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Come see what your friends look like without their toques!

Edmonton Nordic is hosting our annual Spring Fling Pot Luck next Saturday. Everyone is welcome from Jackrabbits to Masters, from first timers to coaches, from recreational skiers to racers.

Date: Saturday April 29th
Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm
Location: Goldstick Pavilion

In conjunction with the Potluck, a Special Meeting of ENSC Members will be held to pass revisions to the ENSC Bylaws.  The Special Meeting will start at 1:30pm.

There will be games and supervision of children during the Special Meeting.

ENSC will provide drinks, hot dogs, sausages and a vegetarian option. We hope you can bring any of the following: salads, fruit, munchies, desert, or something you think others would like!

Please go to the following link to let us know if you are coming.

Here is a link to the current bylaws:

Here is a link to the new bylaws:

Biathlon Summer Program – Registration Open

Follow this link for more details

SISU Casino – Volunteers still needed

We are getting close but are still short 12 shifts and have zero back-ups. Please get out and beat the bushes and encourage your members to sign up.
Sign up on line is at:

ENSC Summer Training – Opens Today!

Edmonton Nordic Ski Club provides Summer Dryland Training Programs to meet the development needs of athletes from Track Attack to Adult.  Both Biathlon and Cross Country skiers are encouraged to participate.

The programs run from the beginning of May until the end of August or September 2 in the case of the SKI Specific Training Program.

The General Summer Dryland Summer Training introduces younger athletes to other modes of fitness to maintain and increase strength and endurance without being ski specific. This program is directed toward Track Attack (9-12 yrs) and Youth Development (12-15 yrs) athletes.

As the athletes get older and they move towards specific performance goals, then the SKI Specific Training program offers more ski specific focus with emphasis on strength training and technique.  This program is directed toward Youth Development (12-15 yrs) and Youth Racer (16-19 yrs) athletes.

For adults (19+yrs) who want to improve their roller skiing the ADULT Roller Skiing program fits this bill. Technique while on roller skis will be the focus. A strength training program is also available for adults.

Athletes from all groups are also welcome to register for Adventure Training Saturdays. This is an inclusive training session that will challenge the young and the, ahem, not so young. Participants will maintain their fitness in fun, non-competitive, mixed group activities e.g. canoeing, biking, hiking, etc.

All programs will be led by Head Coach Ulf Kleppe. Assistant coaches will be hired if numbers warrant. If you have any further questions about the program, such as determining what program to register in or equipment requirements, please contact coach Ulf at

Registration can be found on Zone4 HERE

ENSC Spring Fling & Special Meeting

Edmonton Nordic is hosting a Spring Fling Pot Luck in conjunction with a Special Meeting of ENSC Members.   The Special Meeting is being called according to section 5.2.1 of the ENSC Bylaws by a resolution of the ENSC Board at the meeting on March 12, 2017.


Date: Saturday April 29th

Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm

Korean Sport Exchange Dates Confirmed, Reminder of Application Deadline

To all CCA members,

The dates of the Korean exchange have been confirmed as December 10-19, 2017. As a reminder, the deadline for applications is the end of the day Monday, April 10. 

In partnership with the Alberta Sport Connection, (ASC), and Cross Country Alberta, (CCA), Alberta is taking part in a sport exchange with our sister Province of Gangwon, South Korea. The exchange program is for youth and is designed to be a goodwill mission that fosters trade and cultural agreements between our two provinces.

In November 2016, Alberta hosted a delegation of 10 Korean athletes, along with 5 leaders. The Korean delegation arrived in Edmonton on November 20, and left from Calgary on November 29. During their visit, they had the opportunity to experience Albertan hospitality and sport, while competing in the Alberta Cup Cross Country Ski event in Canmore. 

In the month of December 2017, Alberta will be in the second year of the two-year agreement between Alberta and Gangwon South Korea.  Alberta will be sending a 15 member delegation which consists of 10 (5 males and 5 female) plus 5 leaders to Gangwon, South Korea for 10 days. 

Cross Country Alberta invites you to apply to be an Alberta Athlete in this unique opportunity.

