Community Updates » December 2013 Featured Article
The Arooskis Adult Nordic Program
By Mike Smith, Director of Community Development
Participants in the Arooskis program have the opportunity to regularly work with Maine Winter Sports Center coaches on developing their ski fitness, technique, and sharing their love of outdoor pursuits. Participants don't have to be competitive athletes to benefit from the program, though for those interested, there's also opportunity for developing training plans, and receiving support in Nordic ski racing.
The program doesn’t wait for snow to get the season started. With December under way, MWSC coaches will have participants hiking, running, jumping, lifting, striding and bounding their way into the season. Previous experience is not required to join Arooskis, just the willingness to get outside and get moving. Every winter the program draws a broad range of individuals from complete beginners to seasoned veterans. By the time winter is over, everyone has gained experience, skill and a new appreciation for the colder months in Maine.
Check the upcoming edition of SnowDance for more remembrances with MWSC Team alumni.
For more information on this season’s Arooskis program visit the webpage, and join the Arooskis group on Facebook. Enrollment in the program is open and ongoing throughout the winter. Anyone is encouraged to drop in and experience a session before choosing to sign up.
Weekly programs meet in the following locations this winter:
- 10th Mountain Center – Fort Kent - 6:00 PM on Tuesdays (Begins December 3rd)
- Nordic Heritage Center – Presque Isle - 6:00 PM on Thursdays (Begins December 5th)
- Quarry Road Recreation Area - Waterville - 6:00 PM on Tuesdays (Begins December 10th)
- Bangor Municipal Golf Course - Bangor - 6:00 PM on Thursdays (Begins December 12th)
- Auburn Nordic Ski Association Trails - Auburn - 6:00 PM on Mondays (Begins January 6th)
- Titcomb Mountain – Farmington - 6:00 PM on Wednesdays (Begins January 8th)