Youth Programs

Welcome to 2023/24 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 years 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, Train to Train, Learn to Compete, Winter Fit, and Biathlon Programs offer a fun way for your kids to get out in the snow with our NCCP-certified coaches. Your kids will learn essential ski techniques, coordination and balance skills through games, challenges, and piles of laughs while developing a love for being on their skis! They will also enjoy being outside and active in the winter environment, putting them on the right path to 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 NCCP system and is led by our Skills Development Coach (SDP) under the direction of our Cross-Country Head Coach. 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 upgrading their certifications. Quality is where it is at.

All SLNC Coaches have a Nordiq Canada Coaching Licence, valid Criminal Record Check, and the required NCCP Coaching Certifications based on your child’s program level.

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.


Sovereign Lake Nordic Club has implemented the new SafeSport Training Program for all SLNC Coaches.