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
Athletes are members of Halifax Nordic Ski Club.
Emma Archibald (Para-Nordic)
Coach | Daniel Murray | North Highlands Nordic
Coach Para-Nordic | Lilla Roy | Arctic Fox Cross-Country Ski Club
Manager | Tara McIntyre | Halifax Nordic Ski Club
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)
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)
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)
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)
Team content is featured on CCNS social media accounts. Selected posts below.
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.
Funding – Individual
Cross Country Nova Scotia administers the provincial ski team through established policy.
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