TRUCKEE, Calif. - On Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-noon, four-time Olympian Katerina Nash will teach an intermediate to advanced women's cross-country skate clinic at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center.
Nash, 34, is one of the most accomplished athletes of her time. Nash has competed twice in the Olympics for Nordic skiing at Nagano, Japan and Salt Lake City, Utah; a third time in Atlanta, Ga. for mountain biking and recently for mountain biking at the summer games in London. This past year, Nash finished third overall in the World Cup mountain bike series and placed fourth at this year's Cyclo-Cross World Championships in February.
"Katerina Nash is not only an incredible athlete, but she is a great teacher," said Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center Manager Sally Jones. "Her enthusiasm for Nordic skiing is infectious and we are incredibly proud to have her coach this clinic."
The cost is $35. Participants may register at the Cross Country Ski Center located at 15275 Alder Creek Road in Truckee or by calling 530-587-9484. To learn more about Tahoe Donner's cross-country clinics, visit tahoedonner.com/cross-country/lessons/clinics.
Tahoe Donner events sampler
Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m.: Free Ski Wax Clinic. Tahoe Donner Cross Country offers an opportunity for skiers to take the mystery out of waxing and learn from the masters with super waxing wizards Ralph Johnson and Glenn Jobe in the public wax room.
Feb. 9: Downhill Ski Area Race Series. This is a fun, public race event offered on five Saturdays throughout the season. The race format is a dual GS course with prizes awarded at each race. Skiers with the best three results in the series will have their names posted on the plaque in the ski lodge. Cost is $5 for two race runs and $1 per each additional run. Register 8-10 a.m. in the Downhill Ski Area lodge or 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the race start location.
Feb. 10: Paco's Valentine's Race. Racers may participate in a 15 kilometer freestyle citizen's race course. Choose to skate or stride. Pre-registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Race start time is 10 a.m. Great prizes will be awarded.
Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Efficient and Powerful Skate Skiing Clinic. Skiers will learn the secrets to efficient and powerful cross-country skate skiing techniques with super master racer and Fischer/Swix representative Dan Hill. Recommended for intermediate to advanced skiers. Cost is $35.
Call 530-587-9484 or visit tahoedonner.com/cross-country for more information.
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