Jackrabbit Program

This introduction to cross-country skiing emphasizes a healthy lifestyle and a love of the outdoors. As children work through levels, they focus on technique, fitness and speed, guided by Cross Country Canada’s Jackrabbit resources.

AGE: 6 to 9 year old (Beginners welcome at any age)

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WHEN: Saturdays 1-2:30pm

DURATION: 8 weeks starting Jan 6

FEE: $65 + LNSC Membership ($65 for children 6 to 18 years old) available on zone4

RENTALS: Rentals will be available at a cost of $75 per set for program participants only in the 2022-2023 season. Season rentals can be taken home for a 200% deposit (cash or cheque). Gear day Dec 16 – watch your email for details.

The Jackrabbit Program is designed for the “FUNdamentals” stage of development (children 6-9 years of age).  The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills (both classic and skating) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health.

Goals of this program:

  • Encourage FUN and participation,
  • Develop ABC’s. Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed.
  • Frequent cross-country skiing during the season.
  • Good technique habits developed through repeated practice using the Jackrabbit program awards
  • Utilize games and ski playgrounds to develop technique, speed skills and fitness.
  • Well structured programs.
  • Develop linear, lateral and multi directional speed.
  • Develop a team/social atmosphere.
  • Introduce competition in a team environment whenever possible.
  • Encourage inter-club social, skill and fitness orientated ski activities e.g. camps.

Wonder what your children should be wearing, this guide Dressing for Cross Country Skiing may help


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