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  • 2016 NCD Race Series
    The 2016 NCD Race Series schedule is now available, there are ten races in total and open to all ages from Atom through to Masters athletes. The NCD series is specifically targeted at ages 8 to 14 and enables  these athletes to learn about racing and compete in a range of different race formats. Athletes of all ages earn points in each NCD series event raced. The three top athletes in each category with the highest point totals at the end of the series are eligible for prizes at the NCD Awards Banquet in April. There is also a Club Trophy awarded based on total points and participation.  Look to the NCD Race Series page for more details.

    NCD Race Series Schedule






    Kanata Nordic Pretzel Sprints

    Wesley Clover Parks

    Sprint Skate


    Coupe Skinouk 

    Gatineau (Skinouk, Le Relais)


    Masters for Juniors Race (XC Chelsea Masters)

    Nakkertok South

    Skate (Team sprint)


    Silver Spoon

    DRXC (Deep River), ON



    NA Eastern Cdn Championships, Ocup#2/Qcup#3




    NA Eastern Cdn Championships, Ocup#2/Qcup#3


    Skate Interval  / dép ind sk 


    NA Eastern Cdn Championships, Ocup#2/Qcup#3


    Classic mass / dép masse Cl


    Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse (Chelsea Nordiq)

    Jacques Cartier Park 

    Sprint Skate


    Nakkertok Juniors ("Cookie Race")

    Nakkertok South



    Thea's Race

    Nakkertok North


    For a complete list of all cross-country loppets and races, see the Calendar page. A handy one page 2016 event calendar with all regional events is also available.

    Posted Nov 22, 2015, 11:48 AM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Coaching Courses: Introduction to Community Coach, Community Coach, L2T

    The following is a list of some of the coaching courses that will be facilitated within the National Capital District this autumn and winter. This is by no means a complete list as two other facilitators may post other course opportunities.

    Registration and payment is on line via www.zone4.ca

    Search for:

       Cross Country Ontario Coaching Course - Ottawa (or NCD), then look for the date. I'm not sure what the course fees will be this year. Last year they were:

       ICC - $100

       CC  - $125

       L2T - $250?

    The minimum age to take an ICC course is 14 as of the first day of the course.  Course materials will be sent to you electronically. The deadline to register will be the Wednesday preceding the start of the course.

    The continuum is as follows: 

    ICC then CC then L2T dry land then L2T on snow.

    Introduction to Community Coach #1:  Sunday, Nov.  8 at Nakkertok South. 8 to 5 pm

    Introduction to Community Coach #2:  Sunday, Nov.  15  CANCELLED   will be rescheduled to a time in December.

    Introduction to Community Coach #3:  Sunday, Nov.  22 at Nakkertok South. 8 to 5 pm

    Community Coach #1:  November 28 and 29. At Nakkertok South 8 to 5 pm

    Community Coach #2:  December 28 and 29 at Nakkertok South 8 to 5 pm.

    L2T dry land:  please let me know if anyone in your respective clubs is interested in taking this course.  I will then inform the facilitator

    L2T on snow:  please let me know if anyone in your respective clubs is interested in taking this course.  I will then inform the facilitator

    Posted Nov 12, 2015, 10:59 AM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • NCD Coach development workshop #4 - guerrilla gymnastics! Sunday October 4, 2015

    Fundamental Movement Skills for Land based sports,  Strength and dynamic balance,  Ages 8 to adult


    Facilitator: Colin Richardson a L4 gymnastics coach

    Date:  Sunday October 4  930 to 11 am

    Location:  Nakkertok South

    Cost = $5/coach


    1. Falling and Rising: Break fall, importance of protect‎ing your head. Rising, how to get up after a fall?  Rolling up to your feet, developing upper body power to pop up from your chest. 

    2. Dynamic Balance: keeping on your feet while moving, keeping your center of gravity low, wide base of support.  

    ‎3. Strength: strength exercises for running using little or no equipment?  Toe Crunches, calf raises and reverse, band work for legs, hamstring curls (no handed push ups with partner), landings.

    4. Range of Motion of legs, feet, ankles? Training flexibility in those areas.  


    You must register for this workshop here:



    Please share with your respective coaching communities

    Please arrive at 915 am!

    Please dress for the weather - we are outside rain, sleet, snow or shine!

    Posted Sep 14, 2015, 10:14 AM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Coaching Workshop T2T Dryland Oct. 3-4
    There will be a CCO coaching workshop for T2T Dryland taking place Oct. 3rd and 4th at Nakkertok South in Gatineau. Mike Vieira is the workshop instructor and he is the Manager of Coaching Development for Cross Country Canada. Mike will lead participants through a two day schedule that combines classroom activities and outdoor participation to better equip coaches with methods and techniques in coaching T2T age athletes.

