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Sign up for kids' Nordic ski lessons

The Nordic Spirit Youth Ski League is offering cross country ski lessons this winter at Spirit Mountain Nordic Center for kids ages 5 to 14. The league offers affordable prices with seasoned volunteer coaches. It will supply ski equipment if needed. Lessons begin Jan. 9 and will go for six weeks, to Feb. 13.

The weekly Sunday lessons for children in grades K-3 will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Kids in grades 4-8 will be taught 1-2:30. The cost is $20 for the first child, $15 for a second child and a maximum of $45 per family. Price includes use of ski equipment. Registration forms can be found online at http://www.duluthxc.com. Registration and equipment fitting will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6. The online registration form has details. Call 218-626-2532 or email Mary Jane Sorenson at [email protected] with any questions.

Another good place for young skiers to learn is the Cloquet Ski Club, which held its registration earlier this month at Pine Valley. Check out its Facebook page @CloquetSkiClub for more information or contact Pat Marciniak at 218-269-2948.