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Nordic Rocks for Schools

The Nordic Rocks for Schools program was developed to introduce a new generation of children in grades K through 8th to the excitement found in the sport of cross country skiing.

Thanks to a three-way partnership between selected schools, Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC), and community organizations, the program allows teachers to teach skiing during physical education classes, recess, and after-school programs.

Students are able to ski on any outdoor 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; and 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.

CXC Nordic Rocks Receives National Honor

In 2018 CXC's Nordic Rocks program received U.S. Ski & Snowboard's prestigious Russell Wilder Award which is presented annually to recognize the most outstanding effort in America in focusing the interest of youth on skiing.

Nordic Rocks Receives Russell Wilder Award

Nordic Rocks for Schools Program Locations

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The Nordic Rocks program has given my students an opportunity to try cross country skiing while at school; many of them would never have had the chance to experience the fun and excitement found in the sport without this program. It's really an awesome opportunity to ski at school!

- Carrie Furey, PE teacher at Greenland Elementary in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Become Nordic Rocks Supporter

The Nordic Rocks for Schools Program has made an impact on thousands of new skiers by enrolling over 80 schools across the Midwest region.

The community organizations, businesses, and contributors who help to financially support the Nordic Rocks program are the vital link to the partnership, and are instrumental in further creating a culture of skiing within their communities.

By becoming a Supporter Member, you are able to provide one pair of Nordic Rocks skis to an elementary ski program! At least 10 unique students will use YOUR pair of skis on average of 50 times in one season.

With your generous contributions, we hope the Nordic Rocks program will continue to grow and excite schools throughout Midwestern communities about skiing.