Ski S'Kool Programs are a great way to introduce cross-country skiing to school aged children and youth.
Bulkley Valley Nordic 2013
The main objectives of the Ski S’Kool program are:
- Encourage schools to include cross-country skiing as part of their curriculum, thereby introducing large numbers of children to cross-country skiing.
- Link school cross-country ski programs with community club programs to provide a continuum for the development of cross-country skiing skills.
Athletes with physical/intellectual impairments can enjoy cross-country skiing as well with specialized equipment and support. To learn more about Para-Nordic skiing visit our webpage: http://www.cccski.com/Para-Nordic.aspx
Getting started with a Ski S’kool program:
Equipment: the representatives listed below are able to provide schools with discounted rates on purchases of equipment.
Directeur Division & Ventes Nordique
Nordic sales & division Director
1-514-933-9971 ext ; 5231
Directeur Équipes de courses Alpines & Ski de fond / Director Teams Racing Alpine & XC
Lanctôt Ltée, 5790 rue Paré, Montréal, QC, H4P 2M2, Canada
Tél. (514) 731-6841 #336, Cellulaire (514) 346-1812, Fax (514) 342-4059
Family bursaries: these organizations have financial assistance programs in place to aid with registration fees and equipment rental.
CCC Permission forms and waivers:
The Informed Consent and Assumption of Risk Agreement:
Contact your CCC Division office at: http://cccski.com/Contacts/Division-Offices.aspx
Contact your local CCC member ski club at: http://apps.cccski.com/main.asp?lan=0&cmd=doc&id=8415&Param1=
Support for establishing a Ski S’Kool program:
If you currently do not have a local ski club and are interested in starting one, please refer to a great example of Sport
The Sport Manitoba template: http://www.cccski.com/Membership/How-to-Start-a-Club.aspx
Also the CCC Programmers Guidebook provides an outline of the workings of the CCC Skill Development Programs:
Grants for clubs by province/territory: please see PTCR (Provincial Territorial Coaching Representative) http://www.coach.ca/-p140497
Examples of successful programs in different regions of the country.
Calgary, Alberta: Foothills Nordic Ski Club is running the Alta Gas Ski-at-school program:
CALGARY, AB (Jan. 16, 2013) - Winter is now in full swing in Calgary and the crew of the Foothills Nordic Ski Club is back running the AltaGas Ski-at-school program for the 4th consecutive year. This is an introduction program to cross country skiing.
“It is just a great sight to see the very youngest ones try out a new sport in a very playful way. The kids are being introduced to the sport by professional coaches through playing games, learning how to fall and how the equipment works. Not only provides the AltaGas Ski-at-school program an introduction to cross country skiing but also to an active lifestyle. The smiling faces just tell the whole story…they are loving this!”
For more click on: http://www.cccski.com/Media/In-the-News/AltaGas-Ski-at-school-program-begins-its-fourth-ye.aspx#.UaZgspwuEf8
Check out this You Tube video of Ski de Fond Quebec: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-lGL1_hrwI&feature=related