Provincial Team Trains at Greenwood XC

by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, February 6, 2022

GREENWOOD, NS: The provincial ski team attended Greenwood XC, located in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, for a training session on February 6, 2022. Our team trains year-round at venues across the province. The team was excited to explore Greenwood XC, located in the Annapolis Valley, 4 km south of Kingston. It’s a new venue being groomed by Scotia XC Ski Club, featuring 8 km of groomed trails for skate skiing and double classic track, when conditions allow. The club maintains nine trail systems in Halifax Regional Municipality and western Nova Scotia.

Our team roster includes twelve athletes, ages thirteen-to-nineteen-years, for the 2021-2022 season. We are very proud of three athletes who earned a spot on their respective university cross-country ski teams: Fiona McClure, Carleton University; Ogen Newcomb, Carleton University; and Emma Archibald, Ottawa University. Noting two of our provincial team alumni, Maggie McClure and Colin Ward, are also members of the Carleton University cross-country ski team. Daniel Murray returns for his thirteenth consecutive season as head coach.

Athletes, friends, and family of the provincial team enjoyed the excellent conditions of the 8 km loop at Greenwood XC. Scotia XC Ski Club volunteer coaches, Kris Doyon and Eric McIntyre, led the training session. Special thank-you to all of the volunteers at Scotia XC Ski Club for providing this new location. We appreciate it!

Kris Doyon, provincial team alumni and volunteer Scotia XC Ski Club coach, trains alongside his son, provincial team athlete, Lyndon Doyon, at Greenwood XC. Lyndon is a third generation skier in the Doyon family.


Video: On the Trails at Greenwood XC

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Enjoy the views of Greenwood XC, featuring an 8km trail system groomed for skate with classic double-track, when conditions allow. A new location being groomed by Scotia XC Ski Club.


Photos

Did you know Greenwood Golf Club is located at Canadian Forces Base Greenwood? 14 Wing Greenwood is the largest air base on the East Coast. Aurora crews conduct sovereignty and surveillance missions over the Atlantic Ocean routinely, while search and rescue capabilities are maintained 365 days of the year. You can observe aircraft past (as photographed above) and present flying overhead while you enjoy a cross-country ski. Learn more about the history of 14 Wing Greenwood (click).


Links

>Nova Scotia Provincial Ski Team

>Scotia XC Ski Club Grooming at Greenwood Golf Club

>Greenwood XC | Scotia XC Ski Club Website