Adult Lessons

Adult Lessons – Register HERE

Fall Adult Lesson registration (for lessons that start prior to Jan 1, 2023) opened on October 1

Winter Adult Lesson registration (for lessons that start after Jan 1, 2023) will open on December 1

Location: Adult lessons take place at Gold Bar Park. Unless otherwise notified by your instructor, please meet at the Gold Bar Park Pavilion for lessons.

Adult Training Group  – Register HERE

 

Learn more about our Instructors and Coaches

INSTRUCTORS:

Trent: trentid@shaw.ca

Rob C: robachev@gmail.com

Anneke: a.eoosterhuis@gmail.com

Karen: kstix@telus.net

Susan: get_fit@telus.net

Laura: lmmaser158@gmail.com

Katrina: kjw1@ualberta.ca

Rob S: robspady@gmail.com

Jay: mjaysmith@gmail.com

ATG: Adult Training Group (NOT FOR BEGINNER SKIIERS)

On snow session:

20-week program (10 weeks before Christmas, 10 after) which focuses on technique development for Intermediate Level skiers and combines skill improvement with fitness. Intended for experienced recreational skiers with high fitness levels and body awareness. Join others who wish to advance their skiing ability to the next level. The course will also include dryland training, waxing, and race advice for those who wish to participate in loppets. It will include both skate and classic styles. Technique will vary depending on the snow and weather conditions so both sets of skis will be required by the first on-snow class. This ATG is also a steppingstone for those who wish to pursue the Adult Development/Racing group. This is not for beginner skiers. 

Trent: ATG On Snow Fall Session (10 sessions) ($250) (Max 10) – MONDAY 6:30-8PM – Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

Trent: ATG On Snow Winter Session (10 sessions) ($250) (Max 10) – MONDAY 6:30-8PM – Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

 

CB+: Classic Beginner (Dryland and Snow) 

Program starts in fall with basic fitness, balance, and ski walking before the snow falls; and then transitions to snow. This program takes students from beginner to competent confident skier over the entire season at an easy comfortable pace. Instruction will be a combination of guided practice and skill development.  Lessons will be geared to weather conditions so all aspects of learning to ski and ski fitness will be covered with lots of time to practice new skills on the trails.  This class is suitable for absolute beginners to those with some skiing experience who want to improve their skiing and progress to the intermediate level.  Only Classic technique will be taught in this class. All lessons will involve education on proper skiing clothing, equipment, waxing, and other information as the instructor sees fit. If you think that the Classic Beginner program is a good fit for you, please register today!

Rob C: CB+ Session 1 (16 sessions) ($350)– WEDNESDAY 6:30-8PM – Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15

 

CB: Classic Beginner (On snow only)

These programs aim to take students from the beginner level to be able to safely ski easy to intermediate terrain at the student’s level. Students registering for this class should either have never skied before, never had a cross-country ski lesson before, or want to refresh their classic skiing skills at the beginner level. In lessons, students will learn the diagonal stride technique with a focus on five key points: athletic stance, leaning forward from the ankles, hip rotation, quick feet, and actively driving their feet forward, with an overall goal of skiing on one ski at a time. Additionally, students will learn how to double pole, how to get up from a fall, herring bone, side step, as well as slowing down, turning, and stopping on downhills. Aside from technical aspects, students will learn the functional application of the skills they have learnt on adventure skis, and ultimately how to have fun while cross country skiing. All lessons will involve education on proper skiing clothing, equipment, waxing, and other information as the instructor sees fit. If you think that the Classic Beginner program is a good fit for you, please register today!

Karen: CB Session 1 (5 sessions) ($150) THURSDAY 12-1:30PM – Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22

Anneke: CB Session 2 (5 sessions) ($150) TUESDAY 6-7:30PM – Nov 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20

Rob C: CB Session 3 (5 sessions) ($150) THURSDAY 6:15-7:45PM – Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22

Jay S: CB Session 4 (5 sessions) ($150) MONDAY 6-7:30PM – Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

Anneke: CB Session 5 (5 sessions) ($150) FRIDAY 6:30-8PM – Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23

Rob C: CB Session 6 (5 sessions) ($150) THURSDAY 6:15-7:45PM – Jan 5, 12, 26, Feb 2, 9

Katrina: CB Session 7 (5 sessions) ($150) MONDAY 6:30-8PM – Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

Katrina: CB Session 8 (5 sessions) ($150) MONDAY 6:30-8PM – Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6

Rob S: CB Session 9 (5 sessions) ($150) WEDNESDAY 6:30-8PM – Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1

Eugene: CB Session 10 (5 sessions) ($150) WEDNESDAY 6:30-8PM – Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21

Eugene: CB Session 11 (5 sessions) ($150) TUESDAY 12-1:30PM – Nov 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20

Jim: CB Session 12 (4 sessions) ($150) SATURDAY 9:30-11:30AM – Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17

