It’s not too late for youth to join skiing program

It’s not too late for youth to join skiing program

Registration closes on Sunday

It’s not too late to join the Juneau 4-H Nordic Cross Country Ski Club.

The 4-H program, a youth development organization run by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension’s Juneau office, extended its registration deadline for the upcoming season to this Sunday, Dec. 23.

The club meets for the first time on Sunday, Jan. 6, and continues for the next nine Sundays from 1:30-3 p.m. Ski location varies from week to week.

Ski technique, gear maintenance, trail etiquette and outdoor skills are points of emphasis, serving as a solid preparatory ground for those looking to join the high school-aged Juneau Nordic Ski Team. No prior experience is necessary to join the club, but the club will be capped at 30 skiers.

The cost is $150 for ski rental, activity fee and registration fee. Partial and full scholarships are available on request.

To register, head to 4-H Cooperative Extension office at 712 W. 12 Street between hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during the week. Contact Susie Wilkie at 523-3280 or susie.wilkie@alaska.edu with 4-H registration questions. Contact youth Nordic program director Mo Michels at 903-2307 or memichels.ak@gmail.com with questions about the program.

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