Bunnies and Jackrabbits
The Bunnies program is designed for the 5 year old child new to x-country skiing. The focus of this program is to ensure that children are comfortable moving on skis and having fun. Games are used to teach classic skill technique, improve balance and to incorporate fun into skiing. Poles are introduced later in this program once balance and good body posture have been established. Program goals include basic classic techniques, rising and falling, side stepping, star turns, diagonal stride, herringbone, balance and agility, confidence on skis. This is a parent participation course.
The Jackrabbits program is specially designed for 6-9 year old children. This course focuses on the fundamental skills of cross country skiing including movement on skis, downhill techniques and trail etiquette, safety, balance, agility and coordination. This is accomplished through both structured and less structured ski experiences in a positive learning environment. Older skiers will be introduced to skate skiing and have the option to experience fun, low-key races.
- Fridays Nov 29 – Mar 6
- 4:00 – 5:00pm
- Location: West Bragg Creek Trails
- What to bring: Classic ski gear and warm clothing (see parent handbook for more info)
- No lessons: Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb holiday, March AYC
Cold weather cut off is -15 C for bunnies & jackrabbits. Unfortunately we are not able to provide make up classes for lessons cancelled due to inclement weather. If conditions are considered dangerous or risky, classes are subject to be cancelled.
Please have ski equipment ready and waxed for these sessions before the start of classes. Arrive 15 mins early to prepare. Classic ski gear is required, skate ski gear is optional. Please see parent handbook for more information.