A Bit About The First Lap
Supporting and Sustaining participation in Winter Sports
The First Lap is a cross-country ski coaching service delivered by current high-level athletes and experienced coaches across Canada. We have modelled our program after a successful endurance running program by Mile2Marathon (M2M). We are excited and feel fortunate to have M2M as a consulting partner in the launch of The First Lap in Fall 2022.
The First Lap is a Canadian WinterSports Inc. (CWS) service branch. CWS is a distributor of cross-country ski equipment and waxes.
Interview with Kevin Shields
Creator of The First Lap
Interview with Andy Shields
Owner of Canadian Wintersports
Our coaches provide individual coaching in cross-country skiing. There are two options - Personal Coaching and a Custom Training Plan. (University, Senior and Masters athletes)
Team coaching options include joining an Open Team or organizing a team of your own.
(High School, University and club/community groups)
“Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour”