*** 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.

Treaty Land Acknowledgement

“The La Ronge Nordic Ski Club acknowledges that the ski trails are on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Woodland Cree. We pay our respect to the First Nations ancestors of this land and reaffirm our relationship with one another as we continue on the path of reconciliation together.”

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