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, 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 the 3 to 5 year olds (accompanied by a parent). Lessons follow the nationally recognized Cross Country Canada program, and are taught by skiers trained in coaching children. The registration fee is $60 per child for the season, with discounts for the third (and additional) child in a family.
If your child needs equipment, consider renting from the club collection of used equipment for a modest fee (see Rentals section below).
Contact Kevin MacDonald at 584-1287 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 584-3348 for more information.
The club is again offering lessons in the classic (diagonal stride) technique. These lessons are meant for beginner adults with little or no experience. The course will consist of two sessions, one on Sunday Jan 8 and the other on Sunday Jan 15, starting at 1:30 pm at the chalet. Phil Davis will be the instructor.
The lessons are free to new club members; otherwise, they are $20. Sign up when you register. Contact Phil at 584-3033 for more information.
Ski Equipment Rentals
DRXC has a large collection of used ski equipment (poles, boots, skis, waxes) for rent at a modest cost, for children and adults. The rental season begins with an open house at the Deep River Curling and Squash Club (located off McElligott Rd between the Arena and the Legion) on November 26 and 27. Hours will be from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Nov 26 and from 10:00 am to noon on the 27th. The period 10:00 am to noon on Nov 26 will be reserved for registered Jackrabbits and their immediate families.
Contact Paul Chiasson at 613-584-9882 or email@example.com for more information.
The Club will organize a moonlight ski on Feb 11. We will provide leaders, lights and a warm drink at the chalet after the ski. Nature should provide good weather and snow conditions. More information will be provided closer to the time.
The club has drafted a grooming policy so that members are better informed about our trail setting objectives. Contact Dave Steer at 584-9443 for more information.
Silver Spoon Ski Fest
This year’s Silver Spoon will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The usual classic races will be held over the club trails, together with a sprint skating event. Contact Helena Rummens at 584-4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.bright-ideas-software.com/silverspoon/ for more information.
Wednesday Afternoon Tours
A casual program for adults who like to ski in a group. Meet at the chalet at 1:30 pm on Wednesdays to explore the various trails in the area, with the route decided by those who turn up on the day. Weather permitting, tours will be held on December 7 and 14, before a break until Jan 4. Contact Margaret Miller at 584-4284 for more information.