Category: All News

COVID-19 Update – Proof of Vaccination

Sport and Recreation Sector by Cross Country Nova Scotia, September 18, 2021 The Nova Scotia government released additional policy details for proof of vaccination on September 17, 2021. Note the policy has not been fully developed – information may change and more details will be available before the policy is in effect. The policy will take effect during phase 5…

East Coast Kids Episode at North Highlands Nordic

“It was awesome!”, East Coast Kids by East Coast Kids, September 16, 2021 Join Liam and Lucas, hosts of East Coast Kids, as they spend quality time on skis at North Highlands Nordic!  If you’ve been wondering where to plan your next ski trip, be sure to press play to catch a glimpse of this club’s majestic beauty and trail…

Masters World Cup 2022

Canmore, Alberta by Masters World Cup 2022, Organizing Committee, September 10, 2021 Hello Master Skiers and Friends, The Alberta World Cup Society is pleased to announce to the International Masters Cross Country Ski Community that the Masters World Cup 2022 is just over six months away.  We invite all Masters Cross Country skiers to join us in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. At this time,…

Nordic Ski Lab – Online Technique

Instruction for Skiers of All Abilities by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 10, 2021 Nordic Ski Lab provides online cross-country ski technique videos including skate and classic skiing, demos, drills, and step-by-step lessons. One of the best ways to learn sports, including cross-country skiing, is through observational learning. If you’re new to skiing, please take the time to review…

Cross Country Savings Program

Nordiq Canada’s NordiqPlus by Nordiq Canada, September 10, 2021 Members of Nordiq Canada receive exclusive access to our cross-country savings program, NordiqPlus. You can now access exclusive deals on everything from ski wax to vacations from September 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2022.  Click the link below to access the discount portal and view all of the available perks! Be sure…

Fluoro-Free Rule NC Sanctioned Races

2021-22 Season by Nordiq Canada, September 9, 2021 The Nordiq Canada fluoro policy for the 2021-22 season will see a full fluoro ban applied for all Nordiq Canada sanctioned events, except for those events that also have a FIS sanction.  However, fluorinated kick wax will be exempt from the fluoro ban policy. What does the ban include?The fluoro-free rule applies…

Petro-Canada #ThanksCoach Contest

National Coaches Week by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 9, 2021 National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact our ski coaches have on athletes and communities across Nova Scotia. It’s an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. An initiative coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada.…

Weather, Snowplow & Road Reports

Planning Ski Days in Nova Scotia by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 7, 2021 Real-time online weather and road conditions reports can help you plan more time on snow. Do you watch radar segments that narrow in to specific areas? Have you interacted with snow coverage maps? Did you know Nova Scotia has a snowplow tracker? Of course, these…

Trails & Conditions – Updated Daily

Stay Informed to Ski and Adventure More! by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 6, 2021 Chasing snow makes for a winter jam-packed with adventure and more time on skis. Take a peek at our Trails and Conditions webpage, for a bird’s-eye-view of Nova Scotia’s trail systems, and see who’s been grooming. Page updates are done at least once a…

Where to Rent, Borrow & Buy Skis

Your Options in Nova Scotia by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, September 5, 2021 Are you hoping to enjoy time on skis this winter? Your first step is finding gear. There are a variety of options to rent, borrow, or buy equipment across the province. If you’re new to the sport, consider contacting a cross-country ski club to inquire about…

How to Step into Cross-Country Ski Bindings

Clicking In by Salomon, (article) A few tips can make it easier for you to step into your cross-country ski bindings. Salomon has compiled a “how-to” guide in their article featured below. If you would like to ensure your equipment is working properly or inquire about maintenance that can extend the lifetime of your skis – drop in to your…

Coaching License Registration or Annual Renewal

Simple Online Process by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, July 27, 2021 Are you hoping to volunteer coach or help to deliver lessons with any age group for seven hours or more per year? You will require a coaching license. If you currently hold a coaching license, it’s time for your annual renewal. Sign-up or Renew >English form >French form…

Safety and Risk Awareness

Ski Responsibly by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, July 26, 2021 Understanding how to ski responsibly will help you to stay safe and enjoy a lifetime on the trails. As with all physical activities, there is risk of injury in cross-country skiing. Please take the time to review the safety information below. Parents and guardians of young skiers are encouraged…

How to Choose Cross-Country Ski Gear

Gear 101 by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, July 26, 2021 (Reference) Sourcing cross-country ski equipment that fits properly and aligns with the type of terrain you intend to ski – ensures optimal enjoyment of our sport. If you’re upgrading your gear or searching for your first set of skis, take the time to speak with a gear expert at…

Skis, Boots & Binding Compatibility

Gear 101 by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, July 25, 2021 (Reference) Choosing well-fitted cross-country ski equipment ensures skiers of all abilities enjoy the sport even more. Consulting knowledgeable cross-country ski experts at your local ski shop is the key to finding your optimal gear match. Buying used equipment? Research beforehand to prevent acquiring equipment that is obsolete due to…

Municipalities Support Skiing

Equipment Loans, Events & Grooming by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, July 24, 2021 Municipalities across the province support cross-country skiing by providing rental or equipment loans, try-it events, and groomed trails. Keep your local recreation departments and libraries in mind, in addition to cross-country ski clubs, when planning your next outing! Keep an eye on the CCNS calendar and…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, MacMillan

Jack Macmillan, in red, learned to skate ski first. A ‘Classic’ Challenge by Colin Hodd, Saltwire, June 23, 2021 Jack MacMillan has come a long way on his skis in just over four years. The Lockview High School Grade 12 student is on the 2021-22 provincial ski team despite not putting on a pair of skis before grade 9. I…

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…