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Ice Badger Adults, Group Lessons, Wax Clinics

Tue January 2 - Thu February 29 Missoula, MT 59801 US Directions


January Beginner Skate Groups

01/02 11:45AM - 4:30PM MST
Group: Beginner Skate Lessons - January - T & Th Beginner Skate Lessons - January - Tues Only

Ice Badger Adults

01/03 4:45PM MST
Group: Ice Badger Adults - 2 Months Ice Badgers Adults - January Only

Wax Clinics

01/11 - 01/18 6:30PM - 6:30PM MST
Group: Wax Clinic Wax Clinic

Beginner Skate Lessons - February - T & Th

02/06 - 02/29 11:45AM MST - 12:45PM MST

Beginner Skate Lessons - February - Tues Only

02/06 - 02/27 4:30AM MST - 5:30PM MST


515 South Ave E
Missoula, MT US 59801


Ice Badger Adults

Finally, a program designed to get adult skate skiers faster, smoother, more comfortable on all sorts of terrain.  If you are an Ice Badger parent, drop your kids with their group and head out with us.  No Ice Badger kids? Even easier, just meet us at 4:45ish and head out to ski. 

Here is the basic plan.  Meet up on Mondays and Wednesdays for some structured group training and skills clinics and some one-on-one technique work.  Both days we’ll have a workout on tap.  We’ll send skiers on their way with one or two instructors to offer guidance and help. One of the days there is a clinic option.  For skiers that are in IB for the training group aspect, they may decide not to do the clinic and go off to do the workout.  For those that are in IB primarily to become more proficient skiers, they do the clinic.  Some skiers would clinic every week, some might do them occasionally, others might never do one.

We’ll tailor workouts to several of the popular Nordic ski races.  First up is the Seeley Lake OSCR (50k, 20k, or 10k) on January 27th.  Next comes the West Yellowstone Rendezvous (Skate or Classic, various distances) on March 2nd. In addition to the clinics and workouts, we’re happy to help put together a basic training plan for these events and others.

- $300 or $150 (1 month or 2 months)

- 4:45pm - 6pm, Mondays & Wednesdays
- UM golf course & Lubrecht & 9 Mile
- January 3rd thru February 28th
- HEAD COACHES - Jeff Bookwalter and Ruby Zitzer (WED ONLY)

- Lessons, supervised training, group training plans for OSCR and West Yellowstone Ski Races



Ruby Zitzer is the instructor and Head Coach for Ice Badgers Adults.  They are all at the UM Golf Course and meet at the Iron Grizzly.  

Here are the 23/24 session options:


- December 1st - 15th - Tuesday & Thursday - 7:30am - 8:30 - refresher

- December 16th - 31st - Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am - 8:30 - refresher

- December 16th - 31st - Tuesday & Thursday 12pm - 1 - refresher

- January - Tuesday & Thursday - 11:45 - 12:45

- January - Tuesday Only - 4:30 - 5:30

- February - Tuesday & Thursday - 11:45 - 12:45

- February - Tuesday Only - 4:30 - 5:30

Learn how to skate ski.  Head Coach Ruby, will start with the basics.  Each session will have a theme.  The December mini camp will be a bit jammed, but should be great.  Max 10 skiers per session, unless demand increases.

WHERE: UM Golf Course, main area in front of the Iron Griz and Club House.

WHO: These sessions will be for beginner or new skate skiers.  Ruby will start with the basics and have a theme for each session.  Intermediate or experienced skiers can sign up, but it will start with the basics.



Randy Beckner, Dawson Knopp and Shaun Radley will host free wax clinics at MTCX ski shop, 517 S Orange St

- January 11th and 18th - 6:30 - 8:30pm






Ruby Zitzer

Jeff Bookwalter

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