Jackrabbits

Year of Birth: 2010-2013

Registration for the Jack Rabbits 2019-2020 program is full.

If you would like to add your child’s name to a wait list, please email info@seatoskynordics.ca If additional volunteer coaches are found we may be able to open up more spots.

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, usually birth years 2010 and 2011) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health.

Ski practice sessions are offered on Sundays at Whistler Olympic Park.

2019/20 Schedule

Practice Dates:

Sundays, 10:30-12:00 a.m. at Whistler Olympic Park (1.5 hours)
11 practices: December 8, 15, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8

Event dates: (for those born in 2014 or older only)

Teck Coast Cup 1 – December 1 (Whistler Olympic Park)

Teck Coast Cup 2 – December 21 (Whistler Olympic Park)

Teck Coast Cup 4 and 5 – February 15/16 (Mount Washington)

Teck BC Midget Championships Feb 22-23, 2020, Kamloops, BC (ages 9-12)

Coast Outdoors Payak – Feb 22 (Whistler Olympic Park)

Program Fee: $165

Please note that payment by credit card is required at time of registration.

The program fee includes free entry into Coast Cups 1, 2 and 3

A valid Sea to Sky club membership is required for participation in club programs and can be purchased at the time of registration.

If you are interested in attending BC Midgets or Coast Cups 3/4 as a group with your club members, please contact the program coordinator once the season gets underway.

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 $50 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, usually born in 2010 and 2011)

Ski equipment can be rented at Whistler Olympic Park and Flying Spirit Rentals.  For second hand equipment, the club is hosting a Nordic ski swap on Saturday Oct 5 at the Squamish Adventure Centre.  Valhalla Pure, Source for Sports and Whistler Olympic Park all sell Nordic ski equipment.

Parent/Guardian Volunteers

A parent/guardian will be asked to participate in 1 or 2 practices throughout the winter.

We are a community club and the success of our programs and events is built on parent participation.  There are many roles available for volunteers, many of which are not a large time commitment.  We welcome volunteers in any role, from coaching to helping at an event, planning and admin roles and more.

To register at Zone 4 for the 2019 – 2020 season, visit this link.

Special Events

Teck Regional Winter Snow Camp- Nov 29 – Dec. 1, 2019

This fun camp includes an two overnight stays in Whistler Athletes Village. This is open to kids ages 9 and up, and is a great way to start the winter and socialize with ski friends, both new and old.  To find out more click here.

Teck BC Midget Championships – Feb 22-23, 2020, Kamloops, BC

Hosted by the Kamloops Overlander Ski Club

The BC Midgets is an annual event for skiers ages 9-12. This is a fun weekend of skiing somewhere new, often the calendar highlight for young skiers, full of fun races and socializing.  If your child would like to attend BC Midgets this year with their fellow club members, please contact us as soon as possible to make transportation plans, group hotel bookings etc.  For more information click here.

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