Fall Dryland Training

Soo Finnish is offering a fall dryland program for our skiers who will be joining Racing Rabbits 1 & 2, the Junior Team, and the Senior Team in the 2023-2024 ski season.

Junior Program

Senior Program


Skiers who will be joining Racing Rabbits (year 1 & 2) or the Junior Team for the 2023-24 season

(approx. YOB 2012-2010)

Skiers who will be joining the Senior Team for the 2023-24 season

(approx. YOB 2009-2005)

Season Dates

Sept 19 – until snow


Tuesdays: Mix of activities, including running, pole bounding

A rollerski session occurs on Thursdays (as weather permits) – new dryland participants are welcome, but need their own equipment (see below).

Wednesdays: Strength and conditioning

Thursdays: Rollerskiing

Schedule will adapt to secondary school cross country running programs with additional sessions upon coach availability.


Locations & start times will be in TeamSnap for each session
(normally a 6:30 start)


$50 Dryland Fee

$80 one-time SFN Family Membership

$50 Dryland Fee

$200 George Leach 6-mos membership

$80 one-time SFN Family Membership

The U14 & U12 cohort (Junior Dryland) will be meeting at Hiawatha Highlands on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm.  A mix of running-based activities will be planned for Tuesday practices. Weather-appropriate clothing, water bottle/drink belt, and running shoes are required weekly; pole bounding will be added (pole length between elbow and armpit). Rollerskiing on Thursdays will continue from the summer program until weather and location do not cooperate.  Participants need their own equipment (list below).

Our U20-U16 group sessions will adjust with the secondary school high school cross country running programs, and more ski-specific sessions will be added later. Wednesday’s strength and conditioning session at the George Leach Centre requires a gym membership; details will follow for those who register, and let us know if your skier already is an existing member. Thursday’s rollerski sessions require participants to have their own equipment.

Rollerski equipment:  skate rollerskis (+ classic for veteran Seniors), poles with carbide tips, ski boots, helmet, hi-vis clothing, eye protection, and gloves. Elbow and knee pads are encouraged, especially for new rollerskiers.

For those who were not registered in summer dryland, our fall registration requires signing up for a new family club membership (membership to Nordiq Canada, Cross Country Ski Ontario, and the Northern Ontario District). The family club membership is $80+HST, and is a once-a-year fee; you will not have to pay this fee again for winter programming as long as you ensure each individual in your family who will be active with the ski club in the 2023-2024 season is listed under your family membership (e.g., Mom is a General Member, Dad is a Coach, Brother is a General Member rather than a Youth in Programming if he is not participating in dryland). These extra steps now will avoid registration fees and work later, and ensure everyone is insured properly.

Families will be added to TeamSnap once registered on Zone4. https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=33087

Registration Tip: If you registered for summer dryland, and you are registering for fall dryland, you do not have to put each of your family members into Zone4 again (just the name of the fall dryland participant).

Thanks to the many volunteers who are providing these opportunities.