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1 Nordic Skating winter’s newest edge

2 Alaska Antarctica Vermont Nordic Skating around the world

3 What is Nordic Skating? Scandinavian style cross-country ice skating on frozen lakes and rivers

4 Groomed ice skating trails Lake Morey Trail, Fairlee, Vermont

5 Wild skating tours with an expert guide Lake Champlain, near Basin Harbor, Vermont

6 Explore pristine wilderness Glide past spectacular ice formations Spot a bald eagle or peregrine falcon Enjoy the freedom of a limitless expanse of glistening black ice

7 Wild Skating Tours Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Champlain

8 Speed skating events 25 Kilometer Marathon, Lake Morey, Fairlee, VT

9 School Field Trips Fourth graders visit the Lake Morey skating trail

10 At the Palisades on Lake Champlain Icicle Dueling

11 Skate Sailing with hand-held sails, wings & kites

12 Sailing with kites and parachutes

13 Lake Champlain Yes, you can skate through the snow!

14 Lake Willoughby Yes, you can ice skate with poles!

15 You can also use your poles to test the ice for safety and strength

16 Ice Grooming Trucks or ATVs w/plow Tractors Snowblowers Rotating Brushes Hot Mopping

17 Nordic Skate blades clip onto any cross-country ski boot Alfa Karhu … just to name a few Alpina Lundhags Artex Madshus Asolo Merrell Atomic Rossignol Fischer Salomon Hartjes Sportful

18 Advantages of Nordic boots WarmEasy to put on & take off ComfortablePut them on indoors, Plenty of ankle support then walk or drive to the ice

19 Advantages of Nordic blades More efficient – Double the glide for the same effort Long curved tip handles imperfect ice conditions – bumps, cracks, soft ice, even snow-covered ice

20 Put it all together – 3 sports with one boot Ice skating Roller skiing Cross-country skiing

21 That’s right – use the same boots for cross- country skiing… … and roller skiing!

22 Lake Willoughby Black ice is the best!

23 Lake George Skating through the snow

24 Lake Willoughby

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