LNSC offers members a number of development programs to improve skiing skills and technique in a friendly atmosphere, all the while enjoying the great outdoors in the wonderful winter season. All programs are age-appropriate and follow Cross-Country Canada guidelines and objectives, including CCC’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Program.
Bunnyrabbit Program - For children ages 4 and 5 years old. This is a learn to ski program with focus on skill development, being active and having fun.
Jackrabbits - For children ages 6 to 9 years old (new skiers welcome at any age). This is a progressive program which on works on developing technique, fitness and speed in both classic and eventually skating techniques with FUN as the main focus.
Track Attack - For skiers ages 10 to 14 years old (new skiers welcome at any age). This is program which focuses on outdoor activity, improving fitness and developing technique in both classic and skate skiing. The Challenge program focuses on health and physical activity. Track Attack is focused on improving technique, stamina and speed with the opportunity to participate in a local race(s).
Para-Nordic Program - Para-Nordic skiing is the sport of cross-country skiing for participants and athletes with physical/intellectual impairment as defined by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It is a sport that is accessible by all ages and abilities either individually or in a group setting.
Beginner Adults – This will be a 4 week program that will teach adult skiers with little to no experience the basics of Cross Country Skiing (Saturday’s 1:30 to 3:30)
Adult Fitness – This group is for those interested in skiing in a group with an instructor each Saturday. Skiers will head out on the trails and learn as they go improving technique and fitness along the way.
Most programs run on Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30pm (Bunnyrabbits 2 -3pm).
Para-Nordic programs run Thursdays 6:00 to 7:30pm
All program registrants are invited to attend Trailblazers and Track Attack during the off season (no snow) Thursday night from 5 to 6pm as well as continue skiing on Thursday nights at this time.
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