Wednesday, October 29, 2014

First Session this Saturday November 1

Our first Jackrabbit session is this Sunday, November 1, at 10:30-11:30 at the soccer field at the Wildwood Community Centre.

Saturday is supposed to be pretty nice, though cool - partly sunny and 7c is the forecast. We'll be doing a bunch of moving about so make sure you wear good running shoes and layer well.

We are going to do some warmup, go for a run, and play a bunch of games - and of course the Jackrabbit snow dance!

We will also be taking registrations. Don't worry if you can't make it this Saturday, you can register at any time for the next several weeks. You can also email James and Adam to let us know you are interested.

We have heard from a number of Jackrabbit families who will be coming out, and some who can't make it this time but will be coming out eventually. If you haven't contacted us yet, please do, or just come on out. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Swap Shop November 22

The Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba (CCSAM) puts on a "Swap Shop" every year at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre. This is a great event where people can buy and sell used ski equipment. It tends to be jammed packed though, so you need to go early and prepare to line up if you want to get any deals. We'll talk more about this at Jackrabbits as the date gets closer.
If you are thinking about equipment for you our your Jackrabbit, you can talk to us and we can point you in the right direction. There are several shops around that sell equipment and have good programs for kids.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Email to last year's jackrabbit families

This was sent as an email to all the families (who we had email addresses for) who were part of the club last year. If you would like to ski with the Wildwood Jackrabbits this year then this letter applies to you too! Please email James and Adam:

Hello Wildwood Jackrabbit Families!

Last spring Coach Jen announced that she would be moving on from coaching the Wildwood Jackrabbits club. The call went out for volunteers and, through conversations with Jen, the community club and the Manitoba Ski Association, we (James and Adam) have stepped forward to run the program this season. 

We are very excited to be part of the Jackrabbits program. Adam was part of the group last year and skied as a Jackrabbit when he was little. He was also a ski instructor many many years ago. James is a self described hacker of a skier with two kids excited to ski.

We have a new blog: with information about the program and updates as we get things going. 

Our first session will be Saturday November 1 from 10:30 - 11:30 at the Wildwood Community Centre soccer field. Some outdoor fun, some games, a little run is the plan, as well as the Jackrabbit Snow Dance of course!

We would love to hear from you to let us know if you are planning on registering this year. We would also love to hear what you would like to see in the program - what was great that we should keep, what could we add or change.

Looking forward to another great year of skiing!

James and Adam

Monday, October 6, 2014

For the first time this season, there is snow in the forecast! Albeit just in the north, but still, it is coming! Time to start thinking about winter activities for the family. Wildwood Jackrabbits starts on November 1 with our first dry land (no snow) session. Looking forward to another great season of skiing!

Email Adam or James at if you have any questions about the program.