Windsor Park Nordic Centre

Windsor Park Nordic Centre – Clubhouse Opening Day December 4th

Folks have been enjoying the groomed ski trails at Windsor Park Nordic Centre – 10 rue Des Meurons in Winnipeg – for the past couple of weeks and now the clubhouse is set to open for the season on Saturday December 4th at 9:00 AM.

Trail passes, both for the day or the whole season, are available to purchase online (preferred) from the website http://windsorparknordic.ca/trail-fees.

Day passes can be purchased and ski equipment rented from inside the clubhouse. Come see the friendly staff inside!

As per the public health orders, there are no capacity restrictions or vaccination requirements* at this time (unless you are taking a lesson in our Ski School).

As with all indoor public spaces, mask use in mandatory while in the clubhouse. All concession items (coffee, hot chocolate etc.) are available as “take away” only.

Everyone is welcome inside the clubhouse (masked at all times) to use the washroom, put on your ski boots, pick up or return rental equipment, and purchase concession items. However, we ask everyone to not use the clubhouse for socializing. Please use our outdoor space just outside the clubhouse door to socialize and enjoy your après ski beverage. We are stacking the wood and plan to have a fire going all winter long.

Happy skiing everyone!

*all CCSAM-sanctioned events taking place at Windsor Park Nordic Centre require proof of vaccination status. This includes Wednesday Night Races, Ski School lessons (group, private, semi-private), CANSI certification courses or NCCP Coaching workshops etc. Please see the CCSAM Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for more detail.

Swap Shop Cancelled (again this year)

The annual cross country ski Swap Shop has been held in mid November for over 30 years, but again this year, CCSAM has decided to cancel it. Public health restrictions are a factor, but the global supply shortage of cross country ski equipment is the show-stopper. In recent years, the vast majority of equipment for sale at our swap shop has come from local ski shops who are clearing out previous years’ stock. There isn’t any this year, so a swap shop would have a huge shortage of items for purchase.

There are a number of online buy & sell platforms that individuals can use to buy or sell cross country ski items — Facebook Marketplace and Kijiji are the two most obvious. In particular, there is a Manitoba Cross Country ski gear Buy, Sell and trade Facebook group that has 1700 members.

Hopefully you’ll find what you need.

Act Now to Protect Green Space in City of Winnipeg

On Thursday May 13, 2021, the City of Winnipeg Executive Policy Committee will vote on two 25-year planning documents that enable ad hoc development on natural green space, parks and city owned golf land.

  1. OurWinnipeg 2045
  2. Complete Communities 2.0

We are concerned with the content of these initiatives and believe they open the door to the erosion of publicly accessible green space in Winnipeg.

If this concerns you as well, we strongly encourage you to take the following actions now:

  1. Sign the Petition
  2. Write a Letterbefore May 13th – to the Mayor & Councillors asking them to save Winnipeg’s green space from development. A template is provided.
  3. Register to Speak at the Public Hearing – deadline 2:30 PM May 12th

Find out more here: https://www.ours-winnipeg.com