Orienteering: A great summer sport for skiers

Orienteering: A great summer sport for skiers Looking for ways to get outside this summer, while waiting for the next ski season to start? Try orienteering - it’s a family-friendly, exciting sport and great off-season activity for skiers. It builds physical and mental speed, agility and endurance by challenging the brain and body to work together in a race against the clock. It encourages participants to explore many types of terrain: pavement, mud, water, sand, gravel, trails, roads, ... More

Notes on Annual General Meeting, April 3, 2018

Draft minutes and reports from 2018 AGM now available. Questions? Please contact president@kanatanordic.ca. The Kanata Nordic Ski Club's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Tuesday April 3rd from 7:00-9:00pm in the Ottawa Public Library: Beaverbrook. 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata. Open to all. Come and learn more about your club, and contribute your ideas. Reports on the year will be given and 2018-19 Executive elected. Supporting documents: Agenda for 2018 AGM 2017 AGM ... More

Is roller skiing for you?

To roller ski or not to roller ski?That is the question. With the end of ski season, the mind begins to ponder how to keep in shape until the next snow fall. For serious skiers, there is no question – roller skiing is an important part of any training plan and a great way to keep in shape during the long off-season. For those of us who aren’t focused on racing all winter long, the answer is less clear. Here are three questions you might consider before taking the plunge on roller ... More

National Capital Division’s AGM, April 22, 2018

Letter from National Capital Division (NCD) President, Thom Lyon To our Local XC-Ski Clubs, I’m writing to inform you of the upcoming NCD AGM and to encourage you to encourage volunteers from within each of your clubs for the board.  The volunteer effort required for NCD board positions are relatively small and the few meetings during a year are in a warm, comfortable room (Hopefully this makes the roles more appealing). The NCD serves all 15 clubs in the National Capital Region and ... More

End of season party details

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Spring programs from the Ottawa Orienteering Club

This year the Ottawa Orienteering Club has rejigged their programs slightly. They are now offering 4 programs on Tuesday nights: FUNdamentals (6-9 year olds), Learn to Train (9-12 year olds), Adventure (a non-competitive program for 10+ year olds), and Basics and Beyond program for beginner adults. These program will run from April 10th to May 29th (8 weeks) with the first 4 weeks from the Kanata Nordic cabin at Wesley Clover Parks and the second 4 weeks at Bell Centennial Arena in Bells ... More

You know how to ski. Now here’s how to shoot!

Kanata Nordic has a small Biathlon Bears program (youth racers who shoot air rifles) that it's been piloting for a few seasons. Here's an article from one of our current biathletes, along with photos from the Coupe Quebec/Ontario Cup biathlon race hosted by Chelsea Nordiq Feb 24-25, 2018. Six Fundamentals of Shooting If you don't know that much about biathlon, all it is is skiing, shooting, skiing, shooting, and skiing like crazy. Oh! I almost forgot - and it's fun! There are the six ... More

Happy Trails!

Discover upgrades to our trail network plus changes to access points and hours Now that the ski season is well underway, we’re thrilled to be back on the boards and hitting the trails. This year we’ve made many upgrades to our trail network, as well as some changes to access points and hours. Some of the updates were made due to changes to the annual Magic of Lights display, which is a significant event for Wesley Clover Parks and a fundraiser for the Ottawa Senators Foundation. The ... More

Ottawa Citizen article on ski trails in the area

December 26, 2017: "Happy trails: Place where you can XC ski, right in Ottawa" by Matthew Pearson. "Nothing beats gliding down Champlain Parkway in the crisp sunshine or hitting the trails after dark to enjoy supper by candle light in the cozy confines of Shilly Shally, one of the park’s iconic red-trimmed shacks heated by woodstove and the huffing of skate skiers. But what if you: a) don’t have a car or b) only have a short window of time in which to squeeze in a skinny ski? Well, ... More

Equipment rentals

Kanata Nordic doesn't currently have xc skiing or snowshoe equipment for rent. We hope to in the future. In the meantime, we can recommend the following knowledgeable retailers. We suggest you call ahead to determine availability. Fresh Air Experience (xc ski gear) MEC (xc ski gear and snowshoes) Kunstadt Sports (xc ski gear) 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