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Multi-Sport Program with Speed Skating, Cross-Country Ski and Cycling 

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One of Manitoba’s Best Sports Programs is Back and Better Than Ever!!

First launched in 2019, our Multi-Sport Program partnered with Speed Skating, Cross-Country Ski and Cycling to provide exposure to four different endurance sports over four months of programming.

For 2024, we’ve made the program better in two ways:
– A Fifth Sport and fifth month of training has been added to the mix
– We’ve expanded the age range so the program is now offered to Teens and Adults too!

Here are all the details:

Goal: Provide participants with introductory exposure to a variety of sport for life and endurance training activities, opening the door to cross training opportunities for potential multi-sport athletes.

Delivery: Program delivery will involve five periods, each assigned to a specific sport as follows:

  • Speed Skating at Susan Auch Oval – February 10, 17 and 24
  • Cross-Country Skiing / Biathlon at WPNC – March 2, 9 and 16
  • Rowing at WRC (13+ age groups) OR
    Athletics at U of M (8-12 year olds) – April 6, 13 and 20
  • Cycling (Mountain Bike) at Bison Butte – April 27, May 11 and 18
  • Triathlon (duathlon) at Birds Hill Park – May 25, June 1 and 8

Workouts will take place on Saturday mornings, in three sessions as follows:

  • 18+ age group – 9:00 to 10:00 am
  • 8 – 12 age group – 10:15 to 11:15 am
  • 13 – 17 age group – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
NOTE – exact hours may change to accommodate the venue for each sport.

 

Equipment: Program participants will need to have continued access to a mountain bike (in good working condition) and certified helmet for this program. It is also important they have suitable clothing for outdoor exercise during the winter months.

Equipment requirements for each phase will be as follows:

  • Speed Skating – Helmet and appropriate clothing.
    Skates will be provided for those that don’t have their own.
  • Cross-Country Skiing & Biathlon – Appropriate clothing.
    Skis, boots, and poles will be provided for those that don’t have their own.  Biathlon shooting equipment is provided for all.
  • Rowing / Athletics – Appropriate clothing and footwear.  Rowing equipment and Track and Field equipment will all be provided.
  • Mountain Biking – Appropriate clothing, helmet and mountain bike.
  • Duathlon – Appropriate clothing, helmet and mountain, road or hybrid bike.
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