Our friends over at Stag Leap have just announced an awesome opportunity for kids over spring break! Wondering how to keep those kids busy and active for 2 weeks – fret not! Simply grab a copy of the March Fernie Fix, (or download your card via the link below), and bag as many lines as you can, between March 18 and April 2!
Sweet prizing from loads of great stores and Fernie organizations, plus the big ticket item – a night in a @snowvalleylodging Tiny Home!
Bingo can be completed from anywhere, it’s not Fernie specific! Open to all ages of kids.
This is our annual community event that is really a fun race open to everyone. Participation is open to all skiers, club members or non-members alike, all ages and abilities. It will be held on Sunday morning February 12 (new date) at the Fernie Golf Course.
As in previous years, there are several popular categories to choose from, short ones for the young skiers and longer distances for the older kids and adults, relay races with random partners and even a ‘team’ category with an adult pulling a chariot with a passenger. The keyword here is FUN, so wear a funny hat or costume if you dare!
The small registration fee includes a hot lunch at the Clubhouse by Cooks Catering. There is more information about the event on this page. The registration page at Zone4.ca is now open.
The ski lessons of the SDP program are going ahead for the 2022 – 2023 season. Lessons are expected to start in early January. Our program is now fully booked (December 2022)
Meet our team of volunteer coaches (click image to open)
The Skill Development Program offered to our young skiers by the Fernie Nordic Society was actually developed by the nation-wide organization Nordiq Canada. The program is standardized across the country. All our volunteer coaches are trained according to the established structure to provide a consistent level of training to our skiers.
The levels in the program are aimed at the various age groups:
Bunnyrabbit Program for children 5 years and younger
Jackrabbit Program for children from 6 to 9 years old
Track Attack Program for children 10 years and older
The Fernie Nordic Society provides training at these levels at our weekly Saturday morning and Tuesday or Thrursday after school sessions. Lessons run from January to March all at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. We also have additional training at other times of the year such as dry-land training during summer and autumn. Events may combine the efforts of other clubs nearby. This is a great opportunity for young skiers to improve their skills in a fun atmosphere and to challenge themselves.
10:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesday After School Lessons 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday After School Lessons 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost of lessons
Bunnyrabbit $60 for either the Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday sessions Jackrabbit $70 for either the Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday sessions TrackAttack $80 for either the Saturday or Tuesday sessions TrackAttack $140 for both Saturday and Tuesday sessions
Please note that enrollment into the program is done ONLINE for the 2022-2023 season. Please visit the online Zone4.ca page to register your child. Ski rentals can also be reserved online at the same time. For more information about our program, or to register your child, you may also use our Contact Us page.
The documents attached below are our basic guidelines for running a fair training program for our young skiers. They are aimed at our parents and our volunteer coaches. We ask all parents and coaches of the 2021-2022 season to read them, to sign the relevant release forms and return to the coaches at the first ski lesson.
The Fernie Nordic Racers participated in the Teck Regional Fall Dryland Camp in Kimberley from Friday September 30th to Sunday October 2nd. We had some beautiful weather all weekend and we all had lots of fun.
The camp started at 9 am on Friday morning. The older athletes started with some team bonding activities while the younger ones were doing a core workout and then they switched. Later the older athletes did some ski striding up to the top of the ski hill by the cat track and came down by the ski runs. It was fun. During this time, the younger athletes conquered Mountain Hill Climb. Then everyone had lunch and some rest time.
After lunch, the older athletes did classic roller skiing in little groups to work on their technique and skills, while the younger group had an introduction to skate roller skiing and played some fun games. Later in the afternoon, the older and younger athletes played Ultimate Frisbee in separate groups. Then there was a dinner at the Nordic Center for everyone.
On Saturday morning, the older athletes met up at the start of the Rails-to-Trails in Kimberley and did a 30 minutes warm up before heading to the start line of their time trial. They did a 3.8 km uphill skate time trial starting in town and going all the way up to the Nordic Center. Everyone did very well. After the time trial, the older athletes did an obstacle course on roller skis. The younger athletes split in two groups, one group did some team building activities while the other group did balance drills on roller skis and games, then all switched. After that, everyone had a well-deserved lunch and rest.
In the afternoon, the older athletes did a challenging workout with Shenoa Runge while the younger ones did an orienteering activity. Then the groups switched. The older group had a different orienteering course, and the younger athletes did their workout. All this took place at the Kimberley Nordic Center. The orienteering was organised by the Kootenay Orienteering Club. Later all athletes had dinner at Kimberley Nordic Center.
On Sunday, the older athletes met at the Rails-to-Trails at 9 am to go for a long roller ski. The Fernie athletes skied about 40 km in 3 hours. The younger athletes had a choice between a trail run at the Nordic Center or a bike ride. After the morning activities the camp was over, and it was time to go back to Fernie.
In conclusion, we thank all the volunteers, coaches, and parents for all their help and for making this event possible. It was a great opportunity for the athletes to improve and get stronger. Everyone had a lot of fun and is excited for next year!