Junior Joeys

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.

2023 On-Snow Program Click or Tap [HERE] for details. 

The program is still being developed.

Again junior races will be held throughout the season called the 2023 ‘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.

2023 Mini-Series events Click or Tap on [HERE] for details.

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 their technique and further develop their personal skiing skills. Click [HERE] for Junior Birkie details.

Contact – The Secretary

Nordic Bowl Fun…

Junior Joeys after finishing the 1km race at the 2011 Ski de Femme