Ski Fit North Alberta

at 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, T5M 3K6 Canada

A unique grassroots xc-ski program for Alberta's Indigenous children and youth focused on exposing youth to sport and increasing health and wellbeing.


Ski Fit North Alberta
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton , AB T5M 3K6
Canada
Contact Phone
P: 780-415-1738
Website
http://skifitnorthalberta.com/

General Info

Ski Fit North Alberta (SFNA) is a unique program developed around the lifelong sport of cross country skiing. In partnership with Cross Country Canada and Cross Country Alberta, SFNA delivers an activity-based outreach program for all abilities and backgrounds, and incorporates the principles of Sport for Development. With the help of our sponsors and the work of program director Beckie Scott and program facilitator Andrew Urton, the primary goal of SFNA is to promote healthy lifestyles to communities across Alberta. The main focus of the program is grass-roots development, physical literacy, and exposure to the sport. We also place emphasis on the importance of nutrition, mental health, and youth empowerment. Due to the phenomenal success of our program in certain communities, we have incorporated a high-performance angle to address those youth who are interested and motivated to attempt competition and racing.

Company Rating

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Ski Fit North Alberta recognition with Beckie Scott & Mike Neary Cross Country Alberta

Published Cross Country Canada / Ski de fond Canada on 2016-06-28 00:26:34 GMT

We are Hiring- Join our Team today! Position: Ski Fit North Alberta Program Coordinator. Application deadline is July 18, 2016. See full job description here: http://skifitnorthalberta.com/jobs/

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-06-27 19:53:46 GMT

Happy National Aboriginal Day! Jess Cockney and Justin Wadsworth join the parade and celebration with the Stoney Nakoda Nation and Town of Canmore. Cross Country Canada / Ski de fond Canada Town of Canmore Cross Country Alberta

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-06-21 19:56:33 GMT

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-06-16 15:07:52 GMT

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-06-10 03:56:19 GMT

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-06-01 14:16:48 GMT

We are excited to announce the opening of our online store and donation page! Purchase a beautiful archival print by Yukon artist Nathalie Parenteau. All proceeds go towards purchasing equipment that will help us get children from Aboriginal communities across the province on skis. Thank you for helping us keep kids healthy and active! http://skifitnorthalberta.com/store/

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-05-19 18:17:26 GMT

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-04-26 00:51:33 GMT

Spring is in the air, and Ski Fit North Alberta is wrapping up the 2015-2016 season. As we store skis, prepare reports and reflect on our numerous highlights, we are also reminded of the most important people in our program, our province's First Nation and Metis children and youth. Our kids are the reason we exist, and the reason we continue. We believe that sparking passion and inspiration for wellness builds stronger, healthier kids and stronger, healthier communities. As we close out the season, we extend one more enormous thanks to the sponsors and supporters who share our vision and believe in our work. There are many, many people who have contributed to Ski Fit North Alberta in many many ways, and we thank you sincerely. Until next season! ATCO ATB Financial GE Banff Canmore Community Foundation Canmore Nordic Centre Cross Country Canada / Ski de fond Canada Cross Country Alberta

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-03-31 19:29:42 GMT

Check out our latest feature on Ski Fit North Alberta Learning about well-being is worth its weight in gold. http://www.wearealberta.ca/community/ski-fit-north-alberta

Published ATB Financial on 2016-03-23 15:12:08 GMT

A great photo of some great smiles during our Multi-Community day yesterday! Clara Hughes and her husband Pete were volunteer coaches for the day. Thanks for spreading so much joy and inspiration to these kids Clara!

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-03-17 18:26:41 GMT

Our guest coaches are given thank-you gifts from the students from our multi community day. The gifts of handmade bead and quill work were from a talented Morley artist. A huge thank you to volunteer coaches Sara Renner, Clara Hughes, Duff Gibson, Mellisa Hollingsworth, Lisa Vlooswyk, Kelly VanderBeek, Justin Wadsworth, Mallory, Will, Peter, and Milaine Theriault. It was a great day to get active and have fun on skis in the sun!

