BUNNY RABBITS PROGRAM
Year of Birth: 2018-2019
The Bunnyrabbit Program is directed at children aged four and five years old (born 2016-2017) in the ‘Active Start’ stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model. This is the first level of the program.
The objective is to introduce cross-country skiing and a healthy lifestyle associated with organized activity and active play. The program is designed to develop fundamental movement skills with a focus on balance and agility, coordination, self confidence, imagination and social skills. It encourages children to be active and helps them develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment.
2022/23 SCHEDULE & FEES
Choose 1 or 2 practices per week
10:00-11:00 am at Whistler Olympic Park
Feb 4,11,18 (No session Feb.25 due to P’ayak)
Program Fee (Saturdays) $160 for 13 sessions
4:00-5:00 pm at Lost Lake
Program Fee (Tuesdays) $135 for 11 sessions
**Early Bird DISCOUNT: If you register the same child for a 2nd weekly program, the 2nd program price is $TBC**
Please note that payment by credit card is required at time of registration.
A valid Whistler Nordics club membership is required for participation in club programs and can be purchased at the time of registration.
Program fees include: 11 sessions for Tuesdays & 13 sessions for Saturdays
Youth Sport Season’s Passes are NOT included with the course fee but can be purchased/collected at WOP or Meadow Park at any time.
Classic skis, poles and boots
Ski equipment can be rented at Whistler Olympic Park & Cross Country Connection at Lost Lake.
For second hand equipment, the club is hosting a Nordic ski swap.
Valhalla Pure, Source for Sports and Whistler Olympic Park, Coast Outdoors, Mountain equipment Coop, and Sports Junkies (2nd hand) all sell Nordic ski equipment.
PARENT / GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS
A parent/guardian will be asked to participate in 1 or 2 practices or at a club event throughout the winter.
We are a community club and the success of our programs and events is built on parent participation. There are many roles available for volunteers, many of which are not a large time commitment. We welcome volunteers in any role, from coaching to helping at an event during the practices or Teck Coast Cup Events.
Important Notes to read before you register:
- Whistler Nordic Ski Club, CCBC & Nordiq Canada membership is mandatory to participate. It is not included in the fees outlined and can be purchased when registering for the program. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Youth Membership total cost is $26
- Trail Passes are NOT included in the program fee for the 2022/23 season. All Youth age 7 and older on Nov 15th who participate in a club program will need a valid Youth Sport Season Trail Pass in the area where their program takes place.
- This pass is only available through Whistler Olympic Park or Meadow Park.
Youth Sport Season Pass Purchase:
Whistler Olympic Park – Buy / collect your pass at any time directly from Whistler Olympic Park online or when Whistler Olympic Park opens.
Lost Lake – Buy / collect your pass from the front desk at Meadow Park at any time.
Parents will need to sign a waiver for the pass to be issued and the child who is receiving the pass also needs to be present in order to have their photo taken and printed on the pass.
- Club Cancellation policy: Program refunds due to injury/illness prior to the start of the program will be considered. A $25 administration fee will be charged and memberships will not be refunded. Once a program has commenced no refunds can be offered. In the event of a class cancellation no refunds will be offered but we will try our best to relocate the class.
- Programs cancelled due to Covid-19 protocols: a full refund for the program will be given if the program has not yet commenced, or a refund based on a pro rata basis will be given if the program has commenced.
Every child should enjoy the opportunity of a season of sport.
The Kids On The Move Sports Fund is designed to help send children/youth of financially restricted families to coach led sport activities. Interested families who qualify financially are asked to apply with a Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) Outreach Worker. Please call 604-932-0113 for more information or click below. The maximum grant allowed is $400.00 per year.
Whistler Adaptive Sports Program
Children requiring extra support in the form of a buddy can contact the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program. The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program is a not-for-profit society that provides year-around, recreational programs for people of all ages with disabilities. Whistler Adaptive is a centre for learning and sports excellence that has a local, regional, national and international clientele and encourages independence, self-confidence and self-motivation for all athletes and participants through outdoor activity. For more information click below.
The Bunnyrabbit Program (4-5 years old – Born 2016-17) is directed at children in the ‘Active Start’ stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model. This is the first level of the program. The objective is to introduce cross-country skiing and a healthy lifestyle associated with organized activity and active play. The program is designed to develop fundamental movement skills (with a focus on balance and agility), coordination, self confidence, imagination and social skills. It encourages children to be active and helps them develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment. Coaches are trained to meet the needs of children at this stage of development by taking the Intro to Community Coaching NCCP workshop.2/