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.


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.

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

2020-21 Team

Athletes are members of Halifax Nordic Ski Club.


Fiona McClure

Grace McIntyre

Ogen Newcomb

Milo Sircom-Brown


Cohen Norman


Lynden Doyon

Aaron Lane

Emma Archibald (Para-Nordic)

Suzanne Jackson

Jack MacMillan

Coach | Daniel Murray | North Highlands Nordic

Coach Para-Nordic | Lilla Roy | Arctic Fox Cross-Country Ski Club

Manager | Tara McIntyre | Halifax Nordic Ski Club


2020 Bryan Scallion Award Recipient – Daniel Murray

Posted: July 1, 2020 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… (article)

2020 Sue Hill Award Recipient – Milo Sircom-Brown

Posted: June 20, 2020 | 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. (article)

2020-21 Team Announcement

Posted: 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… (article

2020 Maritime Cup

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 | The Nova Scotia provincial cross-country ski team competed at the 2020 Maritime Cup, on January 18th-19th, at Killarney Park in Fredericton. Wostawea cross county ski club hosted… (article)

Big Roll 2019 – Roller-Thon

Posted: Nov 15, 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… (article)

Social Media

Team content is featured on CCNS social media accounts. Selected posts below.






2019 Canada Winter Games

2019 Maritime Cup

2019 Easterns


2020 Easterns

2020 Provincials

2019 Easterns

2019 Nationals


Bryan Scallion Memorial 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

Sport Nova Scotia

Funding – Individual

Bryan Scallion Memorial Fund



Canadian University Alumni Ski to School Scholarship


Cross Country Nova Scotia administers the provincial ski team through established policy.

Provincial Team Selection Policy | CCNS

Athlete Contract | CCNS

Concussion Policy | CCNS

Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) | NC

Race Licence | NC


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