Divisions Update

Weekly Division Update Nov 16

November 20, 2023

Dear Divisions, please share this information within your offices and with your members as appropriate.

Division Update Nov 16

Table of Contents: 

  • Congratulations Julian Smith
  • Lunch and Learn Sessions for Nordic Coaches Session 4 Recording
  • Instructor Stream
  • Save the Date: Nordic Sports Coaches Conference
  • Book your VIP Experience!



Congratulations Julian Smith on being named to the 2023-24 AthletesCAN Board of Directors

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Lunch and Learn Sessions for Nordic Coaches Session 4 Recording

Session 4: Navigating the Coaching Landscape – Unveiling Resources and Opportunities presented by Hyperice and 360 Athletics.

Session 4 Recording

Nordiq Canada Coaching Resources


Instructor Stream
Introductory programs for all ages are here and can be offered in clubs across the country starting this winter!

The first step for clubs is to encourage people to register for instructor training, a new stream under the coaching pathway. As part of their training, instructors will learn how to teach cross country skiing and will receive ready-to-deliver lesson plans.

There are three parts to becoming an instructor: Coach Initiation in Sport Online (45 minutes), Introduction to Community Coaching Online (3-4 hours), and the in-person Instructor Workshop (18 hours). Nordiq Canada is offering three in-person Instructor Workshops this winter. Registration is open:

Before teaching their first session, instructors need to sign up for a Coaching License.

Divisions, this year’s in-person Instructor Workshops will also train Learning Facilitators. Please contact  to co-identify Learning Facilitator candidates.

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Book your VIP Experience!

Friday, November 17, 2023 at 9:00AM Mountain TimeYou will find the link to buy your tickets and more information about the World Cup VIP experience by consulting our BUY YOUR VIP TICKET section on our website. You will experience 4 days of fantastic cross-country skiing competitions featuring the world’s best skiers. Several side activities have been planned to enhance your World Cup experience!We look forward to welcoming and hosting you in true “Alberta nordic style”. We are still preparing some “behind the scenes” experience and look forward to sharing more about these shortly!

Plan Your Visit

Buy Your VIP Ticket Here


Save the Date: Nordic Sports Coaches Conference
Nordiq Canada and Biathlon Canada are excited to announce next year’s Nordic Sports Coaches Conference. The conference provides cross-country, biathlon, ski jumping and nordic combined coaches an exceptional platform to engage in productive collaborations and broaden their expertise through top-tier presenters and hands-on field sessions. Invite and more information to come via the division newsletter, and Nordiq Canada registered coaches email.

Dates: April 25-28, 2024Location: Calgary and/or Bow Valley area, Alberta

Host: Nordiq Canada, Biathlon Canada