Posted onNovember 9, 2017 by Editor
Lesson registration for the 2017/2018 winter season is now open: Course descriptions HERE RegistrationRead More
Dates and times for lessons for the 2017/18 Season AVAILABLE HERE
This class is for beginner skiers. Course divided equally between proper diagonal stride and hills. The pace is slow and easy and much instruction on a grid.
This class is for beginning skiers with reasonable fitness level and/or limited previous skiing experience. Instruction focuses on how 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.
This class is a 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.
This class is 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.
This class is 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.
Family Classic Early Start to Winter Fun (Beginners – Kids ages 3-8)
Learn to ski as a family! Basic skills are covered such as rising and falling, moving on snow, and uphill / downhill techniques. Parents and children develop their skills with the emphasis on fun and play. Skills will be developed with age specific games on skis. Families learn about equipment, staying warm and keeping kids motivated. Families will learn to plan their own ski adventures! All lessons must least one adult per family in attendance (2 adults preferred – no drop-offs)
We will be offering other classes and some one session classes on specific skills.
*If conditions at Gold Bar are sub-optimal we move the lesson to a local bunny hill.
More one day classes may be added for February.
You can register in a course without ENSC membership, but will need to get your membership before the first class.
A club membership is a PREREQUISITE to taking the course due to insurance requirements.
Skiers will not be allowed to participate in the course if they do not have their membership before the class starts.
Edmonton Nordic Membership Fees
$20 single and $50 Family
Parent Association Fees
In addition to ENSC Mebership fees, you must pay fees as outlined below. We get our insurance from these organizations. These fees will be collected when you purchase your membership and are in addition to the ENSC membership fee.
Cross Country Alberta Membership Fee $8
Cross Country Canada Membership Fee $10
How to Register
We have organized registration such that you will not pay until we know that the course will be going forward (all courses are weather dependent). Some fees are non-refundable (CCC/CCA) so we only want you to pay them when we know that weather will not be a factor in offering a course.
WILL MY COURSE RUN?
Details as to whether a course will run:
All ENSC instructors are club members, and are trained & certified by the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI).
Intermediate and Advanced lessons are taught by CANSI Level 2 or Level 3 instructors
Most courses run out of Gold Bar Park Pavilion, just south of the river and east of 50th Street. Lessons may take place at Victoria Park.
Students need to have their own equipment. The club does not have any equipment for rent at this time.
There are no skate ski rentals in Edmonton and the club is working to a way to make equipment available for lessons.
If you are already an ENSC member you can ask for a discount at some of these stores.
ENSC asks all its membership to consider volunteering for events throughout the winter season. These events generate funds that we use to keep our fees low and to support other services such as trail grooming and snowmaking. We host races & loppets, hold social events, and have number of Committees that support our activities. All these rely on volunteering by our membership.
Upon registration you will be notified that we will be contacting you about volunteering for a club activity. We will be offering a variety of volunteer options, many only involve a small time commitment. We hope you will take the time to volunteer.