*** 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).
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.