Avalon Nordic Ski Club
Track Attack Program 2023/2024 Season information coming soon!
Note: A Club Membership is required in order to participate in Programs
For more information on Avalon Nordic JD Programs, Please contact Junior Development Coordinator: Avalon.Nordic@gmail.com
Schedule of the Track Attack program
Lessons will be Tuesday evenings (6:30-8 PM) and Saturday morning (10 to 11:30 AM). The program will start on Saturday January 7th. Lessons will finish in mid-March. We will be doing dryland sessions if we don’t have snow!
The Track Attack program is designed for skiers who are usually between the ages of 10 and 12, and who are in the "Learning to Train" stage of development. The focus of the Track Attack program is to help participants become technically competent cross country skiers and use their skills to explore a wide range of ski activities.
Track Attack Program Goals:
- Fitness! Fun! Teamwork!
- Improve cross country ski technique
- Explore and enjoy many fun off trail ski activities
- Learn how to wax skis, race with confidence, and learn about wilderness safety
Registration Online at http://www.avalonnordic.ca/registration/
Skis for Track Attack Program
The club was successful in its application for the RBC Learn to Play grant. This grant allowed us to purchase 20 pairs of skis with bindings to use for kids enrolled in the Track Attack program. Our Track Attack (age 10 to 12) program allows children to learn all basic cross-country ski skills, which included skate and classic skiing. At this stage of development, children are outgrowing their current equipment and need to have access to both classic and skate skis. Classic and Skate skis are different in both length and stiffness, therefore, having access to both sets allows the skier to effectively learn both techniques. This grant allows us to remove this cost for participants and parents, thus removing a barrier to enrollment into the track attack program. Our Track Attack skiers now access to skate skis, classic skis, and roller skis! The RBC Learn to Play project is a multi-faced and sector partnership approach dedicated to teaching kids the basic skills they need to participate in sport and recreation programs. The project is funded by RBC and the Public Health Agency of Canada and delivered by ParticipACTION. In 2016, RBC provided $2.6 million to 211 organizations across Canada.
You can register for Annual Memberships, Butterpot Season Passes, and Youth Ski Lessons by following the link above. Please note that you will only see the links to register for youth lessons once you have registered an a youth member of your family for an Avalon Nordic membership.
Avalon Nordic values and welcomes the participation of everybody in our programs. We recognize that program fees can be prohibitive for people and we strive to keep our fees as low as possible. If ski lessons are not affordable for your child, you can apply to the REAL program at the City of St. John's for some financial assistance. For more information go to this website:http://www.stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/real-program-recreation-experiences-and-leisure