JACK RABBITS PROGRAM
Year of Birth: 2013-2016
The Jackrabbit Program for ages 6 – 9 years old (born 2013-2016) is directed at children in the ‘FUNdamentals’ stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model. This is the second level of the program.
The objective is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills (classic in Levels 1 & 2 and skating is introduced in levels 3 & 4) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health. The program is designed to develop fundamental movement skills, build overall motor skills, confidence and social skills, and encourage fun and participation.
Low-key competitions are introduced, as are inter-club social, skill and fitness oriented ski activities (e.g. on-snow ski camps). Coaches are trained to meet the needs of athletes at this stage of development by taking the Community Coaching NCCP workshop.
2022/23 SCHEDULE & FEES
Practice Dates: Dec 2022 – March 2023
Choose 1, 2 or 3 practices per week
10:00-11:30 am at Whistler Olympic Park
Feb 4,11,18 (No session Feb.25 due to P’ayak)
Program Fee (Saturdays) $236 for 13 sessions (19.5 hours)
4:30-6:00 pm at Lost Lake
Program Fee (Tuesdays) $199 for 11 sessions (16.5 hours)
4:30-6:00 pm at Lost Lake
Program Fee (Thursdays) $199 for 11 sessions (16.5 hours)
**Early Bird DISCOUNT: If you register the same child for a 2nd or 3rd weekly program, the 2nd or 3rd program price is $TBC each**
1st Program registration: FULL program price
2nd Program registration : $100
3rd Program registration: $100
**Early Bird Registration until Sept 30, 2022. Program Price will increase $25 Oct 1, 2022.**
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 & Thursdays, 13 sessions for Saturdays, CCBC gift, entry to Coast Cup #2
Youth Sport Season’s Passes are NOT included with the course fee but can be purchased at WOP or Meadow Park at any time.
Teck Coast Regional Fall Dryland Camp Whistler Sept TBC
This is an overnight dryland training camp for skiers born 2013 and older. Activities will include roller skiing, ski striding, running, hiking and strength exercises. Athletes will stay in group accommodations and will be involved in food preparation and cleanup.
Teck Winter On- Snow Camp Whistler Nov/Dec 2021
An on-snow camp is planned for skiers in the 9-12 age range at Whistler Olympic Park, the camp includes an overnight stay at the Whistler Athlete Centre. This camp is for all skier levels and is a great way to start the winter, meet and ski with friends, both new and old.
Teck Coast Cup Series
#1 Dec 19, 2021 Callaghan Valley
#2 Jan 2, 2022 Callaghan Valley
#3 & #4 Feb 19-20, 2022 Mount Washington
Spud Valley Loppet Feb 6, 2022
Coast Outdoors P’ayak Feb 26, 2022
Teck BC Track Attack Championships in Kelowna, BC Feb 26-27, 2022
The BC Championships is an annual event for skiers ages 9-12. This is a fun weekend of skiing somewhere new, often the calendar highlight for young skiers, full of fun races and socializing. If your child would like to attend BC Championships this year with their fellow club members, please contact us as soon as possible to make transportation plans, group hotel bookings etc. For more information click here.
Classic skis, poles and boots (levels 1 – 4).
Skate skis, poles and boots (levels 3 and 4 only, usually born in 2012 and 2013).
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 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 2021/22 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, value $80+tax for a Whistler Olympic Park Pass and $60 + tax for a Lost Lake Pass. This pass is only available through Whistler Olympic Park or Meadow Park.
Youth Sport Season Pass Pick Up:
Whistler Olympic Park – collect your pass from Guest Services at Guest Services in the Day Lodge when Whistler Olympic Park opens.
Lost Lake – collect your pass from the front desk at Meadow Park from December 1st onwards.
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 go to whistleradaptive.com