Help Wanted – Canadian Ski Hall of Fame & Museum

We Can Use Your Help by Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, December 10, 2020 f We have all felt it or said something like it over years; “skiing is not just a sport, it is a way of life”.  Whether your preference is a snowboard, cross country skis or alpine, the fact is we cherish sliding on snow. …

1998 Canadian Birkie Gold for NS Skier

1998 Birkie Gold for Daniel Murray, 55km with 12- Pound Pack by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, December 8, 2020 (updated Dec 12, 2020) f As registrations for the 2021 Canadian Birkie Ski Festival continue, we remember a historic victory for our province, by a twenty-two-year-old Nova Scotia skier.  Daniel Murray recorded the fastest male time in the “1998 Birkie…

Enjoy 30km of Trails at Victoria Park, Truro

Hub Cycle’s Daisy Roberts – Reminds us to Stay Active in Victoria Park’s 3,000 Acres! by Chelsey Gould, Truro News, Saltwire Network, December 3, 2020. View original article. f When COVID first hit, it was not long before winter lent itself to spring’s sunshine and warm weather. But now, people are starting to stay inside to avoid crowded places and…

New – Incentive Program

Membership and Participation Numbers Soar Amidst Pandemic by Nordiq Canada December 2, 2020 f CANMORE, Alta.— As more Canadians than ever before are clicking into cross-country skis, Nordiq Canada is delivering an added incentive for vets and rookies alike to one of the most welcoming winter sports with its newly-launched NordiqPlus+ program. The NordiqPlus+ cross-country savings program is providing ski…

Community Coaching Introduction

Enjoy Skiing Even More! by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, December 2, 2020 f Are you interested in learning to ski more efficiently? Would you like to learn some simple tricks to keep a group of youngsters entertained, while learning valuable cross-country ski skills through play? Would you like to assist a coach at your local club? Consider enrolling in…

Construction + Trail Addition at North Highlands Nordic

Excitement is Building by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, November 25, 2020 (updated January 6, 2021) f A strong community of volunteers is ensuring the legacy of North Highlands Nordic continues, as the walls of a new groomer building rise up, during a multi-phase infrastructure project.   Situated in a natural snowbelt, lies the 12km of expertly groomed cross-country ski and…

Ski + Snowshoe at Cape Breton Nordic

Registration is Open! by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, November 10, 2020 f Join Cape Breton Nordic to connect with a group of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and spending time on the trails.  In partnership with Seaview Golf and Country Club, located in North Sydney, this welcoming group invites you to experience all that winter has to…

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Safe Return to Skiing by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 30, 2020 f The health of our cross-country ski community is top priority. We are working diligently on the continual development of our Return to Sport Guidelines, in compliance with rules established by the Nova Scotia Government. We will continue to partner with Sport Nova Scotia to update our…

Programs + Trails at Halifax Nordic Ski Club

Snow-Making, Lit Night Skiing + More… within HRM by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 28, 2020 f Have you been searching for an outdoor sport to improve your fitness level while enjoying time in nature?  Cross-country skiing within Halifax city limits is very accessible and reliable.  Come out to play on skis with Halifax Nordic Ski Club.   Halifax Nordic…

Nordiq Canada – New CEO

Nordiq Canada Welcomes Stéphane Barrette as New Chief Executive Officer by Nordiq Canada, October 16, 2020 f CANMORE, Alta.—Stéphane Barrette will be counted on to play an integral role in leading the team focused on putting all Canadians on cross-country skis and more athletes on the international podium as new chief executive officer of Nordiq Canada, the Board of Directors…

Fluoro Decision Pending

Fluoro Decision to be Made by October 21 by Nordiq Canada, October 9, 2020 f In light of the FIS decision to postpone the FIS fluoro ban until 2021, Nordiq Canada is considering the direction to take for events in Canada. We will consult with our membership, including the Domestic Development Committee. We understand the need to quicky decide whether to…

VIP Coaching Program

Introducing the new VIP coaching program by Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic – Website, October 9, 2020 f Vip is a coaching program created to recognize the contribution of coaches in communities across Nova Scotia. Vip is not a certification or requirement, but rather a proactive opportunity for coaches to continue to excel in ethical leadership. This program is designed to raise the bar…

New Discoveries – Ski Historical Material

The Skis That Came In From the Cold f When you’re gliding along groomed trails, untouched backcountry slopes, or listening as Nova Scotia veteran racers recall the good ‘ol days of competing on harrowing snowmobile trails – do you ever think about the origins of skiing? As we prepare for the upcoming season, we publish this comprehensive post by Lars…

Nordic Walking Lessons – Cape Breton Nordic

2020 nordic walking lesson, by Cape Breton Nordic. It’s enjoyable and anyone can learn by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 5, 2020 f Beginner or athlete, Nordic Walking is an excellent way to get whole-body engagement, while enjoying a leisurely walk. Cape Breton Nordic in partnership with Cape Breton Regional Municipality Recreation, are offering lessons to demonstrate the best…

Roller Skiing in Nova Scotia

Roller skiing allows you to enjoy the cross-country ski movement year-round. Try It! by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 4, 2020 f Roller skiing is a great way to practice cross-country skiing technique and ready your skiing-specific muscles for the upcoming season. It’s also a lot of fun! If you’re addicted to the glide on skis, you’ll definitely enjoy…

Provincial Team Remembers Hero

Terry Fox by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, September 21, 2020 f Provincial Ski Team athletes participated in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 20th, 2020, by roller skiing on the Chain of Lakes Trail in Halifax, while their head coach participated in Cape Breton.  Athletes challenged their personal bests with the goal of rolling 42km, the distance Terry averaged…

Lorenzo Caterini is Nordiq Canada’s Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers: Lifeline for Ski Clubs Across the Country by Rita Mingo, Nordiq Canada, September 3, 2020 (updated December 11, 2020) f Award Presentation Video – December 10, 2020 Caterini was presented with the award on December 10th, 2020, during a CCCNS board meeting via Zoom, by Nordiq Canada board member, Derek Estabrook. Volunteers make the world of amateur sports go…

Terry Fox Virtual Run. One Day. Your Way.

Marathon of Hope by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, September 18, 2020 f Cross Country Nova Scotia would like to invite the Nova Scotia ski community to participate in the Terry Fox Virtual Run this Sunday, September 20th, 2020. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first Marathon of Hope in 1980, the theme this year is “One Day.…

Jr. Athlete of the Year – Fiona McClure

Athlete of the Year by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 11, 2020 f 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…

Coach of the Year – Jack Solomon

Appreciation for Solomon by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 7, 2020 f 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…