The Whitefish Credit Union is providing funding for new equipment and scholarships for Glacier Nordic Club’s Junior Jets and Chet Hope Youth League programs.
Credit Union president Jim Kenyon said “Whitefish Credit Union is happy to have the opportunity to assist with such a worthwhile project. Our future rests in our children – let’s keep them active and involved – both mentally and physically – in the NW Montana lifestyle that we all enjoy”.
The Junior Jets, for ages 7-11, begins Tuesday, January 3, and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. through February. Jets are given the opportunity to learn how to skate and classic ski, including double polling, up hills, down hills, turns and balance, often using games to learn skills.
Beginning Saturday, January 7, the Chet Hope Youth League will meet for seven Saturdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Children ages 4 through teens will learn and improve classic ski skills through participating in cooperative games and encouraging activities coached by trained volunteer coaches. Both the Junior Jets and Chet Hope Youth League meet at the Glacier Nordic Center, which is operated by the Club, at the Whitefish Lake Golf Course. The Club also offers additional educational programs for youth skiers, including a traveling competition team and clinics for masters.