Snowshoeing

Looking for a fun and easy outdoor sport for winter? Try snowshoeing! Snowshoeing offers athletes of all ability levels a great workout and a great way to enjoy the outdoors. At competition, events range from 25M races to 800M races; we also do relays. Athletes of all ability levels are welcome to join.

Coordinator:

Janet Larrimore – JanetLarrimore@somdhc.org

Training Times & Locations:

Thursdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, Virtual 

Sundays, 10:00am – 11:30am, Centennial Park, Ellicott City

Practice Overview:

Thursday: Athletes prepare for the Winter Games by building strength and endurance during the Thursday night indoor exercise sessions.
Sunday: Athletes put on snowshoes and practice at Centennial Park. Even if there is no snow, we put on snowshoes and practice on the grass.

Snowshoe Practice

Centennial Park, 10000 Clarksville Pike (Main/South), Ellicott City, MD 21042

Requirements:

  • Athletes at all ability levels are welcome.
  • Participation in competition is optional.

Equipment:

  • Snowshoes will be provided. Athletes have the option of purchasing their own snowshoes.
  • Athletes must provide their own sturdy, waterproof shoes. Sneakers cannot be worn with snowshoes.

Uniforms:

  • Hats and jackets are provided for athletes who participate in competition.
  • Athletes participating in competition must provide their own waterproof pants.

Competition:

Winter Games is a 3-day event (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) the last week of February at Whitetail Ski Resort.

Volunteer Roles:

  • Volunteers are needed to assist athletes at practices.
  • Unified partners can compete with athletes in relays at Winter Games.