Jackrabbit and BunnyRabbit Programs

Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club

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JackRabbit Program Coordinators: Ally Myers, & Cheryl Leavens



BunnyRabbit and JackRabbit Programs 


The Bunnyrabbit Program (child must be 4 as of December 31, 2021 to participate)  introduces children to skiing and develops their fundamental movement skills in a FUN way. It provides children with the opportunity to make ski-friends and helps them develop a positive attitude towards skiing and an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment.

In the Jackrabbit Program children learn both classic and skating cross-country ski skills and develop a lifelong interest in the sport. Instruction focuses on the ABC’S Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed in a FUN way with games, theme days and ski playgrounds. Good technique, distance and speed challenges are rewarded using the Jackrabbit program awards. For more info visit the Jackrabbits page of the Nordiq Canada website.

Winter Session
8 sessions starting January 8 or 9.  No sessions on Family Day Weekend.

Time Slots (Pick one)
Saturday mornings: 10:30 -12:00  (Note the later start.  Times are shortened due to COVID)

Saturday afternoons:  1:00 – 2:30
Sunday Mornings: 10:30 – 12:00
Note:  Due to COVID protocols, snack and group warmup have been eliminated.  The program runs for 11/2 hours instead of 2.

Please be prepared to pick up BunnyRabbits after 1 hour.  With no warmup facilities available they may be too cold to continue for the full 90 minutes.

Program Fees:
Early Bird (up to November23) – $120
Late Bird (November 23 and later)  – $145

Fee includes:

  • Coaching by NCCP coaches
  • 8 sessions (Level 3 & 4 Jackrabbits have 4 weeks of classic technique and 4 weeks of skate technique)
  • a Jackrabbit hat     
  • Membership to Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club.

Please Note:  Starting this year, fees do not include a Provincial Park Ski Trail Pass:

The Park fee structure has changed.  An Ontario Parks vehicle permit is required to enter the park. However it is no longer necessary to purchase separate passes for each individual skier in the vehicle.   As a result, trail passes are no longer included in Jackrabbit fees.   A winter vehicle pass is $60 + tax and a yearly vehicle pass is $99 + tax and must be purchased from the park.  If you purchase a full year pass now, it is good until Dec 2022!   A vehicle pass is for everyone in the vehicle so you do not need to purchase more than one for your family (unless you arrive in different vehicles). This new fee structure should result in a substantial savings for most families!

If fees are an issue:

  • The Children’s Foundation of MuskokaGrowing Healthy Happy Kids’ fund provides grants to meet the recreational, cultural, medical and emotional needs of the children in Muskoka.  Participants may apply to them for support.
  • Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club has initiated a JackRabbit Bursary Program to sponsor families in need of financial aid.

*NEW*!!!   Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club Ski Rentals for JackRabbit and Track Attack/Lynx

We are provide season rentals for Cross Country Ski Sets.  The charge is $50 for the season, and the kids have the skis – both at home and for the  lessons – for the entire winter.  Skis must be returned at the end of the season.  Our goal is to provide affordable equipment – not to make a profit.  We will revisit the price for next year to see if we can offer the same great deal.  


For more information visit the Arrowhead Provincial Park Blog 

Please read these documents:
Selection Tips for Purchasing Skis
JackRabbit Pre-season Tips