It was a quiet but profitable morning at the York Sports Village track today with drills being practised in both classic and skate style. And the sun came out for us yet again!
Today 3 of us got together over lunch to work on a new glossy leaflet to promote the club. We aim to have it in print by the end of July so that we can hand it out at events and email copies to sports clubs. We would love to attract new members and hopefully this will fit the bill!
Some of us had a super Saturday last week when we joined the Manchester Club for their annual Lancaster to Heysham Roller Ski Tour. We followed the Lune Valley Cycle path to Morcecambe and then followed the prom to Heysham where we had a lovely pub lunch in the sunshine before the return journey. A round trip of about 11 miles.
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We currently have 3 sessions per week, on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.
The Wednesday evening session is at the Brownlee Brothers track at Leeds University.
The Friday evening and Sunday morning sessions are at the York Sports Village.
Please see the Roller Ski page for more information and contact details. As each session is subject to change, it is essential that you let us know in advance if coming for the first time.
Enough snow fell last week to enable club members to get out and about on skis. Trips were made to Dalby Forest and some members even skied around their own neighbourhoods. As the usual roller ski lessons were cancelled, we took the opportunity to practise some drills at Temple Newsam in Leeds using club skis.
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10 club members recently enjoyed a week of skiing in the beautiful Rondane National Park. Go to the Gallery page for more photos.
Its been a wet and windy weekend up in the Ribble Valley but we remained in high spirits as we battled the gales and bog hopped our way across Plover Hill towards the summit of Pen-y-gent. We took the decision to descend before the final push as visibility was poor and winds were getting stronger and stronger. Others took themselves off to explore Hawes, Sedbergh and Dent. Dave and Glenda’s excellent catering revived us all back at the lodge. Another great weekend – the 25th visit to Gearstones Lodge by the YDCCSC.
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Despite cold and grey weather, we have seen good numbers of roller skiers on the track since Christmas. All have benefitted from the expert tuition of Martin, Martin and Richard and progress has been made in both classic and skate technique. Frosty conditions on a couple of sessions have meant that those who normally skate have tried classic roller skis. Practising both styles does improve overall technique, so every drill counts.
And on Sunday the track at York Sports Village saw high numbers concentrating on their skate and classic skills. Here are just a few…..