This skills development program targets young skiers ages 9 to 13. Kids learn techniques of cross-country skiing through games and structured coaching. Sessions are a mix of tempo skiing, skill development and games. Most Track Attack kids come through our 4 level Jack Rabbits program before entering this program. However we do welcome new skiers who are motivated to learn. Skiers are introduced to some racing and training concepts, however racing is not mandatory. An emphasis of the program is to encourage children to enjoy skiing as a lifelong activity.

An overview of this national program is on the Cross Country Canada Website here >>>

Our program starts with dryland sessions consisting of various activities including hiking, roller-skiing, team games, as well as agility and core strength exercises. Once trail grooming begins in November at KNC, the Track Attack meet for sessions on snow. Coaches will attend races whenever possible, and parents are welcome to take racers to competitions on their own, however consultation with coaches is encouraged.

It is our goal to help develop a love of skiing. We want to grow a community of skiers who have fun, challenge themselves, and work together as a team. 

 

We are making a change in the program structure this season to encourage more team building activities, including: 

  • early season weekly dryland activities;

  • our Kimberley dryland camp included in the fees;

  • the exciting Panorama on snow camp included in the fees;

  • two on snow sessions each week where we will ski as a group, but also join up with the Nordic Racers and upper Jackrabbits;

  • Kootenay Cup races at home and away;

  • BC Midget Championships - arguably one of the funnest events for all ages of Track Attack skiers;

  • our year end Yoho backcountry ski weekend.

 

These events are fun for our skiers, but also for the entire family. We hope that you will be able to join us for many of these activities!

Dryland

We will be meeting once a week on Tuesdays starting September 17th to play team building games, try out roller skiing, and do some local hikes. The emphasis of this part of the season is on being active and getting to know each other.

On Snow

We will ski twice a week this season. Sessions will be held at 4:15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from the end of November thru March. We are making this change to increase opportunities to ski with the Nordic Racers and upper level Jackrabbits.

Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 ski season is now closed.

Cost:

Program fees for 2019/20 are:

  • $350.00 per child. This includes weekly sessions plus three weekend events. Fees need to be paid before your child starts dryland or on snow sessions. 

  • Track Attack participants must be members of the Kimberley Nordic Club.

Cancellation policy: A $20.00 cancellation fee will be charged to anyone who withdraws from the program after two sessions. This fee is to cover the CCBC insurance fee that must be paid for each skier. No monies will be refunded for any withdrawals after January 1st.

Rentals:

Rental fees will be as follows:

  • $200 for the whole package, full season.

  • ​Deposits are required for all gear rented.

Contact

Dan Clark, Program Director

Email: kimberleytrackattack@gmail.com

Important Information:

  • Seasons passes must be shown to Kiosk attendants when entering the Nordic Centre. See details for membership & rates here >>>

  • Always bring both pairs of skis and poles, snow can dictate the technique of the day regardless of what is scheduled for the day.

  • Kids should be on their skis and ready to go at scheduled times. In order to do this, kids need to arrive 15 minutes before start time.

  • Parents are also encouraged to ski with their kids on their own time at KNC or other trails around Kimberley.

  • Fundraising is a requirement of the program.

  • Parents are expected to be involved with some maintenance of skis and help in others ways associated with the program.

  • All coaches are volunteers. All monies generated from registration, rentals and fundraising is used directly for this program.

 

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