Divisions Update

Weekly Division Update: October 16 – 22

November 07, 2020

Laura Inkila Elected Athlete Director to the Board

Race license holders voted in an online election last week and elected Laura Inkila from Thunder Bay, ON. Laura has experience as a racer, coach and researcher. She shared with voters that she wants to help build a better sense of community within the Canadian ski community by acknowledging the various athlete pathways that can be taken. She is looking forward to sharing her perspectives and understanding of the Canadian ski community at the Board level. Welcome, Laura!


Nordiq Canada Fluoro Policy for 2020-2021 Season 

The Nordiq Canada fluoro policy for the 2020-21 season will see a full fluoro ban applied for all Nordiq Canada sanctioned events, except for those events that also have a FIS sanction. However, fluorinated kick wax will be exempt from the fluoro ban policy. Details will be posted to the website in the coming weeks.


Competition Development (L2C) On-Snow Workshop– Whistler, BC.  November 19 – 22, 2020


FEES: 400$ per coach includes trail fees, workshop materials, four complete days of training, pre-workshop portfolio evaluation and evaluation. All other expenses are the responsibility of the participants. Note that the workshop may be cancelled for lack of registrations.

TRAIL FEES: 33.60$

PRE-REQUISITES: Comp-Dev (L2C) Dryland Workshop completed.

PRE-WORKSHOP MATERIALS AND ASSIGNMENT: reading materials and pre-workshop assignments (if applicable) will be forwarded to participants with details and deadlines. Take note that you must forward your portfolio for “Monitoring, testing and designing training plans for L2C athletes” at the time of registration if you want this evaluation to be completed during the workshop.

Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee Grant

Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is committed to supporting and helping with female athlete retention in the sport of cross country skiing. The committee recognizes that a major contributing factor to female athlete motivation to stay in sport is the concept of relatedness and a sense of belonging. One of the best ways to increase an athlete’s relatedness is to value and strengthen a positive team culture. Through this grant(s) we are looking to provide teams with the resources they need to improve team culture and create a space where female athletes want to be and want to ski. This grant will help fund a team building project that your team comes up with.

Value: $2000 – 2 grants available

Applications are due by November 15, 2020More information on how to apply here.


High Performance Townhall 

Did you miss the High performance Townhall with Kate Boyd on October 20th? No problem. Townhall’s will be recorded and posted to our Youtube channel upon completion.