Nordiq Canada News

Weekly Update: July 2 – 8

National Training Camp Scheduled for August in Quebec Cancelled

COVID-19 continues to bring significant changes to our daily training and preparation for the 2020-21 season. While we are slowly beginning to return to sport at different paces across the country, making decisions with our community’s safety top-of-mind is always our top priority. As a result, we have decided to cancel our planned National Training Camp in Quebec, scheduled for August 3-13, in a continued effort to respect direction from our federal and provincial government and health officials.

That said, our high-performance staff is working with coaches, sport science and medical teams across Canada to find creative and innovate ways for us to stay connected as a training community during this scheduled camp timeframe. We are in the midst of producing online information sessions that we hope to roll out in the near future. These sessions may include sport and professional development sessions. More details will be communicated once they are finalized.

Questions: Joel Jaques,


FIS Licenses: New for the 2020-21 Season and Currently in Effect

FIS license applications are integrated with the Nordiq Canada race license and ONLY available when purchasing a Nordiq Canada race license online. FIS licenses take up to 72 hours to process.

Questions: Marian Doesburg,


Canada Winter Games 2023 Update

Start quotas for each P/TSO for Cross-Country

Able Bodied:

  • 6 female athletes
  • 6 male athletes
  • 2 coaches
  • 1 other
  • Total: 15


  • 2 female athletes
  • 2 male athletes
  • 1 Coach
  • 1 Manager
  • Total: 6

*For the 2023 edition of the Canada Winter Games in PEI Cross-Country eligible athletes will be U20 only.  There will not be a U23 category at these Games.

Questions: Jeff Ellis,


Summer Update–High Performance Committee and Policy Updates

Nordiq Canada’s priority this upcoming season is to work with our partners to improve the high performance program while creating stronger alignment between the Olympic and Paralympic pathways. As part of these improvements, this summer the High Performance Committee will be retired and replaced with the:

  • High Performance Selection Committee (HPSC), and the
  • High Performance Development Committee (HPDC)

The NST Selection Policy and the Dispute Resolution and Appeals Policy will also be updated. Details inside this Community Update and HPSC Terms of Reference.

Questions: Stephane Barrette,


ICR, art. 222.8 Fluorinated Ski Wax Prohibition

“Use of fluorinated wax or tuning products containing fluorine is prohibited for all FIS disciplines and levels.  Fluorinated wax can be a competitive advantage and its use in competition will result in disqualification.”

According to the decision of the FIS Council from November 23rd, 2019 FIS decided to ban the usage of fluorinated waxes starting from season 2020-21.  This will affect all NorAm, Canada Cup and National Championship competitions.  In the coming week we will release our own updated Fluoro Ban policy for all of our Nordiq Canada sanctioned events for the 2020-21 season.  We will extend the FIS fluoro ban to all of those events.  As a resource we have produced two fluoro free lists.  One for glide and one for grip as all waxes containing fluorine will be banned for this coming season. Fluoro-Free Wax List

Questions: Jeff Ellis,