Nordiq Canada News

Weekly Update: May 22 – May 28

Return to Play Protocol

This Framework for Developing COVID-19 Return to Play Protocols will help Divisions and clubs modify operations to align with public health measures in place across Canada. You may use this framework to develop a return toplay protocol that meets your organization’s needs and satisfies the directives that apply where you operate. Because some Divisions have created a framework specific to their province or territory, clubs should check with their division before drafting a return to play protocol. The Sport Medicine Advisory Committee continues to provide regular updates, which include some guidance on return to play. Additionally, the Nordiq Canada COVID page on our website will continue to be updated regularly with important information for clubs and divisions. Questions: Megan Begley,

Zone4KM Virtual Solo Challenge

There is still a week to go for this event created expressly to engage the cross-country ski community during the current isolation period. While the event is free, donations are also being collected for POW Canada (Protect Our Winter) which will qualify participants for a draw among the prizes amassed for the event. You can access the event on the Zone4 website and think of getting the 4km running time trial into your weekend training plans as coaches and athletes. A fun way to link up with other cross-country ski athletes across the country. Hope to see many names in the results column come event closing on the 10th of June Questions: Ilona Gyapay,

Nordiq Connections Webinar Series – Save The Date June 2nd, 12:00 MST

Tune in as a panel of specialists discuss topics pertinent to cross country skiers every week throughout the month of June. We launch our first webinar about the importance of running in athletes training.   Panel for June 2nd includes:

  • John Lofranco – Manager of Coaching Education and Development for Athletics Canada
  • Erik Braten – National Ski Team Coach for Nordiq Canada
  • Phil Villeneuve – former cross country skiing national team athlete and owner of Newtown Sales and brand representative for multiple outdoor endurance sports

Registration link here.