KIMBERLEY NORDIC RACERS
About the Kimberley Nordic Racers
The KNC Nordic Racers program spans the "Training to Train" through to the "Training to Win" stages of the Long Term Athlete Development model endorsed by Nordiq Canada and CCBC. The Nordic Racers program has approximately a dozen athletes who are overseen by the Head Coach on a day-to-day basis and it is offered year-round. The program encourages a high level of competition in nordic racing; it also offers athletes many opportunities to learn important life skills, such as goal setting, work ethic, mental training, healthy eating habits, time management and life balance. Members of the team have won medals at the BC Winter Games and National Championships. Several team members are currently on the BC Ski Team or the BC Development Squad.
This group trains regularly together every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Newcomers generally train less often. Training includes activities such as strength and core exercises, plyometrics, roller skiing, running, hiking, road cycling, team sports, running with poles (or ski striding), and of course skiing when there is snow on the ground. Training intensities are periodized appropriately for the winter season. Involvement in our “ski camps” is encouraged in late May (on snow), end of September in Kimberley, and in October and possibly early November in Canmore on Frozen Thunder. Cross country skiing is a very technical sport, and it is strongly recommended that skiers spend as much time as possible training on snow in order to improve their technique.
Racing is encouraged on the BC Cup circuit, as well as on the Kootenay Cup circuit. As skiers advance, they will be brought to the Western Canadian Championships and the Canadian National Championships, with opportunities to also go to the Junior World Trials. Coaching and waxing support are available for the races. Generally the team travels to races for weekends 7-9 times per racing season (which runs from early December to the end of March).
Athletes are encouraged to have skate and classic equipment, as well as a pair of warm-up/rock skis for both techniques.
Photos from 2022 Canmore Trials and Alberta Cup: here.
Registration is open until November 15, 2022
Program fees for 2022/23 are:
$535.00 per youth for the Sept to Apr activities.
$250.00 extra per youth for the Full-Year Upgrade that includes summer training plus a Yearly Training Plan and detailed weekly training plans.
Fees need to be paid before your child starts dryland or on snow sessions.
Nordic Racers participants must be members of the Kimberley Nordic Club.
Cancellation policy: Refunds will only be given if Public Health Orders require cancellation of a program.
We are a small, close-knit group that works hard, trains hard, but tries to keep the whole experience fun and exciting.
Frank Ackermann - Interim Head Coach