Learn to Compete/ULLR

Registration Opens April 21, 2022 at 9am

Welcome Info Meeting April 25th @7pm

AGES

Birth Year 2006 and older

SEASON

May through March

SCHEDULE

  • Monday TBA, Bob Niven Gym
  • Wednesday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm, various Calgary locations (run)
  • Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00pm, CNC (rollerski)
  • Saturday:  10:00am – 1:00pm, various locations in the Bow Valley (rollerski and run)
  • Sunday:  10:00am – 1:00pm, 1x/month, Bow Valley

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. The number of hours required for each program is available on the Volunteer page. 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 

  • Bow Valley Camp: July 5-9 
  • Haig Glacier: August 5-9
  • Revelstoke: August 22-28
  • Lake Louise Camp – Nov 18-20

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 with roller tips, helmet
  • Glide and grip wax for all conditions**
  • Back pack or other water carrying device
  • Running shoes, ski striding poles (elbow height), weather appropriate training clothes
  • Road Bike (not mandatory)
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.