Tag: cross-country ski

Jr. Female Athlete of the Year – Fiona McClure

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 provincial team member on the Canada Points List. Published: July 11, 2020 2020 Provincial…

Fiona McClure Receives 2020 Bryan Scallion Award

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Fiona McClure as the recipient of the 2020 Bryan Scallion Award for the fastest female skier at the Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Championships.  McClure achieved the top female aggregate time, calculated across two days of racing, for the 14.4km classic and 14.4km skate events.  The CCNS board of…

Daniel Murray Receives 2020 Bryan Scallion Award

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce North Highland Nordic’s Daniel Murray as the recipient of the 2020 Bryan Scallion Memorial Award for the fastest male skier at the Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Championships.  Murray achieved the top male aggregate time, calculated across two days of racing, for the 14.4km classic and 14.4km skate events.  The CCNS board of…

Rejean Chamberland – Official of the Year

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 March and the CCNS board of directors votes to designate the recipient, who is honoured at…

U.S., Canadian NGB/NSOs Form North American Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group

PARK CITY, Utah (June 15, 2020)  – National Governing Body’s and National Sport Organizations (NGB/NSOs), and snow sport organizations from the United States and Canada today are announcing the formation of a Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group. Published: June 19, 2020 With representation from U.S. Ski & Snowboard, USA Nordic, U.S. Biathlon, U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing, U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing, Alpine…

The Ultimate Trail Experience at North Highlands Nordic

Grooming equipment and operator expertise ensures the ultimate trail experience for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and hikers at North Highlands Nordic in Cape North.  The 12km trail system is maintained by a PistonBully PB 100 tractor, and groomed to a width of 16’.  It’s the only XC trail system in Nova Scotia maintained by a tractor-style groomer – the optimal machinery…

Individual vs. Group Training Webinar – Nordiq Canada (recording included)

Nordiq Canada is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 9th, at 12PM MST (3PM AST) – to explore autonomy vs follow-up. Athletes do parts of their training as a group and parts on their own. What objectives and impacts should be considered in deciding what kind of workouts to implement for either scenario. Join in this webinar for insightful views…

Volunteer of the Year – Lorenzo Caterini

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud announce Lorenzo Caterini as the Support4Sport 2019-20 Volunteer of the Year. Caterini is President of Halifax Nordic Ski Club and Head Groomer. This Support4Sport award recognizes individuals who are dedicated to advancing the sport of cross-country skiing. Published: June 7, 2020 Game-Changing Contributions Caterini has made enormous, game-changing contributions to cross-country skiing in Nova…

Nordiq Canada – Call for Board of Directors

Are you interested in joining the Nordiq Canada Board of Directors?  Three Directors at Large will be elected at the online Annual General Meeting on September 9, 2020. Terms are three years subject to approval by the voting members at the AGM; if not approved, term length will be two years. Candidates with experience in fundraising, marketing, and law are…

Racing for Honey “77

The origin of Nova Scotia’s longest running loppet and why a pot of honey still rewards skiers at this annual event. A conversation with Dianne Powell about the history of the Honey Pot Loppet. Published: May 8, 2020 1978 Mail Star article reporting Honey Pot results. The second edition of the loppet. (Article from Bryan Scallion’s coach album.) Bryan Scallion’s…

2020-21 Provincial Team

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce the 2020-21 Provincial Cross-Country Ski Team and Development Team.  Athletes will represent Nova Scotia at regional, provincial, and national competitions.  The Provincial Team strives to create engaged young role models who are motivated for success at the national level, as well as inspire future generations of nationally competitive provincial ski teams.   Published:…

Volunteer Nominations

Nominate a cross-country ski club volunteer to support someone who made a difference. Deadline to nominate is March 30th, 2020. Nomination Form + Details (click). Published: March 18, 2020 2020 skiing and volunteer highlights. Thank-you to all volunteers. Club volunteers work tirelessly on the front-lines and behind-the-scenes to ensure Nova Scotians can enjoy our sport. We have groomers, coaches, details…

2020 Maritime Cup

The Nova Scotia provincial cross-country ski team competed at the 2020 Maritime Cup, on January 18th-19th, at Killarney Park in Fredericton. Wostawea cross county ski club hosted the event. Published: January 20, 2020 Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provincial team members. Photos contributed by team manager, Tara McIntyre. Results Day 1: Freestyle, Individual Start, Zone 4 Results (click) Team Member…

North Highlanders Ski Team

The North Highlanders Ski Team is a part of Nova Scotia’s cross-country ski history. Article below as featured in the Winter 1992 edition of the “Stride and Glide” – Nordic Ski Nova Scotia news. Published: December 16, 2019 This article originally published by “Cross Connections”, Cross Country Canada’s youth program newsletter, 1992. The North Highlanders Ski Team Do you have…

Survey – Adult Skiers

Calling all adult Nova Scotia skiers. Nordiq Canada would like to hear from YOU! Your voice will help the greater cross-country skiing community. Thank-you for considering. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC_adult_skier Published: November 22, 2019 Message from Nordiq Canada View Nordiq Canada website (click here) After recently rebranding and redefining our mission, Nordiq Canada wants to go beyond the operation of high-performance…

Skills Development Program – Webinar

Nordiq Canada invites club coordinators, coaches, and interested volunteers to take part in a webinar designed to maximize delivery of the skills development program – keeping our young skiers engaged from the start. Webinars scheduled for: Wed Dec 4th 8:00 p.m., Sat Dec 7th 1:00 p.m. (AST). French instruction on Thurs Dec 5th 8:00 p.m. (AST). Length is 45 minutes,…

BIG Roll 2019

The Big Roll brought members of the cross-country ski community together from across three provinces, who roller-skied and skied their way, collectively, 2.85 times from Halifax Nordic to North Highlands Nordic – at the first annual “Big Roll” held on Sunday, November 10th, 2019. A collective total kilometres was calculated by adding each person’s distance travelled. The Nova Scotia cross-country…

1979 P. A. Arctic Fox Roller-Ski Relay

Athletes roller-skied for 24 hours in a 1979 roller-ski relay organized by P. A. Arctic Fox Cross-Country Ski Club, at the KMart parking lot in Dartmouth – complete with tents and a sofa to rest between intervals. Arctic Fox paid $183 for radio ads and $32 for printing costs to organize what proved to be a memorable event. Thank-you to…

World Cup Returns to Québec City

Québec City is hosting the FIS Cross Country Ski World Cup on March 13th – 15th, 2020. The world’s elite skiers will race on the historic Plains of Abraham – one of the most unique venues for competitors and spectators on the world tour! 60,000 ski fans supporting the best skiers in the world, within steps of vieux Québec –…