The "Nordic Rocks" program was developed to introduce a new generation of children in grades K thru 6th to the excitement found in the sport of cross country skiing. The "Nordic Rocks" program provides elementary and middle school students, with an opportunity to experience Nordic skiing during the school day, with their teachers and classmates, and to learn the health and lifestyle benefits associated with exercise and outdoor fun.
The "Nordic Rocks" program is a three-way partnership between selected schools, communities, and Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) that creates an opportunity to teach skiing during the school day: physical education class, recess, and after-school programs.
Students are able to ski right behind their school on any surface covered with a minimum of two inches of snow. CXC will assist each "Nordic Rocks" school with a skiing curriculum and resources, teaching support, and cross country skiing equipment.
The curriculum is easy to follow and offers teachers learning ideas with both outdoor and indoor activities. The equipment is easy to use, store, and maintain. The equipment includes cross county skis and poles, with easy to use step-in bindings. CXC will help to assign 2-3 volunteers (cross-country skiers) per school to assist teachers as needed.
• of Central Cross Country Ski Association
• of Participating Schools
• of Partner Organization
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The "Nordic Rocks" program is a clear pathway for families and communities to further advance in the sport of cross country skiing. Besides skiing, this program aims to connect students with history and science, while teaching them about Midwestern Scandinavian heritage and sports.