CCC Launches New Online Waxing Clinic

Cross Country Canada is proud to add another online training resource to its expanding e-learning portfolio, hosted in the Locker (Coaching Association of Canada).

The module will be free for any coaches with Intro to Community Coach training and $12 for any other person interested in improving their waxing skills and knowledge. You don’t have to be a coach nor have any NCCP training to do this online waxing clinic.

If you do not have a Locker account already, you can create one easily and then access the online waxing clinic under the e-learning tab.

Throughout this online training module you will find a series of videos and other information on the following skills:

  • Applying and ironing parafin glide wax
  • Scraping and brushing parafin glide wax
  • Tools and tool care
  • Powders: application and ironing
  • Powders: rotocorking and finishing
  • Blocks and pucks
  • Liquids and gels
  • Structure
  • Kick zone sanding and binder
  • Applying kick wax
  • Removing kick wax
  • Klister base
  • Applying klister
  • Mixing klisters
  • Tips for klister
  • Removing klister
  • Travel wax and hot scraping
  • Hairies
  • Stone grinding and new ski prep

While pertinent to all avid skiers (racers or not), these skills and processes are the same used by technicians working at the top levels of racing.
In this online module they are presented by Joel Jaques, the technical services coordinator for CCC’s National Ski Team.

Certified coaches completing this training module will automatically be credited 3 Professional Development Points to their Locker account.

This new online resource has been produced in collaboration with XC Ski Nation. You can visit their website to access a vast amount of cross country ski related technical videos and ski related content:

Parent Coaching 101

Many questions arise from parents who are new to cross-country skiing as well as for many of the seasoned veterans.

Parents may not realize how their support can enhance their child’s skiing experience and few may know where to solicit support and information, whether you only wish for your young skier to have fun outdoors in winter or to establish a foundation for your developing athlete.

Cross-Country Canada in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, has established an easily accessible coaching development pathway that all cross-country ski coaches must follow.

The starting point is a combination of two online learning courses that can be done from anywhere at the learner’s own pace.

While these courses were specifically developed for aspiring community coaches, many parents (coaches or not) have expressed how useful and valuable taking this training has been for them.

Parents of young skiers inevitably become the coach’s assistants!

Click here to ackowledge the benefits for parents to take the ICC training and how to sign up.

Spirit North Expanding to Manitoba – Job Opportunity

Spirit North is a charitable organization committed to improving the health and well being of Indigenous youth through the transformative power of sport & play.

Spirit North is expanding to Manitoba and seeking 4 enthusiastic people to fill the roles of Community Outreach Leads and deliver ski programs in Nelson House, Berens River, Wanipigow & Black River. Join the Spirit North team! 

Job Post – Nelson House

Job Post – Berens River, Wanipigow, Black River

Ski Instructors Wanted for Chris McCubbins School Ski Program

Would you like to get involved with the Chris McCubbins School Ski Program?

Certified* CANSI instructors & NCCP Coaches Wanted

Program location: Windsor Park Nordic Centre
Days: Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays
Time: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM (Wed, Thu & Fri); 4:00 to 5:30 PM (Wed)
Commitment: Minimum 1 day (or evening) per week. The program is usually 6 weeks long and starts after the winter break. 

Pay – $100/day

You will be responsible for 2 schools (~30 students). Schools will have PE Teachers and T.A’s present. They are responsible for discipline and orderly conduct of the class(es) you are there to teach.

NCCP Community Coaches – responsible and report to the lead CANSI instructor and help with the deployment and organization of lessons and provide appropriate safety/organized help.

Pay : $50/day

*Compensation for CANSI/NCCP workshops available for those committing longer term to the program. Ask about details.

Jeff Hampshire
Program Director
Mobile (204) 510-0395