Skijoring Teams Back to Train at Kanata Nordic for the 2016/17 Season

The Mush Larose Association skijoring racers are happy to be back to train at the Kanata Nordic trails for the 2016/17 season. This year the training times have changed to Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm and Sunday mornings from 8:00am to 10:00am.

Again this year the skijorers will be taking steps to minimize the impact on other trail users. Signs will be placed at trail heads to let other users know they are on the trails.Teams will be limited to only 1 dog, the teams will be attaching bells to their equipment. There will be a maximum of 5 teams on the trail system at any one time. The dogs on the teams will be experienced racing dogs, used to sharing trails with other users and passing other trail users. If a team comes up behind you, they will audibly let you know they are approaching and will slow down until there is a safe place to pass. They won’t be passing on steeper downhills or tight corners. If you are skiing in the classic tracks you can stay in the tracks while the teams pass. If you are skate skiing you can move to the right or into the classic tracks until the teams pass.

Feel free to say hello to the skijorers and ask questions about the sport if you are interested. The dogs permitted on the Kanata Nordic trails are well behaved with people and other dogs, but keep in mind that they are working when they are in harness they may not be interested in stopping to socialize. The best time to meet the dogs will be when the teams are getting ready to run or after they have finished. Just ask the skiers if it is a good time to do so.

Skijoring is only open to approved members of the Mush Larose Association. For more information on skijoring with Mush Larose visit or email There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the teams and learn more at the Kanata Nordic Snow Day.

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