Birkie Training Group Fall Dryland Session

Course Content: 

This course will focus on activities like Nordic walking and ski bounding, cycling, strength and core work, stretching, etc; with an eye to making the transition smoothly from general to ski-specific fitness (e.g. aerobic and anaerobic, strength, flexibility) and technical (e.g. ski specific balance and agility). The program will be of significant benefit in preparing the body for higher volumes and intensities of ski specific training once the snow comes to stay.  And it will, of course, be tons of fun!

Registration:       Minimum of 6 registrants needed to run the session.  

Register here
Bring ski poles and a headlamp

Dates and Times:

5 sessions, Sunday evenings from 6:30 - 8 p.m. 
September 18, 25 & October 2, 9, 16.

Cost:     NO REFUNDS (if the course runs)

$100 for 5 sessions


Lower Goldbar Pavilion (10955 50 St.), unless otherwise notified by the instructor.


Roy Merritt has a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, has his NCCP 2 certification, is a CANSI Level 3 instructor and has almost four decades of experience. He’s been a long-time Birkie Learn to Loppet instructor as well as an Edmonton Nordic Ski Club coach, instructor and wax tech. He’s skied the Birkie many times as well as numerous other loppets.