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Improving Cross Country Skiing in Edmonton

The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Nordic Ski Club are dedicated to improving cross country skiing within the city.

Throughout 2014, operational, programming and public information and education approaches have been examined to ensure they are meeting the needs of residents.

For the 2014/15 ski season, we’ve made positive changes:

  • more efficient operations practices
  • refined grooming schedules based on weather, terrain, use patterns and operational needs
  • additional ski grooming and track-setting equipment
  • enhanced on-site signage

Connecting with you is an important part of this process. We need to know how you feel about these changes, and what you’d like to see. We invite you to be part of an online survey in February 2015. Watch for details here.

Space Available in Tomorrow’s Waxing Clinic

Owing to a cancellation I have a spot available on tomorrow’s ski waxing clinic, Tue 30 Dec at 7 PM.  Available to the first person who responds.  Please let me know ASAP if you would like to attend. 
780-433-4328 H or 780-984-2360 Cell

Alberta Cup 3 & 4


  • Edmonton Nordic Ski Club would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers for committing your time during this busy Holiday Season
  • We want to thank everyone at Strathcona Wilderness Centre for making us feel at home, for all their help, and for wonderful ski trails
  • We thank Campbell Scientific and LP Tents for their support with this event
  • We thank Cross Country Alberta, and our Technical Delegate, John Cushing


Finally, we want to congratulate all athletes for putting in their best efforts each day…

and in the words of Dasha Gaiazova, you have all earned your ‘Gold Medal Rest Day’ today. Enjoy!
Alberta Cup 5 & 6 will be in Canmore on January 16-18

Alberta Cup #3 Results & Alberta Cup #3 ParaNordic Results

Alberta Cup #4 Results & Alberta Cup #4 ParaNordic Results

2015 Biathlon Westerns & Calforex Cup

Due to further deterioration this afternoon of the ski loops, stadium, and shooting ramp, and little hope for an improvement in conditions, a decision has been made to cancel Sunday’s Western Canadian Championship/Calforex Cup #4 biathlon competition

Alberta Cup features in Edmonton Journal

Link to Edmonton Journal

Alberta Cup #3 slideshow

View slideshow HERE

Alberta Cup #3 Results & #4 Start List

Sundays event for the Sport and Junior categories will ski multiples of the 3km loop (not the 2.5km loop) 

  • Sport 2 x 3km (6km)
  • Junior 3 x 3km (9km)


Link HERE to View the Race Notice – updated 18 Dec


Alberta Cup #3 Results & Alberta Cup #3 ParaNordic Results


Alberta Cup #4 Start List

Biathlon: Apres Solstice

It’s all uphill from here …
From the Doodle Poll, it looks like this:
  • Dec. 22: Monday – Normal 18:30 practice
  • Dec. 24: Not enough interest. No practice.
  • Dec. 27: 13:30
  • Dec. 31: 13:30
  • Jan. 03: 13:30
  • Jan. 05: Monday – Normal 18:30 practice.

This Monday, we will do a light ski practice, focusing on range drill and standing shooting.
During the holidays, I’m open to ideas for what kind of practices you would like.

Merry Christmas,

Alberta Cup #3 – Start List Available

The start list for tomorrows Alberta Cup #3 event can be viewed HERE

Edmonton area Athletes Compete at Sovereign Lake, BC

On Friday and Saturday, December 19th and 20th, three Edmonton area athletes are competing at the NorAm races being held at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre near Vernon, BC. Tate Macdonald, Luke Gerwing, and Anders Cowper arrived in Vernon late Wednesday evening in time to spend Thursday testing skis and reviewing the race courses. All three racers are part of the Capital Region Training Group (CRTG) which is racing in partnership with the Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) at most of the NorAm races this season. Tate Macdonald and Luke Gerwing are both representing Edmonton Nordic Ski Club and Anders Cowper is representing St. Albert Nordic Ski Club. Also racing with them on this joint AWCA/CRTG team are many of the seasoned senior level racers from the AWCA. On Friday the racers will be facing off in a Classic Sprint race and on Saturday they will push the pace in a distance Skate race. Coaches supporting the crew include Chris Jeffries, Stefan Kuhn, Ian Murray, and Glen Cowper.

Follow the results at OR check the Capital Region Training Group Facebook Group for regular updates OR go to the Alberta World Cup Academy website for notices there.

All other CRTG athletes including Ingvild Høymork (ENSC), Sara Tipples (ENSC), Silas Lang (ENSC), Larkin Wasmuth (Fort Saskatchewan Nordic), Lukas Mark (Edson Muskeg Flyers), and Tomas Mark (Edson Muskeg Flyers) are competing at the Alberta Cups being held at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre on Saturday and Sunday.

Good luck to all these racers and to all the other ski racers taking part and pushing the,selves to their limits!

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