Who: Chicks on Sticks
What: A ladies group social ski program that runs on a drop in format - come when you can!
When: Monday and Thursdays leaving 7:15pm sharp from the Lodge.
Why: The goal of our Chicks on Sticks program is to introduce women to cross country skiing as a lifelong sport that can be best enjoyed once the basic skills and techniques have been mastered. Also to get you outdoors after work!
Wear: Be sure to bring: headlamp (yes we go beyond Electric Ave), water bottle (you'll be surprised how thirsty you can get in the cold), temperature appropriate upper & lower body layers (not cotton), warm socks (but leave room for toes to wiggle), and gloves or mitts. Further info on how to dress for cross country skiing here
How much: $10.00 (one time fee to cover wax, refreshments etc) for WNSC members. Bringing a guest? > $10 drop in day pass. Cash or cheque only.
Rentals: Are available on a first come, first served basis for $5 / night for WNSC members or $10 for Non Members (includes boots, skis & poles). If you need rentals, please arrive by at least 6:45pm so you can be fitted and ready to ski by 7:15pm. Rental room closes at 7:10pm sharp. Cash or cheque only.
Experience: Some previous experience on classic skis is recommended - you should be able to ski a minimum of 3km (equivalent of 45 mins or less) and be fairly comfortable going up and down hills. The group will be split into levels of ability. If you are a complete beginner we recommend that you take some Adult Lessons first to get the most out of your Chicks on Sticks experience.
Waxing: No - not like at the spa! If you need to grip wax your skis, please come early & feel free to use the wax room on the lower level.
How cold: Cut off temperature is -25C (not including wind chill) at 4:00pm that day according to Environment Canada.
How to register? - Register on the Zone 4 page when you sign up for your Membership OR bring $10 cash or cheque on your first night