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 Research beforehand to prevent acquiring equipment that is obsolete due to…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…

Provincial Team Named 2021-2022

Ski team athletes train weekly via Zoom. Congratulations Athletes! by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, May 31, 2021 Cross Country Nova Scotia extends our congratulations to athletes named to the 2021-2022 Nova Scotia ski team and development team. The roster includes nine returning able-bodied athletes and one returning para-nordic athlete. Two skiers will experience their first year on the development…

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…

Call for Nominations to CCNS Board of Directors

Join our Board! by John Cameron, president, Cross Country Nova Scotia Cross Country Nova Scotia is encouraging individuals to join the Cross Country Nova Scotia Board of Directors. The election of new members will occur at the virtual Annual General Meeting, June 8, 2021. We are looking for new board members to help grow cross-country skiing in Nova Scotia.  The…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, McIntyre

Teenager Hopes to Participate in Another Canada Games by Colin Hodd, Saltwire, March 18, 2021 Even for young people, like 16-year-old provincial cross-country skier Grace McIntyre, sport can be a serious pursuit. There’s training, competition, injury, recovery, and responsibility. But before all that, at the foundations, there is fun. “Martock, it’s a pretty big place when you’re a little kid,”…

Cape Breton Nordic – Adult Lessons Resounding Success

Welcoming new-comers to the sport by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, March 2, 2021 Cape Breton Nordic offered classic cross-country ski lessons to active adults in February, which included two weekly sessions. John Hudec, president of Cape Breton Nordic, and Daniel Murray, instructor, reached out to adults within the surrounding running and triathlon communities. There was immediate uptake for the…

Season Extension Possibility at North Highlands Nordic

April skiing at NHN – conditions and weather permitting by North Highlands Nordic, February 27, 2021 North Highlands Nordic – After yesterday’s announcement by Dr. Strang, new travel restrictions have been put in place for those living in the HRM and two neighbouring municipalities. This comes into effect February 27th, at 8:00 a.m., until at least March 26th. North Highlands…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, Doyon

Doyon loves competing, introducing others to sport by Saltwire Network Nova Scotia, Colin Hodd, February 24, 2021 (original article) Lynden Doyon has been skiing since he was three years old. The first outing he remembers was in Cape Breton, skiing a mountain on Christmas Eve with his father Kris and Daniel Murray, who is now his coach with the Nova…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, McClure

McClure still lovin’ the slopes by Saltwire Network Nova Scotia, Colin Hodd, February 18, 2021 (original article) The soft swish of Susan McClure and John Cameron’s cross-country skis across packed snow were echoing in their daughter’s ears before she was old enough to walk. “Even before I could ski … my parents would pull me around in a pulk,” says…

The Laker News – Head Coach Daniel Murray

COVID19 creates opportunities for athletes by The Laker News, February 16, 2021 (original article, click) OAKFIELD: The COVID19 pandemic has had an impact of the athletes with the Cross-Country Ski N.S. team. But it has also created opportunities for the athletes. Provincial ski team head coach Daniel Murray said that following the COVID19 regulations, the athletes have not had any exposure…

CBC News – Cross-Country Skiing Booms

A Potent Antidote to Being Cooped Up During COVID-19 by CBC News, Colleen Jones, February 23, 2021 (CBC News Facebook Post) Colleen Jones, CBC News, reports on the growth of cross-country skiing across Nova Scotia during COVID-19. As featured on CBC evening news on February 23, 2021. View the video to enjoy ski scenes from across the province, along with…

Sport Makes a Difference Award, 2021 Support4Sport

Nominate someone who has made an impact by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, February 22, 2021 Do you know a cross-country ski club volunteer who went above and beyond for our sport despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic? The cross-country ski community is special. Perhaps, even more so, due to the additional measures required during COVID-19. Please consider…

Halifax Nordic Ski Club Ginzu Fund

Help groomers prepare the trails even better, for you! by Halifax Nordic Ski Club Halifax Nordic’s groomers would love to make our trails even better, so we are doing a fundraiser to purchase a 84″ Ginzu groomer with 2 tracksetters, to provide a double classic track and wonderful corduroy.  The new machine costs approx. $15K.  This fundraiser will allow our…

Chalet Building Fund – North Highlands Nordic

Help make this dream a reality… benefiting many by North Highlands Nordic f After almost thirty-five years we, the members of North Highlands Nordic believe that the time is right to have a stand alone facility dedicated to cross country skiing and snowshoeing in northern Cape Breton. A new Chalet will offer a wonderful winter destination in northern Cape Breton…