Presentation on theme: "Winter Activities. How To Dress Want to layer because you can always remove layers as needed. –Allows you to take into consideration Weather Terrain Type."— Presentation transcript:
How To Dress Want to layer because you can always remove layers as needed. –Allows you to take into consideration Weather Terrain Type of activity –Each layer helps to trap air Hat – Helps to regulate your temperature easier.
Layer, Layer, Layer Wicking Insulating Shell The layers are for: 1. Wicking – taking moisture away 2. Insulating – keeps warmth in 3. Shell – protects against wind/rain COTTON KILLS! – AVOID IT! Once it gets wet, it stays wet!
Head, Hands, and Feet Head Feet Hands Mittens vs Gloves Pay attention to boot ratings Lower the rating, the warmer the boot Ear muffs and ear bands are not enough
Daily Points Be on time where we are meeting for class. Please check itinerary! You must have a hat/hood for every class period! You need to have on proper attire: –Top –Bottom – snowpants!! You will be “sitting” in the snow! –Footwear At the end of class time meet in classroom or where indicated by instructor.
Other Points Participation (5) –Are you participating the entire class time? –Less participation, means less points Conduct (5) –Using equipment properly –Storing equipment properly –Appropriate language –Showing respect toward instructor & classmates
Extra Credit If you have your own equipment for: –Cross country skiing –Downhill skiing –Ice skating –Snowshoeing –Ice fishing If you wear mittens or gloves Be sure to notify me when you bring in your own equipment!
Cross-Country Skiing Two Basic Types of Cross-Country Skiing Techniques: Diagonal Stride (Classic) on right Skate Ski on left
Diagonal (Classic) Stride is like... Walking across your kitchen floor after it has been waxed, with your socks on. You usually ski in a “track”
Skate Skiing is like... Ice skating or roller blading on snow no track – see two on left!!
WAYS TO CLIMB HILLS Harringbone Side Step Bounding Shuffle Harringbone Side step Bounding & Shuffle
Points to Consider when going Downhill on Cross-Country Skis Under control Hands in front Balance Keep legs bent Pay attention to surroundings
Alpine Skis Were once only made of a wooden core coated in plastic, wrapped in fiberglass with metal edges. Now they are made of many different types of materials.
Downhill Skiing #1. Follow the Rules of the hill #2. Get lessons – it is best to not develop bad habits #3. Spend time on the “bunny hill “to practice Alpine skiing ( or “downhill skiing”) is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed- heel bindings. Keep in mind the following:
SCHUSSING Going down the hill in control NOT BOMBINGSort of a THE HILL!!“zig-zag” motion
Techniques to control the direction and speed of descent: “ Snowplough/Snowplow” typically used by novice skiers “Parallel Turn” used by more advanced skiers “Carving” is a modern advanced skiing technique
FALLING Try not to land on your knees –Fall back on your backside To get back up, put skis: –on same side of body (turtle) –perpendicular to fall line
Snowboarding YES you will be able to snowboard instead of downhill skiing the day we go.
SLEDDING Luge Toboggan Bobsled 3 kinds!
RULES #1 - SAFETY!! HAVE YOUR OWN SLED OR ASK POLITELY TO BORROW OR SHARE “Butt” on sled! STAY ON THE “RUNS” DON’T WALK UP THE “RUNS” ANY MORE?????
Snow Shoes Are designed to allow you to float in the snow
The key to traction is
Why Place the Shoe Flat?? Compacts the snow –Distributes your weight Allows the “Crampons” to get traction –The “grips” on the underside of shoes
Snow Shoeing Skills Turning Climbing Descending Traversing – not tested Getting up from the snow
Ice Skating Definition of Ice Skating: Gliding along an ice surface on a blade attached to a shoe; known as ice skates
History The first skates were: Animal bones tied to the feet The best bones were LONG BONES
3 Different Kinds of Skates Characteristics Hockey Skates –Curved on both ends Figure Skates –Has a toe pick Speed Skates –Are longer than the shoe
Basic Moves tested Gliding Turning Stopping Getting up from the ice
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING YES we will be going outside everyday!! Be prepared!! NO EXCUSES!! If you are not able to take part, you will be outside with us ANYWAYS!!! Be prepared!!