The Provincial program is focused on athletes in high school who want to train for cross country skiing in a structured, competition-oriented group. The racing focus for this program is on local Ontario Cup and SOD Paraffin Cup and other local loppet and high school races. The training and technique instruction is designed to push athletes to achieve at a higher level of fitness and competency. The full value of the program is derived from the consistent day to day relationship the skier develops with their coach and teammates.
Coaches will provide solid, consistent training and racing opportunities for motivated athletes while simultaneously fostering a lifelong love for an active, outdoor lifestyle.
The Provincial program will start September 14th, 2019, and run until the second week of March. Training sessions will be available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday and Sundays; Provincial Program Athletes will attend 3 sessions (of their choosing) per week. There are a number of travel opportunities for provincial program athletes who are interested in racing the Ontario Cup level races, as well as attending local & regional races.
- Program fee is $1125 + HST +SOD,CCO,CCC fee of $19 + fall trail pass (for those not in summer program) + 20% discounted winter trail pass (on Super Early Bird pricing) for Hardwood Ski and Bike. Skiers aged 13-19 is $319.20 + HST. Skiers 20 and over is $367.20 + HST. Skiers aged 6-12 is $95.20 + HST. This discounted winter trail pass also extends to parents and siblings of program skiers. Program skiers receive a 20% discount on race entries to Hardwood Ski and Bike organized races. Skiers and immediate family members receive a 15% discount on regularly priced items in the retail and service department.
- Online registration at zone4.ca will be open in early September for program registration & Team Hardwood trail passes (2 separate registrations) Under registration, search Team Hardwood.
Online registration (program plus trail pass) at zone4.ca is now available HERE.
Athletes will also incur all costs associated with travel and racing licence and race fees in addition to program fees.