Ski S'Kool Program
Ski S'Kool Programs are a great way to introduce cross-country skiing to children in elementary schools. The main objectives of this program are:
- To introduce large numbers of children to cross-country skiing.
- To recruit young children to Jackrabbit, Track Attack and other club delivered junior development programs.
- To link elementary school cross country ski programs with community CCBC club programs.
- To encourage elementary schools to include cross country skiing as part of their curriculum.
Cross Country BC's Ski S'Kool Program is defined as:
- A 'learn to ski' program for elementary school age children (grades 1 to 7).
- Managed by a CCBC club and delivered by "club" coaches.
- Held at the club facility or at a commercial (or other) facility used by the club to deliver it's other programs.
- A minimum of two sessions per school per season.
Following are some examples of successful programs in BC.
Reversing a Trend
The Snowflakes Aligned in a Pefect Storm
What Makes The North Okanagan Program so Successful?
Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club School Ski Program
Telemark Program for Schools
In addition here are some examples of successful programs in other regions of the country.
Iqaluit Ski Project 2005-2006
Students Take to the Trails in Pursuit of the Joy of Skiing
Cross Country Yukon School Challenge 2004
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