The Nova Scotia provincial cross-country ski team is a year-round program, for athletes in the Train to Train and Learn to Compete stage of development. Nordiq Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and Competition Pathway models, serve as guidelines for athlete progression. The objective of the provincial team is to build esprit de corps, develop friendships, and provide competitive learning opportunities and challenges.
Athletes are named to the provincial team by meeting established Selection Criteria. Moreover, athletes accepted to the program will be extremely self-motivated, dedicated to competitive cross-country ski training, and demonstrate exceptional team player skills.
The provincial team is a competitive program – built upon a strong history of vibrant team spirit, passion for cross-country skiing, and dedication to success. The program offers experiences that prepare athletes for competitive skiing and life. Qualifying members commit to the team guidelines as outlined in the Athlete Contract.
The program provides racing support, quality coaching, and individual training plans. Team members are dedicated to achieving their training goals and tracking progression. Athletes compete at regional, provincial, and national races. In addition, multiple training camps are held on snow and dryland.
The provincial team program 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.
Nova Scotia has the capacity to develop junior athletes to be nationally ranked in the top 10 skiers in their age group. Nova Scotian athletes can be recognized in Canada for their determined racing, as well as their enthusiastic team spirit.
Fair Play & Respect
Strive for Excellence
Team 2019 – 2020
“Stride & Glide” Articles
Team updates are published on our website’s current news section, the “Stride and Glide”. We carry on the tradition of reporting cross-country ski topics from across the province. Some may recall the original “Stride and Glide” print publication, sent by post to skiers.
Stride and Glide: Article Index, Website Navigation (Library | News – Stride and Glide)
The provincial team is featured on CCNS social media – select posts below.
Bryan Scallion Memorial Fund
Our team is very grateful for the financial support received through the Bryan Scallion Memorial Fund. Click on the video to learn more about Bryan Scallion, a decorated Nova Scotia athlete and influential coach. Thank-you to all individuals coordinating this fund.
The Bryan Scallion Memorial Fund was initiated by Dianne Powell, in memory of her husband, Bryan Scallion. An accomplished Nova Scotia endurance athlete, Bryan dedicated much of his life to achieving in sport and developing young athletes. The Fund provides financial assistance to competitive young athletes.
Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage
The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage is responsible for contributing to the well-being and prosperity of Nova Scotia’s diverse and creative communities through the promotion, development, preservation and celebration of our culture, heritage, identity and languages, and; by providing leadership, expertise and innovation to our stakeholders.
Sport Nova Scotia
Sport Nova Scotia is a non profit, non government federated organization. Sport Nova Scotia operates programs that support over 50 sport governing bodies. Programs include: Support4Sport, Sport Fund, SportSweep, KidSport, Sport Makes a Difference, Support4Sport Awards, Cleves Athlete of the Month, Parasport, Subway Series, Milk Sport Fair, coaching conferences and many more.
Funding – Individual
Bryan Scallion Memorial Fund
Bryan Scallion Memorial Fund supports competitive young athletes across a variety of sports, and is awarded annually. Individuals are considered. Application deadline – September 1st.
This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross country skiing, while pursuing post secondary, university, or college education. Funding provided by Canadian university alumni cross country skiers and other interested parties.
Cross Country Nova Scotia administers the provincial ski team through established policy.
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