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Summer program gives Nordic skiers opportunity for year-round work – Lewiston Sun Journal

Central Maine Ski Club coach Justin Fereshetian, center, reviews video footage of club members while teaching skiing technique along McGrath Pond Road on June 18 in Oakland. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Area Nordic skiers have an opportunity to keep their skills sharp year-round thanks to a new program in Waterville.

Justin Fereshetian, head coach of the Central Maine Ski Club, is running a summer program at the Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. The group  just started outdoor practices last week because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s part of the club’s new year-round program, giving skiers the ability to keep their skills relatively sharp.

“The year-round portion (of training) is new,” Fereshetian said. “We always had the winter programming going on, but expanding it out to all four seasons of the year is something that’s new.”

Central Maine Ski Club members from left, Keya Amundsen, Surya Amundsen and Emma Charles train on roller skis along McGrath Pond Road on June 18 in Oakland. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Fereshetian, who was named the Quarry Roads program director last fall, said the group goes through “dryland training” that involves conditioning, bounding exercises involving ski poles, interval training and roller
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