This past Sunday, NENSA, EMXC, and YES collaborated to put on the third annual Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Rollerski clinic where we shared a sunny afternoon of fun and games on rollerskis with YES and Eastern Mass Cross Country. The goal of this clinic was to introduce young people in the Boston area to the summer version cross country skiing, build excitement for the winter season, and provide an opportunity for YES participants to get acquainted with the EMXC athletes who assist with coaching YES’s winter ski program. This program grew from last year’s 12 participants, more than doubling for a total of 26 participants all learning how to fasten their ski boots, strap on their skis, and get rolling! We even had a special guest working with Boston’s newest rollerskiers, SMST2/US Ski and Snowboard athlete, 2022 Olympian and Boston local, Julia Kern.
A massive thank you to all who made this event possible. Working with YES and EMXC is always such a pleasure and in addition to NENSA’s dedicated sponsors and grantors, this event would not be possible without the support of our generous donors, the Weston Ski Track who provided boots and poles for the clinic, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation for the use of their Tenean Beach parking lot.
Our next Introductory Rollerski clinic opportunity will take place after the conclusion of The Maine XCX event, in Rumford, Maine on October 22nd.