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. This is great for trying out both techniques without a high initial outlay. However we firmly believe that the use of specific roller skis leads to better technique because they more accurately model their on-snow versions.
Roller ski sessions
We offer regular practice sessions with equipment hire and tuition. These are run by club members who are qualified Snowsport England Instructors. There are 3 sessions a week to choose from:
- Wednesday 7.00 -9pm Brownlee Centre, Leeds
- Friday 7.30 – 9pm York Sports Village, York
- Sunday 9.00 -11am York Sports Village, York
Each session costs £3 for equipment hire and £2 tuition fee both payable direct to the instructor.
Roller ski session charges
We have a great relationship with both of the venues and we wish this continue for years to come. To ensure this happens, we ask that you pay the venue charge on arrival BEFORE joining the roller ski session. For more information about each venue, click on their picture below:
The Brownlee Centre, Bodington Avenue, Adel, Leeds, LS16 8NA
£5 per session payable at the centre office
York Sport, Lakeside Way, Heslington, York YO10 5FG
£4 per session payable at main reception
If you are coming for the first time please email email@example.com to confirm that the session is running and to discuss equipment and boot sizes.
You will be given information about our taster sessions and introductory packages which offer good value for money and a chance to see if roller skiing with Yorkshire Dales Cross Country Ski Club is for you. We offer 5 weeks of instruction (following a free taster session) and equipment hire plus membership of the club.
If you are already a club member please log onto Doodle Poll to let us know you are coming. For doodle poll links, please contact Sarah.
In July 2015, Snowsport England worked with Papercut Media to film a new information video to showcase roller skiing through the Go Ski Go Board campaign. The video was filmed on location at York Sport at one of our Sunday morning roller ski sessions. It shows what to expect on a taster session and hears from club members, coaches and clubs as to why they love the sport and what it actually involves. The participants range in age from 6 years to over 70 years old, proving that roller skiing is well and truly a sport for all!
Roller skiing is a relatively new discipline of snow sport on English shores so we are often asked the question ‘What is Roller skiing?’ It is often difficult to describe which is why this video is so important. Therefore we hope that you’ll watch the video and help Snowsport England spread the word!