On Sunday

Persons with disabilities can try cross-country skiing on April 3

VISAS and Strathcona Nordics teaming up to provide opportunity

Cross-country skiing is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors in winter or spring. It can be done either standing or in a sit ski and can be enjoyed by people with many different disabilities including paraplegia, amputations, visual impairments, MS, brain injuries, and more.

Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS), in conjunction with the Strathcona Nordics ski club (SNSC) presents a fantastic opportunity to get out and try something new.

On Sunday, April 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for only $15, participants will have the opportunity to try out cross-country skiing with the assistance of skilled and experienced instructors. This includes a trial pass, equipment and lessons. Participants may also bring one support person for free.

Is this suitable for you? These are the minimum mobility requirements:

Sit skiers: You must have reasonable upper body strength to be able to push yourself along in a sit ski – there are no lifts! You should be able to transfer with minimum assistance. This clinic is not suitable for people who are reliant on a power chair or someone to push them.

Standing skiers: You must have reasonable balance and be able to be on your feet for up to an hour. Non-wheelchair users who have poor balance and mobility but good upper body strength may like to try sit skiing.

For more information and to register contact Sue Bloxsome at sbloxsome@gmail.com or 250-334-3267.

Registration deadline is March 27.

 

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