Learn to Compete/ULLR

Registration Opens April 2, 2021 at 8am

AGES

Birth Year 2005 and older

SEASON

May through March

SCHEDULE

  • Monday TBA  Strength training at Winsport Performance Training Centre
  • Wednesday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Calgary)
  • Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00pm (Canmore)
  • Saturday:  10:00am – 1:00pm (various mountain locations)

LOCATIONS

Calgary: Nose Hill, Edworthy Park, Canmore Park, Confederation Park Golf Course;

Canmore Nordic Centre, etc… (see Training Locations map). Winter training locations are condition dependent.

COSTS

  • LC/ULLR Program Fees – $2,470
  • Foothills Nordic Membership (during registration)
  • Confederation Trail User Fees (during registration)
  • Canmore Nordic Centre Pass
  • Optional training camps

METHOD OF COMMUNICATION

Teamsnap and personalized training plans posted on Training Peaks.

LEAD COACH

Kate McMahon

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

Foothills Nordic is able to run high quality programs for a reasonable cost due to the volunteer support from our families.  Based on the Club’s volunteer bond, ALL Cross Country Learn to Compete/ULLR parents will be required to volunteer 12 hours throughout the season.  Numerous volunteer opportunities will be available and sign-up lists with details on volunteer jobs will be shared with parents.

For information on the volunteer bond and other volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, see Club Volunteer Opportunities.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Learn to Compete (LC)/ULLR is for athletes seeking improvement and refinement in XC skiing. Athletes can expect personalized training programs with 350 to 450+ hours a year depending on their development. Training sessions and workout modes are specifically catered to meet different athlete needs depending on their development. Developing skills such as ski technique, aerobic/anaerobic abilities, injury prevention, goal setting, teamwork and personal interaction skills is top priority.

Dryland training includes: roller skiing (classic and skate), running, ski striding, hiking and strength training.

Race support will be provided for Alberta Cups, NORAMS, Western/Eastern Championships and Nationals.

Camps 

  • Summer Volume Camp #1 July 5-11 various locations in the Bow Valley
  • Summer Volume Camp #2 August 23-29 various locations in the Bow Valley
  • Lake Louise Camp, November 19-21, 2021

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, training camps will be run as day camps.  Camp dates are tentative and may deviate by a few days.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • 2 pair each of skate and classic skis*
  • Skate and classic poles and boots*
  • Skate and classic roller skis
  • Glide and grip wax for all conditions**
  • Water belt, running shoes, ski striding poles (elbow height)
  • Heart rate monitor
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT/OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Foothills Nordic is able to run high quality programs for a reasonable cost due to the volunteer support from our families.  Based on the Club’s volunteer bond, ALL Cross Country Learn to Compete parents will be required to volunteer 24 hours throughout the season.  Numerous volunteer opportunities to help with XC-LC will be available and sign-up lists with details on volunteer jobs will be shared with parents.

For information on the volunteer bond and other volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, see Club Volunteer Opportunities.

MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions please e-mail the Club Coach.