The Tulita skiing clinic, hosted by Cross Country NWT and led by instructor Anna-Spring, saw 65 students from almost the entire school coming out to improve their ski skills in March.
Trails were set on an open flat area where students practiced skill work (such as how to ski without poles, how to fall and get back up, and how to go up and down hills) and played games. There was also a groomed area in the baseball diamond field behind the school with parallel tracks; and a track up, down, and around a small hill in the field; and a single-track trail approximately 3-5km long that went up to Plane Lake and made a loop.
Anna-Spring reported school staff are very enthusiastic about continuing to take their students skiing in the winter.
This event was funded by Cross Country NWT and the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs’ Regional Youth Sports Events Program. We would also like to thank Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund which helped ensure students were equipped with proper winter clothing for this event.