    Location:  Nakkertok South, 900 Avenue Gatineau, Gatineau, QC, J8V

    Last Day of Registration: Sep 27, 2015 08:00 AM ET

    Register at:     https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=9695&lan=1&cartlevel=1

    Posted Sep 14, 2015, 11:32 AM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Level 2 Officials Course Oct.31-Nov.1

    There will be a Level 2 Officials' course held in NCD on Saturday October 31 and November 1. 

    This course is open to members of all clubs and there will be no charge to individuals or clubs. It is not necessary to have taken a Level 1 course, although previous experience volunteering at a race is helpful. This course leads to Level 2 Officials' certification and the course provides a more detailed version of the Level 1 course. 

    The instructors will be Jim McCarthy along with Jeff Pouw delivering the sections on Course and Richard McKenna covering the Timing sections.

    Location: Nakkertok South, Blue Room        1200 Avenue Gatineau, Gatineau, QC 

    Registration is through CCC's Officials E-learning site, at https://cccofficials.moonami.com/
    Once on the site, press the link for:  CCC Level 2 Official Nakkertok.  

    Participants will be asked to enter an enrollment key, which is:  20151031

    Posted Oct 9, 2015, 7:33 AM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Coaching Workshops for June
    A new series of coaching workshops will be facilitated by professionals with the focus on training and development. The series will run from June 2015 to January 2016. The first two workshops are scheduled for June 1 and June 13. A registration link is found at the end of this post.

    Monday June 1, 2015  Strength training for the endurance athlete
    George Chiappa is CSAD founder and strength consultant for Nakkertok and the OST.
    • What is strength?
    • The purpose of strength training
    • Types of strength and strength training
    • Periodization
    • Activites
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00 pm @ CSAD
    Place:  Unit 1, 1665 Russell Rd, Ottawa   Phone: 613 866-1626

    Saturday June 13, 2015    Active Recovery Techniques
    Physiotherapist and XC ski coach Suzanne Reid will lead you in a hands-on workshop about active recovery.
    • use of foam roller
    • post training stretching
    Bring: athletic wear, yoga mat, foam roller

    Time:  9:00am to 10:30am
    Place:  Nakkertok South - Blue room

    Other workshops in the series will include:
    • ski-walking/bounding technique
    • strength training - basic techniques (squat, deadlift. etc)
    • fundamental movement skills
    • basic gymnastics skills for athletes
    • ski-wax testing
    • biomechanics of skiing
    • nutrition for endurance athletes
    You can register for  the June 1 and June 13 workshops here:
    The cost is $5  per workshop and you will receive a receipt. 
    Posted May 25, 2015, 4:30 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Ontario University Camp 2015
    Building upon the success of last years camp, Highlands will again be hosting a Training camps for university skiers:

    Location Highlands Nordic
    Dates: June 5th to 7th
    Accommodations: Woolner House/Farmhouse/billeting
    Cost: $40
    Registration - follow the link below
    Posted Apr 2, 2015, 9:12 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Banquet Time!!!

    Don’t miss the year-end celebration of ski racing in the Ottawa/Outaouais region. The NCD is organizing its annual banquet to be held at Camp Fortune’s Main Lodge. Awards and prizes will be given out for the final standings in the NCD race series. The standings may be found here

    Here is a summary of the Banquet’s details.

    • Event: NCD Awards Banquet
    • Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
    • Time: 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm
    • Place: Camp Fortune Main Lodge 
    • Tickets:
      • $30.00 Adults
      • $25.00 Children 12 years and under 
      • ·Reserve by April 2nd, 2015.
      • To reserve tickets for the banquet, email Carla Tomlinson to indicate your commitment: peaceandhugs.carla@gmail.com. Then email your cheque to Carla at 115 Hobart Crescent, Nepean Ontario K2H 5S3.

    Hope to see you there!

    Posted May 25, 2015, 6:41 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Final Race Series Standings Posted
    Yes it is true the tabulators are done and the standing are in...go here to find them

    Also please mark April 11th in your calendars - we have the awards to hand out and they will involve chocolate, amongst other things.

    Cheers - get out and ski!!!
    Posted Mar 9, 2015, 7:45 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
  • Lots of Skiing Left - Banquet Coming
    All of the official events in our Region are now complete.  The final totals for the NCD awards are coming soon - just waiting for the results from Thea's.

    As the more senior racers prepare for Nationals, everyone else has a great opportunity to get some more time on snow!!  With the warm sun and good night time temperatures - we are shaping up for a most excellent crust skiing season.  Go and explore!!!

    Also planning has started for the banquet....Mark April 11th in your calendars for the End of Season celebration and NCD Race Series Awards.  MORE details will be coming soon.

    Posted Mar 8, 2015, 7:01 PM by NCD HPC-Rep
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