Cross-Country Skiing

Cross country skiingCross country skiing is one of the best ways to experience the forest in the winter time. Bring your students here to learn basic cross-country skiing skills and then practice them on our multi-use trails. Haliburton Forest will provide your students with the basic skiing equipment (boots, poles, and skis) and instructions. Students have the opportunity to learn and actively explore about the forest, either on packed trails or wilderness touring. Along the way students may discover animal tracks in the snow, a dog sled or two, or even shelter building areas. Use this mode of transportation to move towards the Wolf Center or for an interpretive hike of the forested area with a focus on wolves. The opportunities are endless!

 

For further inquires and pricing information please contact one of our facilitation staff at experiences@haliburtonforest.com.

Expectations for Grade 8

Health and Physical Education
Living Skills
1.1 - use self-awareness and self-monitoring skills to help them understand their strengths and needs, take responsibility for their actions, recognize sources of stress, and monitor their own progress, as they participate in various physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.2 - use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.3 - communicate effectively, using verbal or non-verbal means, as appropriate, and interpret information accurately as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.4 - apply relationship and social skills as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living to help them interact positively with others, build healthy relationships, and become effective team members

Active Living
A1.1 - actively participate according to their capabilities in a wide variety of program activities
A3.1 - demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others

Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts, and Strategies
B1.2 - perform a wide variety of loco-motor movements, with and without equipment, while responding to a variety of external stimuli
B1.4 - demonstrate an understanding of the phases of movement and apply this understanding to the refinement of movement skills in a variety of physical activities
B2.2 - demonstrate an understanding of how movement skills, concepts, and strategies are transfer- able across different physical activities within various categories