The 2022-23 Kids' Skill Development Program ("Jackrabbits") starts Saturday, Deccember 3, 2022
PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON IS NOW CLOSED
2022-2023 Season Program Information: All sessions will start and end outside, by the Nordic Club Sea Can at the east end of P5, (the end furthest from the Nordic Centre). All participating kids will need have a parent or other designated responsible adult available on short notice to come to get a child who needs to leave a session early due to cold, fatigue etc.
Our program follows the Cross Country Canada Skill Development Program for children. Our program is directed at young skiers between the ages of 4 – 18, who want to learn the basics of cross country skiing, both classic and skating, aiming to instill a lifelong interest in the sport and enhance health and quality of life. This program helps children develop confidence, provides them with an opportunity to ski and socialize with their ski friends, builds general physical literacy and develops outdoor winter safety skills in a fun environment. As part of the program we also offer introductory sessions in biathlon, using high tech battery-powered laser rifles (no bullets!) for kids aged 9 and up, (parental permission required). All our coaches are volunteers and have NCCP certification (National Coaching Certification Program). Parent volunteer hours are mandatory. Please plan to volunteer at least twice during the ski sessions.
Bunnies: 4 & 5 yrs -13 week program, December 3rd - February 25th 9:45am - 10:45 or 11am weather and children permitting $70.00 NB For this age group, a parent must accompany their child in all sessions
Jackrabbit: 6 - 9 yrs -13 week program, December 3rd- February 25th 9:30am - 11:00am $100.00
Track Attack: 10 - 12 yrs -13 week program, December 3rd- February 25th 9:30am - 11:15am $100.00
Youth: 13 - 18 yrs -13 week program, December 3rd- February 25th 9:30am - 11:15am $100.00
Please note that in order for a child to register in the program, both the child and at least one parent must be members of the Sun Peaks Nordic Club.
Equipment Rental: Skis, boots and poles (classic and skate) are available for rental for $75 per season (includes both classic and skate). Again this year, the equipment will be issued for the full season. This means ready access for the kids to go skiing whenever they like (skiing to school, anyone??), but everyone must bring equipment with them to the sessions and be aware whether it's a skating or classic session, and bring the appropriate skis! Jackrabbit Coordinator: Peggy Leduc has generously agreed to continue being our parent coordinator this season. Any questions, contact our coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.