Updated Website

You found us. Welcome to the updated CCNS website. A sincere thank-you to all of the volunteers who contributed – your time, expertise, and content is much appreciated. Published: October 20, 2019 The many faces of Nova Scotia’s cross-country ski community. Our builders, conversationalists, outdoor-lovers, passionate competitors, bunny rabbits, historical influencers, grand-masters, volunteers, leaders, slow pokes & speedsters, administrators, jackrabbits,…

Survey – Adult Skiers

Calling all adult Nova Scotia skiers. Nordiq Canada would like to hear from YOU! Your voice will help the greater cross-country skiing community. Thank-you for considering. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC_adult_skier Published: November 22, 2019 Message from Nordiq Canada View Nordiq Canada website (click here) After recently rebranding and redefining our mission, Nordiq Canada wants to go beyond the operation of high-performance…

Skills Development Program – Webinar

Nordiq Canada invites club coordinators, coaches, and interested volunteers to take part in a webinar designed to maximize delivery of the skills development program – keeping our young skiers engaged from the start. Webinars scheduled for: Wed Dec 4th 8:00 p.m., Sat Dec 7th 1:00 p.m. (AST). French instruction on Thurs Dec 5th 8:00 p.m. (AST). Length is 45 minutes,…

BIG Roll 2019

The Big Roll brought members of the cross-country ski community together from across three provinces, who roller-skied and skied their way, collectively, 2.85 times from Halifax Nordic to North Highlands Nordic – at the first annual “Big Roll” held on Sunday, November 10th, 2019. A collective total kilometres was calculated by adding each person’s distance travelled. The Nova Scotia cross-country…

1979 P. A. Arctic Fox Roller-Ski Relay

Athletes roller-skied for 24 hours in a 1979 roller-ski relay organized by P. A. Arctic Fox Cross-Country Ski Club, at the KMart parking lot in Dartmouth – complete with tents and a sofa to rest between intervals. Arctic Fox paid $183 for radio ads and $32 for printing costs to organize what proved to be a memorable event. Thank-you to…

World Cup Returns to Québec City

Québec City is hosting the FIS Cross Country Ski World Cup on March 13th – 15th, 2020. The world’s elite skiers will race on the historic Plains of Abraham – one of the most unique venues for competitors and spectators on the world tour! 60,000 ski fans supporting the best skiers in the world, within steps of vieux Québec –…

World Cup “Finale” in Canmore, AB

Get excited! The 2020 FIS Cross-Country World Cup season finale will be held at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park on March 19th – 22nd, 2020. Published: October 23, 2019 See what’s it’s all about! Sneak a peek at the excitement and plan your trip to Canmore for the season finale. (Video posted by Alberta World Cup.) World’s Best 200 from 20…

New Brand for National Sport Organization

Canada’s cross-country ski national sport organization has established a new strategy, to be supported by a bold and new brand. “Nordiq Canada” will identify the NSO, which was formerly “Cross Country Ski de fond Canada (CCC)”. Published: Spring, 2019 Cross Country Ski de fond Canada launched its new brand in March, 2020. Brand Overview Nordiq Canada announced a revised brand…

4 NCCP Courses – No Fees + NS Coach PD Sessions

Four NCCP online training courses are free from September 21 – 29, as offered in conjunction with National Coaches Week. Posted: September 2019 Through “Coaches Week”, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) increases awareness of the tremendous positive impact coaches have on individuals and communities across Canada,. NCCP Courses Offered at No Cost | Sept 21-29 Making Head Way in…

Increase Your Family’s Enjoyment of XC Skiing

Consider the Introduction to Community Coaching course. Learn techniques to help your youngsters get moving on cross-country skis and enjoying the outdoors. The Introduction to Community Coaching course is 100% online, enrolment fees are covered by CCNS, and you’ll learn tricks and tips to increase your entire family’s overall enjoyment of the sport. Posted: September 2019 This course delivers foundational…

NC Coaching Licence Required

Qualified coaches, instructing for more than 7 hrs/year, are required to register for a Nordiq Canada coaching license. Coaches require this licence to qualify for liability insurance coverage. Posted: July 2019 Registration takes approximately three minutes. All ski coaches teaching more than 7 hours/year, with any age group, are required to register for a Nordiq Canada coaching licence (effective July 1, 2018).  A…

Murray, Scallion, and Roy – Back at Games

Daniel Murray, Kate Scallion, and Lilla Roy are volunteering to support the Nova Scotia Provincial Team at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. Posted: February, 2019 Kate Scallion and Lilla Roy, Provincial Team alumni, hold the Nova Scotia colours high at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Photo – Daniel Murray, Head Coach Nova Scotia Provincial Team alumni…

Volunteer of the Year – Rosemary Algar

Congratulations to Rosemary Algar of North Highlands Nordic for earning the CCNS 2018 Freda Wales Volunteer of the Year award. Posted: May 15, 2019 Rosemary photographed with her students, participating in the “Cookie Race” at the North Highlands Nordic Loppet. The award presentation will take place at the CCNS Annual General Meeting on Sunday, May 26th. Rosemary has been a…

Provincial Team History

We’re keen to document the history of the Provincial Team in Nova Scotia. We value this opportunity to remember historic builders, highlight the positive ski culture within our province, and recognize the importance of continuing the Provincial Team program for our young athletes. Posted: May 12 2019 Did You Know? Contact If you have information to contribute, please drop us…