The "Nordic Rocks" program was developed to
introduce a new generation of children in grades K thru 6th to the excitement
found in the sport of cross country skiing. The "Nordic Rocks"
program provides elementary and middle school students, with an opportunity to
experience Nordic skiing during the school day, with their teachers and
classmates, and to learn the health and lifestyle benefits associated with
exercise and outdoor fun.
The "Nordic Rocks" program is a
three-way partnership between selected schools, communities, and High Plains that
creates an opportunity to teach skiing during the school day: physical
education class, recess, and after-school programs. This year elementary schools in Laramie and in Casper will be kicking off the "Nordic Rocks" program but our goal is to expand into all of Wyoming ski towns in future years!
Students are able to ski right behind their
school on any surface covered with a minimum of two inches of snow. High Plains will
assist each "Nordic Rocks" school with a skiing curriculum and
resources, teaching support, and cross country skiing equipment.
The curriculum is easy to follow and offers
teachers learning ideas with both outdoor and indoor activities. The equipment
is easy to use, store, and maintain. The equipment includes cross county skis, with easy to use step-in bindings. High Plains will help to assign
2-3 volunteers (cross-country skiers) per school to assist teachers as