REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Welcome to Skillz Day... the off road Jeep training program developed by Metalcloak a decade ago to teach BRAND NEW Jeep owners how to use your Jeep. The training will focus on Jeep driving basics including:
- Understanding you Jeep and knowing your Jeep's Capabilities
- What Are Lockers? What are sway bars and why would you turn them off?
- How to Choose a Trail or Find a Line
- What Equipment Should You Load Into Your Jeep for a day on the Trail
- Off Road Safety
- Land Use and Access
- Recovery Techniques & Demonstrations
- How to Use a Winch Safely & Effectively
- Off Roading 101
WHAT IS IT? Skillz Day is a chance for NEW Jeep Owners to come and develop their off-roading Skillz in a safe and supervised environment.
WHO CAN COME? The April 29, 2023 Skillz Day is for NEW JEEPERS ONLY. This is not for anyone who has attended Skillz Day in the past or has experience Jeeping off road. If you or your driver is a NOVICE off roader you are welcome to join us for an amazing day of fun, education and Jeeping.
IS IT FOR JEEPS ONLY? Yes. This is a Jeep focused event manned with Jeep focused volunteers who are there to teach new Jeep owners.
DATE & TIME? Saturday, April 29, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Novice Registration Starts at 8:15 AM - Drivers meeting at 9:15 AM
WHAT ARE NOVICE & ADVANCED BEGINNERS? If you've attended Skillz Day before, or had experience Rock-Crawling, you will register as an Advanced Beginner. If you are brand new to the world of Wheeling, Rock Crawling and Jeep ownership, we ask you to register as a NOVICE so we can make sure you have lots of time to learn and develop "Skillz".
WHY NO ADVANCED BEGINNERS THIS TIME? The primary purpose of SKILLZ DAY is to teach new Jeepers. We are limited to only 100 registered Jeeps for this event, and every year we have to turn away new Jeepers. For the October event we decided to open it to just New Jeepers. We will most likely return to allowing Advanced Beginners in our Spring event.
LOCATION: Prairie City SVRA... MAP
FOOD: We'll have coffee and donuts in the morning and a hot Lunch, courtesy of MetalCloak. But bring any snacks and drinks you may want throughout the day.
WILL OTHER VENDORS BE THERE: Yes, we invite industry friends or other clubs and organizations to come out and join us in the training with subjects like safety, airing down, trail repairs and more.
WHAT WILL WE DO? Throughout the day volunteers will be stationed at the various obstacles at Prairie City helping you better understand what you should or shouldn't do, what your rig is capable of, and how to safely and properly tackle obstacles. In addition there will be demonstrations on various topics like on the trail fixes, recovery, winching, land use, etc.
WHAT DOES IT COST? We are charging a nominal fee of $25 per driver and $15 per passenger. The fees will be used to help support and expand the program.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? Volunteers are needed to help throughout the day. Please email will (at) metalcloak.com for more information.