Bill Koch Youth Ski Program

The Saratoga Biathlon Club will continue to support a Bill Koch Youth Ski League (BKYSL) club. The BKYSL is a nationwide Nordic ski program for boys and girls 13 years old and younger. Our club will offer northern Saratoga County children, and the children of SBC club members a chance to practice and race in a fun environment. The goal of the program is to get kids and families outdoors in the winter and to share in the fun of Nordic skiing.

The Saratoga Youth Nordic Ski Club now has its own web site!!!

You can learn more about the club and see its calendar of events at:

www.timesunion.com/communities/synsc

The children of club members and the public are invited to join in the fun. Interested skiers (and adult helpers) are encouraged to contact Sean Halligan 518-583-6132.

We will continue to offer a BKYSL membership FREE of charge to all members, so please sign up! **

**While the kids are free, adults who would like to ski with them and use the club trails can join at the individual or family rate. BKYSL club members are encouraged to join the New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA). They can do so at the $15 BKYSL individual rate or as part of a family at $40. 

***REMEMBER*** New BKYSL members can join NYSSRA FREE for the first year!!


**RECYCLE YOUR OLD NORDIC EQUIPMENT!!**

In an effort to encourage wider participation and introduce the sport of cross country skiing to new potential skiers, we have established an "Equipment Borrow Bank". This will allow interested children who do not yet have equipment to borrow some and join in the fun, without having to incur the cost of buying equipment. The hope is that they will discover what we already know about the fun of skiing, the thrill of racing and the comradery of our fine club members, and they will want to go on to purchase their own equipment and continue to participate in the future.

The Saratoga BKYSL "Borrow Bank" is very limited at this point. Do you have any usable kid-sized Nordic ski equipment collecting dust in the basement or garage? If so give me a call.  (Sean at (518)583-6132)   We can also use old bindings etc from adult sized equipment.