JACKRABBITS

*** The following general description of the Jackrabbits program may change due to COVID restrictions and will be updated as new guidelines come into place.***

The Bunnyrabbits/Jackrabbits program runs from January to March each year.  If we get enough snow, we usually can squeeze in a few lessons in December too! The Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits learn skiing skills through games and activities on skis under the Nordiq Canada program.

Bunnyrabbit Program is for children 3-5 years old. Parents must participate with their child during class.  Parents do not have to wear skiis.  Classes are offered once a week on Saturdays @2pm at the Don Allen Trails (off Highway 2, Nemeiben turn-off)

Jackrabbit Program is designed for children ages 5-10.  Parents do not have to participate with their child but a few parent helping hands is always appreciated.  Parents must be on skiis.  Classes are offered once a week on Saturdays @2pm at the Don Allen Trails (off Highway 2, Nemeiben turn-off).

The last lesson for all levels is a joint Ski Wind Up Party with the La Ronge Nordic Ski team in March, usually a week or two after the Saskaloppet. This is a wind-up event full of fun and games.

Skills learned in a Nut Shell:

  • Bunnyrabbit skills: rising and falling, side-stepping, free glide, snowplow, games.
     

  • Jackrabbit 1 skills: falling and rising, side-stepping, star turn, diagonal stride, herringbone, free glide, snowplow braking.
     

  • Jackrabbit 2 skills: snowplow stop, double poling, kick turn, snowplow turn, free glide, herringbone, diagonal stride.
     

  • Jackrabbit 3 skills: diagonal stride, double poling, one step double pole, free skate, downhill tuck, diagonal skate, skate turn, kick turn.
     

  • Jackrabbit 4 skills: free stake, one step double pole, one skate, two skte, step turn, parallel side slipping, offset.

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