Programs for all ages and abilities are available throughout the seasons.
NCCP (National Coach Certification Program) Courses available October - December 2020 from Sport Manitoba Coaching Click here for details
Dead Ox Trailblazers encourage everyone to get active outdoors in all seasons. We offer a variety of programs for all ages, interests and abilities. In winter we provide cross country ski lessons, snowshoeing and various outings. Winter biking is our newest offer. Spring, summer & fall programs include a hiking group, a mountain bike program and paddling outings. The hiking & walking continues into the fall.
Bunny Rabbit, Jackrabbit & Track Attack XC Ski Programs for Children & Youth
Tentative schedule for 2020-2021, pending Covid restrictions:
Sundays 1:30-3:00 @ McCreary Golf Course December 6, 13 January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Birch - Hill session day trip on the 31st) February 7 - Finale
Jackrabbits (6-9), Bunnyrabbits (3-5), and Track Attack (10-12) are learn to XC ski programs that use progressive learning methods for children led by a certified coach and helpers. Bunnyrabbits must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the session and we encourage you to be on skis.
Covid protocols: - members sign in each visit - tables assigned to families/cohorts - ski equipment will be assigned to kids for the duration of the program - please arrive dressed and ready to ski to avoid additional time indoors
Registration Fee: Members* $25/child (includes ski equipment). Non-members $100/child (includes ski equipment) Club family rates available. *2021 Club membership due in December
The Jackrabbit method uses fun, fun, and more fun to teach cross-country skiing techniques. Games and relays form the core of the program, but along the way kids and their adults gain skill, balance, strength, and endurance.to learn to ski in a fun session.
Multi Day Ski Trips
Tentative, pending restrictions: Kenora/Falcon Lake Ski Area - on a Falcon cancellation list Canmore, Alberta - February TBA, various ski trails Annual Madge Lake Ski Trip - Duck Mountain Prov. Park, TBA Turtle Mountain Prov. Park - TBA
Kids of Mud Mountain Biking Check back in Spring 2021!
Kids of Mud (KOM) is the official youth cycling program of the Manitoba Cycling Association (MCA). Dead Ox Sprockets facilitates mountain bike skills; how to maintain your bike; environmental stewardship; trail safety and trail building. It is a learn-to-ride program for kids 18 and younger covering the Fundamentals, Learn to Train and Train to Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development pathway. Through the help of certified coaches and other volunteers, riders will learn the basics of off-road cycling with an opportunity to challenge their skill and fitness in any of the MCA mountain bike races open to age category racers.
Saturday Day Trips
Tentative schedule, pending Covid restrictions: RMNP trail exploration Various trails will be skied on Saturdays Spruce Woods Provincial Park Saturdays TBA Birch Ski Area Tentative Jackrabbit/Track Attack session with parents on skiing hills - Saturday, Jan 31st Duck Mountain Prov. Park (TBA Wellman/Glad/Childs Lake) Saturday TBA