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

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 8:50 AM - 12:00 PM
    • High Park, 180 Colborne Lodge Dr., Toronto

    October is the month to get energized. Get outside with fun and active fellow members. We have something for everyone who wants to get ready for snow sports. 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.

    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. See orange arrow on park map below.

    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, optional walking poles.

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Blue Mountain
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    Climb Every Mountain - Hiking Day Trip to Blue

    Saturday November 11
    This is FREE member event
    .  Please register to reserve your seat. This is a one-bus trip.
    Registration will be open from October 7 to November 3 rd or until sold out

     Hop on the FREE bus to Blue Mountain, hike the escarpment, and spend quality social time with new friends and club members. We'll hike at a reasonable pace and enjoy the scenery. 

    Bring your lunch, hiking or ski poles, and dress for the weather with waterproof hiking shoes & warm layered clothing.

    In the afternoon, the bus will take us to - Kelsey's in Collingwood for Après-hike refreshments, and a group dinner (at your own cost). At 7:30 p.m. we'll be back on the bus and heading for home.

    Only 2 Pickup Locations:
    Bloor and Indian Road at 9:00 a.m.
    HWY 7 & 400 at 9:30 a.m.
     Click here for pickup location maps

     If you are driving up & would like to join us for the Apres & Dinner (4:30 p.m.) please email Social@hpsc.ca so we can add you to our reservation (don't reserve the seat please).

    Deadline for registration and cancellation:
    Thursday November 9 at 6:00 PM or when limit is reached

     Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, till you find your dream...