Jackrabbit Registration (Ages 3 years to 15 years)
Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits is the name for the cross country ski lesson program developed and supported by Cross Country Ski Ontario and Cross Country Canada. It is $60 per child to register.
In addition to the registration fee, most children need to rent ski equipment. This year, our ski rentals are availabe to jackrabbit including bunnyrabbit children at a flat rate of $25 for the season. See my other post for more details about cross country ski rentals.
The Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit program promotes the fundamental development of cross country ski skills in a fun-filled environment.
The objective is for children and teens to learn basic cross-country ski skills in both classic technique (also called “Nordic”) and “skate-skiing” technique, and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health. The focus for very young children is FUNdamental Movement, games and getting comfortable in skis. As older children and teens progress, they will also be introduced to Learning to Train to compete.
Parents must choose from a number of volunteer opportunities to help the program run smoothly. Our club and cross country ski school is run entirely by volunteers.
Our lessons are held Saturday afternoons from January 5, 2019 to March 2nd, 2019. We meet at 1:30 p.m. behind the DRXC Chalet. Lessons are approximately 1 hour to 2 hours depending on age and level.
Registration for ski lessons (this means Jackrabbits and Bunnyrabbits) is online only and payment is by credit card.
Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits have the same fee $60.
Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit children will also receive a fun booklet with tips and ski skills that they will be learning in their lessons. They can also place stickers earned for skill completion into these booklets. They will also receive a special Jackrabbit/Bunnyrabbit ski toque. At the end of our ski season we hold our Annual Awards Potluck Banquet when children receive various awards for skill completion, distance, sprint, adventure, and a variety of other related skills.
The enrolled children are automatically DRXC members, and are also automatically registered for the Mass Start Just for Fun race at the Annual Silver Spoon which will be held Saturday February 2nd here in Deep River. More info closer to the date.
If your child is not taking ski lessons with us, but you wish to ski on our trails, then you would need to purchase regular DRXC memberships for any children older than 5 years old, there are Child, Student, Adult rates for the regular membership. More information is available on our Program and Registration Page.
For more information on Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit cross country ski lessons, contact Kathryn Chiasson 613-584-4255. Registration is online only. Follow the links on our Registration Page.