Track Attack cross-country ski program at Strathcona Wilderness Centre

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:

  1. Dryland ski striding
  2. Classic techniques: diagonal stride, double pole, one step double pole
  3. Skate techniques: one skate, two skate, offset
  4. On-snow camp
  5. Racing, sprint, waxing
  6. And various distance awards

Each participant will receive a Track Attack buff and a Track Attack passport to track their achievements.

Track Attack dryland training

Dryland programs are offered May – October.

Find program dates and details for Track Attack and training programs for teens on Recreation Online.

Track Attack winter training

On-snow programs are offered November – March.

Check Recreation Online for a listing of programs.

Track Attack dryland training

Dryland programs are offered May – October.

Find program dates and details for Track Attack and training programs for teens on Recreation Online.

Track Attack winter training

On-snow programs are offered November – March.

Check Recreation Online for a listing of programs.


Track Attack FAQs


For more information:
Strathcona Wilderness Centre
780-922-3939

Last updated: Monday, December 06, 2021
Page ID: 50366