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Summer Training This Week: May 22 to 28

General Summer Training

  • Mondays – Youth Strength Training at Performance 104
  • Tuesdays – General Training
  • Wednesdays – Adult Strength Training at Performance 104
  • Thursdays – Ski Specific Training
  • Saturdays – Adventure Saturdays and Adult Roller Skiing

Highlights This Week:

  • NO Strength Training on Monday May 22 – Victoria Day holiday.
  • Roller Ski Training Camp May 28th – Elk Island

Monday May 22:

  • Biathlon – At the Range. Check with your coaches!!
  • XC – No formal Strength Training

Tuesday May 23: 

  • Which Programs: General Training
  • When: 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Where: Hawrelak Park.
  • What: – Running Time Trial
  • Technique: Running
  • What to Bring: Appropriate training clothes for the weather, running shoes, drinkbelt, and some dry clothes to change into afterwards. Check the weather.
  • NOTE:
    • Always bring a change of clothes to change into after training!! You never know!

Wednesday May 24: 

  • Biathlon – At the Range
  • Adult Strength Training
    • Performance 104
    • 6:30 to 7:30
    • Bring INDOOR Shoes!!!

Thursday May 25: 

  • When: 6:30 to 8:00 
  • What: Ski Specific Training!!
  • Where: Hawrelak Park
  • Technique: On Foot…
  • What to Bring: Running shoes and Striding poles (YES) – check the weather 🙂

Friday May 26: 

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

Saturday May 27 – Day 4 of Adventure Saturday

  • When: 10:30 to 12:30 noon
  • What: TBD
  • Technique: Sprints to LSD
  • Where: Goldbar Park
  • What to Bring: Definitely running shoes… but dress appropriately and check the weather!!

Sunday May 28:

  • What: Roller Skiing – More details to come
    • Skate Roller skiing
    • Time: 10:00 am to 12 noon
    • Meet at the first parking lot before the Park Gate

More Casino Volunteers Needed!!

Hello everyone — We are in need of two more volunteers for the SISU casino
1) Banker Sun 14th 9:15am to 6:30pm
2) Chip runner Sun 14th  6:30pm to 3:15am
Thanks to those of you who have volunteered!
Can others get this word out to members of the various groups.
It would be great to get someone from either the Adult groups or Jackrabbits if that is possible.  I have cc’d one of the Jackrabbit coordinators on this message to see if they can put out a call to participants.  I hope someone involved with the Adult groups can also put out a call.
These funds can be used for all ENSC groups/programs.  The focus has been on equipment and facilities and I think that this applies to all groups.
Christine Brown
ENSC President

Roller Ski Rental

For those registered in ENSC Summer Programs, roller skis are now available for rental from John Seubert.

Complete the roller ski rental agreement (2 sides)

Please pick up at one of the following training sessions:

         Tuesday May 9, Hawrelak Park, 6:30 – 8:00pm

         Saturday May 13, Goldbar Park, 10:30-12:30pm

If you cannot be at either of these session contact John to arrange to pick up at his house

EMAIL John Seubert

Edmonton Nordic Ski Club Cross Country Summer Program 2017

Edmonton Nordic Ski Club Cross Country Summer Program 2017

Schedule from May 1st to September 2nd (18 weeks)

Age Groups:

Track Attack (TA): ages 9 to12 yrs.

Youth Development (YD): ages 12 to 15 yrs.

Youth Racer (YR): ages 16 to 19 yrs.

Adults: 19 plus yrs.


Monday 4:30 – 5:30 pm:  Strength for YR at Performance 104 (7121 104 Street)

Tuesday 6:30 – 8 pm: General Summer Dryland for TA/YD/YR

Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Strength for Adults at Performance 104 (7121 104 Street)

Thursday 6:30 – 8 pm: Ski Specific Dryland for YD/YR/Adults

Saturday 8:30 – 10 am: Adult Roller Skiing (May 20 – August 27th)

Saturday 10 – 12 am: Adventure Saturdays – all ages



Tuesdays only General Summer Training (TA/YD/YR):

May/June $100

July/August $100

May-Sept $160

Thursdays only Ski Specific Training (YD/YR/adults):

May/June $100

July/August $100

May-Sept $160

Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays:

May/June $300

July/August $300 or

May-Sept $480

Performance 104 Strength (Youth):

May/June $100

July/August $100  

May-Sept $200

Performance 104 Strength (Adults):

May/June $100

July/August $100

May-Sept $200


Adult Roller Skiing:

May/June $120

July/August $120

May-August $200


Adventure Saturdays only (all ages):

May/June $100

July/August $100

May-August $160


Ski Specific Training (YD/YR):

May/June $300 + $100 (strength) 4 DAYS PER WEEK

July/Sept. $300 + $100 (strength) 4 DAYS PER WEEK

May/Sept. $480 + $200 (strength) 4 DAYS PER WEEK

Come see what your friends look like without their toques!

Edmonton Nordic is hosting our annual Spring Fling Pot Luck next Saturday. Everyone is welcome from Jackrabbits to Masters, from first timers to coaches, from recreational skiers to racers.

Date: Saturday April 29th
Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm
Location: Goldstick Pavilion

In conjunction with the Potluck, a Special Meeting of ENSC Members will be held to pass revisions to the ENSC Bylaws.  The Special Meeting will start at 1:30pm.

There will be games and supervision of children during the Special Meeting.

