May 30, 2023 1:28 pm

Connecting Girls Through Sport - Edmonton Ski Club

Edmonton Ski Club hosted two InMotion events during the 2022/23 winter season. A 6 week 2 hour snowboarding program for girls ages 7-15 and the second a collaborative day camp held in partnership with Girls In Sport Alberta. Both events advertised and worked with the Action for Healthy Communities PASS program to provide this opportunity for girls who might not have experienced skiing or snowboarding before.

The 16 girls participating in the 6 week program reported an increased sense of confidence, made friends and many felt that it was a recreational activity they would continue to enjoy and take an interest in. Often participants would stay till close riding as a group and continue working on their skills. The girls who attended the Big Air style event were inspired and awed by the level of female snowboarding.

The PowerUp Ski and Snowboard Camp provided an opportunity for 43 girls ages 7-12 to try skiing or snowboarding in a day camp format. InMotion Network supported the registration fees of 35 girls to attend this program and experience skiing or snowboarding for the first time. Girls attended as KidSport recipients, from the Africa Centre and other newcomer organizations.