Thousands of Nova Scotia recreational and competitive skiers have proudly crossed the finish line at our beloved loppets, Provincial Championships, Canada Winter Games, Junior Nationals, and Atlantic Championships – thanks largely to our dedicated officials. Trained officials provide fair, safe, and properly structured cross-country skiing events.  Our officials enjoy the sense of community and satisfaction of ensuring the excitement of our events can be experienced by all.

Volunteers from ages 16 years through-grand-master are encouraged to register and train to become an official.  Young people will gain transferable life skills by interacting with all age groups within a leadership role.  Our province’s grand-masters bring a lifetime of experiences to the role and are encouraged to pursue certification. Limited skiing experience? No problem. Officiating courses are designed for all interested volunteers – you will also be supported on the ground, by veteran officials.

Courses: Levels 1 – 3

Nordiq Canada’s officiating program provides three levels of training – qualifying participants to successfully officiate at provincial, national, or international cross-country ski events.  Level one is is delivered online – allowing for participants to learn at their own pace; to register visit, Course Registration. Levels two and three require in-person training offered at local cross-country ski clubs. For further information on becoming an official, view Nordiq Canada.


Officials courses are listed in the Canada Course Calendar. For additional accuracy, confirm with Provincial Divisions directly.

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Officials Registry

All Nordiq Canada officials are encouraged to register in the Officials Registry. Registration is free. It will allow you to keep accurate records of events worked, officials certification courses, seminars, and webinars.


Featuring news about officials, who set the course in Nova Scotia. Thank-you.

2020 Official of the Year

by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, June 28, 2020 Rejean Chamberland 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…

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