September 18, 2020

 By KENNETH BELLIVEAU

Have you ever wanted to learn how to ski without the hassle of having to buy all the equipment?

Ski for Life, a local company specializing in cross-country ski training, is offering you just that. Starting in January they are offering free use of equipment when a lesson is booked. These will cost $30 for adults for a half day and $20 for children under 16.

The lessons are suitable for people between the ages of nine and 90. Ski for Life instructor Dan Mahony said that it is just him and his wife Joan giving their time to the community.

“We are just trying to help people learn the sport. There is a skill set involved. A lot of people are not aware of that, and just end up walking on their skis.”

Mahony said it’s usually just learning the fundamentals.

“It will just be a basic three-hour lesson, and then people can go to Laurel Creek and rent skis for $10 and apply the skills we have given them.”

The lessons will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be on Jan. 14, Feb.1 and Feb. 22 at Bechtel Park in Waterloo. For more information you can email Ski for life at skiforlife@execulink.com or phone Dan Mahony at 519-842-4652.