A XC ski program for kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6
The program was the inspiration of Jim Gargan who in 2004 with the help of other club members ran novelty races, games and skill activities for young children in the Nordic bowl.
The aim of the Junior Joey program is to provide young children with a positive cross country experience where participation and fun are the main elements. The Junior Joey program commences at the start of Term 2 with pre season activities which include roller skiing and blading, bike riding, rogaining, fun run and hikes.
Registration is required:
Again junior races will be held throughout the season called the 2018 ‘Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series’ at Falls Creek starting in the Nordic Bowl. These comprise low key races over distances of 0.5, 1.5 & 2.5km using both the classical (C) and skating (F) styles. These are ideal introductory races for Junior Joeys and Junior Birkies.
2018 Mini Series events
June – Sunday 24 11:00am Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series #1 (C) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek
July – Saturday 7 1:00pm Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series #2 (F) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek
August – Sunday 5 11:00am Snow, Trek & Travel Mini
Series #3 (C) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek
Sept – Saturday 1 11:00am Snow, Trek & Travel Mini
Series #4 (F) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek
Note: (C) = Classical style of XC Skiing and (F) = Freestyle (usually skating)
Junior Joey events are run by parents and usually involve such activities as: novelty races, bumps and jumps, fun games and activities, snowgaines and family dress-up days. The juniors then progress on to the Birkebeiner Junior Program (Junior Birkies) which gives the children an opportunity to improve technique and further develop their personal skiing skills. Click [HERE] for Junior Birkie details.
Contact – The Secretary
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