Youth Racing

Youth Racers (YR) Cross-Country & Biathlon – Learn to Compete (L2C)

At this stage, athletes are already strong in fundamental ski skills, are establishing speed and strength as skiers and now are ready to integrate endurance and power into their ski performance. The Youth Racers (YR) group aims to further develop skier’s self-awareness and independence.   Training plans will be provided and additional training outside formal ENSC sessions is expected. The YR program will focus on both physical and cognitive aspects of training.

Program objectives include:

  • Learning independent training habits,
  • Beginning or continuing systematic training
  • Increasing training knowledge and involvement with planning,
  • Targeting efforts on specific goals,
  • Provincial and/or National level race participation throughout the season.
  • Team building



  • Athletes wanting to participate in YR must have prior approval from the Head Coach.
  • Skiers need to be committed to compete in Provincial and National level races
  • Skiers need to be highly motivated and interested in improving personal skiing performance
  • Suggested Age Range: 15+



September 4, 2018 –March 23, 2019

  • YR Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8 PM
  • YR Wednesday 6:30-8pm
  • YR Thursdays 6:30 PM – 8 PM
  • YR Saturdays 9-11 am, following November 11, 2017 practice will move to 10am-12pm

Please note: Cross-Country skiers must commit to a minimum of 2 out of the 4 formal training days. Biathletes only have the option to register for 1 day-a-week.



  • $330   1 x week for biathletes only
  • $645   2 x week
  • $945   3 x week
  • $1230  4 x week
  • Plus ENSC Club Membership (Click HERE for link to Membership benefits)



    • Optional purchase of the following
      • ENSC Warm Up Jacket: $160
      • ENSC Toque: $25
      • ENSC Race Suit: $180


    • The CCA Jasper Super Camp on September 7-9, 2018 and the ENSC Lake Louise Camp on November 9-11, 2018 are not included in registration.


    • 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.

    Please note: All XC ENSC training groups are run at the same time for the convenience of families.

NOTE: The following are NOT included

  • Wax fees for racing are NOT included in registration fees calculated and charged separately. It is the expectation that parents help wax skis for races/events.



  • Dryland locations will vary: Hawrelak Park, Goldbar, Edmonton Ski Club
  • On-snow @ Goldbar. We can now expect a longer snow season with snowmaking capabilities at Goldbar!

*Last minute changes to locations and training plans can occur due to weather. Please keep up to date with training information on TEAM SNAP.



  • YR skiers are encouraged to have separate race and training/warm-up skis.
  • Suggested skis are:
    • Cold and warm Classic skis
    • Cold and Warm Skate skis
  • Basic Wax Kit
  • Rental of roller skis for dryland training is available through ENSC and is NOT included in registration fees.
  • Ski striding poles are needed for dryland training (7-10 cm shorter than your classic poles)
  • “Rock” skis are recommended for early and late season training.