Greg: Classic Beginner Session 13 (5 sessions) ($150) THURSDAY 3:30-5PM– Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Greg: Classic Beginner Session 14 (5 sessions) ($150) THURSDAY 3:30-5PM– Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2

 

IC: Intermediate Classic 

These programs aim to improve student’s pre-existing technique with an emphasis of skiing controlled and comfortably at the intermediate level. Students registering for this class should either have successfully completed a beginner classic course, and/or have comfort balancing on skis, and be able to ascend and descend a moderate hill with control. Instructors will review the beginner technique and introduce new techniques which may include step turns, snow plow turns, gliding snow plow, snow plow stop, and others as time permits. Aside from technical aspects, students will learn the functional application of the skills they have learnt on adventure skis, and ultimately how to have fun while cross country skiing. All lessons will involve education on proper skiing clothing, equipment, waxing, and other information as the instructor sees fit. If you think that the Intermediate Classic program is a good fit for you, please register today!

Susan: IC Session 1 (5 sessions) ($150) FRIDAY 12:30-2PM – Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3

Jim: Intermediate Classic Session 2 (5 sessions) ($150) SATURDAY 9:30-11AM – Feb 4, 18, 25, March 4, 11

 

SB: Skate Beginner (MUST HAVE SKATE SKIING EQUIPMENT)

These programs aim to take students from the beginner level to be able to safely ski easy to intermediate terrain at the student’s level. Students registering for this class should either have never skied before, have never had a cross-country ski lesson before, or want to refresh their skate skiing skills at the beginner level. In lessons, students will learn the ready position, how to get up from a fall, double poling, free skate, one skate, two skate, as well as uphill and downhill techniques. Aside from technical aspects, students will learn the functional application of the skills they have learnt on adventure skis, and ultimately how to have fun while cross country skiing. All lessons will involve education on proper skiing clothing, equipment, and other information as the instructor sees fit. If you think that the Skate Beginner program is a good fit for you, please register today!

Rob C: SB Session 1 (5 sessions) ($150) MONDAY 6:30-8PM – Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19 

Rob C: SB Session 2 (5 sessions) ($150) MONDAY 6:30-8PM – Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Greg: Skate Beginner Session 3 (5 sessions) ($150) THURSDAY 6-7:30PM– Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Greg: Skate Beginner Session 4 (5 sessions) ($150) THURSDAY 6-7:30PM– Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2

 

IS: Intermediate Skate

These programs aim to improve student’s pre-existing technique with an emphasis of skiing controlled and comfortably at the intermediate level. Students registering for this class should either have successfully completed a beginner skate course, and/or be able to perform the free skate and double pole technique, and be able to ascend and descend a moderate hill with control. Instructors will review the beginner technique and introduce new techniques which may include one skate, two skate, offset, marathon/half skate, skate turns, diagonal skate, downhill techniques, and others as time permits. Students will apply the skiing skills they have learnt to practical applications when going for a recreational ski on beginner and intermediate level ski trails. All lessons will involve education on proper skiing clothing, equipment, and other information as the instructor sees fit. If you think that the Intermediate Skate program is a good fit for you, please register today!

Laura: IS Session 1 (5 sessions) ($150) MONDAY 12-1:30PM – Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

Susan:  IS Session 2 (5 sessions) ($150) FRIDAY 2:30-4:00PM – Jan 6, 20, 27, Feb 3, 11

 

*NEW* Classic Beginner for Jackrabbits Parents

NEED INSTRUCTORS (Susan+Katrina)

  

Private lessons

ENSC will not be providing private lessons this year.

 

REGISTRATION

You can register in a course without ENSC membership, but will need to get your membership before the first class. REGISTER

A club membership and payment of CCA and CCC fees 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.

Fees:

Edmonton Nordic Membership Fees ($20 single and $50 Family) + Lesson Fee

Will the Course Run? Refund Information

Minimum registration requirements are 4 participants for each group.  If the minimum registration is not met prior to the first class, the course will be cancelled. In this case a full refund will be given to all participants.

Refunds will only be issued if the course is cancelled by ENSC and/or the instructor OR a student is unable to attend the entire course due to injury/illness.

Cancellation and/or rescheduling of individual classes will occur if the temperature without wind chill is below -20ºC.

If a lesson is rescheduled by an instructor individuals who cannot make this rescheduled session will not be refunded (although students availability will be taken into consideration when deciding on the date/time of a makeup session)

The decision of refunds on an individual basis (e.g. injury preventing participation) will be up to the discretion of the Adult Lessons Coordinator.

Instructors

All ENSC instructors are club members, and are trained & certified by the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI).

Equipment

Students need to have their own equipment. The club does not have any equipment for rent at this time. Students should check with their instructors prior to the lessons to ensure that they have the appropriate equipment.

Daily rentals are available from Totem Outdoor Outfitters and MEC. Totem Outfitters also has a selection of new and used equipment. Specialty XC ski stores include Fast Trax and Track ‘n Trail.

If you are already an ENSC member you can ask for a discount at some of these stores.