The Ultimate Trail Experience at North Highlands Nordic

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 Nova Scotia maintained by a tractor-style groomer – the optimal machinery…

Jr. Female Athlete of the Year – Fiona McClure

Cross Country Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Fiona McClure as the recipient of the 2020 Support4Sport Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award.  The CCNS high performance committee determines the recipient, by calculating the highest point standing accumulated by a female provincial team member on the Canada Points List. Published: July 11, 2020 2020 Provincial…

Jack Solomon Receives 2020 Coach of the Year Award

Cross Country Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Jack Solomon as the recipient of the 2020 Support4Sport Coach of the Year Award.   A province-wide call for nominations is held annually in March and the CCNS board of directors votes to designate the recipient, who is honoured at the Support4Sport ceremony as hosted by Sport Nova…

Fiona McClure Receives 2020 Bryan Scallion Award

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Fiona McClure as the recipient of the 2020 Bryan Scallion Award for the fastest female skier at the Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Championships.  McClure achieved the top female aggregate time, calculated across two days of racing, for the 14.4km classic and 14.4km skate events.  The CCNS board of…

Jr. Male Athlete of the Year

Cross Country Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Ogen Newcomb as the recipient of the 2020 Support4Sport Junior Male Athlete of the Year Award.  The CCNS high performance committee defines the recipient as the ski team member with the highest point standing on the Canada Points List. Published:  July 2, 2020 Newcomb competing at 2020 NS…

Daniel Murray Receives 2020 Bryan Scallion Award

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce North Highland Nordic’s Daniel Murray as the recipient of the 2020 Bryan Scallion Memorial Award for the fastest male skier at the Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Championships.  Murray achieved the top male aggregate time, calculated across two days of racing, for the 14.4km classic and 14.4km skate events.  The CCNS board of…

Rejean Chamberland – Official of the Year

Cross Country Nova Scotia is pleased to announce North Highland Nordic’s Rejean Chamberland as the recipient of the Support4Sport Official of the Year Award, which is presented annually to recognize outstanding officials in our sport.  A province-wide call for nominations is held annually in March and the CCNS board of directors votes to designate the recipient, who is honoured at…

Deirdre Evans is Named 2020 Freda Wales Award Recipient

Cross Country Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club‘s Deirdre Evans as the recipient of our 2020 Freda Wales Memorial Award, which is presented to a woman who has made a significant contribution to cross-country skiing in Nova Scotia. A province-wide call for nominations is conducted annually in March for this award, and the CCNS board of…

Provincial Team Athlete Milo Sircom-Brown Receives 2020 Sue Hill Award

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce that provincial ski team athlete, Milo Sircom-Brown, is the recipient of our 2020 Sue Hill Award, for most improved skier. The high performance committee determines the award winners, by calculating the ski team member with the greatest improvement on the Canadian Points List, in comparison to the previous season. Published: June 20,…

Chat with Champions – Webinar Nordiq Canada (recording included)

Nordiq Canada is inviting you to a special open webinar, on Thursday, June 25th, at 12pm MST / 3pm AST, featuring a panel of World and Olympic Champions who will engage in various aspects of their cross-country ski careers and experiences. This session is part of the national ski team virtual training camp. Register Note: Pre-registration is required. Click the…

U.S., Canadian NGB/NSOs Form North American Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group

PARK CITY, Utah (June 15, 2020)  – National Governing Body’s and National Sport Organizations (NGB/NSOs), and snow sport organizations from the United States and Canada today are announcing the formation of a Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group. Published: June 19, 2020 With representation from U.S. Ski & Snowboard, USA Nordic, U.S. Biathlon, U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing, U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing, Alpine…

Individual vs. Group Training Webinar – Nordiq Canada (recording included)

Nordiq Canada is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 9th, at 12PM MST (3PM AST) – to explore autonomy vs follow-up. Athletes do parts of their training as a group and parts on their own. What objectives and impacts should be considered in deciding what kind of workouts to implement for either scenario. Join in this webinar for insightful views…

Volunteer of the Year – Lorenzo Caterini

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud announce Lorenzo Caterini as the Support4Sport 2019-20 Volunteer of the Year. Caterini is President of Halifax Nordic Ski Club and Head Groomer. This Support4Sport award recognizes individuals who are dedicated to advancing the sport of cross-country skiing. Published: June 7, 2020 Game-Changing Contributions Caterini has made enormous, game-changing contributions to cross-country skiing in Nova…

Nordiq Canada – Call for Board of Directors

Are you interested in joining the Nordiq Canada Board of Directors?  Three Directors at Large will be elected at the online Annual General Meeting on September 9, 2020. Terms are three years subject to approval by the voting members at the AGM; if not approved, term length will be two years. Candidates with experience in fundraising, marketing, and law are…

Running Webinar – Nordiq Canada (recording included)

Sign up for Nordiq Canada’s webinar on Tuesday, June 2nd (3:00PM AST), to be inspired by three experts in cross-country skiing and running. You have the opportunity to learn directly from a former national cross-country ski team member, one of our national ski team coaches, and the manager of Coaching Education and Development for Athletics Canada (national sport organization for…

Dear XC Ski Moms

Dear XC Ski Moms; We see you.  A nod to our “cross-country ski moms”, who may or may not have children of their own. We appreciate you are working diligently, helping many to develop a passion for skiing and demonstrating the virtues of our sport.  Invaluable gifts, that impact future generations of your family and our greater cross-country ski community.…

Racing for Honey “77

The origin of Nova Scotia’s longest running loppet and why a pot of honey still rewards skiers at this annual event. A conversation with Dianne Powell about the history of the Honey Pot Loppet. Published: May 8, 2020 1978 Mail Star article reporting Honey Pot results. The second edition of the loppet. (Article from Bryan Scallion’s coach album.) Bryan Scallion’s…

2020-21 Provincial Team

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce the 2020-21 Provincial Cross-Country Ski Team and Development Team.  Athletes will represent Nova Scotia at regional, provincial, and national competitions.  The Provincial Team strives to create engaged young role models who are motivated for success at the national level, as well as inspire future generations of nationally competitive provincial ski teams.   Published:…

Annual General Meeting (updated May 28th)

Published: April 26, 2020. Updated: May 28, 2020 Please join the CCNS Board for our 2020 AGM on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00pm. The AGM will be online using Zoom video conferencing. You can also phone in to the meeting using a regular telephone. We will share the details to connect to the meeting as well as the agenda and…