Jackrabbits

Year of Birth: 2008-2011

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.

Sessions are offered on Sundays at Whistler Olympic.

2017/2018 Schedule

Session Dates:

Sundays, 10:30-12:00 p.m. at Whistler Olympic Park (1.5 hours)
11 sessions: December 10-March 11, no session Dec 24, Jan 7 or Jan 28 (There may be a session Dec 31 depending on coach availability)

Event dates:

Coast Cup 1 – December 3

Coast Cup 2 – January 28

Program Fee: $150

The program fee includes free entry into Coast Cups 1 and 2.

The program fee does not include a Whistler Olympic Park season pass.  Youth ages 7 and up who register in our Jackrabbits program are eligible for a discounted seasons pass. 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.  The discounted pass will be $45 until November 15.  After that date the price will increase to $75

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 September 30 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.  We welcome volunteers in any role, from coaching to helping at an event, planning and admin roles and more.  Please contact the club if you would like to volunteer.

 

Registration opens September 26 https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=16107

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