee is $35.00  This includes equipment, trail pass, lesson, and snacks.


Monday Nights at 9 Mile Recreation Area

Mondays in January and February 5:30-6:30 PM

For Children 10 and older. Introduction to Classical Skiing only

Please register your child by calling John Beatty at 715-355-1271 or email at jkbeatty@charter.net

 2013 Wausau Nordic Night Glidders

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Overview of the Night Glider Program

We are a Team Sport – Called the Wausau Night Gliders. We are a club based program sponsored by the Wausau Nordic Ski Club. We set our roster in spring based on number of coaches we have to manage and run a quality program. We accept youth 8/9 to 13/14 provided the older 14 year olds are in the 8th grade and 8 year olds are turning 9 by the time the season begins. Generally children progress from our Snow Strider Program or the Monday Night Learn to Ski Program, but may be considered even if totally new to Nordic skiing. We use performance equipment (skate skis and waxable classic skis) and athletes are taught both techniques. We have four groups within the program with criteria for each group. Athletes are placed in the group that best fits their abilities from the basics of learning to ski to being highly competitive skiers. The roster is determined in the spring so new team members can take advantage of the summer optional ski camps led by Russian Coach Igor Badamshin. These 2 hour camps 2 days a month for June/July/August are put on by CXC and Knicker Nordic. Night Glider registration forms for the fall program are emailed in mid-September and the roster is finalized by the end of the month. Price is currently $75 for the 2013-14 season. We supply jacket, wind pants, race top, classic skis & poles, skate skis and poles. We have a Sunday afternoon program led by our high school skiers for 6 Sundays in the fall (4 in October & 2 in November). There is no additional charge for this (again an optional, but encouraged activity). These Sunday afternoons are to keep kids in good physical shape and work on balance with games and activities. In October there is a Mandatory Orientation Parent/Athlete Meeting. We hand out equipment in November and plan on starting skiing after Thanksgiving on either natural snow if we have it or on man-made snow at Greenwood Hills Golf Course. Until the chalet opens at 9 Mile we have a very erratic schedule based on where the snow is. Once 9 Mile is open it becomes easier because we are on our regular schedule of Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30-6:45 PM. Athletes have to be ready for “coaching” and learning technique. Attendance is taken at practices and we expect them to be there on time. We expect even first year skiers to participate in all our home events/races and if technique progresses rapidly enough they may also ski out of town events. We use a lot of emailing to notify of schedule changes and flexibility is needed due to our dependence on weather. All questions can be directed to Greg and/or Rachel Kresse at 715-355-0821 or kresse@charter.net

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