Korean Exchange Athlete Selection Criteria

  • Eligible for Juveniles and Junior Boy and Girls
  • Athletes must be born 2000 – 2003
  • Dates of the trip are December 2017 exact dates TBA

To be eligible, skiers must:

  • have competed in the 2016-2017 Alberta Cup races
  • be committed to a training program
  • be enrolled in the Alberta School System
  • be a Resident of Alberta
  • holder of Alberta Health Card
  • holder of a current Canadian Passport
  • hold a valid 2017 – 2018 CCC Race License
  • submit a written application by April 10, 2017 deadline which includes:
  1. Skier resume
  2. A letter of reference from an individual who has known the skier for at least 3 years and can provide a character reference. The letter should

specifically describe how the applicant has represented the sport of        Cross Country Skiing as well as his or her club program, their conduct on and off skis and their interaction with coaches, teammates and competitors.

  1. Other supporting documents as the skier may wish to include, such as newspaper articles.
  2. If selected, attend an interview with members of the Gangwon Sport Exchange Selection Committee. At the time of the interview the applicant will be required to write a 150 to 200 word essay outlining why they should be considered for selection to this team; “the essay should be titled why I would like to Ski for Team Alberta in Korea”.
  3. Final selections will be based off 50 % performance from AB Cup Series 2016 – 2017 and 50 % from academic score of interview, essay and application.


  1. Application due April 10, 2017
  2. Interviews April 22 and 23, 2017
  3. Athlete Notification May 15, 2017
  4. Registration and Competition Clothing Size Orientation Meetings:

May 24, 2017 Calgary or May 25 Edmonton 2017

  1. Registration Package due June 30, 2017
  2. Exchange Update Meetings:

September 12, 2017 Calgary or September 13, 2017 Edmonton

  1. Athlete / Parent Orientation Meeting November 4, 2017
  2. Departure to Korea December 2017 / exact dates TBA

Track’N Trail Spring Series

Join Us for our Spring Trail Run Race Series!

We’ve partnered with our friends at Runners with Attitude to bring you a spring series that you’ll love! Here’s a few of the reasons why you should join our “fun runs”:

  • Tuesday evenings, starting at 6:30 PM. With 5k races, you’ll still be able to go out for a longer run or head home within an hour!
  • All races are to be held in the city, including Gold Bar, Goldstick and Sunridge!
  • Every race will have different draw prizes! Whether you’re the fastest on the trail or DNF, every racer at the event will qualify for awesome draw prizes (including free shoes!) from Salomon, Hoka and Arcteryx!
  • Want to test your might against your friends? The top female and male finishers in the series will also qualify for a series-ending prize!
  • Our friendly sales reps from the aforementioned companies will join us on the trail with demo shoes for you to take out for the race or go for a spin at the start line if you so desire.
  • Races are affordable at $15 per event, but if you register for the whole series (3 races for $40 total), not only will you get a small break on price, but you’ll qualify for a free Outdoor Research Echo t-shirt if you’re one of the first 50 registered (a $45 value!).

We hope you can join us and don’t forget to register soon to secure your free T-shirt!

Register now at

Congratulations Nancy!!

ENSC would like to extend our congratulations to Nancy Burden, physiotherapist with Kinsmen Sports Centre Physical Therapy Clinic, who recently won the 10km and 30 km skate races for her age group at the World Masters Cross-Country Ski Championships, Klosters, Switzerland. ENSC has been proud to cheer Nancy on at our local and provincial races and are also thrilled to have her support with our spring/summer/fall youth racer strength training program in collaboration with Performance 104. Way to go Nancy!

Summer Programming

Summer is fast approaching…and yes indeed ENSC will again offer training programs for those interested in both general and/or ski specific training this summer. This summer we are looking at offering conditioning training for both the young (TA and YD aged skiers) and the not so young (Youth Racers and Adult aged skiers).

The program for the TA and YD aged skiers will be general and non-ski specific while the training for the Youth Racers, and possibly Adult aged skiers, will be ski specific. More details to come later this week, but training will include all or most of the following:

  • running
  • cycling
  • roller skiing
  • general strength training
  • ski specific strength training
  • hiking
  • camping
  • canoeing
  • orienteering
  • and possibly glacier skiing

Stay Tuned!!!


Training This Week? Season is Over!!

The 2016-17 Ski ENSC ski season is officially over!!! Thanks everyone for a great winter of fun!! 🙂

There will be a number of socials coming up in April so stay tuned to the Blog!

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