Adult Lessons

ENSC Adult Lessons 2020/2021

Adult Training Group

Two 10-week programs (one before Christmas, one after) which focus on technique development for intermediate skiers and combines skill improvement with fitness. Intended for  experienced recreational skiers with strong fitness levels. 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. This training will include both skate and classic and will vary depending on the snow and weather conditions. This ATG is also a stepping stone for those who wish to pursue the Adult Development/Racing group. This is not for beginner skiers.

Roy and Mary Ann: Dryland Refresher (4 dryland sessions) ($65) (Min 4-Max 10) – MONDAY 6:30-8PM – Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5

Roy and Mary Ann: Fall Session (10 sessions) ($165) (Min 4-Max 10) – MONDAY 6:30-8PM – Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21

Roy and Mary Ann: Winter Session (10 sessions) ($165) (Min 4-Max 10) – MONDAY 6:30-8PM – Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, March 1, 8, 15

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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, skill development, and fun social ski times.  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!

Mary Ann: Session 1 (16 sessions) ($300) (Min 4-Max 10) – WEDNESDAY 6:30-8– Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, 25, 2, 9, 16, 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3

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Classic Beginner (On snow only) – NEW SESSIONS 11-15

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: Session 1 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) MONDAY 5:30-7 – Nov 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14

Daniel: Session 2 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) WEDNESDAY 5:30-7 – Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

Alexandra: Session 3 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) SATURDAY 2-3:30 – Nov 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12

Samantha: Session 4 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) SUNDAY 9:30-11 – Nov 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13

Karen: Session 5 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) MONDAY 5:30-7 – Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1

Daniel: Session 6 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) WEDNESDAY 5:30-7 – Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3

Alexandra: Session 7 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) SATURDAY 2-3:30 – Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Samantha: Session 8 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) SUNDAY 9:30-11 – Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Alexandra: Session 9 (5 sessions – February to March) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) WEDNESDAY 5:30-7 – Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3

Samantha: Session 10 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) SUNDAY 9:30-11 – Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7

Daniel: Session 11 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) MONDAY 6:30-8 – Nov 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14

Daniel: Session 12 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) MONDAY 6:30-8 – Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1

Eugene: Session 13 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) WEDNESDAY 6:30-8 – Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16 

Eugene: Session 14 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) WEDNESDAY 6:30-8 – Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3

Sol: Session 15 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) SUNDAY 9:30-11 – Nov 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13

Greg: Session 16 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) WEDNESDAY 2-3:30PM – Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10

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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 skate 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 Y: Session 1 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) TUESDAY 12:30-2PM – Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15

Susan Y: Session 2 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) TUESDAY 12:30-2PM – Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2

Solomia: Session 3 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) SUNDAY 9-10:30 – Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Daniel: Session 4 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) WEDNESDAY 5-6:30 – Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10

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Skate 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, have 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 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!

Daniel: Session 1 (5 sessions – November to December) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) FRIDAY 6:30-8 – Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18

Solomia: Session 2 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) SUNDAY 11-12:30 – Nov 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13

Daniel: Session 3 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) FRIDAY 6:30-8 – Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5

Solomia: Session 4 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) SUNDAY 11:00-12:30 – Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

Greg: Session 5 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) WEDNESDAY 2-3:30PM – Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3

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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. 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 Intermediate Skate program is a good fit for you, please register today! 

Susan Y: Session 1 (5) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) TUESDAY 2:30-4PM – Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15

Joy: Session 2 (5 sessions) ($150) (Min 4-Max 10) TUESDAY 10-11:30AM – Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

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Private lessons

Either individuals or small groups (maximum of 4 people) who want more one-on-one instruction can register for private lessons. Technique (skate/classic) and ability level must be specified so we can find an instructor for you. Date and time will be arranged with your instructor. ENSC membership fees are still required for private lessons. Registration opens on November 1 (please contact lessons@edmontonnordic.ca if you are interested).

Private lessons are full. Please contact again on Jan 1st to inquire about lessons in the new year

 

REGISTRATION

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

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 -15ºC.

Make up sessions are not generally permitted.

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

 

COVID Policies

ENSC Adult Lessons has a COVID protocol, and instructors will communicate the details of this protocol to students upon registration. If there are any questions or concerns about COVID policies please contact lessons@edmontonnordic.ca

Instructors

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

Location

Most courses run out of Gold Bar Park Pavilion, just south of the river and east of 50th Street.  Lessons may take place in an around the Edmonton area and is decided by the instructor.

Equipment

Students need to have their own equipment. The club does not have any equipment for rent at this time.

Daily rentals are not available from Totem Outdoor Outfitters and MEC due to COVID, but they do offer equipment for sale. 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.