Programs

The UofA Nordic Academy offers these programs for the 2018-2019 season:

 

Program Short Description Cost
Varsity This program is designed for current U of A Nordic skiers who are developing their fundamental attributes as an endurance athlete and their sport specific skills as a Nordic skier. The Program offers a full training program and weekly workouts. Skiers in this program will attend Alberta Cups, Major Loppets, Western/Eastern Championships and Canadian College and University National Championships. $750
Alumni / Associate This program is for U of A Alumni and current skiers who want to continue to ski competitively, but cannot commit to the full varsity program. This membership includes weekly communication and the opportunity to come to specified scheduled open workouts (distance workouts and intensity workouts). $150
Junior This program is designed for skiers who are developing their fundamental attributes as an endurance athlete and their sport specific skills as a Nordic skier. The Program offers training program guidance and weekly recommended workouts that are developmentally appropriate. Workouts are a combination of fitness focused workouts and technique focused workouts. Skiers in this program would attend Alberta Cups, major Loppets, Western Championships and Nationals (if appropriate for level of development and goals).

The minimum age for this program is 13 years of age.

$750
Bear Tracks This program is for aspiring Nordic skiers from 10 – 13 years of age who are interested in developing their fundamental aerobic and muscular endurance fitness and develop their technique in both skating and classic skiing. Skill development will focus on the fundamental skills of balance, body awareness, weight shift, and sequencing of upper and lower body for both classic and skating techniques. Skiers when appropriate would attend Alberta Cups, Regional Races and Major Loppets, as well as Midget Cup Races, Alberta Youth Championships and Alberta Winter Games. $550