University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Cross country skiing makes its way to campus

A new program at the Wellness Center titled “Ski UND” will run through the month of February. The program allows UND students, faculty and staff access to cross country ski equipment and trails free of charge. The program started as an idea by law professor Eric Johnson when he realized that there was a lack of outdoor recreation opportunities here on campus, but an abundant amount of snow to use. Ski UND gives participants a chance to get some outdoor recreation in and break out of the routine of redundant indoor workouts during the long winter months. The opening ceremonies for Ski UND were held at the Wellness Center Feb. 1, and many attendees enjoyed s'mores, hot chocolate and a cross country ski clinic.

The next Ski UND event, “Ski With The Kelleys,” takes place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, and will again be followed by s'mores and hot chocolate. Be ready for lots of fun and prizes for those who come early. If you're a first time skier or just need to brush up on your skills, ten-minute quick clinics will be offered. Stay tuned for more information about these sessions. These short informational demonstrations will give you all the “how-to’s” behind skiing, at no cost for those with UND IDs. For more fun events to come, visit the Wellness Center web site at Hope to “ski” you there.

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