Adult Lessons

ENSC Adult Lessons 2019-2020

Registration Information

 

Classic Beginner (Dryland & Snow)

These programs take students from beginner to competent confident skier over the entire season – 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.

Program starts in fall with basic fitness, balance, and ski walking and then transitions to snow.  It takes students from beginner to confident recreational skier over the entire season at an easy comfortable pace.  Instruction combined with sessions for guided practice, skill development, and fun social ski times.

We need 6 participants needed to have the class go forward.  Class is limited to 10 participants.

 

Session 1 (Instructor: Mary Ann Merritt) –  1.5 hour sessions, Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm (16 sessions: Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4) ($300)

 

Session 2 (Instructor: Sarah Hanstock) – 1.5 hour sessions, Saturdays, 2-3:30pm (9 sessions: Nov 23, 30, Dec 14, 21, Jan 4, 25, Feb 1, 15, March 7) ($200)

 

Classic Beginner (on Snow only) 

These programs take students from beginner to competent confident skier once there is snow – 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.

We need 6 participants needed to have the class go forward.  Class is limited to 10 participants

Session 1 (Instructor: Samantha Gottschalk) – 1.5 hour sessions, Sunday, 9:30-11am (5 sessions: Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15) (FULL)

Session 2 (Instructor: Alexandra Gottschalk) – 1.5 hour sessions, Monday, 6:30-8pm (5 sessions: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3) (FULL)

Session 3 (Instructor: Samantha Gottschalk) – 1.5 hour sessions, Sunday, 9:30-11am (5 sessions: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9) (FULL)

Session 4 (Instructor: Alexandra Gottschalk) – 1.5 hour sessions, Monday, 6:30-8pm (5 sessions: Feb 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9) ($150) REGISTER

Session 5 (Instructor: Simone Levy) – 1.5 hour sessions, Sunday, 10-11:30am (5 sessions: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9) ($150) REGISTER

 

Intermediate Classic (on Snow only)

Students must have completed at least one Beginner Classic Program, have good fitness levels, and be either at or ready to advance to the Intermediate level. The focus will be on skill improvement, as well as social ski times.

We need 3 participants to make a class. Class is limited to 10 participants.

Session 1 (Instructor: Solomia Bobier) – 1.5 hour sessions, Sundays, 9:30-11am (5 sessions: Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15) ($150) REGISTER

Session 2 (Instructor: Joy Mekechuk) – 1.5 hour sessions, Sundays, 2:30-4pm (6 sessions: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9) (NOTE: cannot instruct on Jan 26 – find a sub) ($180) REGISTER

Session 3 (Instructor: Euna Kang) – 1.5 hour sessions, Wednesday, 6:45-8:15pm (5 sessions: Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18) (NOTE: cannot instruct on Dec 4 – find a sub) ($150) REGISTER

Session 4 (Instructor: Eugene) – 1.5 hour sessions, Wednesday, 6:45-8:15pm (5 sessions: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5) ($150) REGISTER

 

 

Skate Refresher (On Snow Only)

A refresher for those who are already able to skate ski but want to improve their skills. Skate skiing when temperatures are colder than -15 degrees is not recommended.  We will consider alternative activities when the temperatures are colder than -15.

Minimum of 6 to make a class.

Session 1 (Instructor: Solomia Bobier) – 1.5 hour sessions, Sunday, 9:30-11am (5 sessions: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9) ($150) REGISTER

 

Session 2 (Instructor: Susan Yackulic) – Single 2 hour refresher session, 9-11am (Dec 21) ($30) REGISTER

Session 3 (Instructor: Joy Mekechuk) – 1.5 hour sessions, Wednesday, 9:30-11am (5 sessions: Feb 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18) NOTE: at temperatures below -15˚C class will be classic skiing. Beginners are welcome (this lesson set will cover all aspects of skate skiing) ($150) REGISTER

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Samantha Gottschalk: sam.g@telus.net

Alexandra Gottschalk: elan.g@telus.net

Sarah Hanstock: shanstoc@ualberta.ca

Joy Mekechuk: jmekechuk@gmail.com

Solomia Bobier: sol.bobier@gmail.com

Euna Kang: euna@eunakang.com

Mary Ann Merrit: u2canskixc@gmail.com

Susan Yackulic: syackulic@gmail.com

 

 

 

Will the Course Run? Refund Information

Minimum registration requirements are outlined for each type of class.  If the minimum registration is not met four days prior to the first class, the course will be cancelled, or if appropriate, combined with another class.

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.

Make up sessions are not generally permitted.

The decision on cancellation and/or rescheduling of individual classes due to weather/snow conditions is at the discretion of each instructor.  If snow conditions prevent offering the entire on snow portion of the course, participants will receive a refund.

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 at Victoria Park.

Equipment

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.

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.

 

Volunteer Commitment

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

 

  • Clothing available to purchase online through our club website: https://www.edmontonnordic.ca/shop/
  • With respect to the Lake Louise camp (Remembrance Day Weekend),ENSC will NOT have pre-booked rooms for participants. You will be responsible for finding your own accommodations with HI-Hostel Lake Louise or nearby hotels. Track Attackers must be accompanied by an adult as transportation and accommodations are the direct responsibility of the parent.