VASA Ski Club Nordic Rocks Cross Country Skiing

VASA Ski Club Nordic Rocks Cross Country Skiing

VASA Nordic Rocks is an 8 week Cross Country Ski Program that gives kids a chance to learn cross country skiing. This program, available for Kindergarten through 5th Grade Students, is a collaboration between LEAP and the VASA Ski Club who uses a research based curriculum with six age and experience skill levels that focus on FUNdamentals and physical literacy. Skis are age appropriate and provided by Vasa Ski Club. The ski bindings accommodate any kind of outdoor winter boot/shoe. The instructors and coaches are trained by certified coaches. Your child will learn how to ski and then progress their skills in a fun outdoor environment, providing them with a positive experience and incentive to continue the sport through middle school, and beyond. Hats, buffs, water resistant mittens, and snow pants are encouraged to keep warm and dry. 

Start & End Dates

Monday, December 10th, 2018 - Monday, February 25th, 2019.

Class Schedule

VASA Nordic Rocks will meet from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm on the following Mondays at Eastern Elementary (1600 Eastern Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686)

Class will be meeting in the Music Room - skis will NOT be permitted in the building, staging will occur out of the music room doors. 

  • Monday, December 10th
  • Monday, December 17th

VASA Nordic Rocks will meet from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm on the following Mondays at Hickory Hills Ski Area (2000 Randolph St, Traverse City MI 49684)

  • Monday, January 7th
  • Monday, January 14th
  • Monday, January 28th
  • Monday, February 4th
  • Monday, February 11th
  • Monday, February 25th

Please note class will not be held during Winter Break and Days that School is closed.


  • John Kostrzewa,
    • Kostrzewa's coaching experience includes 15 years as a Nordic Head Coach for High School students.

Helpful Information

  • In addition to a winter coat, your student is recommended to bring a hat, water resistant mittens, and snow pants are encouraged to keep your student warm and dry.
  • Please note any winter boots/shoes will fit the ski bindings.
  • Important Ski Tips for Kids.
  • In the event school is closed, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policy. There is no guarantee of a make-up date in the case of inclement weather.
  • Vasa Ski Club's Nordic Rocks 2.0 MYSL Website

Participation Fee

  • Cost $65.00 for the eight week session.
    • This cost includes daily ski pass at Hickory Hills - anyone wishing to purchase a season pass to Hickory Hills will receive a $25 discount on their pass.
      • Reduced fees are unavailable for this offering. 
  • Boot binding and waxless ski package also available for the season for an additional $35.00
    • Limited quantities available - anyone interested in the rental package should contact Coach Kostrzewa: 
  • Registration Deadline & Details

    • Deadline: Thursday, December 6th, 2018.
    • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.

    Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.

    NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.6570). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.

    Nordic Skiing- Eastern Closed
    Eastern Elementary School
    Mon Dec 10 & Mon Dec 17
    4:30 - 6:00 PM

    Hickory Hills Ski Area
    Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 25
    4:30 - 6:00 PM

      No Class Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21 & Feb 18


    Grades   K - 5th

    Price: $ 65 00

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