Bend Endurance Academy Competition Team: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m., through June 27, 2013; ages 10-18; focuses on bouldering with opportunities to compete in USA Climbing’s Bouldering Series; contact email@example.com or www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org.
Bend Endurance Academy Development Team: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m., through Jan. 30, 2013; ages 10-18; for the climber looking to develop a solid foundation of movement and technical climbing skills; contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org.
The Urban GPS Eco-Challenge: Trips on paths and trails along Deschutes River through Old Mill District shops and Farewell Bend Park daily at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; like a scavenger hunt with clues and checkpoints; $65, includes guide, GPS and instruction, water, materials; 541-389-8359, 800-962-2862; www.wanderlusttours.com.
Kayaking classes: Sundays, 4-6 p.m.; for all ages; weekly classes and open pool; equipment provided to those who preregister, first come, first served otherwise; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $3; 541-548-7275; www.raprd.org
Kayak Roll Sessions: At Juniper Swim & Fitness Center in Bend; every Sunday afternoon from 4:15 to 6 p.m, through the end of May; fee is $12 per boat for in-district residents and $16 for out-of-district residents; pre-registration is available beginning the Monday prior to each roll session and can be done online at register.bendparksandrec.org; contact www.bendparksandrec.org or call 541-389-7665.
Dirksen Derby Snowboard Rally Race: Dec. 14-16 at Mt. Bachelor’s Sunrise Lodge; fundraiser for Tyler Eklund, snowboarder who was paralyzed in an accident; format is snowboard parallel banked slalom; seven divisions offered to all ages; Friday will be a practice day and racing will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day; entry fee is $35; online registration at www.mtbachelor.com; contact: www.facebook.com/dirksen.derby.
Bend Endurance Academy NORDIC Competition Program: Tuesdays through Sundays through May 1, 2013, times vary; ages 14-23; athletes are instructed in varying activities to improve their strength, technique, coordination, agility, aerobic and anaerobic capacities with the end goal being to successfully apply these skills to ski racing; transportation provided; contact email@example.com, www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org or 541-678-3864.
Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Youth Club: Ages 7-11; Saturdays and/or Sundays for 10 weekends, Dec. 8 through Feb. 24; includes a camp during winter break; introduces basic skate and classic techniques through games and adventures; transportation provided; contact firstname.lastname@example.org, www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org or 541-678-3864.
Bend Endurance Academy Middle School Nordic Development Team: For middle schoolers ages 11-14; Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday, through March 10; allows participants to ski in small groups based on ability and improve their classic and skate techniques; includes camp during winter break; transportation provided; contact email@example.com, www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org or 541-678-3864.
Bend Endurance Academy High School Nordic Development Team: For high schoolers ages 14-18; weekdays or weekend enrollment options; through March 10; participants improve skiing efficiency by working with coaches and teammates in small groups; includes camp during winter break; transportation provided; contact firstname.lastname@example.org, www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org or 541-678-3864.
Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Masters: For adults; Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday morning enrollment options; Dec. 11-Feb. 17; skate technique; improves skiing efficiency through successful technique progressions; contact email@example.com, www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org or 541-678-3864.
Dawn Patrol nordic skiing for Working Parents: Join local nordic ski meister Dave Cieslowski for this popular morning ritual on the trails of Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center; sessions offer a daily technique theme; 10-week program; limited to 10 advanced skiers; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., through Feb. 14; www.mtbachelor.com.
She’s on Skis: For women who want to nordic ski one day per week with an experienced and cheerful coach; open to beginner level skate skiers and above; at Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center; Wednesdays or Saturdays, through Feb. 9; www.mtbachelor.com.
Intro to Skate Skiing/ Intro to Classic Skiing: Ideal for beginner skiers, these programs offer a four-week progressive introduction to the sport of skate and classic skiing; new sessions begin the first week of each month throughout the winter at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center; www.mtbachelor.com.
Babes in Snowland nordic skiing: Eight-week series of one-hour classes for tots ages 4-5; at Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center; classes are designed to introduce youngsters to nordic skiing through creative learning in a fun, safe environment; Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, Dec. 16 to Feb. 24; www.mtbachelor.com.
K’s for Kids nordic skiing: Eight-week series of one-hour classes for youth ages 6 to 8; clinics will focus on exploration of the Mt. Bachelor trail system and logging K’s; skiers should be able to ski 5 kilometers in one hour; Sundays from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Dec. 16 to Feb. 24; www.mtbachelor.com.