Nordiq Alberta News

Nordic News May 11th, 2021

Call for Board Member Applications

Are you passionate about our sport?  Are you keen to look to the future  of cross- country skiing in Alberta – both at the athlete development (from jackrabbits to masters)  and recreational level?  Nordiq Alberta is looking for board members that have experience in governance, high performance, marketing,  fundraising and communication.  Also on the nomination plate will be the position of Nordiq Alberta Chair.  As well, it would be ideal if we have a director that has experience within the Para community.  All other members are directors who must be able to commit to working on a committee as well as attending a monthly Board meeting.

Nordiq Alberta has completed a stressful COVID year and is ready to move forward with dynamic individuals who want to see change and sustainability at all levels.    This past year we were able to advocate and save the grooming in Kananaskis and look forward to providing Albertans with live grooming updates through Nordic Pulse.  The hope is to expand this throughout the province over time.

As a governance board it is our responsibility to be future thinkers and help form the direction, providing the tools for staff to have success.  Ideal candidates do not have to be members of a ski club but should be residents of Alberta.

Please submit a letter of intent, along with a resume to the Nordiq Alberta office  by 5 PM MST, May 28, 2021.   Interviews to follow the week of June 1 followed by a virtual AGM on June 26, 2021.

Any questions may be forwarded to  or phone 403-473-6760.


Nordiq Canada High Performance Coach Seminar for Female Coaches

“Building Confidence Through Confidence”

The Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is very excited to present a High Performance Coaching Seminar for Female Coaches. Featuring seminars on ski fleets, physiology, tactical development, leadership along with panel discussions and networking opportunities. Presenters include:

*Cari Din – Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
*Jodi Hawley – Pathway Advisor & Physiologist, Own The Podium
*Alasadair Tutt – USSSA Development Coach of the Year 2019, MSc Mid Sweden University
*Judy Buchanan-Mappin and Mike Mappin – Professional ski testers and technicians
and many more!

The Seminar will take place via Zoom over Thursday May 20th and Friday 21st and it’s free!

The Seminar is for coaches at the Train to Train (In-Training and Certified status) and above with presentations focused on those coaching Junior (U18) athletes and above. While other coaches may request to participate, coaches need to have a good understanding of physiology, training prescription and ski selection to get the most out of the seminar. This will be a great opportunity to improve your competence and gain confidence and earn some PD points while meeting coaches from across the country.

To register for the seminar complete the form via this link:

If you would like to request to attend please email the Chair of the Women’s Committee Allison McArdle: 

We look forward to seeing soon,
Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee




SafeSport Updates

Updates regarding SafeSport will be available sometime between the end of may and beginning of June. Our contact at Alberta Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation is happy with our member clubs adopting the Provincial Sport Organizations SafeSport policies found on our website.



Nordiq Alberta Awards Nominations

As we approach the 2021 Nordic Alberta Annual General Meeting, we are once again asking members of our community to nominate outstanding individuals for our annual awards. Categories this year include: Coach of the Year, Male and Female Athlete of the Year,  and Volunteer of the Year.

If you believe you know someone deserving of any of the awards listed, please complete this form and submit to the Nordiq Alberta office no later than ay 28th at 4pm.



Outdoor Recreation on Alberta’s Crown Lands Survey

Survey Link: