NENSA traveled to the Boston area over the final weekend in September to facilitate two events. The first was an open US Ski & Snowboard L100 clinic with participants from the EMXC, Harvard Nordic Ski Team, and the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club. Some folks were in attendance to complete requirements towards their L100 certification while others participated for continuing education in the sport of skiing. It was an inspiring afternoon of learning with an inquisitive and thoughtful group of skiers. A big thank you to the head coach of EMXC, Cate Brams, for being a coach developer at this clinic!
The second event was a Learn-to-Rollerski clinic at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Tenean Beach run in collaboration with EMXC and the Youth Enrichment Services of Boston (YES). The goal of this clinic was to introduce YES program participants to rollerskiing, generate excitement for the upcoming winter season, and strengthen the continuing relationship between EMXC and YES by connecting new folks in both programs. About half the participants had ski experience from previous YES Ski Program participation while the other half were brand new to the sport. Everyone challenged themselves and made incredible improvement in a short time period all. EMXC and YES will continue skiing together this winter at the Weston Ski Track. We are very grateful to the YES youth, teens, volunteers, and staff (especially Youth Outdoor Recreation Coordinator & Equipment Specialist, Elliot Simmons-Uvin); the EMXC juniors and coaches; the MA Department of Conservation & Recreation; the Weston Ski Track; and our NENSA sponsors for supporting and being part of this event. We hope to all gather again next year! Check out a vide recap HERE!