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in: AliC; AliC > 2024-02-25

Feb 27, 2024 11:39 AM # 
I was noticing that with my group too yesterday! It always amazes me how by the end of the season they can really just move along on skis. Had a beginner skater (but 13) in my group yesterday, who was picking it up much faster once I told him to push on both poles at the same time :)
Mar 3, 2024 1:01 PM # 
Yes, so cool! Nice to sort that out for the beginner skater too =)

And on pole coordination while learning skating- it seems something quite tough for Sylvia right now (age 6), but was much less so for my equally-new-to-skating 10 year old last weekend. Has that been your experience, that littler ones can do the skate leg motion, but not so much the proper poling til later?
Mar 4, 2024 5:43 PM # 
Yes, they figure out the leg thing much sooner. For the youngest age groups, West River doesn't even give them poles until they're in 2nd grade. It's a lot of no-pole games until then. And I feel like our 3rd/4th graders still haven't quite figured out what to do with the poles, even though they have them.
Mar 5, 2024 5:25 AM # 
I don’t really know what to do with the poles either, maybe I should go back to third grade?

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