Track Attack (TA) is a Cross County Canada program designed for youth who are at, or above, Level 4 of the Jackrabbit program. The TA program aims to challenge young skiers to develop their technical skills while training in a fun, supportive, and positive environment.
TA participants will not only improve their cross-country ski technique, but also enjoy a variety of ski- and adventure-based activities. In a group setting, they will learn about gear, waxing, wilderness safety, and the principles of racing. Beginning with team-building and dryland training in the fall, TA participants will meet new people and enhance their overall fitness levels as they participate in outdoor activities. The on-snow portion of the program includes skill development in classic and skate techniques, and longer training skis. There is also a competitive component with participation in local events and races.
The Strathcona County Wilderness Centre (SWC) follows the Nordiq Canada programs.
The SWC Track Attack program focuses on the following awards:
- Dryland ski striding
- Classic techniques: diagonal stride, double pole, one step double pole
- Skate techniques: one skate, two skate, offset
- On-snow camp
- Racing, sprint, waxing
- And various distance awards
Each participant will receive a Track Attack buff and a Track Attack passport to track their achievements.
For more information:
Strathcona Wilderness Centre