Bunnyrabbit & Jackrabbit

Equipment rentals

Kanata Nordic doesn't currently have xc skiing or snowshoe equipment for rent. We hope to in the future. In the meantime, we can recommend the following knowledgeable retailers. We suggest you call ahead to determine availability. Fresh Air Experience (xc ski gear) MEC (xc ski gear and snowshoes) Kunstadt Sports (xc ski gear) More

February 12: On-Snow Lessons Cancelled; Indoor Activities Available

On-snow lessons for Saturday Feb 13 2016 are cancelled due to extreme cold. In place of on-snow activities,  we will have indoor activities in the Big Ben Room, located on second floor of Main Building. 1.   Here are some instructions/reminders: Please enter the Main Building via the front door; the stairs leading to Big Ben are to the right. NO skis or ski poles inside the building, please Please park in the 3 lots designated for Kanata Nordic; the short brisk walk to the Main ... More

Feb 6, 2016 All Learn to Ski Programs at Wesley Clover Parks are CANCELLED

Hello BR, JR and Dyna Parents After a trip back from Wesley Clover Parks,  the Club has decided that all Learn to Ski classes for Sat Feb 6 2016 are  cancelled due to unsafe conditions.   The heavy rain earlier in the week, followed by the cooler temperature, had turned the whole of  WCParks into a sheet of ice.   All  trails and fields leading from 401 Corkstown Road are CLOSED for skiing. Trails leading from 411 Corkstown Road are CLOSED or Fair, at best. If you are anxious to ... More

JR2 Group shares ‘What they like about the Jackrabbit 2 Program’

During lesson 4’s hot chocolate break, the group of JR 2s (led by Don, Martin and Jasi) was asked: What do you like about the JR 2 program at Kanata Nordic? Here are some responses from the kids: We play games like  soccer while on skis We get to ski up and down hills, on the Pretzel course and we even climbed over a big tree log I saw deer foot prints and lots of squirrels in the woods I like to ski with my friends and the leaders. My dad was not here to ski today, but it was ... More

JR3 Group shares ‘What they like about the Jackrabbit 3 Program’

During lesson 3's hot chocolate break,  Tim and Trent's group of JR3s were asked: What do you like about the JR 3 program at Kanata Nordic? Here are some responses from the young skiers: I get to ski fast and furious with my dad, who is one of the leaders We get to ski through different trails and there was one trail that had lots of trees (Note to Reader: that would be the Trails 103 and 104 ; so if you have not skied out there, make sure you do) We played a game called Cops ... More

JR4 Group shares ‘What they like about the JR4 Program’

During the Hot Chocolate break at Lesson 2,  we asked the skiers in Michael's JR 4 group:  What do you like about the Jackrabbit (JR) Level 4 program at Kanata Nordic?. Here are some of the children's responses: I liked skiing through the trails even though it was a bit rainy today We get to learn to Classic ski and Skate ski We get unlimited Hot Chocolate and marshmallows (Note to Readers: not quite unlimited. The kids are served 6-8 ounces of Hot Chocolate and they may have more ... More

Parking for Saturday Lessons

WCParks has created a Third parking area for KN members to use on saturday afternoons, so that the original main parking area can be used by WCP staff and riders only. Bunnies should use the THIRD parking entrance (second on the left), so that they have the shortest walk to the protected bunny area. All other skiers can use the first 2 parking areas ( all parking areas now marked), and avoid parking in the main stable parking area. Please park in a way that is conscious of letting ... More

Coaching Courses: Introduction to Community Coach, Community Coach

The following is a list of some of the coaching courses that will be facilitated within the National Capital District this autumn and winter. This is by no means a complete list as two other facilitators may post other course opportunities. Registration and payment is on line via www.zone4.ca The minimum age to take an ICC course is 14 as of the first day of the course.  Course materials will be sent to you electronically. The deadline to register will be the Wednesday preceding the ... More

Tips to get the most out of your lessons

Those two hours with Kanata Nordic on Saturday afternoons can make or break how you and your children feel about xc skiing and whether or not it will spur everyone on to being ‘active for life’, as our Club strives to achieve. Here are a few tips for making those lesson times a success. 1.  Be well‐prepared beforehand: label ski equipment (many kids have the exact same gear), pack a healthy snack, and do a pre‐ski bathroom trip. 2. Once you have the Jackrabbit ‘FUNdamentals’ ... More