Construction + Trail Addition at North Highlands Nordic

Excitement is Building by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, November 25, 2020 (updated January 6, 2021) f A strong community of volunteers is ensuring the legacy of North Highlands Nordic continues, as the walls of a new groomer building rise up, during a multi-phase infrastructure project.   Situated in a natural snowbelt, lies the 12km of expertly groomed cross-country ski and…

Kevin Chaisson – 2021 Sport Makes a Difference Award Recipient

Leading by Example by North Highlands Nordic Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce North Highlands Nordic‘s Kevin Chaisson as the recipient of Support4Sport’s 2021 Sport Makes a Difference Award. Sport Nova Scotia created this award to recognize volunteers who made an impact in sport, despite the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how this special club…

Cape Breton Nordic – 2021 AGM

Annual General Meeting by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, June 5, 2021 Cape Breton Nordic is hosting their 2021 Annual General Meeting on June 28th, 2021. Please contact the club if you would like further information or would like to attend the meeting. Volunteers are always welcome and are encouraged to reach out! Contact details: John Hudec, CB Nordic President,…

Annual General Meeting

Join Us! by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, May 5, 2021 (updated June 2, 2021) Please join CCNS Board Members, Staff, and Nordic Club Leaders, for our 2021 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 8th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The AGM will be hosted online using Zoom conferencing, which you can connect via telephone or computer. Please e-mail Mallory…

Annual General Meeting

Join Us! by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, May 5, 2021 (updated June 2, 2021) Please join CCNS Board Members, Staff, and Nordic Club Leaders, for our 2021 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 8th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The AGM will be hosted online using Zoom conferencing, which you can connect via telephone or computer. Please e-mail Mallory…

Call for Nominations to CCNS Board of Directors

Join our Board! by John Cameron, president, Cross Country Nova Scotia Cross Country Nova Scotia is encouraging individuals to join the Cross Country Nova Scotia Board of Directors. The election of new members will occur at the virtual Annual General Meeting, June 8, 2021. We are looking for new board members to help grow cross-country skiing in Nova Scotia.  The…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, McIntyre

Teenager Hopes to Participate in Another Canada Games by Colin Hodd, Saltwire, March 18, 2021 Even for young people, like 16-year-old provincial cross-country skier Grace McIntyre, sport can be a serious pursuit. There’s training, competition, injury, recovery, and responsibility. But before all that, at the foundations, there is fun. “Martock, it’s a pretty big place when you’re a little kid,”…

Cape Breton Nordic – Adult Lessons Resounding Success

Welcoming new-comers to the sport by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, March 2, 2021 Cape Breton Nordic offered classic cross-country ski lessons to active adults in February, which included two weekly sessions. John Hudec, president of Cape Breton Nordic, and Daniel Murray, instructor, reached out to adults within the surrounding running and triathlon communities. There was immediate uptake for the…

Season Extension Possibility at North Highlands Nordic

April skiing at NHN – conditions and weather permitting by North Highlands Nordic, February 27, 2021 North Highlands Nordic – After yesterday’s announcement by Dr. Strang, new travel restrictions have been put in place for those living in the HRM and two neighbouring municipalities. This comes into effect February 27th, at 8:00 a.m., until at least March 26th. North Highlands…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, Doyon

Doyon loves competing, introducing others to sport by Saltwire Network Nova Scotia, Colin Hodd, February 24, 2021 (original article) Lynden Doyon has been skiing since he was three years old. The first outing he remembers was in Cape Breton, skiing a mountain on Christmas Eve with his father Kris and Daniel Murray, who is now his coach with the Nova…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, McClure

McClure still lovin’ the slopes by Saltwire Network Nova Scotia, Colin Hodd, February 18, 2021 (original article) The soft swish of Susan McClure and John Cameron’s cross-country skis across packed snow were echoing in their daughter’s ears before she was old enough to walk. “Even before I could ski … my parents would pull me around in a pulk,” says…

The Laker News – Head Coach Daniel Murray

COVID19 creates opportunities for athletes by The Laker News, February 16, 2021 (original article, click) OAKFIELD: The COVID19 pandemic has had an impact of the athletes with the Cross-Country Ski N.S. team. But it has also created opportunities for the athletes. Provincial ski team head coach Daniel Murray said that following the COVID19 regulations, the athletes have not had any exposure…

CBC News – Cross-Country Skiing Booms

A Potent Antidote to Being Cooped Up During COVID-19 by CBC News, Colleen Jones, February 23, 2021 (CBC News Facebook Post) Colleen Jones, CBC News, reports on the growth of cross-country skiing across Nova Scotia during COVID-19. As featured on CBC evening news on February 23, 2021. View the video to enjoy ski scenes from across the province, along with…

Sport Makes a Difference Award, 2021 Support4Sport

Nominate someone who has made an impact by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, February 22, 2021 Do you know a cross-country ski club volunteer who went above and beyond for our sport despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic? The cross-country ski community is special. Perhaps, even more so, due to the additional measures required during COVID-19. Please consider…

Halifax Nordic Ski Club Ginzu Fund

Help groomers prepare the trails even better, for you! by Halifax Nordic Ski Club Halifax Nordic’s groomers would love to make our trails even better, so we are doing a fundraiser to purchase a 84″ Ginzu groomer with 2 tracksetters, to provide a double classic track and wonderful corduroy.  The new machine costs approx. $15K.  This fundraiser will allow our…

Chalet Building Fund – North Highlands Nordic

Help make this dream a reality… benefiting many by North Highlands Nordic f After almost thirty-five years we, the members of North Highlands Nordic believe that the time is right to have a stand alone facility dedicated to cross country skiing and snowshoeing in northern Cape Breton. A new Chalet will offer a wonderful winter destination in northern Cape Breton…

Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2022

Halifax Nordic Ski Club 2021 lesson participants. Jackrabbit hat design on skier photographed third from left. Calling all Bunny Rabbit + Jackrabbit Skiers! by Nordiq Canada (original article – click to view) f We invite all Bunny Rabbit and Jackrabbit skiers to participate in designing the 2022 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 10,500 Bunny Rabbit and Jackrabbit skiers…

The Laker News – Ski Team Trains with Healey

Video: Giving Pat a Lesson in Sport by Pat Healey, The Laker News, February 16, 2021, Videos & Images by Dagley Media. Note of Appreciation Thank-you Pat Healey, owner and reporter, at The Laker News, for spending quality time with three Nova Scotia ski team athletes from his readership area. Pat’s commitment to telling the stories of young athletes is…

Get Excited – A for Adventure Talks Skiing on CBC Radio

Awesome Skiing in Nova Scotia Highlights from CBC Radio NS – Information Morning, January 27, 2020 f Listen to CBC Radio to hear A for Adventure discuss the growing number of people taking up cross-country skiing and the many awesome places you can cross-country ski in our province. Click to listen to complete segment (10:09). Click graphic above to listen…

Cape North Skier Set Goal to Ski 1,000km

‘I Just Love it’ by Erin Pottie, Cape Breton Post, March 19, 2019 f Note We particularly enjoy skier stories. As we approach 2021, we recall a story of determination by a Cape North skier, Freda McEvoy, who challenged herself to ski 1,000km during the 2018-2019 season. McEvoy advises that skiing alleviates her symptoms of arthritis and she just “loves…

Paragon Golf and Country Club – Grooming Trails

Encouraging Winter Fitness by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, December 22, 2020 f Paragon Golf and Country Club, located in Kingston, within the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, will be grooming approximately 5 km of trails across its entire 18 hole property for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and walking.  There will be a classic double-track set, a surface for skate skiing,…