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-03-17 01:23:25 GMT

Kids weave through a downhill obstacle course as Canadian National team head coach Justin Wadsworth gives them some pro tips. Justin was one of the volunteer coaches at our SFNA multi community day at the Canmore Nordic Centre today. A huge thanks to all our volunteers!

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-03-16 21:22:45 GMT

The Smalleyes family from Morley performs a dance to celebrate the start of our Multi-Community day on cross country skis at the Canmore Nordic Centre. We will be spending the day cross country skiing with students from Tsuu T’ina, Morley, Eden Valley and Big Horn schools. It's a beautiful day to get active!

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-03-16 17:03:17 GMT

Ski Fit North Alberta is excited to be hosting our Multi-Community event tomorrow, March 16 at the Canmore Nordic Centre! We will be spending the day cross country skiing with students from Tsuu T’ina, Morley, Eden Valley and Big Horn schools. We are equally excited to welcome our celebrity guest-coaches who will join us for the day. Medal-winning Olympic sport heroes including Clara Hughes (speed skating); Mellisa Hollingsworth (skeleton); Duff Gibson (skeleton); Sara Renner (cross-country skiing); Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk (golf); and Kelly VanderBeek (alpine skiing) will take the students out for a day on skis. We can't wait! For more information and the full press release, see here: http://sirc.ca/news/beckie-scott-leads-star-studded-lineup-canadian-athletes-ready-inspire-first-nations-students

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-03-15 23:44:08 GMT

Ski Fit North is in Canmore this week - taking in the Ski Tour Canada excitement with our kids from Morley. What an inspiration to cheer on the team, be part of the action and get a special visit from our extraordinary role model, Jess Cockney! Go Canada Go! Ski Tour Canada FIS Cross-Country Skiing Cross Country Canada / Ski de fond Canada Cross Country Alberta

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-03-09 21:52:17 GMT

Ski Fit North was recently invited to meet Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett. It was an opportunity to discuss the program, share our successes and imagine the future. ATCO ATB Cross Country Canada / Ski de fond Canada Cross Country Alberta Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Government of Canada

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-03-02 22:51:06 GMT

Ski Fit North Alberta welcomed special guest Hayley Wickenheiser to Canmore today. Encouragement, empowerment and inspirational words for our Exshaw students! Later out skiing, students met and posed for photos with Canadian team racers preparing for the upcoming Ski Tour Canada. Another amazing day with Ski Fit North Alberta!

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-02-24 04:14:54 GMT

Last week marked a momentous few days for SFNA as four of our program participants from the Kikino Metis settlement competed in the Alberta Winter Games in Medicine Hat, Ab. Here they are with Coach/Program Facilitator Andrew Urton along with fellow Zone 7 team members from Vermilion (who also brought home a bronze medal!). Congratulations to the fantastic skiers from Zone 7! ATCO Cross Country Canada / Ski de fond Canada Kikino School Cross Country Alberta ATB Financial

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-02-21 04:53:52 GMT

Our sponsors and supporters enable us to continue reaching and engaging Alberta's children and youth. Thank you.

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-02-14 03:55:35 GMT

Check out the junior financial literacy program from SFNA supporting partner, ATB Financial, to learn some fun banking tips for youth.

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-02-11 22:47:44 GMT

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-02-11 22:01:50 GMT

Building skills, gaining confidence and having a whole lot of fun with 2014 Olympian Jesse Cockney! Exshaw School students get a professional downhill lesson and some inspirational words from a local hero. Thanks Jess!

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-02-11 03:52:23 GMT

Ski Fit North Alberta is proud to unveil our new integrated logo, featuring title sponsor ATCO. Together with ATCO's support, Ski Fit North Alberta will continue to deliver health and wellness programming to Alberta's Indigenous children and youth.

Published Ski Fit North Alberta on 2016-02-11 03:24:01 GMT

Saddle Lake Cree Nation - Saddle Lake, Ab. Over 100 students took part in presentations, skiing and wellness-based activities with Ski Fit North today. Ski Fit received a very warm welcome with drumming, gifts, big hugs and many smiles!

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