Category Archives: Jackrabbit Updates

2020 Jackrabbits On-Line Registration is now open!

2020 DRXC Jackrabbit OnLine Registration

Click on the link above to register your child and for more details about ski rental Open House this weekend (Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1st).

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 you or your child needs equipment, consider renting from the club collection of used equipment for a modest fee.

New this year, parents who volunteer to coach or assist with coaching will be offered free ski rental. Introductory coaching certifications are through an online course and the Club pays for fees.

An On-Snow Community Coaching course will be available to those who have successfully completed the on-line pre-requistes, and again, the Club pays for fees for the On-Snow Community Coaching course as well.

Contact Kathryn Chiasson at 613-584-4255 for more information.

Saturday March 2nd is Jackrabbit Fun Day!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone! A huge thank you to the groomers, especially George Doubt, and to Christian Kaiser and Bridget Chiasson for designing and setting up the various levels of ski-orienteering courses, to Kevin McDonald, Ashleigh Cluff and Christian Kaiser for going out in the middle of the week to build a fun snow terrain park for the jackrabbits on the hydroline despite an icy hard crust, our Bunnyrabbit Coaches Nitaya Wensel and Catalina Anghel for helping with activities around the chalet, and to my super husband for all the extra errand running and support!

See everyone soon! Hard to believe that next Saturday, March 9th is the last day of Jackrabbit Lessons and the start of March Break!

Saturday February 9th

Jackrabbits was absolutely fantastic all things considered! Thank you to the whole team of all volunteer groomers and trail clearers, the team of chainsawers, for going above and beyond to remove fallen trees, groom, and set tracks.

We had a good turn out. There were lots of smiling faces today!

Kathryn Chiasson

Jackrabbit Co-Ordinator


For Saturay January 19th –
Jackrabbit Lessons are cancelled for both Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits due to the extreme cold temperature forecast. We’ll see you all next week! Stay Warm! 🙂

Please send me an email if you would like to be added to a contact list for DRXC and Jackrabbit families, interested in organizing their own ski outings for fun and practice outside of lessons.

Kathryn Chiasson, Jackrabbit Co-Ordinator