This evening and in-city program focuses on developing ski specific fitness and improving technique and efficiency on skis. It includes current practical info and tips on topics like equipment, waxing, clothing, stretching, hydration and nutrition and race strategies to help you plan and ski your best Birkie yet. An activation warm up will be followed by technique and drills moving to a focused ski.
First class will be Lower Gold Bar Pavilion shelter (10955 50 Street). Class will be notified about location of remaining classes. An email prior (night before) will communicate changes to the location.
Skiers must have at least an average or better level of fitness. As for experience, this program is NOT for the beginner skier. A minimum of 2 years skiing experience is required to participate. For those new to the sport, less than a year of experience, or novices, local ski clubs offer how to ski programs.
Other Courses offered include:
- Saturdays, October 14 to February 3.
- Wednesday Evenings, October 18 to February 7 (this session).
- Wednesday Days, December 13 to February 7.
Dates and Times:
Fourteen 1.5-hour Sessions; 6:30 to 8:00pm; Wednesdays starting October 18, 2023.
- October 18, 25
- November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- December 6, 13
- No classes on December 20, 27
- January 10, 17, 24, 30 (Tuesday) 2024
- February 7, 2023
- Minimum 6 to run the course
- No refunds if the course is run, including for illness/COVID
First class will be Lower Gold Bar Pavilion shelter (10955 50 Street). Class will be notified about location of remaining classes.
Murray Aubin – has been a cross country ski coach /instructor since 2014. He enjoys the process of fine tuning ski technique, while having fun along the way! He has seen the sport evolve and grow for over 20 years as an instructor and as a loppet racer. With a CANSI level 2 and NCCP certification, he is keen to help athletes work toward their individual skiing goals, and of course the Birkie!
CANSI = Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors.