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Free Rollerski Clinic – November 6

Highly accomplished skier, Olympic coach, and maker of the only US-based ski pole company, Andy Liebner will lead a free Rollerskiing Clinic to improve technique and increase the effectiveness of dryland training.  Click Here to see more about the instructor and the clinic.

The clinic is an opportunity to learn rollerski skills, and to try out a rollerski specific ski pole designed and manufactured by Andy and the United States Ski Pole Company. 


Where: Selkirk College 10th St Campus – upper parking lot
When:  Sunday, November 6

10:00am: Track Attack (youth skiers)
12:00pm: Junior Racers and NNSC Members

To Participate:

Bring your own rollerskis  (rollerblades work as well).
You can also borrow rollerskis provided by Andy but there is a limited supply and they are on a first come first serve basis – as long as the Track Attack or Junior Racers aren’t using the rollerskis that belong to the team, club members are welcome to borrow them

CCBC Membership Contest

Amazing prizes for the club with the most members registered by December 1st!untitled-1

Our provincial organization, Cross-Country BC, is organizing a competition to see which club can register the highest percent of last year’s membership by December 1st.  We have a chance to win some amazing gear and prizes which would be used to raise funds and benefit the club.

The prizes are incredible, with Salomon, Rossingol and Fischer donating brand-new sets of ski gear, as well as luxury getaways at Tyax Lodge and Silver untitled-3Star/Sovereign Lakes.  Diamond Head Sports is donating roller skis and wax by Vauhti, glasses by Bliz, and outwear by Halti.

We are definitely in the running, and we need all our members to get out and register in order to win!!







Strategic Planning Survey Complete

Thanks to all of our amazing members who took the time to complete the survey in September – we had an incredible response and now have lots of great data to work with for our strategic planning session.

The lucky winner of our Survey Membership Draw was Cole Grey – congratulations Cole!

We have another free membership (and lots of other awesome prizes) up for grabs in our Early Bird Draw on Nov 7th, so make sure you register early to get your name in the hat!


New: Online Registration and Early Bird Prizes!

We are excited to be offering Online Registration for membership and youth programs this season.  Registration is now as easy as a few clicks from the comfort of your home, and there is no excuse to miss out on Early Bird prices!


As an added bonus, we will also be holding two Early Bird prize draws to reward those loyal members who choose to commit to the Club by November 6th.  The earlier you register, the more chances you have to win!

First Draw: October 24th               Final Draw: November 7th

Prizes include:

  • One night in a Deluxe Lake View room at Prestige Lakeside Resort (value $180)
  • Free individual Nelson Nordic Membership (value $136)
  • Whitewater Day Pass (value $76.00)
  • Free Physiotherapy treatment at Lakeside Physio (value $90.00)
  • Free Massage Therapy treatment from Alex Forsythe (value $90.00)
  • Private ski lesson from local instructor Charles Arnold (value $60.00)
  • Private ski lesson from local instructor Kjell Bronson (value $30.00)

Dryland Coaching Workshop Sept 23-25

Nelson Nordic is excited to offer the CCI L2T (Dryland) Workshop in September!

Prerequisite: NCCP Community Coaching (CC)

Workshop Fee: $35

Instructor: Doris Hausleitner

Date: Sept 23 (evening), and Sept 24-25 (all day)

Registration Deadline: September 14, 2016

Click here to register

This is the third step in the NCCP coach education program.  Coaches are taught about developmental age, physical literacy, team building, making ethical decisions, athletic components (aerobic fitness, speed, etc.), nutrition, how to design their own sport program, adventure-based activities (year-round), roller-skiing and planning a practice.

The CCI (L2T) program provides tools and develops skills that a coach can use to:

  1. Create a fun, team-oriented environment that will motivate children to achieve their personal goals in sport and develop a lifelong interest in the fitness and health benefits of cross-country skiing
  2.  Deliver a well-rounded sport program with an emphasis on skill development to children nine to 12 years of age (the L2T stage of development).

This course is subsidized thanks to the support of Cross Country BC, viaSport and PacificSport Columbia Basin as part of Coaches Week in BC!

For more information: Cross Country BC coach development workshops

Contact: Louise Poole,


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