Cross Country Skiing
Fitness & Wellness
Important Note : Rental of equipment comes to $12, including skis, poles & shoes
Cross-country skiing is easy, especially under the experienced guidance of top-notch instructors. Even if you’ve never been on skis, you can enjoy the experience of gliding over the snow with a speed that is both surprising & exhilarating. This type of skiing was used as far back as the Vikings in Scandinavia. It’s been used as a means of transportation in Europe during the winter & has become increasingly popular in the United States during the last ten years. Cross-country skiing is a great winter sport for city dwellers. It gets you out of your house or apartment, allows you to take advantage of the parks & forest preserves, and it’s great exercise. It is also becoming an alternative to winter running-providing the same type of exercise with the added advantage of keeping you warm. It is a sport which exercises your whole body while keeping your heart rate at a consistent level. This class is “geared for both beginners & people who have some skiing experience”.
The trip includes round-trip transportation (with complimentary coffee and donuts before you start out) & ski fees (including lesson). The bus trip takes about an hour, so most of your day will be spent at the ski resort. Bring lunch or purchase one at the club’s cafeteria or restaurant.
Don’t get cabin fever this winter. Get out, keep in shape, meet new friends & enjoy the city.
Founded in 1978, The Discovery Center is Chicago's Lifelong Learning Center. As Chicago's largest and longest running independent adult education program, we present fun, stimulating classes by qualified independent instructors who enjoy introducing others to their subjects.