2020/2021 COVID UPDATES: Lessons will continue this winter with modifications to satisfy the latest and most current AHS recommendations. The Kingswood Shelter will be open but will not be used as a warm-up facility during lessons; skiers are encouraged to arrive dressed or use their vehicles to dress before the lessons. Lessons will be adjusted to smaller groups to maintain physical distancing and limit the number of people on site at one time to 50 (including parents, coaches and skiers). Only one parent per child will be permitted to attend and a COVID screening checklist will need to be completed prior to each lesson. The use of masks during lessons is encouraged.
Parents must submit a COVID waiver for EACH child before EACH lesson - skiers will not be allowed to participate in lessons without the waiver and refunds will not be provided for those that do not submit it. Please do not attend lessons if you are feeling ill or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID.
Ski Equipment Rentals for 2020-2021 Season:
Families that have not yet picked up their rental equipment can do so on January 9 between 10am to 11am. When picking up equipment, please send a single family member to meet a Youth Program Coordinator outdoors. The Youth Program Coordinator will retrieve your equipment from inside - lesson participants will not enter the SANSC building.
1. Bunnies and Jack Rabbits (ages 4-12, beginners to skill level 3)
Bunnies Program: a learn to ski program suitable for younger beginner skiers aged 4 to 6 yrs old. This program focuses on having fun and developing some of the basic skills in cross-country skiing. The program leads kids progressively through different skills, all geared towards improving their comfort level and technique on skis.
Jack Rabbits Program: this program focuses on more advanced skills and is geared towards improving ski techniques in classic along with an introduction to skate skiing.
To limit the number of people on site at one time to a maximum of 50 (including skiers, parents and coaches), we will offer five different sets of lessons with a maximum of 25 skiers in each. Four coaches will teach at each set of lessons. Both Bunny and Jack Rabbit lessons will be offered at each of these times but the groups will be divided at the first lesson based on ability. All lessons will run January 9, 2021 to March 16, 2021 in Kingswood Park and the Lower Riverlot.
Saturdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm or 2:30pm to 3:30pm (January 9 - March 13) FULL
Sundays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm or 2:30pm to 3:30pm (January 10 - March 14) FULL
Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (January 12 - March 16) FULL
Fees: $100 for the 1st skier, $75 for the 2nd skier, and $50 for each additional skier in the same household. Rentals are included. Additional fees include club membership ($25 for individuals or $50 for families) and Cross Country Canada/AB fees of $11 per skier.
2. Track Attack (ages 13-17, beginners to skill level 3+)
This program focuses on refining basic cross-country ski skills and further develops fitness. Skiers are grouped by Learn To Train (L2T) and Train To Train (T2T). Skiers are recommended to have their own waxable ski equipment but rentals are available for the season. All lessons will run January 10, 2021 to March 14, 2021 in Kingswood Park and the Lower Riverlot.
Sundays from 2:30pm to 4:00pm FULL
Fees: $100 for the 1st skier, $75 for the 2nd skier, and $50 for each additional skier in the same household. Rentals are included but limited quantities and sizes are available. Additional fees include club membership ($25 for individuals or $50 for families) and Cross Country Canada/AB fees of $13 per skier.
A $50 volunteer bond will be required for all youth program registrations via cheque deposit at the start of the season. Cheques must be submitted when families pick up their ski rentals or, if not renting equipment, on the first day of lessons. Please write the names of the children you have registered on the back of the cheque. We require one cheque per family, NOT one cheque per skier. Cheques will be shredded at the end of the ski season for all families that complete a minimum of 3 hours of volunteer time. Opportunities for volunteering will be provided in a sign-up sheet on a first come, first served basis. For any questions regarding the volunteer duties, please contact our volunteer coordinator Victor at (please put SANSC in the subject line).
Our cancellation policy for youth lessons is as stated below. Please read these policies before registering for youth programs. Requests for refunds based on extraordinary circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis by the Youth Program Director.
If lessons are cancelled PRIOR to the start date due to Alberta Health restrictions, lesson fees will be refunded but club membership and insurance fees will not be refunded.
If lessons are cancelled AFTER the start date due to Alberta Health restrictions, no refunds will be provided.
If a participant chooses not to attend the lesson due to icy conditions or other reasons, the lesson will not be rescheduled or refunded.
Please arrive at your lessons early to help your kids find their groups and instructors. If the parking lot is full, there is alternate parking in the Kingswood neighborhood across the street.
Youth Program Inquiries:
Youth Program Coordinators