Nordic Racers Ski Club
Welcome

We are an organization of cross country skiers of all abilities and levels. We encourage the enjoyment and growth of cross- country skiing as a lifelong sport. We provide members with opportunities to achieve their goals as recreational skiers, competitive athletes, race officials, coaches and instructors in a safe, fun and social environment.

Wondering where there next dryland session is?  Check the Calendar link on the left.


Facebook Links:

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/nordic-racers-ski-club/134055829974316?ref=bookmarks

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/558595744246172/

 


 

HELP SAVE SKIING IS BELIEVING!

The Nordic Racers Skiing Is Believing Program is in jeopardy!  All of last year’s coordinators have moved away or have become far too busy to organize this fantastic program that has been recognized by Cross Country Canada as one of the best!

Skiing Is Believing is our Nordic Racer outreach program to give persons with a physical disability the opportunity to learn cross country skiing.  About 3.8 million Canadians (13.7%) reported having a disability in 2012 (source: Statistics Canada).  Many people with disabilities are not aware that cross country skiing is an activity that is available to them.  Skiing Is Believing is one of the few programs in the country to reach out to this population and give them this incredible experience at a token cost.

We need you!

1.      Program Coordinators/Administrators to organize the program (one day for sit skiers and one day for standing skiers including those with visual impairments). No experience necessary.

2.      Volunteers to assist on-snow – we will train you with what you need to know! No experience necessary.

3.      Coaches to lead the technique instruction (CANSI or NCCP or skiers with good technique that have been trained by our Para-Nordic instructors).

Please contact Tony Chin (v2tony@gmail.com) if you can help organize Skiing Is Believing or would like more information.

Note: we do not work with persons with cognitive disabilities; that is Special Olympics and they are better trained to work with that population.


 

PARA-NORDIC COMMITTEE 

The Nordic Racers Ski Club is considered the premier Para-Nordic club in the country.  In 2010, 5 of the 17 members representing Canada the Paralympic Winter Games were from the Nordic Racers Ski Club!  Now a new generation of Para-Nordic racers from your ski club is training for the 2018 Paralympics.  We hope to send 4 athletes to South Korea!  

Behind the scenes we have a very industrious Para-Nordic Committee who help make things happen.  These are the people who apply for grants and then administer how the funds are best spent to support all our Para-Nordic activities.  Unfortunately four committee members have moved away or had a lifestyle change that are keeping them from contributing to this year's committee.

If you are interested in supporting our Para-Nordic athletes and programs we would like to hear from you soon as the planning for the season is well underway.  Contact Jamie Stirling coach@nordicracers.cafor more details.  

This committee meets about once a month.  One particular skill set we are looking for is a bookkeeper.  No special accounting degree required just basic competency in maintaining spreadsheets.


 

From one social to the next...

Thank you to all the members that responded by showing up last Saturday or by sending me an email. The responses were positive and there will be another social pot-luck evening planned for January/February 2015.

I would like to make a call out for members who would like to host the next social, either at a house or a common room in your apartment/condo.

Please get in touch with Michael at social@nordicracers.caif you have a venue to offer, would like to help, or any other suggestions.

Pictures below are from the Social on Nov 15th at Bella Ceramica.


The Nordic Racers are a proud member of Callaghan Valley Cross Country, a volunteer organization dedicated to hosting high level competions and the Sigge's P'ayakentsut (Payak). For more information on CVXC, click here.


Many thanks to our friends in the community who support the Nordic Racers with their sponsorship:

Sigge's DHL cypress mountain activelifephysiotherapy