Roller Skiing

Our main activity is roller skiing. Roller skiing is cross-county skiing on wheels, the best method of learning cross country technique without snow. Just like the on snow version – there are different types of roller ski – one for classic style only and one for skating style. (There are also combi roller skis which allow you to do both styles without the expense of buying 2 sets of roller skis. But if finances allow, the style-specific roller skis lead to better technique as they more accurately model their on-snow versions.)

Instruction and Practise Sessions:

We offer regular practice sessions, equipment hire and tuition by club members who are qualified SSE Instructors. There are usually 3 sessions a week to choose from:

Fridays and Sundays at the York Sports Village (Please note there is a £4 charge per adult to use the cycle track – please pay at the reception in the Sports centre before coming down to the track)

And on Wednesday evenings there is a session at the Boddington Brownlee Centre at Leeds University. (A £5 fee applies to this session and is payable at the centre office.)

A £3 equipment hire and £2 coaching fee also applies to each session and is payable to the

If you are coming for the first time please email to confirm that the session is running and to discuss equipment and boot sizes etc.

You will be given information about our taster sessions and introductory packages  which offer extremely good value for money and a chance to see if roller skiing with Yorkshire Dales Cross Country Ski Club is for you.

And if you are already a club member please log onto Doodle Poll to let us know you are coming.

Or for general club enquiries

Introductory Roller Ski Package:

Those new to the club are offered 5 weeks of instruction (following a free taster session) and equipment hire plus membership of the club at a considerably reduced rate.

More opportunities to roller ski:

We also go on lots of roller ski tours across Yorkshire and sometimes further afield with other UK clubs – see calendar for upcoming roller ski tours.

Stopping for a breather, Ripley to Harrogate tour

Promotional Video for Rollerskiing- filmed with support from YDCCSC! (See below)

Back in July  2015, Snow Sport England worked with Papercut Media to film a new information video showcasing what Rollerskiing is all about and how to get involved through the participation campaign Go Ski Go Board. The video, filmed on location at the York sessions, shows what to expect on a taster  session as well as hearing from participants, coaches and clubs and why they love the sport, where it takes them, the fitness benefits, and what it actually involves. The participants range in age from 6 years to over 70 years old, proving that rollerskiing is well and truly a sport for all

Being a relatively new discipline of snow sport on English shores, as a governing body we are often asked the question ‘What is Rollerskiing?’  Even after describing the discipline it is still difficult to imagine until people see it for themselves- therefore we are hoping that you will watch the video and help Snow Sport England spread the word!

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