Track Attack (TA)
Track Attack continues where Jackrabbits left off. Certified coaches will lead Track Attackers in developing their endurance, fitness, and fundamental ski basics in a fun environment of games and activities. Both skate & classic ski techniques will be taught during the autumn dryland sessions and on snow in the winter months. In other words – Fitness! Fun! Teamwork!
Athletes will improve cross country ski technique, explore and enjoy many fun off trail ski activities, learn how to wax skis, and learn about safety.
Track Attack Plus (TA+): Learn to Train (L2T)
Track Attack Plus offers an extra training day for TA’s who want a greater challenge. Thursday nights will provide a progression for more experienced TA’s getting ready to transition to Youth Development. Learn to Train (L2T) is part of Nordiq Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan. In the L2T stage of development, athletes focus on enhancing basic skills in order to excel in cross-country skiing.
The TA program is for those who have completed the Jackrabbits ski program or can demonstrate equivalent ability in classic and skate skiing.
Suggested Age: 10-12 years
Dryland locations will vary: Hawrelak Park, Goldbar Park, Gallagher Park
On-snow sessions take place on Edmonton Nordic Ski Club groomed trails at Gold Bar, Capilano and Goldstick Park. We can now enjoy a longer skiing season with Edmonton Nordic Ski Club snow-making capabilities at Gold Bar Park!
*Last minute changes to locations and training plans can occur due to weather
First Saturday after Labour Day – March (weather permitting)
TA Tuesday, 6:30-8pm
TA Saturday, 10am-12pm
TA+ Thursday, 6:30-8pm
Please note: sessions are run at the same time as other ENSC training groups for the convenience of families.
$555 – 2 days/week, Tuesday and Saturday (TA)
$770 – 3 days/week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (TA+)
Coaching by certified and experienced coaches, Nordiq Canada enrollment kit, Lake Louise Camp, race support and an ENSC clothing item
ENSC membership, NC/NA membership and all personal expenses at camps/races
Boots: combi or combination (skate and classic) boots are acceptable
Skis: 1 pair of classic skis, 1 pair of skate skis, Combi skis are not suitable
Poles: 1 pair of classic length poles, 1 pair of skate length poles, ski striding poles for dryland training (7-10 cm shorter than your classic poles)
“Rock” skis are not mandatory but can be useful for early and late season training