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New Trial Trail

We're launching an experiment!Kanata Nordic is reaching out to the local community by grooming the National Capital Commission (NCC)' 5.5 km Watts Creek Pathway from where it intersects with Corkstown Rd. at Moodie Dr. to March Rd. (map below). This is a trial season for grooming this public trail, powered by Kanata Nordic's volunteer labour, club membership fees and equipment, with the support of the NCC.Please note that Kanata Nordic will only be grooming the Pathway on a "best efforts" ... More

Jackrabbit Toque Contest 2020

Hello to all Jackrabbits and Bunnyrabbits!  Nordiq Canada is inviting all Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit skiers to design the 2021 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 10,500 Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit skiers across Canada! Get your ideas ready…here is the template for your design: Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2021 The criteria for entering in the contest are as follows: Contestants must be currently enrolled in a Nordiq Canada Jackrabbit or Bunnyrabbit programContestants must be ... More

January 22, 2020 Newsletter

Keep up with Kanata Nordic news, events, programs, clinics, the racing team and more with our email newsletter. To read this week's post about adult clinics, the racing team news, and club coaching, please read the newsletter - and sign up to have it in your email inbox! More

Private Lessons & Clinics

Private lessons will be offered at Kanata Nordic this year through an agreement with instructor Liam Walke. Lessons will be available Sunday, Monday and Friday or by appointment with Liam.Rates are $70/hour lesson (1 person) and $90/hour lesson (2 people), with discounts for larger groups through the scheduling link. There are additional discounts if people commit to 3 or more lessons, etc. These are the prices for KN members - non-members will also have to purchase a daypass, either cash ... More

Winter Rentals 2020

Thanks to a generous grant in autumn 2018 from the Ottawa Community Foundation, Kanata Nordic now has a modest fleet of rental ski packages, snowshoes, and headlamps. The ski shop is located at the main Kanata Nordic entrance, in Cabin D, in front of the chalet (see trail map). OPERATING HOURS The shop will be open the following times, assuming the trails are open. Note: rental shop closed Sat Jan 11 and Sun Jan 12. Trails are closed due to icy, unsafe conditions. Saturdays January ... More

Gatineau Park closures for fall training

Want to get in shape for ski season or just enjoy the roads of Gatineau Park without traffic? The annual fall closure of Gatineau Park's parkways has begun and is as follows: Wednesdays and Thursdays: North Loop (P8 to P9) 6pm until dusk Saturdays and Sundays: Short Loop (intersection of Gatineau and Champlain Pkwys. to P9) 6am to 11am and North Loop 6am to 1pm Please note that there will be some changes to this schedule during Fall Rhapsody (September 29 to October 21).  ... More

Magic of Lights at Wesley Clover Parks, Nov 17, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018

Once again this year the holiday season will be ‘illuminated’ by the Magic of Lights display in the evenings. It’s a new name and expanded route through the campground roads. When the display is operational there is NO SKIER OR VEHICLE ACCESS to the roads in use for it, even during the daytime. This is for your personal safety. Kanata Nordic has groomed new bypass trails so that skiers can enjoy loops and not dead-end at a road. Please help Kanata Nordic be a good tenant of the Parks by ... More

Upcoming Leader Training & Opportunity to be a Leader!

Develop your skiing and help younger skiers learn to ski by becoming a trained coach and volunteering to be a leader. We are looking for leaders and assistant leader volunteers for our Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit programs. Only basic skiing skills are needed to start. For those who volunteer to be leaders or assistants for our ski programs and take the Introduction to Community Coaching or Community Coaching course Kanata Nordic will reimburse your training cost. Click here to view ... More

Volunteer at Ski Swap & Info Day

We are looking for some volunteers to help at our annual Ski Swap & Info Day. You will work alongside knowledgeable volunteers. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your club and get involved. Date:  Friday October 27 and Saturday October  28 2017 Location: Beaverbrook Community Centre Various Volunteer tasks needed for the following hours: Friday November 11 2016 : 6:30 to 8:30 PM Saturday November 12 2016: 9: 30 am  to 3:00 pm (for shifts of time) Click ... More

Kanata Nordic Appoints New Club Coach

Kanata Nordic is pleased to announced the appointment of a Club Coach for the 2017-18 season. Mike Vieira  joins Kanata Nordic to support our youth and adult racers, as well as all our volunteer coaches across our development programs. Mike previously held the position of manager of coaching development with Cross Country Canada. Prior to that, Mike was  a head coach with a well-established local cross country ski club, where he had a prime role in growing that club to the success it is ... More

2017 President’s Report & AGM Meeting Minutes

2017 President’s Report by Marlene Alt More snow, more members, more skiers on the trails, more volunteers, bigger events, and a cozy cabin with roaring fireplace. That could sum up the year we’re just wrapping up. In our second full season at Wesley Clover Parks, we engaged in a coordinated flurry of efforts to deliver value to our members and to day skiers, and to prepare for the future. Front and center was relocating our main base to the campground area (usually referred to by ... More