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Lynx Program (9-12)

Updated Info for the season 2023/24

Registration for this program will open

- September 5th, 2023 at 12pm

Lynx is for young skiers aged 9 to 12 years old who wish to improve their overall cross-country ski skills and share funs moments in a group environment. 

Our aim is to provide a fun program that will enhance the skiers’ enjoyment of the sport and increase their overall ski skills. Sessions will have a base element of skill instruction as well as plenty of time simply skiing with the group but will also make use of games and drills to enhance learning, improve fitness and enjoyment. While we will invite Lynx skiers to enter races or events if they are interested, this is not a racing group and is not intended to train skiers to race.

We have 2 options for skiers participating in Lynx this year:

  • Lynx 1 - a one day per week option that will focus on high-paced game and drills on trails immediately surrounding the Chalet. (Tuesdays evening from mid-November until March break)

  • Lynx 2 – a two day per week option.  Skiers will be all together on Tuesdays and will also meet on Saturday afternoon to explore the Mount Mac trail network more fully. (Tuesdays evening and Saturdays Afternoon from mid-November until March break).

Both Lynx 1 and Lynx 2 are suited for skiers with an established interest and ability in the sport.  If they are excited by the prospect of a ski to Harvey’s Hut or Sarah Steele Hut, then this is a good group for them.   

If you would like to arrange a seasonal rental of equipment for use for the Lynx Program this season, please visit us at the Ski Club (please check our opening hours here), so we can fit your child for their boots, skis and poles for the season.

The Lynx program meet and start from the Ski Chalet.

DETAILS

LYNX 1

AGE GROUP: 9-12

DATE: November 14th, 2023 to March 5th, 2024 (WEATHER PERMITTING) RUNS EVERY TUESDAYS 4:00-5:30 

FEE: $190; MEMBERSHIP OR DAY PASS WITH WHITEHORSE CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB IS ALSO REQUIRED

 

LYNX 2

AGE GROUP: 9-12

DATE: November 14th, 2023 to March 9th, 2024 (WEATHER PERMITTING) RUNS EVERY TUESDAYS 4:00-5:30 AND SATURDAY 1:00 to 2:30

FEE: $280; MEMBERSHIP OR DAY PASS WITH WHITEHORSE CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB IS ALSO REQUIRED

If you need more information about the 2023/24 program, please send us questions at info@xcskiwhitehorse.ca

Cold weather Guidelines:

I will emphasize that I have based these guidelines in consultation with the Club and experience in programs here and in other cold parts of Canada.  To my knowledge, there is no definitive medical guide or national standard (I've searched!!).  I encourage you to determine your own limits if these are outside your comfort zone.  

  •  Normal practice at or above -20C (Env Canada Temp 1 hour before practice; not including wind Chill)

  • Practice shortened to 1 hour from -21C to -24C  (Env Canada Temp 1 hour before practice; not including wind Chill)

  • Practice shortened to 1 hour and not skiing (snow games, hike; boots and proper clothes) from -25C to -29C  (Env Canada Temp 1 hour before practice; not including wind Chill)  

  • Cancelled at or below -30.

  • Parents are free to determine their own limits also. 

  • Coach judgment will be used if there are other factors such as high winds, humidity, precipitation.

Need financial support, these programs are here for you

Your child is really interested in Cross Country skiing but your family needs support covering the fees? The Kids Recreation Fund is here to help. After reviewing if you are eligible : https://sportyukon.com/kids-recreation-fund, please select "cash/cheque" for method of payment and contact Ben, the club manager at info@xcskiwhitehorse.ca

4 spots of this program are reserved until October 15, 2023 to low income families.

 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

jumpstart.canadiantire.ca

Funding is available to support children ages 4 to 18 participating in sport and recreation. 

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