Tag: Cross-Country Skiing

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 Research beforehand to prevent acquiring equipment that is obsolete due to…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

Paragon Golf and Country Club – Grooming Trails

Encouraging Winter Fitness by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, December 22, 2020 f Paragon Golf and Country Club, located in Kingston, within the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, will be grooming approximately 5 km of trails across its entire 18 hole property for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and walking.  There will be a classic double-track set, a surface for skate skiing,…

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 Jan 30, 2022) f As registrations for the 2022 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…

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…