New Website

You found us. Welcome to the updated CCNS website. A sincere thank-you to all of the volunteers who contributed, your time and expertise 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, ski friends… all brought together by XC. Join us for 2020 and XC for LIFE.

Much to be Proud of

Cross-country skiing provides meaning for entire lifetimes… for as many different reasons as there are skiers. Nova Scotia’s history of cross-country skiing is packed with inspirational people and good times, as is our living history. Dedicated people are the strength of Nova Scotia’s ski community. We have a lot to be proud of. This website will serve to showcase our sport and its people.

Website Overview

The website is in phase one of development, which provides a framework. Over time, we will build on this foundation, to fill it with as many inspirational people as possible – through primary historical sources, stories, photos, and video. Additionally, informative cross-country skiing resources will be updated.

To be Noted

  • We believe in genuine content. All photos welcome from skiers who wish to contribute. No minimum resolution required… just so long as you’re having good XC times.
  • Photos – approximately 2,200 published on website.
  • Photo headers at top of pages change every time the page is refreshed.
  • More information and research is required to complete particular pages. We appreciate your patience as our volunteer team coordinates.
  • History is important. We are sourcing primary and secondary information to document the history of cross-country skiing in Nova Scotia. Stay tuned for more content.


Content from skiers will inspire more people to hit the trails, and connect with Nova Scotia’s cross-country ski community. We would love to share your content – photos, video or written.

Please drop a line if you have content to share,

See you on the trails.



Thank-You Provincial Team Alumni!

Provincial team alumni dedicate countless volunteer hours to coach, assist, and support current athletes – year-round. Special thank-you to Daniel Murray (Head Coach), Kris Doyon, Lilla Roy and Kate Scallion.

Published : September 22, 2019

On behalf of our athletes, parents, and the future cross-country ski communities in our province… thank-you provincial team alumni for inspiring the next generation of cross-country skiers.

It’s National Coaches week and we’re thanking the provincial team alumni – for carrying on the legacy of cross-country skiing in Nova Scotia.

Related Links

Alumni Webpage



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 in March 2020, that was developed from input by over 1,000 community members. It’s a new direction for the NSO. Nordiq Canada describes its brand messages as “bold and yet focused”. The key brand messages involve getting all Canadians on “skinny skis”, and more athletes on podiums.

Nordiq Canada’s brand launch video.

The brand will highlight the synergy between grass roots and high performance.

Strategic Goals 2016 – 2026

Five strategic goals have been outlined as in the photos below.

Nordiq Canada is initiating strategies to ensure the sport is effectively growing within the modern-day context.

Business Plan 2019 – 2020

Nordiq Canada released its Business Plan 2019 – 2020, which is step 4 in a 10-year plan toward 2026.

Key priorities for 2019 – 2020

  1. High performance development
  2. Promotion of the sport
  3. Safety in sport
  4. Revenue generation


Nordiq Canada

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Website New | Website Previous |

Related Links

New Website | Nordiq Canada

Business Plan 2019 – 2020 | NC

Facebook | NC

Instagram | NC

Twitter | NC

YouTube | NC



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

  1. Making Head Way in Sport
  2. Coaching Athletes with a Disability
  3. Coach Initiation in Sport
  4. Emergency Action Plan

Register | E-Locker

Coach PD Sessions | Nova Scotia

Hosted by Coach NS.

#ThanksCoach | #ThanksXCCoaches

Cross Country Nova Scotia would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the cross country ski coaches in the province. Coaches of all ages volunteer their time to teaching program participants new skills, and leading good times on the snow.

Photos with some of the fantastic coaches from Halifax Nordic and North Highlands Nordic.

Thank one of your coaches today! The Coaching Association of Canada has a Twitter Campaign running #ThanksCoach.

Related Links

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Coach NS