TRACK ATTACK PROGRAM

About the Track Attack Program

This 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 Jackrabbits 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 but racing is not mandatory. An emphasis of the program is to encourage children to enjoy skiing as a lifelong activity and be part of our skiing community.

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 group meets 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. 

Dryland

We will be meeting twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 15th to play team-building games, try out roller skiing, and to 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 at 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the end of November thru March. There will be opportunities to ski with the Nordic Racers and upper level Jackrabbits. There will be additional optional activities included on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays TBD. Optional activities include introduction to Biathlon & Ski Orienteering, participation in Nordic Fest, a waxing workshop, several local hikes, and team-building opportunities.

Included Events

  • Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 Kootenay Region Fall Dryland Camp in Kimberley, BC

  • Nov. 25 - 27 Kootenay Region On Snow Camp in Panorama, BC

  • Feb. 3 - 5 Western Canadian Championships in Kimberley, BC

Registration

​Cost

Program fees for 2022/23 are:

  • $400 per child. This includes weekly sessions plus three 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

Ski Gear

Rental fees will be as follows:

  • $50 for dryland roller skis

  • $150 for on snow classic and skate skis

  • ​Deposits are required for all gear rented

Contact

Michael Albert - Program Coordinator

Email: kimberleytrackattack@gmail.com

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Important Information
  • Season passes must be shown to Kiosk attendants when entering the Nordic Centre.

  • 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 are used directly for this program.