Divisions Update

Weekly Division Update: April 16 – 22

April 26, 2021

Thanking Staff Member Jeff Ellis, Events and Partnerships

Jeff joined Nordiq Canada in June 2019. He made a great impact by challenging the status quo and getting people talking. The new Canada Cup Series is an example of Jeff’s ability to question why we do things and unite a community around a shared vision. Coaches and OCs alike have appreciated Jeff’s readiness to answer a phone call, text and email within minutes.

This week, Jeff leaves Nordiq Canada employment and, fingers crossed, will transition to volunteer and active official. We wish Jeff the very best. For the next few months, several staff, volunteers and contractors will attempt to fill Jeff’s shoes.




Selection Rational
Summary of Nominations




Selection Rational

Summary of Nominations



Nordiq Canada Coaching Positions

Nordiq Canada is seeking two full-time National Ski Team coaches to help Canada reach World Championship and Olympic podiums:

  • National Team NextGen Coach
  • National Team World Cup Coach

More information here.



Update on the 2021-2022 Domestic Calendar

As Nordiq Canada, along with our Divisional partners, prepare for a safe return to domestic racing coming out of the pandemic, we recognize teams are eagerly planning their 2021-2022 seasons. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide the community with an update on the status of our domestic competitiion calendar in an effort to help teams plan, with the understanding that all schedules are still subject to change as the pandemic continues to run its course.

More information here.



Thank you members of the Inside Track!

In 2020/21, 1160 members donated $20.22 when they registered with their club or bought a race license.  In total, $25,861.38 supported Canada’s next generation of Olympic and Paralympic champions on the road to Beijing 2022. $5 from every donation, $6395, was directed back to clubs to support local development. Clubs, if your members are also members of the Inside Track, you will receive a deposit via Zone 4 in about ten days.


Canada’s 2021-22 National Ski Team athletes are starting the season off with a testing and training camp in a COVID safe environment at the beginning of May

The first camp of the year will start with some baseline testing at CSI-Calgary, where we will be using the Gold Medal Profile in full.  In the next few weeks, we will be sharing our GMP update with the broader community through a webinar (please watch for information to come!). The information from the testing at CSI-Calgary, will help us build better individualized programs for the athletes, as they prepare for a big season ahead.   The team will also take advantage of the snow still available in Canmore, and the athletes will do a combination of on-snow technical work, and ski testing; as well as begin the dryland season as a group.



Request for Club Proposals:National Winter Sports Development Association (NWSDA)

A financial assistance opportunity aimed at supporting the development of internationally competitive Canadian athletes in cross-country skiing.

More information here.