The provincial ski team is a year-round program for able-bodied and para-nordic athletes. The objective of the provincial team is to build esprit de corps, develop friendships, and provide competitive learning opportunities and challenges. The provincial team offers experiences that prepare athletes for competitive skiing and life.
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. Provincial team alumni along with club coaches, provide ongoing volunteer leadership and support to the program. Qualifying members commit to the team guidelines as outlined in the athlete contract.
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 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
· Fiona McClure
· Grace McIntyre
· Ogen Newcomb
· Milo Sircom-Brown
· Cohen Norman
· Lynden Doyon
· Aaron Lane
· Suzanne Jackson
· Jack MacMillan
· Emma Archibald
· Daniel Murray, Head Coach, North Highlands Nordic
· Lilla Roy, Coach Para-Nordic, Arctic Fox Cross-Country Ski Club
· Tara McIntyre, Manager, Halifax Nordic Ski Club
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…
McClure still lovin’ the slopes by Saltwire Network Nova Scotia, Colin Hodd, February 18, 2021 (original article) The soft swish of Susan McClure and John Cameron’s cross-country skis across packed snow were echoing in their daughter’s ears before she was old enough to walk. “Even before I could ski … my parents would pull me…
COVID19 creates opportunities for athletes by The Laker News, February 16, 2021 (original article, click) OAKFIELD: The COVID19 pandemic has had an impact of the athletes with the Cross-Country Ski N.S. team. But it has also created opportunities for the athletes. Provincial ski team head coach Daniel Murray said that following the COVID19 regulations, the athletes…
Terry Fox by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, September 21, 2020 f Provincial Ski Team athletes participated in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 20th, 2020, by roller skiing on the Chain of Lakes Trail in Halifax, while their head coach participated in Cape Breton. Athletes challenged their personal bests with the goal of rolling…
Athlete of the Year by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 11, 2020 f Cross Country Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Fiona McClure as the recipient of the 2020 Support4Sport Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award. The CCNS high performance committee determines the recipient, by calculating the highest point…
Fiona McClure competes at the 2020 Provincials. Fiona’s mother overlooks the start before she participated as well. Fastest at Provincials by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 6, 2020 f 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…
Jr. Male Athlete of the Year by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 2, 2020 f Cross Country Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Ogen Newcomb as the recipient of the 2020 Support4Sport Junior Male Athlete of the Year Award. The CCNS high performance committee defines the recipient as the ski…
2 x Gold at Provincials by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 1, 2020 f Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce North Highland Nordic’s Daniel Murray as the recipient of the 2020 Bryan Scallion Memorial Award for the fastest male skier at the Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Championships. Murray achieved the top male…
Most Improved by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, June 20, 2020 f 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…
May 3, 2020 – Cross Country Nova Scotia is proud to announce the 2020-21 Provincial Cross-Country Ski Team and Development Team. Athletes will represent Nova Scotia at regional, provincial, and national competitions. The Provincial Team strives to create engaged young role models who are motivated for success at the national level, as well as inspire…
Provincial team athletes have proudly represented our sport. Alumni continue to pay it forward by supporting this historic program; ensuring the next generation has the opportunity to ski competitively. A nod to our sport’s competitive skiers and builders, whose dedication is reflected in our program today. Discover more about our celebrated athletes by viewing the alumni webpage.