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Fall Programming now Open for Registration

Our Fall / Winter program offerings are now open for registration on Zone4

Also 2018/2019 Memberships are available too.

Registration Open for Fall / Winter XC and Biathlon

XC and Biathlon programs for the fall/winter season are now open for registration on Zone4

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ENSC Membership 2018-2019

ENSC Membership for 2018-2019 is now open on Zone4

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Head Coach Ulf awarded CCA Coach of the Year

ENSC’s Head Coach Ulf Kleppe received the Cross Country Alberta Coach of the Year Award for 2017-2018 at today’s CCA annual general meeting.

Ulf has been Head Coach with Edmonton Nordic since November 2011, and during that time he has served as a great ambassador and leader, teaching athletes young and old alike how to ski technically well, and through his own ‘lived experience’ of ski racing, the enormous value of active healthy living and how to manage the rigours of ski training. But perhaps his most important message has been to always foster a life-long love of nordic skiing through having fun, building community and making friends.

You may have seen Ulf whizz by while training at Goldbar or Strathcona Wilderness Centre, or even at a ski race such as the Birkie, but if he is going slow enough to stop and chat, say “Hei”, and perhaps learn about about the secret powers of Bløtkake!

All at ENSC congratulate Ulf on receiving this award, it is very richly deserved.


Chris Hanstock

President, Edmonton Nordic Ski Club



Training This Week: May 7th to May 13th

Week #2 of 2017-18

Coming Up:

  • Week #2 of 2-week Intro to Training Phase

Monday May 7:

  • Biathlon: Training at the Range
    • Stay Tuned

Tuesday May 8:

  • Who: Summer Training Athletes
  • Where: Hawrelak Park (Far parking Lot)
  • When: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • What: 
    •  Coach Driven  – Intro to Training (2 weeks)
  • Technique: Running – so bring running shoes!

Wednesday May 9:

  • Biathlon: At the Range
  • XC – Suggested Training LSD
    • 1 to 1.5 hrs slow, easy run or bike

Thursday May 10:

  • Who: Year Round Athletes in the Summer Program 
  • Where: Hawrelak Park (Far parking Lot)
  • When: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • What: 
    •  “Natural Strength”, Core, and “Base Training”
  • Technique: Run (on foot)

Friday May 11:

  • Recovery Day
    • Easy run/walk/ski, some core, and light stretching.

Saturday May 12: Designing a Yearly Training Plan (YTP) Part 2

  • Who: Summer Program
  • Where: Goldbar
  • When: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Technique: Running (on foot)
  • What: Basics of the YTP
    • Some Theory and indoor session – bring a binder and a writing instrument (pen or pencil)
      • Will cover Training Log, Training Zones, Use of HR Monitor, and RPE
      • Will discuss routines, habits, and sleep and nutritional needs of successful athletes
      • Will reinforce the 80-20 principle of training
    • Continue with the 2 week intro-to-training phase

Sunday May 6:

  • Self directed training. Long Slow Distance (LSD)

Summer Program Registration is now Open

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Follow this link for program descriptions

ENSC’s Erin Bennett named to Canada U20 National Development Team

Congratulation to Erin Bennett who has been named to the Canada U20 National Biathlon Team.

Team Canada

Grooming Report – 24th March

Goldbar including Woodcutters and Capilano have been reset and are in good condition for skate and classic.

ENSC Athletes Selected for Team Alberta at Biathlon Nationals

Congratulations to ENSC athletes, Erin Bennett and Sol Bobier who have been selected to represent Alberta in the upcoming Biathlon Nationals competition in Charlo, New Brunswick.

Gold and Two Bronze Medals at Paralympics Biathlon

Canadian Paralympic roundup:

  • Mark Arendz captures 1st biathlon gold
  • Collin Cameron, Brittany Hudak both win biathlon bronze

See report on CBC

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