ENSC will provide drinks, hot dogs, sausages and a vegetarian option. We hope you can bring any of the following: salads, fruit, munchies, desert, or something you think others would like!

Please go to the following link to let us know if you are coming.

Here is a link to the current bylaws:

Here is a link to the new bylaws:

Biathlon Summer Program – Registration Open

Follow this link for more details

SISU Casino – Volunteers still needed

We are getting close but are still short 12 shifts and have zero back-ups. Please get out and beat the bushes and encourage your members to sign up.
Sign up on line is at:

ENSC Summer Training – Opens Today!

Edmonton Nordic Ski Club provides Summer Dryland Training Programs to meet the development needs of athletes from Track Attack to Adult.  Both Biathlon and Cross Country skiers are encouraged to participate.

The programs run from the beginning of May until the end of August or September 2 in the case of the SKI Specific Training Program.

The General Summer Dryland Summer Training introduces younger athletes to other modes of fitness to maintain and increase strength and endurance without being ski specific. This program is directed toward Track Attack (9-12 yrs) and Youth Development (12-15 yrs) athletes.

As the athletes get older and they move towards specific performance goals, then the SKI Specific Training program offers more ski specific focus with emphasis on strength training and technique.  This program is directed toward Youth Development (12-15 yrs) and Youth Racer (16-19 yrs) athletes.

For adults (19+yrs) who want to improve their roller skiing the ADULT Roller Skiing program fits this bill. Technique while on roller skis will be the focus. A strength training program is also available for adults.

Athletes from all groups are also welcome to register for Adventure Training Saturdays. This is an inclusive training session that will challenge the young and the, ahem, not so young. Participants will maintain their fitness in fun, non-competitive, mixed group activities e.g. canoeing, biking, hiking, etc.

All programs will be led by Head Coach Ulf Kleppe. Assistant coaches will be hired if numbers warrant. If you have any further questions about the program, such as determining what program to register in or equipment requirements, please contact coach Ulf at

Registration can be found on Zone4 HERE

ENSC Spring Fling & Special Meeting

Edmonton Nordic is hosting a Spring Fling Pot Luck in conjunction with a Special Meeting of ENSC Members.   The Special Meeting is being called according to section 5.2.1 of the ENSC Bylaws by a resolution of the ENSC Board at the meeting on March 12, 2017.


Date: Saturday April 29th

Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm

Korean Sport Exchange Dates Confirmed, Reminder of Application Deadline

To all CCA members,

The dates of the Korean exchange have been confirmed as December 10-19, 2017. As a reminder, the deadline for applications is the end of the day Monday, April 10. 

In partnership with the Alberta Sport Connection, (ASC), and Cross Country Alberta, (CCA), Alberta is taking part in a sport exchange with our sister Province of Gangwon, South Korea. The exchange program is for youth and is designed to be a goodwill mission that fosters trade and cultural agreements between our two provinces.

In November 2016, Alberta hosted a delegation of 10 Korean athletes, along with 5 leaders. The Korean delegation arrived in Edmonton on November 20, and left from Calgary on November 29. During their visit, they had the opportunity to experience Albertan hospitality and sport, while competing in the Alberta Cup Cross Country Ski event in Canmore. 

In the month of December 2017, Alberta will be in the second year of the two-year agreement between Alberta and Gangwon South Korea.  Alberta will be sending a 15 member delegation which consists of 10 (5 males and 5 female) plus 5 leaders to Gangwon, South Korea for 10 days. 

Cross Country Alberta invites you to apply to be an Alberta Athlete in this unique opportunity.

Korean Exchange Athlete Selection Criteria

  • Eligible for Juveniles and Junior Boy and Girls
  • Athletes must be born 2000 – 2003
  • Dates of the trip are December 2017 exact dates TBA

To be eligible, skiers must:

  • have competed in the 2016-2017 Alberta Cup races
  • be committed to a training program
  • be enrolled in the Alberta School System
  • be a Resident of Alberta
  • holder of Alberta Health Card
  • holder of a current Canadian Passport
  • hold a valid 2017 – 2018 CCC Race License
  • submit a written application by April 10, 2017 deadline which includes:
  1. Skier resume
  2. A letter of reference from an individual who has known the skier for at least 3 years and can provide a character reference. The letter should

specifically describe how the applicant has represented the sport of        Cross Country Skiing as well as his or her club program, their conduct on and off skis and their interaction with coaches, teammates and competitors.

  1. Other supporting documents as the skier may wish to include, such as newspaper articles.
  2. If selected, attend an interview with members of the Gangwon Sport Exchange Selection Committee. At the time of the interview the applicant will be required to write a 150 to 200 word essay outlining why they should be considered for selection to this team; “the essay should be titled why I would like to Ski for Team Alberta in Korea”.
  3. Final selections will be based off 50 % performance from AB Cup Series 2016 – 2017 and 50 % from academic score of interview, essay and application.


  1. Application due April 10, 2017
  2. Interviews April 22 and 23, 2017
  3. Athlete Notification May 15, 2017
  4. Registration and Competition Clothing Size Orientation Meetings:

May 24, 2017 Calgary or May 25 Edmonton 2017

  1. Registration Package due June 30, 2017
  2. Exchange Update Meetings:

September 12, 2017 Calgary or September 13, 2017 Edmonton

  1. Athlete / Parent Orientation Meeting November 4, 2017
  2. Departure to Korea December 2017 / exact dates TBA
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