ADULT SKI PROGRAM

AND MASTERS

Adult Ski Program and Masters

Make the most of your ski season. We invite cross country skiers 19 years and older to join our enthusiastic group to learn to ski or improve technique and fitness in a social and friendly environment.

 

This year in the Adult Ski Program we are offering three 4‑week sessions each with a variety of levels from Learn-to-Ski to Masters. Each class will be taught by one instructor with approximately 8 participants. There will be opportunities to participate in waxing clinics, video analysis, loppets, and après ski socials throughout the season.

Membership and Registration
  • Membership: You must be a member to participate in KNC programs.

  • Registration: This year we are only accepting registrations online. Get your membership and register at: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=23774  

 

Masters Fall Dryland Training

 

Dryland training will focus on strength, core and ski-specific movement. We will utilize the newly renovated KNC gym to develop strength, trails for ski bounding, and the lodge to provide adequate space for all participants. No experience is necessary. There are sessions provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Choose both for maximum benefit.

  • Tuesday Sessions: Higher intensity, with a focus on speed, power, with higher loading in the gym.

  • Thursday Sessions: Lower intensity, with a focus on core and balance.

  • Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm to take advantage of fall daylight.

  • Dates: Oct 13/15, 2020 to Nov 17/19, 2020.

  • Group Size: 6-8 participants.

  • Cost: $75.00.

  • Registration closes October 12, 2020.

Extra Session Added: We have added another Thursday session to meet demand. It will run Thursdays at 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm from October 29 to December 3.

Adult Ski Program

 

This season there will be three sets of sessions (Nov-Dec, Jan, and Feb). Each set will run for 4 weeks. This modular approach is designed to encourage participants to try classic and skate techniques, join groups that work around other commitments, and have an opportunity to learn with different instructors.

  • Evening classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 - 8:00 pm).

  • Daytime classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays (1:30 - 3:00 pm).

  • We will run 3 levels (beginner, novice, intermediate) for each set.

  • You can register for the first block and see if you like it and later register for other blocks (maybe at a higher level!), or register now for the entire season.

  • Group size: 8-10 participants.

  • Cost: $40.00 early registration (before Oct 31) or $50.00 for regular registration.

  • Registration closes at 10:00 pm the day before each program starts.

  

Mon. Daytime

  • Set 1: Classic (Nov 23 Dec14)

  • Set 2: Skate (Jan 4 25)

  • Set 3: Classic (Feb 1 22)

Wed. Daytime

  • Set 1: Skate (Nov 25 – Dec16)

  • Set 2: Classic (Jan 6 27)

  • Set 3: Skate (Feb 3 24)

Tues. Evening

  • Set 1: Classic (Nov 24 Dec 15)

  • Set 2: Skate (Jan 5 26)

  • Set 3: Classic (Feb 2 23)

Thur. Evening

  • Set 1: Skate (Nov 26 Dec 17)

  • Set 2: Classic (Jan 7 28)

  • Set 3: Skate (Feb 4 25) 

​Level 1 (Learn to Ski)

  • Participants have little to no ski experience.

  • Classes will focus on basic technique so that participants can manage easier terrain and be able to ski the 3.5 loop (Centennial - Spruce) at the Kimberley Nordic Centre with confidence.

 

Level 2 (Novice)

  • Participants are novice skiers looking to improve balance, confidence and efficiency on easier terrain

  • You should be able to ski the 3.5 km loop (Centennial - Spruce) at the Kimberley Nordic Centre

Classes will include:

  • 3 classes focused on 60 min of skill development with 30 minutes of ski time to gain confidence

  • A long ski with feedback from the coach to integrate new skills in the final class

 

Level 3 (Intermediate)

  • Participants are intermediate skiers looking to build on balance, technique and confidence to become more efficient

  • You should be able to ski for up to an hour and venture onto the blue trails

Classes will include:

  • 30-45 minutes of technique improvement to increase efficiency (ski longer, ski faster)

  • 45-60 minutes of ski time increasing your fitness and confidence on varied terrain

  • Initial classes will ensure participants have a technical base, which we will build on with more advanced skills and longer skis at the end of the sessions

 

Masters Training Group

With the Masters World Cup in Canmore March 4-12, 2021, we have created a training program to support your race ambitions:

  • Weekly training plans from August 3 to March 26. 

  • Bi-weekly group Zoom meetings (14 x 1hr) to discuss techniques, adjustments to training, and recovery methods. In-person group meetings may be possible depending on COVID. 

  • Bi-weekly on snow sessions (6 x 1.5hr) focused on double poling, classic striding, 1 skate, 2 skate, offset and fine tuning of each technique.

  • Participants should be capable skiers who can ski 20km and are focused on improving race performance.

  • Coach: Tim Wintoniw.

  • Cost: $400.00

  • Group Size: 8-10 participants.

Nordic Moms and Babies Program

 

Bring your babe and enjoy the Nordic Centre for a morning of skiing, social connection and mindful movement with your little one. This small group movement class will take place in the newly renovated KNC Basement Gym and will be provided by Shenoa Runge of Ascend Movement. This 6-week program will include aspects of the popular Belly and Breath series which focuses on education on core health and the impact of breath and alignment in supporting core stability and recovery following pregnancy and childbirth. Please feel free to come on your own but this class will be structured to integrate your baby as much as possible. Home/independent exercise details will be provided to complement this group class.

  • Time: Wednesdays 11:15 am to 12:15 pm.

  • Dates: Jan 6, 2021 to Feb 10, 2021.

  • Group Size: 6 participants.

  • Cost: $85.00

  • Registration closes January 5, 2021.

 

Coaching for Adult Ski Programs 

Our instructors are certified Level 1 or Level 2 Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) and/or Certified NCCP Coaches.

 
Contact

Heather Lamson, Program Coordinator

Email: kimberleyadultski@gmail.com

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