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The Hemlock Ski & Board Club is a non-profit organization which offers athletic and social programs to enhance the skiing experience for adults, teens and children.
The Ski Club offers programs for children from 6 years old to adult.
- NANCY GREENE SKI LEAGUE: For 6 to 12 years old
- JUVENILE SKI RACING: For 11 years +
The Hemlock Ski Club also offers various other events such as the Masters Ski Program for adults, ski swaps, BBQs, dances and club socials.
NANCY GREENE SKI LEAGUE
The Alcan Nancy Greene Ski League is the “FUNdamental” stage in ski racing for children between 6-12 years of age. During this time they will be introduced to basic skiing techniques and skills, develop the ABC’s (agility, balance,coordination, strength/speed) in as many different snow conditions and terrain as possible and most of all have FUN on skis.
Each year the children participate within their club or at the provincial level in team and individual competitions. These events encourage new friendships in a fun and friendly environment while demonstrating the skills developed in the Alcan Nancy Greene Ski League.
The “Snow Stars” program is a seven step skills program for children at this age level – supplements the Alcan Nancy Greene Ski League and offers a fun version to learning the skills of skiing and eventually ski racing.
The philosophy of the program promotes FUN, SAFETY, SKILL DEVELOPMENT and FAIR PLAY for children. Skiing fundamentals are taught and progress is acknowledged with the SKILLS AWARDS system.
Nancy Greene Ski League runs each Saturday and Sunday from January until Spring Break 9 am until 12 pm. Optional 4 day Christmas and Spring Camps are available.
The children are assigned to groups by age and skiing ability.
JUVENILE SKI RACING
Developed and operated under the guidelines of the Canadian Ski Association, these programs are for serious competitive young racers. For children 11 years or older Hemlock Ski Club offers the K program. The objective of this program is to give young racers an opportunity to develop their athletic potential and racing skills and to progress towards inter club competition within the zone and then onward to divisional and international levels of competition.
Certified coaching emphasizes physical preparation and technical skills for slalom, giant slalom, super G and downhill racing. In this program, each athlete becomes part of a national points system to measure their performance. Training begins in the fall with dry land training prior to the season. The program is divided into age categories: K1 (11-12) K2 (13-14) J – (15-18) There is also a E2 program for skiers registered in the Nancy Greene program who may be thinking of continuing into K1.