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” (Article Index).

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…

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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…

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Complete Article Index

“Stride and Glide” (click here).

Social Media


The provincial team as featured on Instagram (click on photos to enlarge + view text).


2020 Eastern Canadian Championships

Video posted by Halifax Nordic Ski Club, created by a team parent. Nova Scotia cross-country ski team competes at the 2020 Eastern Canadian Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec.


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.

Application Form


Eligibility Requirements


Eligibility Requirements

Canadian University Alumni Ski to School Scholarship

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.

Provincial Team Selection Policy | CCNS

Athlete Contract | CCNS

Concussion Policy | CCNS (coming soon)

Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) | NC

Long Term Athlete Competition Model | NC

Nordiq Canada Race Licence

Canadian Sport Helpline | Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada


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