Youth Programs

Welcome to 2021/22 Youth Programs!


We are very excited to welcome you back (or for the first time) to our fun and inclusive ski programs for kids 3-18 yr of age. Please remember that you must be season pass holders to take part in our youth programs. 

Families and Children are very important to the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club

Our Bunnies, Jackrabbit, Track Attack, Junior Development, and Biathlon Programs offer a fun way for your kids to get out in the snow with our fully qualified and NCCP certified coaches. Your kids will learn essential ski techniques, critical coordination, and balance skills through games, challenges, and piles of laughs while developing a love for being on their skis! They will also love to be outside and active in the winter environment, putting them on the right path for a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly they will have Tonnes of Fun!

Our Goals

To provide a fun action-packed experience for your children and develop capable young skiers. They will learn the FUNdamentals of cross-country skiing in an exciting environment with a certified, passionate team of volunteer coaches.


Sovereign Lake’s children’s programs do require a small amount of your time as a parent volunteer and there are many ways to contribute. We know everyone lives on different schedules these days and have designed a volunteer program to meet these needs. Contact our Program Administrator to find out how you can help.


Our volunteer coaching team is certified under the new NCCP system and is led by Head Coach Eric de Nys. We are fortunate to have our Coach Leaders return year after year. They are always full of enthusiasm and ready to mentor budding volunteer parent-coaches through the season. All of our lead coaches continue to stay current in their content and techniques by taking regular advantage of coach mentoring from our Head Coach and through upgrading their certifications. Quality is where it is at.

Athlete Code of Conduct Form

Program Guidelines

All of our programs follow Sport Canada’s current Long-Term Athlete Development guidelines and Nordiq Canada’s current Long-Term Athlete Development Model.

Racer’s Edge

For information and the latest news about the upcoming race calendar, please visit our Racers Edge page:

Racer’s Edge

Age: 3-5


Age: 6-11


Age: 9-12

Track Attack

Age: 12-17

Junior Development

Age: HS: 13-17 PS: 18-24

Ski Academy

Age: 10-17


Age: 18+

U23 Elite XC