Jackrabbit Ski League
The Jackrabbit ski program is a 10-week program that teaches cross-country skiing to kids. The program usually starts on the first Saturday of January, and is based at the club chalet on Balmer Bay Road. Lessons are held Saturday afternoons starting at 1:30 p.m., and last 1 to 2 hours depending on age and skill level. Hot drinks are served in the chalet after the lesson.
The program is for kids up to age 15, with a special Bunnyrabbit program for kids aged 3 to 5 (accompanied by a parent). Lessons follow the nationally recognized Cross Country Canada program, and are taught by skiers trained in coaching children. See the Registration page for fee details.
If your child needs equipment, consider renting from the club collection of used equipment for a modest fee (see Rentals section below).
Contact Kathryn Chiasson at 613-584-4255 for more information.
Racing Program for Teens
High school aged skiers can train and participate in a variety of out of town races. Contact Aubrey Fletcher at 613-584-3348 for more information.
The club offers lessons in the classic (diagonal stride) technique. These lessons are meant for beginner adults with little or no experience. The course typically consist of two sessions on Sundays starting at 1:30 p.m. in early January.
The lessons are free to new club members; otherwise, they are $20. Sign up when you register. Contact Phil at 613-584-3033 for more information.
A skate ski clinic is also offered in late February or early March. Contact Bob Donders at 613-584-4321 for more information.
Ski Equipment Rentals
DRXC has a large collection of used ski equipment for seasonal and occasional rentals, at the following costs:
Children ski package (skis, boots, and poles): $25
Adult ski package (skis, boots, and poles): $40
Wax kits: $8
Contact Paul Chiasson at 613-584-9882 or email@example.com to arrange a fitting.
The Club organizes two moonlight skis near the dates of the full moons in January and February. Warm drinks are provided at the chalet after the ski. Nature is expected to provide good weather and snow conditions. More information is sent to members closer to the time.
Ski with a Mentor
This program helps new skiers and new club members get to know the trails, meet other skiers, and enjoy their ski experience more. The informal outings are held Saturday afternoons starting at 1:30 p.m. at the chalet, throughout the winter. Experienced skiers (mentors) accompany small groups for these outings. Contact Helena Rummens at 613-584-4321 for details.
The club has drafted a grooming policy so that members are better informed about our trail-setting objectives. Contact Dave Steer at 613-584-9443 for more information.
Silver Spoon Ski Fest
The Silver Spoon ski races are held late January or early February. These consist of classic races (on the club trails) and a skate ski sprint event. Contact Anne Murphy at 613-858-2123 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.bright-ideas-software.com/silverspoon/ for more information.