8-9 JackRabbits



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Age 8-9 Dress your JackRabbit in layers with natural fibers next to their skin (ie. merino), merino socks, waterproof mitts, snowpants, jacket, and a toque!  Avoid cotton if possible.
Dates Jan 13, 2023 - Mar 9, 2024 See the SDP Calendar for session details
Number of Sessions 18 This is dependent on weather. Cold weather guideline is -15 C, wind will be taken into account. See our



Tuesday   6:00-7:30 pm   and    Saturday  3:00pm - 4:30 pm


Registration Deadline Contact programadmin@caledonianordic.com for waitlist All participants must be members of CNSC.
Cost $190  


Come and kick start the winter season with Jackrabbits. This is a great program to prepare your skier for Track Attack or Biathlon Bears for when they are of age. This program is offered to skiers ages 8 and 9 who will enjoy an enhanced Jackrabbit experience based on twice weekly sessions. The athletes will be divided into groups based on age and skill level. The focus will be on general and ski specific introduction to “strength” with 100% focus on introducing good movement patterns, and to play in our new terrain park which will give skiers a chance to test their balance, coordination, and speed in a fun way!

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. Skiers will continue to develop their classic techniques on varied terrain, but will be introduced to Skate skiing as well. Parents and skiers will learn some basic waxing techniques and strategies through a waxing clinic and race experiences.

A 2 day per week program, 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 Caledonia Nordic in this program. We strongly encourage parents to come and participate along with your skiers. It is a great time to learn along side your child and build some family ski friends for life.

Practice details are communicated using the SDP Calendar and Slack. The calendar can also be 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.  Sessions will be held at Caledonia Nordic Ski Center unless otherwise noted.


The success of our programs hinge on volunteer coaches and parent help in a variety of disciplines. We ask that for every child registered in the program, there is volunteer help from at least one parent. Parents are asked 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. There is a section of volunteer opportunities on the Zone4 registration to identify your interests. Thank you to all our volunteers!


  • Waxable Classic Skis
  • Skate skis OR Combi skis
  • Classic poles
  • Skate Poles
  • Classic boots
  • Skate boots OR Combi boots
  • 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!

Payment notes:

  • We offer installment payments with both credit card and cheque options. The cheque option will allow you to save on credit card fees. If you select this option, we will contact you to arrange for the post-dated cheques. - Both options require an initial payment, due immediately and the remainder is paid monthly over the course of 3-5 months depending on the program.
  • Processing fees are added at checkout. In the interest of transparency these fees are not included in  program or membership fees and are shown separately.
  • Membership fees and Cash payments must be paid upfront.
  • The club is happy to offer Cash/Cheque events leading up to the start of the season - Dates and times to be announced.    Cash/Cheque days allow you to save the cost of credit card fees.
  • GST is not included in listed prices and will be added at checkout.

This project was funded by, or funded in part by, a grant from viaSport BC and the Province of British Columbia.



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