Racing Team

The Kawartha Nordic Racing Team offers training and racing experiences for athletes aged 9 through 22, led by certified and experienced Nordic Ski coaches.

Our race team program includes:

  • Regular training for those interested in skiing fast
  • Race experiences for those interested in trying or pursuing any level of racing
  • Fitness and skill development
  • Healthy, outdoor recreation
  • The social support of a team environment
  • Age-approriate practices in smaller groups that target the developmental stages of different athletes
  • A mixture of skiing, roller skiing, strength training, running, ski striding, and other conditioning methods
  • Personalized training plans (for experienced athletes) that includes workouts to be completed on their own

While athletes are encouraged to give racing a try at school, at our club, or around the province, there is no requirement to race.

Children 12 and younger who want to focus on improving their skiing skills and having fun on skis with only 1 lesson per week may consider youth programs.

Masters Training
 

ages 24 and older

$150for 3 months

weekly practice on Thurs evening plus optional weekend training
 
 

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Masters Training is for experienced skiers who are looking to become faster, stronger and more efficient in both classic and skate-skiing techniques

U12/U14
Racing Team

ages 11–13

$300for 5 months

2h/week Saturdays
plus
1h/week mid-week

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Practices begin mid October 2022.

For youth born 2009-2011.

U16/U18
Racing Team

ages 14–17

$600for 10 months

up to 6h/week
over some of
Tue, Thr, Sat, Sun

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One summer practice, Two fall practices, and Three winter practices per week.

For youth born 2005-2008.

U20/U23
Racing Team

ages 18–22

$600for 10 months

up to 6h/week
over some of
Tue, Thr, Sat, Sun

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One summer practice, Two fall practices, and Three winter practices per week.

For adults born 2000-2004.

Racing Rabbits
 

ages 9–10

$155for 8 weeks

2h/week Saturday afternoon
plus
Wednesday evening

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This group is for youth that want to ski fast, and is a good introduction for those considering the KN Race Team in future years. Skiers will learn both skate and classic technique.

For youth born 2012-2013

Rates do not include HST.

Prerequisites: Athletes must have sufficient fitness and experience with Nordic skiing to complete the practices with their group in a safe manner.

Additional Costs:

  • Kawartha Nordic Season Pass
  • Coach Support at select events ($25/night)
  • Ski waxing at select events ($15/pair)
  • Roller skis (to rent for $75/year or purchase)+
  • Kawartha Nordic Race Suits (to rent or purchase)+

+ Not applicable to Racing Rabbits program.

Financial subsidies are available to those in need. Please contact the Membership Coordinator at membership@kawarthanordic.ca in confidence.

Further details can be found in our Racing Team Parent Information Guide. Check us out on Twitter @knscadp. If you have any questions please contact us at YouthPrograms@kawarthanordic.ca