In 2010, five members of the Nordic Racers adaptive ski program competed in the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games in cross-country skiing and biathlon. Having successfully reached their goal of racing at the Paralympics, our team has now turned their energy towards a new challenge — introducing more people with a disability to the sport! We have planned a series of ski clinics during the 2013 - 2014 ski season where our Paralympians, their coaches, and others will teach people with physical and sensory disabilities and their friends and family to ski. Wheelchair users, amputees, people who are blind or visually impaired and people with cerebral palsy are a few examples of the disabilities we can accommodate in this program.
Where: Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley just south of Whistler.
When: February 1st and March 15th, 2014 (both are Saturdays).
Registration deadlines: January 25th and March 8th at 6pm.
To register for the February 1st clinic: Click here to register.
To register for the March 15th clinic: Click here to register.
Who: Individuals with physical or sensory disabilities and one friend or family member.
Cost: $25 per person per clinic. This fee covers transportation, equipment and coaching.
Is this program suitable for you? These are our minimum mobility standards:
- Wheelchair users: Able to transfer with minimal assistance and have enough upper body strength to move your own bodyweight in a sled. Support staff do not push or tow athletes in our programs. This program is designed for individuals who spend most of their time in a manual chair (not a power chair).
- Standing skiers: Able to stand and walk at least 400m with or without walking aids such as a cane or crutches but without assistance from another person.
We recommend you visit our website at www.nordicracers.bc/paranordic.html
for more details and to watch videos about adaptive cross-country skiing.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.