Nordiq Alberta News

Nordic News November 13th 2020

FIS Cup Update

Due to current interprovincial competition restrictions in British Columbia, it has been decided after consultation between the Local Organizing Committee, Cross-Country BC and Nordiq Canada that the Rossland competitions from December 18-20, 2020 will no longer be a FIS sanctioned event. The event will continue as a Nordiq Canada Tier 2 sanctioned weekend and Kootenay Cup and will only be open to BC based athletes and clubs.

Criteria Update

The 2020-21 Criteria documents have undergone a thorough review of all of the documents by the new High Performance Committee.  The final edits to the document are currently being completed and once fully translated, they will be posted to the Nordiq Canada website


Ski To School Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross country skiing. The scholarship has been funded by Canadian university alumni cross country skiers and other interested parties to encourage students to continue to combine excellence in both academics and cross country skiing as they proceed with their post- secondary, university or college education. If no individual applies who meets the requirements as determined in the sole discretion of the selection committee, the scholarship will not be awarded. In such event, a second scholarship may be awarded in a subsequent year. Apply Here.


Fast and Female Virtual Summit 2020

This year marks the 7th annual Fast and Female Summit and their 1st ever Virtual Summit! This year’s theme is BREAKING BARRIERS.

The 2020 Virtual Summit includes six-sessions over the course of three-weeks for the girls, focused on physical activity, connecting with our REAL Role Models through interactive workshops, and more! Coaches, parents, and guardians will have the opportunities to hear from our amazing workshop leads as well. Click here to register!

Is cost a barrier to registering yourself or a girl in your life? Fast and Female is proud to offer 100% subsidized tickets to those that may experience barriers to register. To request a subsidized ticket, please e-mail us at  or fill out this form.


XCSkiSafe Portal

Are you an SDP organizer or coach? Wondering how you might administer your programming during COVID-19? Look no further!

Introducing XCSkiSafe: the Nordic communities hub for all updates, policies and tools! As the situation respecting COVID-19 continues to change quickly, Nordiq Canada’s top priority is to reduce the unknowns and increase resources! Visit the XCSkiSafe portal ( ) to learn about Return to Play, which races are being impacted, how to safely run a JackRabbits program and more.

Let’s stand together in order to safely return to the sport we love!