Jackrabbits

Year of Birth: 2007-2010

Program Description

Our Jackrabbit program is directed at children ages 6-9 (the ‘FUNdamentals’ stage of athlete development). This is the second level of our Youth Skill Development Program.

Our Jackrabbits program is divided into four levels, based on ability and experience.

The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills (classic in Levels 1 and 2; classic and skate skiing in levels 3 and 4) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health. The program is designed to develop fundamental movement skills, build overall motor skills, confidence and social skills, and encourage fun and participation, and low-key competitions are introduced.

Sessions are offered on Sundays at Whistler Olympic Park and will meet at the cross country technical building.

2016/2017 Schedule

Session Dates:

Sundays from 10:30-12:00 a.m. at Whistler Olympic Park (1.5 hours)
10 sessions: December 11,18, January 8,15,29, February 5,12,19, 26, March 5

Event dates:

Coast Cup 1 – November 27

Coast Cup 2/3 – January 21/22

Program Fee

The program fee is $150.

This includes free entry into Coast Cups 1/2/3.

The program fee does not include a trail pass.  Youth ages 7 and up who register in our Jackrabbits program are eligible for a $35 Whistler Olympic Park seasons pass, a significant discount from the regular price. This pass must be purchased at the time of registration and will not be available after you have registered.  Youth ages 6 and under do not require a trail pass.

Equipment Required

  • Classic skis, poles and boots (levels 1 – 4)
  • Skate skis, poles and boots (levels 3 and 4 only)

Ski equipment can be rented at Whistler Olympic Park.  For second hand equipment, the club is hosting a Nordic ski swap on Saturday Oct 1 at the Adventure Centre.  Valhalla Pure, Source for Sports and Whistler Olympic Park all sell Nordic ski equipment.

Parent/Guardian Volunteers

In addition to our programs, the club hosts a number of events throughout the winter.  We are a community club and the success of our programs and events is built on parent participation.

Registration – Will open on September 28th.

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