"Learning to Train" and "Training to Train"

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The Kanata Nordic Racer program is well suited to motivated youth and their families who want to refine nordic skiing technique and enhance or maintain their fitness level, particularly during winter months, in a small team environment. Click on the image above for full program details.

For further information contact Racing Coordinator, Harris Kirby or Michael Duivenvoorden (L2T and T2T programs).

2008-2009 Program

Young Racers is an introduction to training, and is intended for athletes typically in the 10 to 13 year age category. Athletes should have some cross country ski experience, a reasonable fitness level, and a desire to improve their technique and fitness. The program is run in parallel with, and could lead into the very successful Kanata Racer program. Over the years, Kanata Racers have competed from the local to the international level of X-C racing, including the World Junior Championships.

Program Goals:

To help achieve the program goals and to measure progress, it is intended that the athletes participate/compete in at least two or three events through the season. These events go a long way to help athletes achieve personal bests. This year the Club is eligible to send several athletes in the Young Racer age category, to the Ontario Winter Games in Collingwood in early March. (Details to follow)

Program Times and Locations: Sessions for 2007/2008 will run Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Dry land training: Starting in mid-September, one weeknight session of 60 minutes and one weekend session of 60-90 minutes is planned in the Kanata area with occasional weekend trips to Gatineau Park.

On snow training: Weeknight sessions will be in the Kanata area. Weekend sessions will be held either at Riverfront Park or on the many trails in Gatineau Park. Additional or alternate sessions may be scheduled from time to time to accommodate special events, conflicts and/or weather and snow conditions. (Times and locations TBD) Generally the program will run from mid September through to the end of snow.


Michael Duivenvoorden

Steve Howard