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CLASS SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS - 2013-2014

REGISTRATION

All class participants MUST become members of ENSC. For Membership LINK HERE
Registration for Adult Lessons LINK HERE

* A minimum of three people are required for a course to be run. If the minimum registration is not met ONE WEEK prior to the first class, the course will be cancelled, or if appropriate, combined with another class.

* Refunds will only be issued if the course is cancelled by ENSC and/or the instructor OR a student is unable to attend the entire course due to injury/illness.

* Make up sessions are not generally permitted. Students may be allowed to switch to an equivalent course at the discretion of the adult class coordinator. Such requests must be made at least one week prior to the start of the course.

* The decision on cancellation and/or rescheduling of individual classes due to weather/snow conditions is at the discretion of each instructor.

 

Classic Beginner – 3 weeks $50 or 4 weeks $65
For beginner skiers. Course divided equally between proper diagonal stride and hills. The pace is slow and easy and much instruction on a grid.
- Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 (Wed.) 6:30-8 pm, Don Mallon, CANSI 2
- Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 (Wed.) 1:30-3PM, Karen van der Meer, CANSI 1
- Jan. 10, 17, 24 (Fri.) 12:30-2:00 PM, Valerie Klikach, CANSI 1
- Jan. 10, 17, 24 (Fri.) 6:30-8PM, Valerie Klikach, CANSI 1
- Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2 (Sun.) 1:30-3 pm, Karen van der Meer, CANSI 1
- Jan. 12, 19, Feb. 2 (2 hrs - Sun.) 12:30-2:30 pm, David Klikach, CANSI 1
- Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14 (Fri.) 6:30-8PM, Valerie Klikach, CANSI 1
- Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14 (Fri.) 12:30-2:00 PM, Valerie Klikach, CANSI 1
- Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 (Wed.) 6:30-8 pm, Don Mallon, CANSI 2
- Feb. 21, 28, March 7 (Fri.) 12:30-2:00PM , Valerie Klikach, CANSI 1
- Feb. 21, 28, March 7 (Fri.) 6:30-8PM, Valerie Klikach, CANSI 1

Classic Refresher - 4 weeks $65, 5 weeks $85
For beginning skiers with reasonable fitness level to improve technique and for fit individuals to learn XC skiing. Focuses on improving diagonal stride and downhill turns. Our goal is to be able to ski all the Gold Bar loops, and course aimed at persons comfortable (though not necessarily skilled) at going downhill.
5 week session incl. extra waxing, loppet & training tips.
- Jan 7, 14, 21, 28. Feb. 4 (Tues) 6:30-8 pm Karen Stix, CANSI 2
- Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Tues.) 6:30-8 pm Eugene Ulmer, CANSI 2
- Jan. 12, 19, Feb. 2 (2 hrs - Sun.) 2:35-4:35 pm, David Klikach, CANSI 1
- Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 (Tues.) 6:30-8 pm Eugene Ulmer, CANSI 2
- Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 (Mon.) 6:30-8 pm Doug Bezovie, CANSI 2
- Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Tues.) 6:30-8 pm Greg Yarkie, CANSI 2

Classic Intermediate - 4 weeks $65

Follow-up to beginner’s class for intermediate to advanced skiers. Skiers taught advanced basic elements of classic skiing with emphasis on balance in motion, using core muscles and developing power in various techniques. Skiers will also have hands-on experience with performance waxing.
- Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Tues.) 6:30-8 pm, Jim Brohman, CANSI 3
- Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 (Tues.) 6:30-8 pm, Jim Brohman, CANSI 3

Skate Beginner - 3 weeks $50, 4 weeks $65
For novice to intermediate skiers. Pre-requisite “Classic Beginner” or equivalent. The lessons will follow gradual progression learning to skate on flats, and then very gradual terrain.
- Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 (Thurs.) 6:30-8 pm, Jim Brohman, CANSI 3
- Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 (Tues.) 6:30-8 pm Greg Yarkie, CANSI 2
- Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 (Thurs.) 6:30-8 pm, Jim Brohman, CANSI 3
- Feb. 16, 23, March 2 (Sun.) 11:30-1 pm, Stephen Stone, CANSI 1

Skate Advanced - 4 weeks $65

For intermediate to advanced skiers. Pre-requisite “Skate Beginner” or equivalent. Participants will be taught advanced basic elements of ski skating with emphasis on varied terrain skiing.
- Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 (Thurs.) 6:30-8 pm Alan Ball
- Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 (Thurs.) 6:30-8 pm Alan Ball


Adult Training Group – Session 2, New Year - 10 weeks $120

(Student couples & couples with young children can share spot)
This 10-week program focuses on technique development for advanced skiers and combines skill improvement with fitness and coaching. Intended for skiers with an excellent base of technique and who wish to join others for more rigorous training sessions. Expect challenging workouts as most participants competing at recreational levels.

- Jan. 6 – March 15. (Mon.) 6:30–8 pm, Roy Merritt, CANSI 3, NCCP 2

 

INSTRUCTORS

All ENSC instructors are club members, and are trained & certified by the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI).

LOCATION

All courses run out of Gold Bar Park Pavilion, just south of the river and east of 50th Street. Enter from 50th Street and just north of 109A Avenue. Continue past the sewage treatment plant to the car park. From here you walk east towards the lake to the pavilion where we meet.

EQUIPMENT

Students need to have their own equipment. Some of the specialty stores where you can find this are: Campers Village, Fast Trax Run and X-Country Ski Shop, Pedalhead Bicycle Works,Totem Outdoor Outfitters ( new and used equipment) and Track ‘n Trail. If you are already an ENSC member you can ask for a discount at some of these stores. Have your membership receipt with you! Here is a link to an Adobe Acrobat document listing most of the retail outlets in the Edmonton area.

Some people ask about renting equipment. You can inquire at Totem and Mountain Equipment Co-op, but my experience is that it is not worthwhile unless you plan on it for just a few days.


 

 
 
RESOURCES

ENSC Recreational Ski program

Preparing and waxing cross-country skis (Adobe Acrobat document)

City of Edmonton Beginner Adult and Family Cross-Country Ski lessons, 2010-2011 (pdf document)

Northern Alberta Skiers' Guides, by Mike Stern

Main Cross-Country Retail Outlets in Edmonton (Adobe Acrobat document)

Wax shopping list

 

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