OUR CELEBRATED PROVINCIAL TEAM

The Nova Scotia 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. Selection criteria and policies are located in the Document Centre.

About

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. Our athletes can be recognized in Canada for their determined racing, as well as their enthusiastic team spirit.

The provincial team is built upon a strong history of vibrant team spirit, passion for cross-country skiing, and dedication to success. This competitive program provides racing support, quality coaching, and individual training plans. Athletes compete at regional, provincial, and national races. In addition, multiple training camps are held on snow and dryland. Provincial team alumni along with club coaches, provide ongoing volunteer leadership and support to the program. CCNS celebrates our athletes’ achievements by presenting annual awards.

Canada Winter Games

Nova Scotia skiers carry on the tradition of competing at the Canada Winter Games, which have been held every four years, since 1967. During this time, 120 skiers have represented Nova Scotia on 14 CWG teams. Learn more about our Alumni at the Games. We look forward to cheering on our Nova Scotia racers at the upcoming 2023 Games, hosted by Prince Edward Island.

2021/22 Ski Team Athletes

Fiona McClure – A

Grace McIntyre – A

Ogen Newcomb – A

Milo Sircom-Brown – A

Cohen Norman – B

2021/22 Development Ski Team Athletes

Emma Archibald – PN

Lynden Doyon

Suzanne Jackson

Aaron Lane

Jack MacMillan

Ewan Miner

Paige Neklia

Leadership

Daniel Murray, Head Coach

Lilla Roy, Coach Para-Nordic

Tara McIntyre, Manager

News

Featuring program highlights in the articles below. View additional team content on CCNS social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, McIntyre

Teenager Hopes to Participate in Another Canada Games by Colin Hodd, Saltwire, March 18, 2021 Even for young people, like 16-year-old provincial cross-country skier Grace McIntyre, sport can be a serious pursuit. There’s training, competition, injury, recovery, and responsibility. But before all that, at the foundations, there is fun. “Martock, it’s a pretty big place…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, Doyon

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…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, McClure

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…

The Laker News – Head Coach Daniel Murray

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…

The Laker News – Ski Team Trains with Healey

Video: Giving Pat a Lesson in Sport by Pat Healey, The Laker News, February 16, 2021, Videos & Images by Dagley Media. Note of Appreciation Thank-you Pat Healey, owner and reporter, at The Laker News, for spending quality time with three Nova Scotia ski team athletes from his readership area. Pat’s commitment to telling the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

2020-21 Provincial Team

Introducing the Team by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, 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…

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

NS Ski Team Alumni Participates by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, April 21, 2020 f 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. Legend, Moose & Impeccable Conditions I did the Birkie 31km (the…

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