The North Wind

Goal:  Tag to freeze all skiers in crouched position.

Players: 3 – 20

Equipment: large Flat stadium marked by four cones, no poles.   Several hula hoops and one flag or clothe.

Setup:  Mark the field with four cones, a larger field helps.

Rules:  One skier is given the flag, on the start command, they chase and touch other skiers.  Touched skiers must crouch down until a skier with a hula hoop places the hoop over the skier.  The freed skier must stand up, swing the hoop on their hips at least twice while yelling, “I love Nordic skiing” out loud.   That skier now has the hoop and can unfreeze other players.  

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank to all of the athletes from the Fondeurs Laurentides cross country ski club for their time and enthusiasm in participating in the creation of these videos, filmed in the Laurentians north of Montreal, Quebec.

Credits: This course was produced in partnership with Nordiq Canada and was filmed spring 2019 in Québec.

Coach: Stephen Novosad, Coach Development Manager, Nordiq Canada.