Mike Stern will again be conducting a series of practical ski waxing clinics from the basement of his house. In these clinics you will be taught how to clean and prepare your cross-country skis and also learn how to apply hot glide wax and grip wax to the relevant areas of your own skis. These are hands-on sessions and he will show you how each task is done and then get you to practice with his help on your own skis. At the end of the session you will end up with a set of fully waxed skis.

The clinics usually last up to three hours and are normally limited to a maximum of four people per session. All waxes and tools are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. The clinics are suitable for novice to intermediate skiers. A comprehensive step-by-step ski waxing guide is included with the clinic. The cost of each clinic is $15 per person of which a portion is donated to the Edmonton Nordic trail grooming fund.   Saturday morning clinics will start at 9 AM and evening clinics at 7 PM.

Initial dates are:

  1. Mon12 Nov
  2. Sat 17 Nov
  3. Mon 19 Nov
  4. Sat 24 Nov
  5. Mon 26 Nov
  6. Sat 01 Dec
  7. Mon 03 Dec
  8. Mon 10 Dec
  9. Mon 17 Dec

Other clinics may be added according to demand. Please note some dates may change depending on his other commitments. If these dates are not suitable he can arrange to do other clinics at a suitably agreed time. If interested in coming please contact Mike Stern at 780-433-4328 H or 780-984-2360 C or stating your preferred and alternative dates.

So book now and get your skis ready before the snow comes because once the snow settles many of these clinics can book up quickly.

Ski Waxing Frames

He will also selling his ski waxing frames. The normal cost will be $60 but he will be discounting them at $50 to people who attend any of his waxing clinics this season. He will also have a few to sell at the Nordic Ski Swap at this reduced price. (Note that a good shop bought frame will cost you at least $150).