Jackrabbits 6-9 (Winter only)


Jackrabbits (Winter only)
For ages 6-9  (born 2010-2013)

The FUNdamentals is the next building block after Active Start. This program is offered to skiers aged 6 to 9. The fundamental movement skills are mastered, motor development emphasized and basic cross-country ski skills in both skate and classic are learned. Our goal is for skiers to develop agility, balance, coordination, and speed, learn correct gliding, jumping and throwing techniques to enhance their development long term in sport and life in general. 

Skiers will be introduced to speed, power and fitness (endurance) through games on skis and age appropriate challenges and will learn the basics of flexibility. Hopefully Mother Nature will be more generous with the snow so we can have an exciting terrain park this season to test some skills and “play” as a way to learn and explore.

It is very important for skiers to have developed the full range of skiing techniques in both skate and classic as they reach the end of the Jackrabbit program. Skate technique will be taught to skiers closer to 8-9 years of age.  

A 2-day per week program allows for much needed time on snow with coaches, to practice and really improve their abilities, fitness, relationships with friends and learn to LOVE this great sport. The 2-day program also aligns with the Cross Country Canada program. We hope you will find the extra time in your schedule and see the value in spending another night at Otway in this winter program. We strongly encourage parents to come and ski along with your skiers. It is a great time to learn along side your child!

Skill development between the ages of 6 and 9 is significant. The athletes will be divided into groups based on age and skill level.

Schedule, Times and Fees:

January 4, 2020- March 14, 2020 (End date may be snow dependant) - $234*

Tuesday   6:00-7:30 pm   and    Saturday  10:30 am -12:00 pm
*All participants must have a CNSC membership*

Practice details are communicated using the SDP Calendar, located on the CNSC website under the Events tab.  Please check for this calendar closer to the session start date, as it is still under development.  Winter Training Sessions will be held at Caledonia Nordic Ski Club unless otherwise noted.

Winter Equipment For Jackrabbits 6-7 years old: 

  • Waxable or Waxless classic skis
  • Classic poles
  • Classic boots
  • Yoga mat
  • Basic grip and glide wax kit (please ask coach for recommendation)
  • A good variety of layers in wool and synthetic materials, mittens and gloves, light and heavy toques and mandatory socks in synthetic or wool. Not Cotton!

Winter Equipment For Jackrabbits 8-9 years old: 

  • Waxable Classic Skis
  • Skate skis OR Combi skis
  • Classic poles
  • Skate Poles
  • Classic boots
  • Skate boots OR Combi boots
  • Yoga mat
  • Basic grip and glide wax kit (please ask coach for recommendations)
  • A good variety of layers in wool and synthetic materials, mittens and gloves, light and heavy toques and mandatory socks in synthetic or wool.  Not Cotton!


The success of this program hinges on volunteer coaches and parent help in a variety of disciplines. For every child registered in the program, there is a need for volunteer help from at least one parent. Parents are encouraged to find a volunteer role that best suits their schedule, interest and abilities. The club requires both new and experienced coaches at various levels, so if you are interested in coaching and don’t want to coach your own child, that’s not a problem. We’ll help you find a suitable coaching role. The club provides coach training, and you provide your time and knowledge to develop future athletes. If you would prefer a volunteer task that does not involve coaching, fantastic! We’ve got tasks for you. Please complete the volunteer section on the Zone4 registration to identify your interests.

Registration opens September 2 on Zone4.ca  

Payment notes:

  • Online payment is by credit card only. Processing fees are added at checkout.  In the interest of transparency these fees are no longer included in membership or program fees and are shown separately.
  • Program fees have credit card installment payment options available - an initial payment is due immediately and the remainder is paid monthly over the course of 3-5 months depending on the program.
  • The club is happy to offer FOUR  Cash/Cheque days -  Sept 14;  Oct 12;  Nov 9; and Dec 14 -  at the office from 9am - 4pm.    Cash/Cheque days allow you to save the cost of credit card fees.
  • Membership fees and Cash/Cheque payments must be paid in full.
  • GST is not included in listed prices and will be added at checkout.


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