Tag: Nova Scotia

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 Research beforehand to prevent acquiring equipment that is obsolete due to…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! Municipality Equipment Loans Municipalities offering equipment loans for…

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…

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,”…

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…

Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2022

Halifax Nordic Ski Club 2021 lesson participants. Jackrabbit hat design on skier photographed third from left. Calling all Bunny Rabbit + Jackrabbit Skiers! by Nordiq Canada (original article – click to view) f We invite all Bunny Rabbit and Jackrabbit skiers to participate in designing the 2022 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 10,500 Bunny Rabbit and Jackrabbit skiers…

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…

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. …

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…

Ski + Snowshoe at Cape Breton Nordic

Registration is Open! by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, November 10, 2020 f Join Cape Breton Nordic to connect with a group of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and spending time on the trails.  In partnership with Seaview Golf and Country Club, located in North Sydney, this welcoming group invites you to experience all that winter has to…

Programs + Trails at Halifax Nordic Ski Club

Snow-Making, Lit Night Skiing + More… within HRM by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 28, 2020 f Have you been searching for an outdoor sport to improve your fitness level while enjoying time in nature?  Cross-country skiing within Halifax city limits is very accessible and reliable.  Come out to play on skis with Halifax Nordic Ski Club.   Halifax Nordic…

VIP Coaching Program

Introducing the new VIP coaching program by Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic – Website, October 9, 2020 f Vip is a coaching program created to recognize the contribution of coaches in communities across Nova Scotia. Vip is not a certification or requirement, but rather a proactive opportunity for coaches to continue to excel in ethical leadership. This program is designed to raise the bar…

Nordic Walking Lessons – Cape Breton Nordic

2020 nordic walking lesson, by Cape Breton Nordic. It’s enjoyable and anyone can learn by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, October 5, 2020 f Beginner or athlete, Nordic Walking is an excellent way to get whole-body engagement, while enjoying a leisurely walk. Cape Breton Nordic in partnership with Cape Breton Regional Municipality Recreation, are offering lessons to demonstrate the best…