I promised that I was going to be trying something new today. Want a hint as to what it was?
I took my first downhill ski lesson this evening!! I have to admit that I haven’t really dabbled around in winter sports too much. I’ve tried curling before a few years back, but the last time I played there were disastrous consequences. Lately I’ve been thinking about trying skiing, particularly cross country skiing, so I’ve been investigating lessons.
But Leana, those would not be the suitable things to put on your feet for cross country skiing, right?
And well…that would be true! On Tuesday my co-worker announced that he is planning a team building activity in February at a ski hill. Um, but they only have downhill skiing… So as I was contemplating downhill and cross country lessons I was looking over Canada Olympic Park’s webpage. The Olympic Torch Relay has also been running through Calgary this week too.
While the torch has been in town COP has been running a deal on introductory ski and snowboard lessons. The rentals, hill ticket and lesson were on special for $20.10. (Get it $20.10…2010???) It seemed like too good of a deal to pass up and luckily they had room for Thursday’s 5:30 pm lesson.
So how was it? Luckily there were a couple of other adults there, but 90% of the class were young kids. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t exactly unearth any hidden ski talent this evening on the slopes. Well, unless you count my curious ability to veer towards the trees and then fall down a talent (while your instructor is yelling “Fall!! Fall!!” at you). It was fun though, and of course I’ll be giving it another whirl on our group ski trip day. I’m excited to try cross country though. I have a feeling that may be more my thing? But we’ll see!
***By the way, I apologize but I put word verification back up. I was getting a bit tired of the spam comments so I thought it was necessary. I know it is a pain though!