Windsor Park Nordic Centre

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!)

Brent Bottomley Inducted to Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

August 2, 2023 (WINNIPEG) – On behalf of its Board of Directors and Selection Committee, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to introduce its Class of 2023.

This year’s class encompasses six sports, including three individual athletes, two builders, and one team.

“It is an honour to recognize these athletes and builders, not only for their achievements in sport but their contributions to their communities,” said Brittani Lutz, Chair of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Each individual has done so much for Manitoba, and I cannot wait to thank them in person at our Induction Ceremony.”

“Storytelling is a fundamental part of history and who we are. And sport is no exception,” said Janet McMahon, President & CEO of Sport Manitoba. “ This November, we are honoured to gather at the annual Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony to journey back through the inspiring careers of four individuals and one team who’ve made incredible impacts in sport. Congratulations to the class of 2023! We can’t wait to celebrate with you as our passionate sport community recognizes your stories and accolades.”

The inductees will formally be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 2nd.

Read full story:

Brent Bottomley, Builder, Cross Country Skiing

Brent Bottomley, Builder, Cross-country Skiing
In the political world, Winnipeg’s Brent Bottomley was an advisor to the likes of former Premier Gary Filmon and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; but in sport, Bottomley was a force in cross-country skiing. His impact can be felt locally from his 14 years as the Chair of the Cross Country Skiing Association of Manitoba and a founder of groups like the Red River Nordic Ski Club and the Prairie Storm, Canada’s first all-women’s ski team. He also coached Olympians such as Jim Carrabre and Paget Stewart.

More on Brent Bottomley here: Brent Bottomley 1955-2018

Manitoba Spring Cup

Let’s have one last ski race/event of the year!

Red River Nordic is hosting a mass start race/event that caters to all abilities. Invite your family and friends! March is a great time to have fun and be outside and do one last ski challenge. 

The race will be at Windsor Park Nordic Centre on March 18th.

It will be freestyle technique (meaning skate or classic), there will be a classic track set on the side. If you choose to classic, we will note that you did classic on the results sheet. 

We welcome all abilities, 

  • Kid start time at 10:30am with distances of roughly 1 km and 3.5km. Special treat at the end. 
  • Adult start time at 11:15am with distances of roughly 7.5 and 15km. Special treat at the end. 

Course maps will be available at the start and course will be marked. 

We will have prizes to hand out at the end of the day. Stay tuned. 

We will have post race food for all to enjoy inside or outside around the fire as we cheer on family and friends to the finish. 


12$ per person with a max of 36$ per household. 

Registration will close at 6pm on March 17th. 

This will be a relaxed, fun atmosphere with plenty of smiles. We hope you can join! 

If you have question, contact Murray

2023 Grooming Seminar / Workshop

Back by popular demand! We are hosting a snow/trail grooming seminar/workshop for all interested parties. 

Whether you’re a veteran groomer or just interested in getting some tracks set in your area, we welcome you to come exchange ideas, demo equipment and meet other trail builders and groomers.

When: Thursday, March 16, 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: Windsor Park Nordic Center, 10 Des Meurons Street, Winnipeg
Cost: $0.00
We will have several pieces of equipment on hand: pulling machines,groomers,drags, rollers,etc. 

  • 2021 Yamaha Viking side-by-side w Camso tracks and Cab
  • 2020 Ski-Doo Skandic SWT 900
  • Ginzu Groomers
  • Snowdogs with tracksetters and toboggan
  • Steel roller
  • Meuller Tornado 2.0 Snow Tiller (no tractor on site to operate) 
  • various DIY rigs for all manner of ski trail grooming excellence

Please contact Laurie Penton at 204-471-3447 if you plan to bring any of your own equipment.

The day will start with coffee/snacks in our clubhouse and a few brief presentations on the following topics:

  • Community Trails – Starting a Local Trail Network from Scratch (Scotty Nystrom, Bourkevale Community Centre)
  • Funding Opportunities to Develop Ski Trails in Manitoba (Karin McSherry, Executive Director CCSAM)
  • Trail Signage – This Way Home (Laurie Penton, CCSAM)


  • 10 AM – meet and greet, coffee, general discussion
  • 11 AM – hands on look at equipment comparing features (pros/cons) of different types of equipment
  • 1 PM – opportunity to try out/operate equipment on hand
  • 2 PM – wrap up 

Q&A will occur throughout the session.
Please RSVP your attendance by email