The Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club offers programs for almost all ages, abilities and motivations. You have several options if you want to register for these programs. Please go to our program registration page to find out how!
Arrowhead Nordic Ski Programs – Please note: Programs for the 2014/15 are not open yet for registration. We have information below from past seasons for your reference but will be updating all information in fall 2014.
A summary of all club programs can be found in our general program brochure from 2013/14. Additional program information is provided below:
Please note the following changes for the 2013/14 ski season:
- There are no longer Jackrabbit levels 5 and 6, but instead we have developed the Track Attack program. Athletes who completed level 4 last year should register in Track Attack. Track Attack replaces Junior ARC. See the description below.
- Also new this year is a Sunday morning program (10 a.m. – noon) for Jackrabbits (Bunnies and Levels 1-4). The program will be capped at 30 athletes, with spots being filled on a first come, first served basis.
- Jackrabbits begins on January 4th and runs for 8 weeks. Program fee is $125 ($140 after Nov 15). Please note that skiers must be 4 as of December 31, 2013 to register for Bunnies.
Welcome Meghan DeLagran who will be coordinating the Track Attack program. Some of you may remember Meghan from when she was our Jackrabbit Coordinator a few years ago. We are very excited to have her back!
Track Attack is a program for ages 9-13 and is the final step of Cross Country Canada’s Skill Development Program (after Jackrabbits). Participants should have completed Jackrabbits Level 4. The program covers a span of 3 years. Track Attack is a more in-depth program with lessons on both Saturdays and Tuesdays as well as opportunities for winter camp, fun races, waxing clinics etc. Further developing skills and technique, and providing knowledge of more far-reaching aspects of skiing, the track attack athlete will come away from the program confident in all aspects of the sport.
Track Attack starts Oct. 26th on dry land with roller skis and will run every Saturday 10-12. Once the snow arrives we will run Tuesday nights from 5-6 as well as Saturday mornings. Program fee is $170. Participants will also need to purchase a trail pass from Arrowhead Provincial Park.
For Children – Jackrabbit Program
Cross Country Canada’s Skill Development Program provides three levels of skier development opportunities for children – Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits and Track Attack. The overall objective of the program is to assist children in the development of a love of the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, excellent technical skills and a good level of physical fitness within a sport environment. Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits run for 8 Saturdays beginning January 7th and are taught by qualified instructors. Choose from morning or afternoon classes.
Track Attack Lynx
Track Attack Lynx is a new program for ages 9-12 who are new to skiing and have not participated in Jackrabbits in the past (or completed Jackrabbits Level 4) but would like to begin developing their skills. This program will serve as a link between Jackrabbits and Track Attack for those who would like to join the sport in a less demanding environment than Track Attack. This program will begin from the ground up, providing beginner training and skill development so that the athlete may join Track Attack as soon as their skill level allows and no longer than one season after they begin the program. Track Attack Lynx starts with Jackrabbits on Jan 4th and will run from 10-12 on Saturdays for 8 weeks. Program fee is 125 (140 after Nov 15).
For Youth – Arrowhead Race Centre Team
The ARC program enables skiers to improve their fitness and skiing in order to compete in cross country ski racing This group trains year round and includes weekly off-season training sessions, training camps and biweekly on-snow instruction. It is designed for athletes interested in racing at the Ontario Cup or Masters Cup levels, but is also suited to skiers wishing to compete in friendly loppets and younger athletes who are considering racing at higher levels but are not quite ready yet. Athletes have access to roller skis, classic skis, slider mats and roller boards. Coaching and waxing support is provided at O-Cup races. Ages 11 to adult.
This friendly, non-competitive class is for adults who want to improve their skiing and fitness at their own pace and level. (This is NOT a program for ―hardbodies‖ only!) Choose from classic or skate instruction, or both. You’ll also meet other skiers and have fun! Runs on Saturday afternoons.