PROVINCIAL SKI TEAM

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.

About

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.

Mandate

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.

Vision

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.

Values

· Commitment

· Passion

· Mentorship

· Fair Play & Respect

· Strive for Excellence

2020-21 Team

A

· Fiona McClure

· Grace McIntyre

· Ogen Newcomb

· Milo Sircom-Brown

B

· Cohen Norman

Dev

· Lynden Doyon

· Aaron Lane

· Suzanne Jackson

· Jack MacMillan

Para-Nordic Dev

· Emma Archibald

Leadership

· 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

News

BRAVO!

Provincial Team Remembers Hero

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 42km, the distance Terry averaged…

Jr. Athlete of the Year – Fiona McClure

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 standing accumulated by a female…

Bryan Scallion Award – Fiona McClure

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 fastest female skier at the…

Jr. Male Athlete of the Year

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 team member with the highest…

Bryan Scallion Award – Daniel Murray

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 aggregate time, calculated across two…

Sue Hill Award – Milo Sircom-Brown

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 the greatest improvement on the…

2020-21 Provincial Team

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 future generations of nationally competitive…

Canadian Birkie: A Great, Historic, Feel-Good Event

April 21, 2020 – Nova Scotia provincial team alumni, Lilla Roy, shares her experiences from the 2020 Canadian Birkie Ski Festival – held at Elk Island National Park in Alberta, this past February. Special thank-you to Jan Studios, http://www.janstudios.com, for permission to post two photos as below. Much appreciated! The finish! (Photo: Jan Studios | http://www.janstudios.com) Legend, Moose & Impeccable…

2020 Maritime Cup

January 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 the event. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provincial team members. Photos contributed by team manager, Tara McIntyre. Results Day 1: Freestyle, Individual Start, Zone 4 Results (click) Team Member…

BIG Roll 2019

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 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…

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Archives

Photos

· 2019 Canada Winter Games

· 2019 Maritime Cup

· 2019 Easterns

Videos

· 2020 Easterns

· 2020 Provincials

· 2019 Easterns

· 2019 Nationals

Awards

· Provincial Team Awards 1995-2020

History

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.

Supporter

· Bryan Scallion Memorial Fund

Partners

· Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage

· Sport Nova Scotia