NENSA is thrilled and honored to be a 2023/24 Share Winter Foundation Grantee. The Share Winter Foundation is a grantmaking organization working to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports, and their generous support helps fund our Nordic Rocks program. In addition to their generous grant contribution, they are also funding new equipment for our Nordic Rocks schools this year through Madshus and Lost Nation R&D, a setup that includes a novel binding design engineered to be compatible with everyday footwear and mounted on a universal touring ski. We are grateful to work with an organization whose mission aligns so closely with our youth mission to introduce young people to the lifelong sport of cross-country skiing, and the many associated health, fitness, and social benefits, in a fun, inclusive, and safe environment. Read on below to learn more about our Nordic Rocks program.
Nordic Rocks provides elementary school students with the opportunity to experience cross country skiing during the school day with their teachers and classmates and to learn the health and lifestyle benefits associated with exercise and outdoor fun. NENSA assists each participating Nordic Rocks school with a ski curriculum, resources, teaching support, and equipment acquisition. The goal of Nordic Rocks is not only to introduce more young people to skiing by mitigating potential barriers to entry, but to also provide a pathway for students to continue skiing at local ski centers and within local youth ski leagues. We want to support our Nordic Rocks program participants in becoming lifelong skiers!
NENSA is truly grateful for Share Winter’s support so we can continue offering opportunities for young people to appreciate the many joys of cross-country skiing. We are also grateful to the Killington World Cup Foundation who also helps fund Nordic Rocks. While we are no longer adding schools for the 2023/24 season, please reach out to [email protected] if you know of a school interested in the program for 2024/25.