Russell Kennedy and Xavier McKeever Claim Bronze Medals in Opening Nordiq Cup (COC) Races in Sovereign Lake B.C. Liliane Gagnon leads Canadian women with top-10 finishes in sprint and distance races

Russell Kennedy and Xavier McKeever Claim Bronze Medals in Opening Nordiq Cup (COC) Races in Sovereign Lake B.C. Liliane Gagnon leads Canadian women with top-10 finishes in sprint and distance races

VERNON, B.C.—Canada’s cross-country ski athletes snagged a pair of bronze medals in the first two Nordiq Cup (COC) races of the 2022-23 domestic race circuit at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club near Vernon. B.C. Olympic veteran, Russell Kennedy, led the Canadian charge on Thursday by finishing third in the 10-kilometre skate-ski race with a time of 25:28.9. “I knew my form was good from yesterday, so I knew I had it in me to do well today,” said Kennedy. “I wanted to...
2022-23 Para Nordic World Cup Competition Team – Voukatti, Finland

2022-23 Para Nordic World Cup Competition Team – Voukatti, Finland

Selection Rationale   Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to the Para Nordic World Cup competition team from December 5 to December 19, 2022, in Vuokatti, Finland. Athlete selections were based on the 2022-2023 Para Nordic Competition Trip Criteria and summarized in the Athlete Nomination Synopsis and Rationale.   SUMMARY OF NOMINATIONS  Mark Arendz – Selection trials 0 points Collin Cameron  – Selection trials 0 points...
We Believe – Nordiq Canada Rolls Out its Road Map for the Future

We Believe – Nordiq Canada Rolls Out its Road Map for the Future

Strike, it’s often said, while the iron is hot. Even if that iron happens to be outside, in frostbite-low temperatures along a vast, undulating trail of snow. “Everyone realizes – and this wouldn’t have been the case a year or two ago – that we have a big opportunity, now,’’ says Nordiq Canada CEO Stéphane Barrette. “Things are building up throughout our community of athletes, coach development, everywhere. “The Para-Nordic program has been our...
New partnership brings the gold standard of heart rate measurement technology to Canada’s National Ski Team

New partnership brings the gold standard of heart rate measurement technology to Canada’s National Ski Team

MONTREAL— Nordiq Canada and Outdoor Gear Canada, the exclusive distributor of Polar Electro products in Canada, announced a new partnership that will provide the nation’s elite cross-country skiers with Polar’s heart rate measurement wearables to track their progress as they ready themselves for the new World Cup season and future challenges. Going forward, Canada’s top athletes will be leaning on Polar products like Polar H10, widely regarded as the world’s most...
2022-2023 World Cup Period 1 Competition Team

2022-2023 World Cup Period 1 Competition Team

Selection Rationale   Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to the World Cup Period 1 Team from November 15 to December 19, 2022, with races in Ruka, Lillehammer, Beitostolen and Davos. Athlete selections were based on the 2022-23 Nordiq Canada Competition Trip Criteria and summarized in the Athlete Nomination Synopsis and Rationale.   SUMMARY OF NOMINATIONS  Antoine Cyr – COC Leader  Olivier Léveillé – Top-20 at...