Engaging Youth programs

The sport of cross-country skiing is enjoyed by people of all ages and makes for great family time in the outdoors! Nordiq Alberta is proud to support youth ski programs, with province-wide partners to help you find a program that is right for you.

Bunnyrabbit Program (ages 5 and under)

This program targets the Active Start stage of development. The objective of the program is to introduce cross-country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play.

Jackrabbit Program (ages 6-9)

This program targets the FUNdamentals stage of development. The program aims to teach children basic cross-country skills in both classic and skate techniques as well as instil a lifelong interest in the sport, which promotes quality of life and health.

Track Attack Program (ages 10 - 12)

This program targets the Learning to Train stage of development. The focus of the program is to help participants become technically competent cross-country skiers and use their skills to explore a wide range of ski activities throughout the winter and summer.

For more information on programs, please visit Nordiq Canada.

Interested in organizing a Skill Development Program in your community? Download the Skill Development Programmers Guidebook to get involved today! Do you need to order program supplies such as stickers and booklets? Fill out this seasons order form and return it to the Nordiq Alberta office!

Complementary Programs


Skill Development Camps

These camps are integral to any progressive athlete development program. Camps can help young athletes learn ski-related technical skills, teamwork, self-reliance, and positive eating habits. They can also work as a recruitment tool for new athletes, promote friendships, influence lifestyle choices, and provide a solid introduction to activities that encourage physical fitness.

Racing Rocks!

This Skill Development Program is dedicated to introducing young athletes to the fun and exciting world of competition. Through one-day extravaganzas of special activities, athletes have the opportunity to work on their competitive edge in an environment that encourages participation, teamwork, and technique.

Alta Gas Ski-at-School Programs

Ski-at-School provides the opportunity to try cross-country skiing to a wide variety of children in elementary schools in your community. Through fun, skill-building games and activities, classes learn the fundamentals of cross-country skiing with the guidance of certified coaches. The objectives of this program are to encourage fun ski experiences and promote cross-country skiing as a family-friendly activity.