Become a Race Official

Race officials are the backbone of our organization. Thanks to their commitment to the sport and to volunteering, we are able to offer sanctioned and recreational events. Officials take nationally recognized training. As they move through training levels, they can receive grants to cover the certification costs.

How to Become an Official

Becoming a Level 1 official is easy and free. Simply create an account in the Nordiq Canada Officials Training Centre , and then click “Nordiq Canada Officials Level 1 Online Certification.”

Level 1 certification allows you to do individual tasks at races under the supervision of an experienced Chief. Level 1 online training includes eight sections, each one taking 30-40 minutes. Take all the time you want. Your success is our success in gaining new trained volunteers.

Open House & Gear Swap – November 18th

Let’s get a start on the cross country ski season ahead with a day of ski information, workshops, and a used gear sale.

Windsor Park Nordic Centre – 10 rue Des Meurons, Winnipeg
Saturday November 18th, 2023
9:00 – 11:00 AM Used Gear Sale (Cash sales only)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Open House Sessions

Have gently used gear to sell? Drop off Friday Nov 17th 4:00 – 8:00 PM Please bring photo ID with you. We retain 10% commission on all items sold. 

Cash sales only

Open House Sessions

  • General – How to get involved with club skiing, attend an event, or become a coach/official/instructor. Learn how to improve your skiing and where to ski in Manitoba.
  • Ski Basics and Waxing Techniques
  • Trail Grooming
  • Get your kids started with Jackrabbits
  • Intro to Biathlon (try a laser rifle!)

National Coaches Week September 16-24, 2023

Manitoba Coaches, take advantage of this week of FREE training modules and workshops.

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council will host an Aboriginal Coaching Module on Sunday, September 24th, 2023 for National Coaches Week. This module is a great opportunity and tool for coaches who work with both indigenous and non-indigenous athletes.

The Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association will also be hosting a Taping 1 Workshop on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023. This workshop provides coaches with the fundamentals of taping and gives coaches the opportunity to practice taping basics in-class.

Lastly, ALL NCCP multi-sport courses are being offered for FREE to Manitoba coaches. How this promotion works is as follows:

  • Coaches will register for the NCCP course they wish to attend through the Locker.
  • Coaches will pay the registration fee (if there is one).
  • Coaches will attend the course and the course instructor will verify their attendance.
  • Coaches will be refunded the course fee through the Locker after they have completed the course.

There are limited spots available for each course.

National Coaches Week Information Sheet & Schedule