*NEW* 2021/2022 COVID UPDATES:

To maintain a safe environment for everyone in our ski community, SANSC will be following the AHS Restrictions Exemption Program. This means that all participants and volunteers are required to:

  • Wear a mask during lessons or special events.

  • Complete and submit the COVID online waiver (link below).

  • All participants over the age of 12 and guardians staying for Bunny lessons are also required to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative rapid test within 72 hours of the lesson/event or provide documentation of a medical exemption.

Skiers will not be allowed to participate in lessons without the requirements noted above and refunds will not be provided for those who choose to not meet these requirements. Please do not attend lessons if you are feeling ill or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID. 

Please read our complete COVID protocols at the link below as well as going through the AHS Checklist before each lesson. Thanks!

Ski Equipment Rentals for 2021-2022 Season:

Rental equipment will be available for pick up on two dates. When picking up equipment, please send a single family member to meet a Youth Program Coordinator outdoors. Please bring two items: 1) proof of vaccination and 2) volunteer bond (see below). Lesson participants will not enter the SANSC building. 

  • Sunday, December 12th from 10 am - noon (10 -11 am for last names A-K, 11am - noon for L-Z)

  • Saturday, January 8th from 10 -11 am for everyone who didn’t pick up in the first round

 

Note: All lessons will run in Kingswood Park and the Lower Riverlot.

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. Parent/guardian are required to stay during the lesson.

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. 

Bunny and Jack Rabbit Lessons will run in Kingswood Park and the Lower Riverlot.

  • Saturdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm or 2:30pm to 3:30pm (January 8) 

  • Sundays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm or 2:30pm to 3:30pm (January 9) 

  • Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm (January 12) 

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 Nordiq Canada/AB fees of $20 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 in Kingswood Park and the Lower Riverlot.

  • Sundays from 2:30pm to 4:00pm (January 9)

 

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 Nordiq Canada/AB fees of $20 per skier.

Volunteer Bond

A $50 volunteer bond will be required for all youth program registrations via cheque deposit at the start of the season. Cheques made out to St. Albert Nordic Ski Club must be submitted when families pick up their ski rentals. If not renting equipment, bring cheques 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 Keith at keithfredin@gmail.com (please put SANSC in the subject line).

Cancellation Policy

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:

 

Isabelle Poulin

Mia Cowper

Youth Program Coordinators

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