Nordiq Canada Learn to Cross Country Ski Programs for 2023-2024 Season

Bunny Rabbit: Ages 3 to 5

The first level of our programming introduces cross-country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play. Participants will develop a positive self-image, movement skills, an appreciation for the outdoors and new ski friendships. This program runs Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm January 13, 20, 27, and February 10, 2024.

Jack Rabbit (level 1,2,3 and 4): Ages 6 to 10

The second level of our programming is the “FUNdamentals” stage of development. Objectives are for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills, including classic and skating styles and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport. Participants will develop the basics of agility, balance, coordination, and speed, as well as good ski technique habits, fun and fitness. This program is offered Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm January 13, 20, 27, and February 10, 2024. Prerequisite for Jack Rabbit Level 1 is Bunny Rabbit or equivalent skills demonstration. Each Jack Rabbit level requires completion of the previous level (e.g. Level 2 prerequisite is Level 1).

Learn to Train: Ages 10 to 12

As a progression from the Jack Rabbit program, Learn to Train helps participants become technically competent cross-country skiers and use their skills to explore a wide range of ski activities. This program runs Fridays 3:00 – 5:00 pm January 12, 19, 26, and February 9, 2024. Prerequisite for Learn to Train Level 1 is completion of Jack Rabbit Level 4.

Note that there are no lessons scheduled for February 3rd 2024. This is to allow participants at all levels to join the fun activities with their families at the Flight of the Crows loppet.

Location and Times

Lessons will take place at Allison Chinook Provincial Recreation Area Ski Trails. Times and dates are subject to change.

Coaches and Parent Support Lessons are led by National Coaching Certification Program Level I ski coaches and supported by parents who stay to help supervise, participate, and offer encouragement. One parent per child.


$25.00 per child payable at time of registration plus the $80.00 cost of a family ski club membership. Memberships are available at:

Registration will be accepted until December 2, 2023.

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We need a couple more coaches to help with these programs

As of 12th October 2023  we need a couple more coaches!  If you think this is something you would enjoy please let us know!  You can check for upcoming coaches courses and will be reimbursed for the Course Cost as well as gas mileage for the course!! If you have any questions about this please email us and our youth programs coordinator will respond.
It is a short season and a lot of fun!