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

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

XC Ski Nation – Video Technique Tips

From Cross-Country Canada XC Ski Nation, launched in 2016, is an online membership site for cross-country skiers who want in-depth, up-to-date information about Nordic ski technique as practiced by the top skiers in the world. CCC and XC Ski Nation will co-produce new skiing technique and drill videos for the joint benefit of XC Ski Nation members and NCCP coaches. The new videos will be available to XC Ski Nation members within the larger XCSN Course Library. NCCP coaches registered with ... More