We’re thrilled to announce that our Jackrabbit program is open for the 2024 season. Jackrabbits introduces kids aged three to nine to the joy of cross-country skiing. (We also offer programs for kids 10 to 14—see below.)
They’ll learn the basics in a fun atmosphere that includes games, treats and scavenger hunts. Plus every week has a different theme, like the always-popular crazy hat day.
The Jackrabbit program will run every Saturday from January 6, 2024 to March 2, 2024 from 10am to 12pm (there is no JR on Family Day, February 17, 2024).
The program is beloved by kids and the volunteer coaches who manage it, including members of the Georgian Nordic Junior Racing Team, who share tips and their experiences in races.
The Jackrabbit program is broken out into three levels:
Bunnies, for children aged three to six. Parental involvement is required.
Levels 1, 2 and 3 teach classic-skiing technique and don’t require parental accompaniment. If your child is new to Georgian Nordic, don’t worry; we’ll work with you to place them where they’ll have the most fun and greatest success.
The Learn to Ski group (LTS) is designed for children who have little to no skiing experience (between aged 7-10).
Level 4 introduces kids to the fun and fast discipline of skate skiing.
After Jackrabbits: Programs for Kids 10 and Up
Our Track Attack program is for kids aged 10 to 14 who wish to ski with a group (in skate or classic technique) recreationally.
Racing Rabbits is for kids born between 2010 and 2013 (U12-U14) who wish to fine-tune their skills and train for competition. This program is for experienced skiers who are proficient in both classic and ski technique.
Track Attack runs as part of the Jackrabbit program on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Racing Rabbits has twice-weekly practices: after school on Wednesdays and as part of Jackrabbits on Saturday mornings.
To register your child for Jackrabbits, Racing Rabbits or Track Attack, follow these steps:
- Georgian Nordic membership: All skiers in our children’s and youth programs must be Georgian Nordic members for insurance purposes.
- Jackrabbit/Track Attack: Once you’ve purchased your individual or family Georgian Nordic membership, you can register for the programs themselves, also through our transaction partner, Zone 4.
- Racing Rabbits: Once you’ve purchased your individual or family Georgian Nordic membership, you can register for this program through our transaction partner, Zone 4.
Georgian Nordic aims to make cross-country skiing available to everyone. If costs are an issue, please email our coaching staff at [email protected].
Finally, while we hope to run the full program, our ability to do so is dependent on the number of coaches we have. If we must cancel or fold a group level due to a lack of volunteers, your membership and program fees can be available for refund. We will work with you to determine what is best for your family if this should occur.
The Jackrabbit program is run by volunteers, and we are always looking for coaches, as well as helpers in the burrow during Jackrabbit sessions. Georgian Nordic is a special place, and volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience. No, you do not need to be a pro! All you need is an ability to break down basic ski strokes, and to bring some enthusiasm while coaching. If you’d like to learn more, contact our coaching staff at [email protected].
We also have a list of games and activities for our volunteers to take advantage of.