Jackrabbit Registration for 2023/2024

Jackrabbit registration for new families will be opening on Monday, October 23rd at 8pm.  The registration link is posted below.

Ski season will start December 9th and run until February 24th.  There will be no lessons December 23th or December 30th; however, some fun challenges will be shared with the community.  Our season ends a week early because we will be hosting the Ontario Youth Championships on March 2-3, 2024 – a very exciting event!

This year, all lessons will be offered on Saturday mornings between 10 am and noon.

Parent Involvement

Our Club operates by volunteers. Helping with your child’s class can be a very rewarding experience (for both you and your child), and is how many of our dedicated volunteer coaches develop their passion for cross country skiing.  You do not need to be an expert skier to help with a class, but we do understand that not all parents are able to volunteer on skis regularly.  It is expected that every family has a member that helps out at a minimum of one class per season (we can help you out if you don’t have your own ski equipment), or helps in other ways such as administration, at events (e.g., races, hot chocolate and bbq parties), or fundraising. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any specific volunteer interests.

General Registration Information

  • Membership and processing fees are non-refundable. Fees are subject to HST. Zone4 and credit card processing fees will be identified before you checkout.
  • Membership does not include a Hiawatha Highlands trail pass.
  • SFNSC is a member of Nordiq Canada, Cross Country Ski Ontario, and the Northern Ontario Ski District, and is required to direct $23 for each individual club member to these sport organizing bodies to support the development of cross country skiing and provide liability insurance coverage for approved activities.
  • Club membership includes agreeing to the terms presented in Nordiq Canada’s Informed Consent and Assumption of Risk Agreement, SafeSport policies, and Rowan’s Law.
  • All coaches, volunteers, and parents who will be involved with programming must register as club members.
  • Parents of youth in programs who would like to participate in free adult lessons or social ski groups need to register as a club member, too (i.e., register your child(ren) and yourself).
  • Photographs of SFNSC members are occasionally used for promotional purposes on SFNSC websites, newsletters, reports, and banquets. Anyone who does not want their photo taken must assume this responsibility and self identify to the photographer.

Youth Program Registration Information

  • A Family Club Membership is required for participation in any of our youth programs, regardless of the number of children in the family, and is non-refundable.
  • All youth program registrations are completed online.
  • Hiawatha Highlands trail passes are included in program fees for children 12 years old and under. Youth aged 13 years and older in our programs need to purchase a trail pass. Visit hiawathahighlands.com for trail pass information.
  • We are unable to provide one-on-one supervision, specific medical support, or guarantee an allergen-free environment. Due to the extreme conditions of cross country skiing, and for the safety of all of the participants, parents are expected to support the volunteer coaches by accompanying their skier at times to promote success.
  • All participants should stay home if not well.
  • Not sure about equipment? Review the requirements for each program on the SFNSC website before registering. Still unsure?  Email [email protected]

Our program registration rolls out in two stages: 1) program volunteer’s children and returning families, 2) new families.  Registration is on a first-come first-served basis and classes fill quickly. More spaces may become available if more members volunteer to coach and take proper training.  Private lessons are available at Hiawatha Highlands.

Registration Link – Jackrabbit registration for new families will be opening on Monday, October 23rd at 8pm.  This registration link will go live at that time.

Waitlist opens Oct 24, 2023  Waitlist Link