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Jackrabbits and Youth Learn to Ski Programs open for registration

Follow this link for registration

JR information HERE

Youth Learn to Ski Information HERE

Edmonton Nordic Ski Rental Program

Edmonton Nordic Ski Rental Program

Classic and skate ski rental is available for youth registered in Jackrabbits, Track Attack and Biathlon Bears.

(The rental includes skis, boots and poles, except for Track Attack and Advanced Biathlon Bears which is skis & poles only).

Rental Date/Time:  Sun., Dec. 4, 1:30-2:30pm at Gold Bar pavilion

Sizes are limited so ski packages will be rented on a first come, first serve basis.

Cost for the season is $100 for the rental and a $100 damage deposit.  Equipment will be returned by March 30, 2016.

Please come on Dec. 4 with your child (to get the right fit) and TWO cheques (one for the rental and one for the deposit).

We will only rent whole packages (not just boots or skis or poles).

Please contact ensc.skirental@gmail.com with any questions.

Introduction to Community Coaching course

Introduction to Community Coaching course available for ENSC members 

Ten hours of content
To be given over the following 3 Mondays:
Monday, November 28, December 5 and December 12
6-9 p.m.
Edmonton Ski Club
9613 96 Ave NW
Please contact ensc.jackrabbits@gmail.com to enroll. Is this clear as mud? I had one guy come only for one class last year because he thought it was the same material each week and we were just offering it 3 times.

Jackrabbits Registration is Open

Follow the link below for registration:

Jackrabbits registration opens on Nov 10

Due to unforeseen circumstances, registration for Jackrabbits will not open until November 10.

  • As well, we will not be offering Saturday Jackrabbits unless we have coaches.
  • We need coaches for Level 1-4.
  • Contact ensc.jackrabbits@gmail.com.

2016 Jackrabbit & Youth Olympics

Join Fort Saskatchewan Nordic for this year’s events.

More information HERE

Biathlon for Beginners

Biathlon:

A combination of cross country skiing and small-bore shooting; the thinking man’s endurance sport.

Biathlon Bears:

This is an introductory program designed for 8-15 year olds who have some ski-skills but have never done Biathlon before. There are complementary programs available for Jack Rabbits, JR-Plus and Track Attack skiers. If this brochure whets your appetite, come out and see us at the Range in August or early September.

It’s Child’s Play, Dummy!

The Biggest Risk Is Keeping Them Indoors:

This is the title of the 2015 ParticipAction report on children and physical activity. This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to ENSC parents, but you need to tell all your friends and neighbours to read the report and watch this video.

ParticipAction

 

Ice Frolics: Saturday JR Do Biathlon

March 07: Jack Rabbits Do Biathlon:

Following up on the successful visit of Sunday JR to the Biathlon Facility, aka “The Range”, earlier this month, the Saturday JR, Level 3 and 4 came to visit today. It was an interesting day:

First, we did Skate Skiing:

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Then Shooting:

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With mentors Taij, Marin, Roger and Ray from the Rifle Program

 

Sunday Jackrabbits – 1 Feb

Hello Sunday Bunny and Jackrabbits!

This Sunday we will be going to Strathcona Wilderness Centre for our lesson which will run the regular time from 1:30-3:00.

Cost

You need to have a trail pass to ski at the centre. A family pass is $11.50. The cost is used to pay for the grooming and running the lodge. Please bring cash for the family pass, as this will speed things up.

Directions

Head east on 101 Avenue from 50 street. This turns into Baseline Road as it passes through Sherwood Park and eventually becomes Township Road 530. You follow Township Road 530 until you reach Range Road 212. Turn right (south) into the Wilderness Centre.

Attached is a map with directions to the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.

Travel Time and Start of Lesson

It takes from 30-40 minutes to go from 50 Street and 101 Avenue to the Strathcona Wilderness Centre, so make sure you leave early. Considering the number of people in our group, you will probably need to walk down from the upper parking lot. The Strathcona Wilderness Centre will also be holding their own Jackrabbits lesson, so the site will likely be busy.

Expect to be onsite at 1 p.m. This gives us time for everyone to get down to the lodge where we are meeting, get their skis on, purchase trail passes and organize into your groups.

Where You Will Be Skiing

If you are late, your instructors will be on the following trails (see the attached trail map)

Bunnies – Fox Loop

Level 1 – Owl Loop

Level 2 – Owl Loop to Wagon Loop to Coyote Run and then back on the Owl Loop

Level 3, 4 – Owl Loop to Wagon Loop and back

There will not be an official break back at the lodge. The bunnies will return to the lodge, but many of the other groups will have their break out on the trail. Therefore, pack a snack and something to drink for your kids to take on the trail and put it in a small backpack for them to carry. There will also be hot chocolate available, so remember to bring a small mug for the children.

Note, if you are helping or going with your children, you will need skis.  If you don’t have any rentals are available.

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