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.

Youth Multi-Sport Program Registration Open

For a 2nd year CCSAM is partnering with the Speed Skating, Cycling and Triathlon Provincial Sport Organizations and offering a multi-sport opportunity for existing members ages 8 to 12 (as of December 31, 2020).

Goal: Provide Children and parents with an endurance sports training program that encourages skill and fitness progression, while maintaining the multisport variety that helps keep options open and allows kids to connect with multiple experiences and friends.

Delivery: Program delivery will involve four periods, each assigned to a specific sport as follows:

  • Speed Skating – January 28, February 4, and 11
  • Cross-Country Skiing – February 18, 25, and March 3
  • Cycling (Mountain Bike) – April 21, 28, and May 5
  • Triathlon (duathlon) – May 12, 19, and 26

Workouts will take place on Tuesday evenings, in two sessions – the first group will workout from 5:15 – 6:15 pm, with a second group schedule for 6:45 -7:45 pm.
NOTE – Please be sure to register for the session you wish to attend, as it will not be possible to switch times from week to week.


  • Speed Skating – Susan Auch Oval at Cindy Klassen Rec Centre
  • Cross-Country Skiing – Windsor Park Nordic Centre
  • Cycling (Mountain Bike) – Bison Butte Mountain Bike Area
  • Triathlon (duathlon) – King’s Park for May 12 & 19 – Birds Hill Park for event on May 26

NOTE – The summer locations are subject to whatever our spring delivers.  If these areas are too wet, alternatives will be found which are as convenient as possible.

Equipment: Program participants will need to have continued access to a mountain bike (in good working condition) and certified helmet for this program. It is also important they have suitable clothing for outdoor exercise during the winter months.

Cost: $99 per child (+ tax)

Equipment requirements for each phase will be as follows:

  • Speed Skating – Helmet and appropriate clothing. Skates will be provided for those that don’t have their own.
  • Cross-Country Skiing – Appropriate clothing. Skis, boots, and poles will be provided for those that don’t have their own.
  • Mountain Biking – Appropriate clothing, helmet and mountain bike
  • Duathlon – Appropriate clothing, helmet and mountain bike

The program is based in Winnipeg and offers athletes 4 different sport opportunities and new skills to aid in their athletic development. The endurance sports training will encourage skills and fitness progression while maintaining the multi-sport variety that helps keep options open and allow the participant to connect with multiple experiences and friends.

Program is limited to 40 athletes and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis!

On Snow Games Video Tutorials

We are thrilled to announce that in collaboration with XC Ski Nation, Nordiq Canada created a video library of 33 on-snow game tutorials to support the development of youth skiers!
The videos will serve as a great tool for Jackrabbit coaches and CC Learning Facilitators, across Canada!

The videos are on the XC Ski Nation Website, in French and in English, but unlike most of the other videos, these are completely open access.

English: http://www.cccski.com/Programs/Athlete-Development/33-New-Jackrabbit-Games-Videos.aspx?lang=en-CA#.Xcr5iNVlAl0

French: http://www.cccski.com/Programs/Athlete-Development/33-New-Jackrabbit-Games-Videos.aspx?lang=fr-CA#.Xcr5PNVlAl0