Turtle Tag

Goal:  Tag skiers   

Players: 3 – 20

Equipment: Large flat stadium marked by four cones, one for each corner.   

Setup:  Skiers spread out in the stadium.

Rules:  Every skier is “it” and every skier can free any tagged skier.  On “go” each skier tries to touch other skiers.  Touched skiers must roll over on their back with skis and arms up in the air over their head like a turtle.  To free a turtle, any skier must grab the skier’s skies and move them back and forth, the skier is then free to get up and tag others.  If two skiers touch each other at the same time, both become turtles.  Skiers can tag and free the same skier.  Skiers who are liberated can immediately touch the skier who turtled them.     

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.