High Park Ski Club

Nordic Pole Walking with Ski Fit

Come join us on Saturday mornings from September to November and give Nordic pole walking a try. This is one part of our  Ski Fit & Brunch program, helping members get ready for ski season. For more details on our whole autumn fitness program, see the Ski Fit page, or the events below.

About Nordic Pole Walking

HPSC  has been teaching pole walking for 7 years . Whether you want a relaxing walk or a more vigorous pace, we have certified instructors and group leaders to show you how it is done.

Research into pole walking’s benefits have shown that it burns more calories than regular walking, cuts down on hip and knee joint stress and uses about 90% of the muscles in your body. What’s not to like about that!

Nordic pole walking got its start in Finland as a summer activity for their national cross-country ski team and soon became popular in Germany.

The club has some poles for members to borrow for the session on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have your own poles, please bring them with you.

Check our Events listing below for Ski-Fit & Brunch dates, time and location details.

Upcoming events

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • High Park, 180 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto

    Come enjoy the outdoors and make new friends. This is a fun and social event with athletic activities to suit a variety of fitness levels. We have something for everyone who wants to start getting ready for winter. New Members welcome.

    8:55 a.m. Meet in High Park, under the trees on the north side of the Grenadier Restaurant parking lot. See Map below.

    9:00 a.m. We head off to enjoy a variety of activities. Walk, run, yoga, stretching, agility, balance, Nordic pole walking etc. Our coaches are trained volunteers. Nordic Pole walking lessons provided. Bring your own walking poles, or we have some to share.

    11:00 a.m. It's time to check out the Grenadier Café for a well-deserved brunch or coffee (not included).

    Ski Fit is a free program for all club members. Come check us out. We meet rain or shine. Wet weather can be even more fun as we benefit from the leafy tree canopy and park shelters.

    Getting Here

    Location: 180 Colborne Lodge Dr., Toronto. In the centre of High Park. Meet on the North side of the Grenadier parking lot, under the trees.

    By TTC: Just a few minutes walk south from the High Park subway station.
    By Car: Free parking is available throughout the High Park.

    What to bring? Wear running or walking shoes and apparel to suit the weather. Walking poles are optional.

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