Summer Program 2017


Cross Country Summer Program:

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

Cross Country Summer Programs can be viewed in full HERE

Cross Country Registration can be found on Zone4 HERE

Biathlon Summer Program:

Biathlon Summer Program will run from May 1st to mid-August. The Summer Program will be offered for Rifle athletes only, from DEV1 category up to the Masters. You will have either a 10-day punch card option, or an ‘all in’ alternative. I will provide you with a monthly plan (May-August), in addition to the practice outline posted online on the ENSC website.

  • Youth: 3-day option (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday)
  • Adults: 2-day option (Monday, Saturday)

We run practice on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 2 hr sessions. Main focus over the summer is to improve our shooting technique, but we will also do some physical training. It is important that we (biathletes) also remember that we shoot and ski.

Monday Wednesday Saturday



Who: Everyone

Where: Changing Locations

What: Shooting Practice, Strength and/or Endurance



Who: Dev1-Youth

Where: Changing Locations

What: Shooting practice, Endurance activity, or Roller skiing



Who: Everyone

Where: ENSC Range

What: Shooting Practice, Strength and/or Endurance

Feel the pressure, and sign up for Summer Training with Biathlon. Tons of fun over the summer is guaranteed!

Biathlon Summer Program Summary HERE

Registration for Biathlon on Zone4 HERE