Tag: Nova Scotia

Jack Solomon Receives 2020 Coach of the Year Award

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 recipient, who is honoured at the Support4Sport ceremony as hosted by Sport Nova…

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…

Provincial Team Athlete Milo Sircom-Brown Receives 2020 Sue Hill Award

Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce that provincial ski team athlete, Milo Sircom-Brown, is the recipient of our 2020 Sue Hill Award, for most improved skier. The high performance committee determines the award winners, by calculating the ski team member with the greatest improvement on the Canadian Points List, in comparison to the previous season. Published: June 20,…

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…

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…

Running Webinar – Nordiq Canada (recording included)

Sign up for Nordiq Canada’s webinar on Tuesday, June 2nd (3:00PM AST), to be inspired by three experts in cross-country skiing and running. You have the opportunity to learn directly from a former national cross-country ski team member, one of our national ski team coaches, and the manager of Coaching Education and Development for Athletics Canada (national sport organization for…

Dear XC Ski Moms

Dear XC Ski Moms; We see you.  A nod to our “cross-country ski moms”, who may or may not have children of their own. We appreciate you are working diligently, helping many to develop a passion for skiing and demonstrating the virtues of our sport.  Invaluable gifts, that impact future generations of your family and our greater cross-country ski community.…

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…

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…

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 –…

Updated Website

You found us. Welcome to the updated CCNS website. A sincere thank-you to all of the volunteers who contributed – your time, expertise, and content is much appreciated. Published: October 20, 2019 The many faces of Nova Scotia’s cross-country ski community. Our builders, conversationalists, outdoor-lovers, passionate competitors, bunny rabbits, historical influencers, grand-masters, volunteers, leaders, slow pokes & speedsters, administrators, jackrabbits,…