Nordiq Canada News

Weekly Update: June 18 – 24

North American Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group

Please see the attached message from the North American Flourocarbon Free Policy Working Group.

Questions: Jeff Ellis ,


Save the Date!

Tune in to our fourth webinar session.

Thursday June 25th, 12:00 PM MST/2:00 PM EST

Click HERE to register! Pre-registration is required

 Coaches and Athletes – please join a session of the National Ski Team virtual training camp at the end of June

You are invited to a special open Webinar featuring a panel of World and Olympic Champions who will engage in various aspects of their cross-country ski careers and experiences.

Featured are:

Ragnhild Haga (Norway), renowned for her freestyle distance racing, having secured a couple of  Olympic gold medals in 2018 as well as several world championships during her Jr and U23 tenure;

Eirik Brandsdal (Norway), a formidable sprinter with numerous wins on the world cup over a thirteen year career;

Devon Kershaw (Canada), a force on the skis and consistent contributor to the understanding, development and evolution of the sport with his knowledge and analytic perspectives.

Past Webinar recordings can be found on the Nordiq Canada Youtube channel for your viewing pleasure!

Questions: Ilona Galpay,


Coaches Can Now Start Signing Up for their 2020-21 Nordiq Canada Coaching License

Please share with your fellow club coaches. The more coaches sign up for the NC license, the more Coaching Development funding Nordiq Canada gets from federal partners! Your club may also qualify for NC grants if enough coaches have signed up.

All coaches coaching for more than 7 hours/year must sign up for the 2020-21 NC Coaching License before starting to coach from July 1st 2020 to June 30th 2021 in order to continue benefiting from NC liability insurance coverage and other benefits. English form

The NC coaching license is mandatory for all active cross country ski coaches in Canada who are coaching at least 7 hours per year with a registered cross country ski club (with their division).

An “active” coach is anyone who performs typical coaching tasks with a registered club, including delivering practices or assisting with delivery of practices, with any age group, for at least 7 hours per year.

Personal information collected is kept private and may only be used for risk management, planning and communication purposes between Nordiq Canada, the coach’s club and division.

The license is renewable on a yearly basis, starting June 15th and effective July 1st of each year.

Go to the NC Coaching License page for more details and registration.

Questions: Ilona Galpay,


High Performance Selection Committee Draft Terms of Reference

Division Chairs and the Athlete Director have been asked to provide feedback on the DRAFT Terms of Reference for the High Performance Selection Committee (HPSC). The HPSC is designed to be a small skills-based committee with a narrow scope, complimented by a larger High Performance Development Committee. The draft TOR includes, for example, a nominations process, limit on number of terms and voting procedures. Please speak with your Division Chair or Athlete Director if you’d like to review the draft and provide feedback. We expect to approve the TOR by late June.

Questions: Joel Jaques ; Kate Boyd


National Winter Sports Development Association Teams Up with AltaGas to Provide Funding Support to Four Athletes and Nine Clubs Across Canada in 2020-21

Please see the complete story on the Nordiq Canada Website.

Questions: Stephen Novosad,


Covid 19 Update

Nordiq Canada’s Covid 19 guidance is here:

Questions: Megan Begley,