Roller ski coaching day at Hetton nr Durham

Tyneside Loipers hosted a superb day of roller ski coaching on behalf of Snowsport England last Saturday. We had four great coaches and 20 participants – from Manchester and London clubs and Tyneside Loipers. Thanks to helpers Neil and David and Howard from Loipers and to the staff at Hetton Country Park. Everyone appreciated the Hetton facilities and a great track (including the hills) and remarkably a day of good weather.

There are lots more photos on the Dropbox link here.

The weather was mainly dry and sunny so we could mostly relax outside the pavilion.
The gazebo outside the pavilion helped with social distancing (thanks to Jane Dammers).
Mike Smith looked after the intermediate group.
The Advanced group were coached by Scott Dixon.
The advanced-intermediates were coached by Martin Watkins.
And the beginner/improver group were coached by our own Alasdair Wilson. Here they are being introduced to the main hill (skate 1 technique).