Nordic Race Team

The Regina Ski Club Cross Country Racing Group

Ski Regina Track Attack video by Frozen Finger Films!

Goals and Focus

The Track Attack program and Junior Nordic Racing program are cross country ski programs typically aimed at skiers aged 9 to 15 who are committed to improving their skiing technique and fitness and who also want an introduction to training and racing. Each young skier is coached at the Learn to Train level following Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Program of the NCCP system.

The Track Attack program is offered by the Regina Ski Club for young skiers who have participated in the Jackrabbit program or reached a comparable level of skiing proficiency. The program is designed to build on the fundamentals of skiing gained through the Jackrabbit program and to promote the continued physical and skill development of young cross-country skiers.

The program recognizes that this is an important period for motor development and window of optimal trainability for motor-coordination. The training is intended to encourage enjoyment of the sport and will focus on learning and refining ski technique and improving overall physical condition. The young skiers will be introduced to training and racing in a fun and encouraging environment. The skiers will be given the opportunity to participate at local races, to try Sask Cup Races, and to try out for the Saskatchewan Winter Games.

Program Objectives
• Be fun.
• Develop fitness through active play, games and activities.
• Provide children an opportunity to be part of a sports team.
• Develop overall sport skills.
• Expose children to a variety of adventure-based cross-country ski activities.

Requirements to Join the Program
• prior ski experience
• enthusiastic about cross country skiing
• willing to try new things and have fun

Training 2015-2016 Season

Dry land training:
August to arrival of snow, two sessions per week (unless otherwise specified)
• Monday and Wednesday: 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm, Saskatchewan Express Car Park

On-snow training:
November (or when the snow arrives) to March, three sessions per week
• Sunday, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at White Butte Trails, Science Centre or Douglas Park Hills
• Monday & Wednesday, 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Science Centre, Kinsmen or Douglas Park Hills
Practices will be cancelled if the windchill is -25 C or colder.

Equipment requirements
Classic and skate skis, classic and skate poles and classic and skate boots or combi boots.

Communications regarding practices is via email.

Coaches
Phyllis Bend, Ruth Chambers, Laurie Weiman

Cost and Registration
Nordic Racing fees for the 2016-17 season will be $200 for Nordic Racers born in 2003 and earlier and $150 for Track Attack athletes born in 2004 and later. This includes a race suit rental. A Cross Country Saskatchewan race license is also required.

Those seeking to join the group must complete and sign:
- the Junior Racers Registration Form *** form available soon ***
(Be sure to sign the waiver on page 2.)
- and the Par-Q & You Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire.
Please mail the completed forms and fee to:
- Regina Ski Club, PO Box 551, Regina, SK, S4P 3A3.

For further information, please contact Lisa Morrison at 306-761-1705.

Racing events of interest
Each year, many racing events of interest to the Nordic Racing Group are organized.
Dates and other specifics will be listed here as they are arranged.
Past events have included:
• Wednesday Night Races
- a weekly series of fun nordic races organized by the Regina Ski Club for all interested club members
- full schedule at the bottom of the Wednesday Night Races web page.
• Cross Country Saskatchewan Sask Cups
• Saskatchewan Cross Country Ski Championships
• Western Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships
• La Ronge Saskaloppet
• High Performance Race Camps

Nordic Race Schedule 2016-2017
The RSC Nordic Racing team will compete in these provincial and regional races in 2016-2017:

Date Event Location Comments
Nov 16-20 2016 Snow Camp Lake Louise
Dec 10-11 2016 Sask Cup #1 & #2 La Ronge
Jan 14-15 2017 Sask Cup #3 & #4 Saskatoon
Jan 22 2017 Sask Cup #5 Humboldt
Jan 20-22 2017 Westerns Callaghan Valley BC
Feb 4 & 5 2017 Sask Cup #6 & #7 Regina Provincials
Mar 17-19 2017 Sask Cup #8 & #9 Flin Flon
Mar 18-25 2017 Nationals Canmore AB

For a complete list of Cross Country Saskatchewan events for 2016-2017,
including races and loppets, see the Events Calendar page on the CCS website.

RSC Nordic Racers at Canada 150


Humboldt Sask Cup 2015 - RSC skiers


SaskCup racers Sturgeon River 2014


RSC at CCS fall training Waskesiu 2014


SaskCup race Sturgeon River 2013


Troll Bridge Sturgeon River 2013


Emma and Heather at Wednesday Night Races