Friday, November 25, 2022

Season Start

 Our first meeting of the year will be Saturday November 26th 10:30am at Wildwood Golf Course.

If you haven't registered yet, but are thinking about it, feel free to come out and join us this week.  We expect to close registration in early December.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022


 We have snow on the ground but still need a little more to host Jackrabbits.  Keep doing those snow dances!!  The first Jackrabbits session will be Saturday November 26th 10:30am at Wildwood Golf Course across from the Community Centre.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

2022-23 Jackrabbits registration is open

 Registration for the 2022-2023 Wildwood Jackrabbits is now open through the Zone 4 website:

We will again be meeting Saturdays at 10:30am at Wildwood Golf course.  Kids age 6 and under require parent supervision at all times.  Our program is family-focused and hope that both adults and kids can improve their skiing skills with us. 

We can always use more coaches and volunteers.  If you are interested in helping out, please get in touch:

Coach Sarah + Coach Chad

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time Trial Saturday!

With two weeks of skiing under our belts before December we are already ready to try out our first time trial!  It's nice to check the kid's speed early in the season and again near the end to see the improvement over the season!  

Everyone should be on classic skis this week and be prepared for a serious snow dance! Our trails need more snow!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

We are full! Need more volunteers to open more spots!

 We have had overwhelming interest in the Jackrabbits program this year and with only two coaches we have had to close registration for now. We need more parent volunteers to help us out in order to open new spots.  Coaching for the Bunnyrabbits level (age 3-5ish) is our highest need.  Being an expert skier is not required for coaching at this level… you just need a willingness to be on skis and the ability to encourage the kids and help to run some games / obstacle courses near the parking area while the bigger kids venture out onto the trails.  As parents must ski with their Bunnyrabbits you will have many other adults around to help. There is a small amount of online training that you will need to do for Bunnyrabbits coaching but it can be done over a period of time through the ski season.  Please reach out if you are interested in being a coach / parent volunteer.

Coach Sarah and Coach Chad

Thursday, November 4, 2021


Jackrabbits and Bunnyrabbits registration for the 2021-2022 ski year is now open at:

Registration will be open until December 31 but with only two coaches this year, registration will be limited to approximately 20 kids. New coaches are welcome and would allow us to increase our numbers.

We've seen the first few flakes of snow fall from the sky already but it does feel
like putting the skis onto snow will still have to wait quite a bit longer!  We plan to have our first (likely dry land) session Saturday November 20th 10:30am outside the Wildwood community centre.  Assuming there is no snow the following Saturday November 27th we plan to do a family hike at a local park.  The dry land training is good opportunity to get our heart rates up outdoors and to get to know the kids and parents before we are all bundled up for skiing.

Hope to see you soon!

Coach Sarah and Coach Chad

Monday, September 13, 2021

2021/22 Jackrabbits Season - coming soon!

 Hello Jackrabbit Families!

It is a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, and as we are basking in the last warm days of summer I know what is on all our minds: when can we get back on snow and get skiing! 

As we all are preparing for the year and are doing all the scheduling for the kids activities, we wanted to send out this reminder about how the jackrabbits season generally works. We also wanted to update you on the coaching team and send out an ask for help (so prepare for the pitch!). 

We will open registration in late October and hold our first session at the beginning of November. We'll send out notices as that gets closer. We'll meet Saturday Mornings at 10:30 - 11:30 on the soccer field to the north of Wildwood CC or across the road on the golf course, as we have in past years. We haven't had to limit registration before and are hoping not to this year, but having more coaches would help ensure that [...foreshadowing]. 

We are thrilled that Coach Sarah and Coach Chad are returning this year and will be taking on the leadership of the club. Coach Adam and Coach Ted, who have been running things for the past 7 or so years, are stepping back. As families grow, our needs change - so it is with coaches too. Adam and Ted will be helping plan the year with Chad and Sarah, and will be around to support them as they take on leading the group and coaching the weekly sessions. 

Which brings us to the ask for help. Last year we had 5 coaches and it was fantastic. This year, we'll have 2 - which is certainly doable (and we had run the program like that for several years), but more is better. Coaching in general -- and coaching skiing for kids particularly -- is remarkably rewarding. You don't need to be an expert skier by any stretch of the imagination. Like, not at all.  And there is huge support from the community, including excellent training (for which the club will cover the costs). You also get to work with a great team (if we do say so ourselves) who will take the lead on the majority of the planning and organizing. If this seems at all interesting to you, we would love to talk to you about it.  It is a fairly low commitment (as coaching goes) and you would be joining a an experienced coaching team, as part of a well established group, that is part of a well supported sport organization, in family-friendly life-long sport. It is an amazing way to make a real impact in your community and in kids' lives.

/end sales pitch. 

So stay tuned. Think about whether coaching may be for you. Reach out if you have questions about skiing or coaching, and we'll see you in November!

Snow Snow Snow!!

(Too soon? It may be too soon. But soon!)

Adam, Ted
Coaches Emeritus, Wildwood Jackrabbits

Sarah, Chad
Coaches, Wildwood Jackrabbits.