Tag: Cross-Country Skiing

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Laker News – Ski Team Trains with Healey

Video: Giving Pat a Lesson in Sport by Pat Healey, The Laker News, February 16, 2021, Videos & Images by Dagley Media. Note of Appreciation Thank-you Pat Healey, owner and reporter, at The Laker News, for spending quality time with three Nova Scotia ski team athletes from his readership area. Pat’s commitment to telling the stories of young athletes is…

Get Excited – A for Adventure Talks Skiing on CBC Radio

Awesome Skiing in Nova Scotia Highlights from CBC Radio NS – Information Morning, January 27, 2020 f Listen to CBC Radio to hear A for Adventure discuss the growing number of people taking up cross-country skiing and the many awesome places you can cross-country ski in our province. Click to listen to complete segment (10:09). Click graphic above to listen…

Cape North Skier Set Goal to Ski 1,000km

‘I Just Love it’ by Erin Pottie, Cape Breton Post, March 19, 2019 f Note We particularly enjoy skier stories. As we approach 2021, we recall a story of determination by a Cape North skier, Freda McEvoy, who challenged herself to ski 1,000km during the 2018-2019 season. McEvoy advises that skiing alleviates her symptoms of arthritis and she just “loves…