The Ultimate Experience at North Highlands Nordic

Ultimate Experience by Dennis Doyon, contributing writer, June 12, 2020 f Grooming equipment and operator expertise ensures the ultimate trail experience for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and hikers at North Highlands Nordic in Cape North.  The 12km trail system is maintained by a PistonBully PB 100 tractor, and groomed to a width of 16’.  It’s the only XC trail system in…

Programs + Trails in HRM

Snow-Making, Lit Night Skiing + More – Halifax Nordic Ski Club by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 28, 2020 f Have you been searching for an outdoor sport to improve your fitness level while enjoying time in nature?  Cross-country skiing within Halifax city limits is very accessible and reliable.  Come out to play on skis with Halifax Nordic Ski…

Nordiq Canada – New CEO

Nordiq Canada Welcomes Stéphane Barrette as New Chief Executive Officer by Nordiq Canada, October 16, 2020 f CANMORE, Alta.—Stéphane Barrette will be counted on to play an integral role in leading the team focused on putting all Canadians on cross-country skis and more athletes on the international podium as new chief executive officer of Nordiq Canada, the Board of Directors…

Fluoro Decision Pending

Fluoro Decision to be Made by October 21 by Nordiq Canada, October 9, 2020 f In light of the FIS decision to postpone the FIS fluoro ban until 2021, Nordiq Canada is considering the direction to take for events in Canada. We will consult with our membership, including the Domestic Development Committee. We understand the need to quicky decide whether to…

VIP Coaching Program

Introducing the new VIP coaching program by Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic – Website, October 9, 2020 f Vip is a coaching program created to recognize the contribution of coaches in communities across Nova Scotia. Vip is not a certification or requirement, but rather a proactive opportunity for coaches to continue to excel in ethical leadership. This program is designed to raise the bar…

New Discoveries – Ski Historical Material

The Skis That Came In From the Cold f When you’re gliding along groomed trails, untouched backcountry slopes, or listening as Nova Scotia veteran racers recall the good ‘ol days of competing on harrowing snowmobile trails – do you ever think about the origins of skiing? As we prepare for the upcoming season, we publish this comprehensive post by Lars…

Nordic Walking Lessons – Cape Breton Nordic

2020 nordic walking lesson, by Cape Breton Nordic. It’s enjoyable and anyone can learn by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 5, 2020 f Beginner or athlete, Nordic Walking is an excellent way to get whole-body engagement, while enjoying a leisurely walk. Cape Breton Nordic in partnership with Cape Breton Regional Municipality Recreation, are offering lessons to demonstrate the best…

Roller Skiing in Nova Scotia

Roller skiing allows you to enjoy the cross-country ski movement year-round. Try It! by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 4, 2020 f Roller skiing is a great way to practice cross-country skiing technique and ready your skiing-specific muscles for the upcoming season. It’s also a lot of fun! If you’re addicted to the glide on skis, you’ll definitely enjoy…

Provincial Team Remembers Hero

Terry Fox by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, September 21, 2020 f Provincial Ski Team athletes participated in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 20th, 2020, by roller skiing on the Chain of Lakes Trail in Halifax, while their head coach participated in Cape Breton.  Athletes challenged their personal bests with the goal of rolling 42km, the distance Terry averaged…

Lorenzo Caterini is Nordiq Canada’s Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers: Lifeline for Ski Clubs Across the Country by Rita Mingo, Nordiq Canada, September 3, 2020 f Volunteers make the world of amateur sports go ’round. Lorenzo Caterini would never have become a volunteer if he hadn’t had a great affinity for the sport of cross-country skiing. “I learned to ski on a skidoo highway, there was no grooming per…

Terry Fox Virtual Run. One Day. Your Way.

Marathon of Hope by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, September 18, 2020 f Cross Country Nova Scotia would like to invite the Nova Scotia ski community to participate in the Terry Fox Virtual Run this Sunday, September 20th, 2020. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first Marathon of Hope in 1980, the theme this year is “One Day.…