Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2022

Nordiq Canada invites all Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers to participate in designing the 2022 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 10,500 Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers across Canada!

Get your ideas ready…here is the template for your design: Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2022.

The criteria for entering the contest is as follows:

  • Contestants must be currently enrolled in a Nordiq Canada Jackrabbit or Bunnyrabbit program
  • Contestants must be between the ages of 5-9
  • Artwork must be of original work

Selection process and timelines:

  • Designs should be submitted to Ilona Gyapay: igyapay@nordiqcanada.ca by 1:00 PM, CST on March 11, 2021.
  • Nordiq Canada will select 10 final designs and voting will occur via Survey Monkey. The voting period will run from March 12 to March 19, 2021 until 1:00 PM (CST). Please remember that only Nordiq Canada members are eligible to vote!
  • Announcement of the ‘winning’ toque design will be posted on Nordiq Canada’s Facebook page and website.

Questions: Ilona Gyapay, igyapay@nordiqcanada.ca

Mini World Cup for Kids

This app offers developmentally appropriate challenges to young skiers. Kids can track their cross-country-activity and collect pins to compare their performance with friends and fellow skiers across the globe. The App is available for iOS and Android.

Visit the link for more details.

How to participate:
• Download the Coop Mini World Cup App for iOS and Android
• Checkout your global ranking and compare to friends
• Track your snow activity to get stats
• Have fun!

FREE Community Coach Workshops until January 15th

Thanks to Nordiq Canada, the online Intro to Community Coaching workshop and Community Coaching workshops are now available at no cost!
Between now and January 15th, 2021 there is NO FEE for the Intro to Community Coaching (ICC) workshop in the e-Learning section of The Locker: https://thelocker.coach.ca/
You must first complete the Coach Initiation in Sport e-Learning module to gain access to the ICC. That $15 fee cannot be waived but if you create an account with Decathlon Community you will receive a discount code for $3 off.
Register now for a FREE Community Coaching workshop.
Saturday December 12th
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registrants will receive the Zoom invite from Learning Facilitator Kenton Frith.
This is a virtual workshop to complete the classroom components of the Community Coaching context. There will be an on-snow component to complete at a later date TBD.
Registration deadline: Wed Dec 9th at midnight.
But don’t wait to register as there is HOMEWORK to do prior to the workshop.
Link to course materials will be sent to you after you register.
Learn more about our coaching development pathway here: https://www.ccsam.ca/competitive-skiing/coaching-nccp/

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Protocol

The situation respecting the current pandemic continues to change quickly as it affects the activities of Nordiq Canada National, Divisions, clubs and members. It is expected that updated restrictions and recommendations published by your local public health authority, the Government of Canada and other authorities are followed.

There are a number of activities and events that were pre-approved and/or issued Certificates of Insurance before this emergency arose. Local and national public heath guidance may impact whether those pre-approvals and certificates remain valid. 

Many clubs are considering how to tailor training to at-home or other environments. Our insurers remind you to: 

  1. Use Common sense
  2. Tailor coaching/expert guidance to age and ability
  3. Keep a record or training log – both athlete and coach/trainer
  4. Do not do or recommend what you would not do under normal circumstances
  5. Stay within the coach/trainer skill level as well as the ability level of the group you are advising
  6. Obey and follow all local, provincial and federal rules, regulations and guidelines
  7. Exercise extreme caution with use of weights or other equipment or apparatus – there is no shortcut
  8.  Ensure you are following the principles of safety in sport as you adapt training; For example, think about how you would apply the principles of the Rule of Two in a video-conferenced training environment
  9. The Sport Medicine Advisory Committee’s regular updates also include training guidance: Update #12 Advisory on COVID-19

Please see this full list of requirements to be covered under our general liability policy.
Clubs and coaches, make sure you are accessing the Government of Canada’s financial and economic support programs as you need them. Several provinces, territories and municipalities have additional programs.