Lesson with a Pro & Burgers

Publication date: 
April 8th, 2015

Guest instructor lessons and BBQ and Loppet chat – April 9 – 13

Karen Messenger, from Canmore, brings her wealth of experience to Yellowknife.  She has competed in biathlon internationally and raced many loppets around the world.

Karen is a Level 4 Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructor (CANSI) which means she’s an excellent skier and teacher.

Burger Bash and Loppet presentation:

You are invited to a burger bash on Sunday night, April 12 and a talk about ski loppets. Burgers and buns will be provided by the YK Ski Club.  Please bring a potluck contribution like a salad or dessert.  When you register for your lessons on zone4, please RSVP for burgers so we can know how many burgers to purchase.  If you aren’t signing up for lessons, you can search for Burger Bash and RSVP for the dinner and slide show.


From April 9 to 13 Karen will be offering a range of lessons for the YK Ski Club.  You can sign up for one session or as many as you would like.  Registration will be available on zone4.ca by the Easter weekend.

 Thursday April 9                    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.          Beginner Skate Skiing

                                                8:00 – 9:00 p.m.          Intermediate Skate Skiing

 Friday April 10                       4:00 - 6:00 p.m.          Clinic for Sissons School teachers

                                                6:30 - 7:30 p.m.          Beginner skate skiing

                                                8:00 – 9:00 p.m.          Internediate Skate skiing

  Saturday April 11                   9:30 – 11:00   adult lesson – Intermediateclassic technique, 

                                                11:30 – 1:30      opportunity for 2 one hour private lessons

                                                1:30 – 3:30         High Performance ski session for teens

                                                4:00 - 5:00          Adult lesson Skiing Intermediate Skate


Sunday                                    9:30 – 11:00    Youth lesson – Beginner skate ski technique

                                                11:30 – 1:30       High Performance ski session for teens

                                                1:30 – 3:30         Opportunity for 2 one hour private lessons

                                                4:00 - 5:00  Family Beginner / Intermediate skate ski lesson

Sunday                                    5:00 -7:30 p.m.  Burger Bash & Learn about Loppets by Ms. Messenger


Monday                                   4:30 – 6:30 p.m.          HP ski clinic

                                                6:30 - 7:30 p.m.          Youth Beginner skate skiing

                                                8:00 – 9:00 p.m.          Adult Intermediate Skate skiing

All ski lessons participants are expected to come 15 minutes early to make sure their skis are waxed properly ahead of time.  For $10 you can rent skate skis from Yellowknife Ski Club.  It is possible to learn on your classic skis.  A longer pair of poles is ideal if you can borrow from a taller friend.

It may be possible to arrange for private lessons during the weekdays.  Email skilessonsyk@gmail.com with questions or if you request a private lesson.