Covid-19 Update


Ski clubs and facilities all over Manitoba are utilizing many Covid-19 resources to make “pandemic adapted” plans for this ski season.

The current Public Health Order allows for outdoor recreational activity such as cross country skiing “so long as all participants maintain a separation of at least 2 metres from each other.”

Windsor Park Nordic Centre has developed its own Covid-19 Protocol and a Covid-19 Scenario Plan that aligns with the Provincial Pandemic Response System. 

At the moment, all organized sport and recreational activity is on hold. Everyone is reminded to keep following PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES. We all have an important role to play in stopping the spread of this disease.

Stay safe, everyone!

Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee Team-Club Culture Grant – Deadline Nov 30th

Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is committed to supporting and helping with female athlete retention in the sport of cross country skiing. The committee recognizes that a major contributing factor to female athlete motivation to stay in sport is the concept of relatedness and a sense of belonging. One of the best ways to increase an athlete’s relatedness is to value and strengthen a positive team culture. Through this grant(s) we are looking to provide teams with the resources they need to improve team culture and create a space where female athletes want to be and want to ski. This grant will help fund a team building project that your team comes up with.

$2000 – 2 grants available (grants awarded will depend on cost of application and discretion)

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible, a nominee(s) must:

  • Be a team that includes female athletes or is all female
  • Be a club or team registered with Nordiq Canada
  • Have the intention of attending races as a team
  • Show proof of current and/or plans for future reinvestment into the longevity of female athlete retention at your club or team
  • Outline how your team/Club has adapted workouts/camps during Covid to promote athlete connectedness/team motivation?

Application process:
Interested teams should forward a letter and/or video to the Nordiq Canada’s Women’s Committee that includes the following:

  • Identify ski club and/or team
  • Outline short and long term athletic goals of your team
  • Discuss what makes your team so great!
  • How would this grant be used to create and maintain a positive team culture?
  • Brief budget outline of the expense(s) of your application idea
  • Name of coach and email address (may be contacted to verify application)
  • List of events your team/Club plans on organizing or attending this season 2020/2021
  • Discuss passion for the sport and any ways your team encourages female athlete retention and how this project will lead to long-term positive team dynamics.

Applications are due by November 30, 2020

Successful applicants will be notified by December 15, 2020 . Grants will be awarded based on creativity, quality, specificity and detail of application as well as longevity of investment into a club or team program (ie. female athletes will benefit for longer than just the present season).

Applications should be sent to:

Attention: Allison McArdle, Chair – Women’s Committee

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Bylaws

Please be advised the CCSAM Board of Directors will make a motion at the upcoming Annual General Meeting, October 24, 2020, to amend the Association Bylaws:

Apart from updating the reference to our National Sport Organization (from Cross Country Canada to Nordiq Canada) the proposed amendments seek to clarify the definitions of Associate Member and of our Membership Year.