Program Overview

Schedule

Skiers select 1x, 2,x or 3x per week training. You will select your training day(s) at the time of registration for your training season. The season typically runs mid-November to mid-March, depending on when the skill hill opens/closes


1x per week:
Sunday morning from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  


2x per week (Choose 2 of the following three option)

Tuesdays from 6:30  pm - 8:30 pm
Friday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunday morning from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  


3x per week 

Tuesdays from 6:30  pm - 8:30 pm
Friday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday morning from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm   




Program Description


U6-U10  (4yrs - 9 yrs)

Featuring our New 1 day introductory program. Introducing children to the world of skiing and ski racing through supervised free skiing, specific drills, fun exercises and training courses to improve overall skiing ability.  Most important, is to have a lot of fun and meet new friends!


Training Options: 

  • U6 & U8 Combined Training: 1 Day/wk (3hrs)  Sunday 9:30 - 12:30 am
  • U6  - Training: 2 Days/wk (5 hrs)  
  • U8  - Training: 2 Days/wk (5hrs) OR 3 Days/wk (7hrs)
  • U10 Email for further information regarding training  - executive@parklandracers.ca

U12 Regional  (10yrs - 11 yrs)

The U12 Regional Series is a zone-based programs intended to assist athletes in the transition from the Learn to Train stage of skill development to the Learn to Race stage. The U12 Regional Series program should also introduce athletes to ski specific mental and physical training, and continue to develop the technical skills learned in the Nancy Greene Ski League.  The regional series requires less travel and time commitment than the Provincial series.


Training Options: 

  • U12R - Training: 1 Day/wk (3hrs)
  • U12R - Training: 2 Days/wk (5hrs) 
  • U12R - Training: 3 Days/wk (7hrs)

U12 Provincial (10yrs - 11 yrs)

The Provincial Series is a provincial program intended to progress young skiers from the Learn to Train to the Learn to Race stages of skill development. The program provides a competitive series for young athletes, which allows them to test their skills against their peers at a provincial level.

Training Options: 

  • U12P- Training: 3 Days/wk (7 hrs)

U14-U21 Regional (12yrs - 20 yrs)  

The U14 and up Regional Series is a zone-based programs intended to  assist athletes to Learn to Race stage. Another goal of this program is to provide a competitive series for for ages up to 20 year skiers, which requires less travel and time commitment than the Provincial series.


Training Options: 

  • U14R - U21R - Training: 1 Day/wk (3hrs)
  • U14R - U21R - Training: 2 Days/wk (5hrs) 
  • U14R - U21R - Training: 3 Days/wk (7hrs)

Program Requirements 

  • Basic skiing skills are required prior to enrolment into the club.
  • Skiers must meet the following minimum standard:
    • All skiers must be able to ride the T-bar with another child or adult.
    • All skiers must be able to be self-mobile on their equipment.
    • All skiers registering for U12 programs must be able to control their speed on a green slope.
    • All skiers registering for U12 programs must be able to perform linked “snowplow” turns safely.
  • Helmets specific to ski racing (hard ears) are mandatory for races.
  • Skiers are responsible for their own lift tickets; It is recommended that all members obtain a season pass for Rabbit Hill Snow Resort.
  • Parent and athletes are required to read, understand, and sign parent and athlete contracts that establish expectations of all of those involved and outlines the basics of our disciplinary policy. 


Dryland Training

This is a free program that we offer to help our athletes increase strength, balance and agility to help them build a stronger foundation for the upcoming season. The planned activities will incorporate hiking in our Edmonton River Valley ravine system on single track trails, stairs and bridges. Using natural features in our ravine and park systems for balance and agility work. Recognizing that ski racing may be an individually judged sport the focus will always be on the athletes learning to develop a team concept. This program runs September until mid November when we transition to our on hill training.