Weekly Division Update April 21
Para-Nordic Job Postings
Canada’s leading Para-Nordic National Ski team program is seeking to fill two (2) coaching roles and a new Podium Pathway role to lead athlete performances into the new era for the program.
The Para-Nordic program is a robust program of athletes, staff and support personnel that delivers podium performances consistently on the world cup, world championship and Paralympic stages. In the 2021-22 season, the team amassed 17 World Cup medals and 14 Paralympic medals, and finished 3rd in the nation ranking at the Games. In its history, the team has achieved over 50 Paralympic medals, both in cross country and biathlon disciplines.
Based at the beautiful Canmore Nordic Centre (AB), Nordiq Canada is the national sport organization for cross-country skiing in Canada. We aim to get all Canadians on skis, and Olympians and Paralympians on podiums.
We are seeking to fill both the Head Coach and Biathlon Coaching roles, as well as a Podium Pathway Coach coordinator to help guide the team into a new era for the program, while building on the team’s success and foundation built over many years. If you are a highly motivated, passionate and professional individual with the skills and experience to contribute to our team’s continued success, please submit your cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) references to Kate Boyd, High-Performance Director.
Para by Monday, May 9, 2022 11:59 pm MT.
FIS Survey of developing skiers
The FIS Youth and Children cross country skiing committee wants to conduct a survey amongst young athletes (birth year 2002-2009) in order to get a better view of athletes’ thoughts about cross country skiing. These views help us, as FIS, to evaluate the current status as well as to determine the direction that cross country skiing should be taken.
The survey must be completed by April 30, 2022! The result of this survey will be revealed and shared at the FIS Congress meetings in May. The survey is completely anonymous and is in English only.
Toques for Ukraine
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Toques for Ukraine fundraiser!
Together we raised $2,200 that will be donated to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis.
With help from Swix Canada and Lanctot, Nordiq Canada sold gear throughout the Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships and US Super Tour Finals with all the proceeds going towards the fundraiser. For more information on the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crises please visit their website.
Nordiq Canada Awards Nominations
Do you know someone who should be nominated? Nordiq Canada Awards Nominations are due May 5!
For over 30 years these awards provide national recognition to Canada’s most impactful people in our cross-country ski community.
Dave Rees Award
Awarded to a man or woman who has made an outstanding long-term commitment to cross country skiing in Canada.
Awarded to a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to cross country skiing in Canada.
Distinguished Volunteer Award
Awarded to a person who has made a significant contribution to cross country skiing.
The Academy program, one of Canada’s 3 National Development Training Centres (NDTC), names its coaching team for the 2022-23 training/racing season.
The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy announced today that Nicole Gilman will be leading its program as the Head Coach of its NDTC in Canmore. In addition, continuing the success of its post-secondary Calgary based training program, the Academy is pleased to welcome Jouni Pitkänen as its Development Coach in Calgary. Lastly, after a tremendous 2021-22 season, the Academy is thrilled to welcome back Tormod Vatten as High Performance Coach in Canmore.