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A new season at the Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club

Youth programming taking place
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Cross country skiers dress for the season.

YORKTON - What did you think when you saw those first flakes of snow covering the ground this season?

If you were excited, you weren’t alone–a community of skiers in Yorkton were getting their skis ready and dreaming of gliding on the trails! If that fresh snowfall filled you with dread, then consider taking a trip to Deer Park Golf Course some Sunday afternoon to see what all the fuss is about.

Once you get on the snow, you’ll find people of all ages and walks of life enjoying the 7+ km of trails groomed by dedicated volunteers. The Yorkton Cross Country Club has begun their youth programming and offers ski lessons to children, ages 3-18. This program, called Jack Rabbits, follows Nordique Canada curriculum and teaches both classic and skate-ski techniques. (Last year there were over 30 participants.) If you are out on the trails, it won’t take you long to come across an enthusiastic coach, supporting youth as they play games, gain skills, and build confidence, all while making new friends and getting fresh air and exercise.

Besides the youth program, the ski club offers free adult drop-in classes for members, as well as monthly or seasonal equipment rentals. If you are interested in learning more about skiing opportunities in Yorkton or are simply curious about the sport, get in touch with club president, Ray Bailey at Please take out a club membership at to help maintain the trails and keep up on events and activities. Contact head coach, Jo Anne Maloff, if you are interested in learning more about Jack Rabbits at

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