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2017 NCD Banquet – Wednesday May 17

posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:56 PM by NCD HPC-Rep   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 4:45 AM ]

The annual NCD Banquet will take place at a new location this year at Algonquin College on Wednesday, May 17.  Please join your teammates and friends as we celebrate all the participants of the NCD Race Series and look back at the fantastic events we enjoyed this season. There will be an awards ceremony to recognize the top athletes in each of the categories and award their NCD medals. The dinner will be prepared and served by the Algonquin College Banquet services.

Date:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time:  6:00pm     dinner served at 6:30pm, awards to follow
RSVP:  please email Carla Tomlinson at
Cost:  $25 per person
Location:   Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa    Building D, Banquet room Salon A
Dinner Menu
Assorted rolls w/butter
Tossed green salad w/dressing
Chicken cacciatore w/roasted potatoes
Penne pasta w/marinara sauce
Seasoned vegetables
Individual fruit tarts

2016 Candy Cane Cup

posted Dec 11, 2016, 12:29 PM by NCD HPC-Rep

To celebrate the start of the 2016-17 ski season and the inaugural year of the Nakkerrtok snow loop we invite you to test yourself against our loop and the clock in an interval start skate race.

Event: Nakkertok Nordic Candy Cane Cup.
When: Sunday December 18, 2016
Where: Nakkertok South, 900 Gatineau Ave, Cantley, Quebec 
Race Start Time: 10 am ET
Bib pick upSunday December 18th between 8:30 and 10:30 am ET on site.
Technique: Skate–interval start
Sanction: This is not a sanctioned event.  The event will not be seeded.
Registration:   registration link
The registration deadline will be Friday December 16th at 23h59 ET. 

NCD Race Series 2016/2017

posted Oct 31, 2016, 7:29 PM by NCD HPC-Rep   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 2:56 PM ]

Continuing a decades long tradition in the national capital region, this season’s NCD Race Series includes many exciting and challenging events for athletes of all ages. There are a total of seven events that feature both distance and sprint competitions that include classic and skate technique. Check out the Race Calendar page through the season for links to registration and race notices for all the races in our region.

 Date    Event          Location Format
 Jan 15  Kanata Nordic Pretzel Sprints Wesley Clover Parks  Sprint Skate
 Jan 21-22  Coupe Skinouk
Gatineau (Skinouk, Le Relais)
 Classic Int  / Skate mass
 Jan 28  Silver Spoon DRXC  Deep River  Classic Register by Jan 25
 Feb 3-5
 Haywood NorAM Eastern Canadian Championships
Nakkertok South
 Classic int / Classic int / Skate mass Register by Jan 25
 Fev 25
 Nakkertok Juniors (“Cookie Race”)
 Nakkertok South  Skate – Register by Feb 20
 Fev 26  Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse  Meredith Centre, Chelsea  Sprint Skate – Register by Feb 22
 Mar. 5  Thea’s Race  Nakkertok South  Classic team sprint Register By Mar 2
For a detailed season calendar click here

Coaching Courses added for 2016/17 season

posted Oct 31, 2016, 7:15 PM by NCD HPC-Rep

Several excellent coaching courses are scheduled for this season to help prepare both new and experienced coaches to gain the skills and training to become a successful ski coach.

Introduction to community coach:
This course is for people who are just joining the cross country ski coaching continuum and for those coaching the 0 to 6 age group. Topics will include: Safety, planning, games, the community, resources and more. Participants must be 14 years old at the end of the course. Note there will be some pre-course reading to complete.
Date:    Sunday Nov. 20
Time:    8:30am to 5 pm
Registration deadline is Thursday Nov. 17
Location:   Nakkertok South     Olympic Room
Equipment to bring:   skis, running shoes, outdoor clothing, note pad, pencil, laptop or tablet with power cord, lunch and snacks.
Topics will include: Safety, planning, games, the community, resources, etc.
Community Coach
The Community Coach course is offered in the new year over the Jan. 6-8 weekend.
Topics will include:  Ethics, waxing, classic skills, skate skills, hill skills, games, competition, annual plan and them based programming
Equipment required:  skis (classic and skate), running shoes, outdoor clothing, note pad, pencil, laptop or tablet with power cord, lunch and snacks.
        prerequisite =  have taken the ICC course.  Must be 14 years old at the end of the course
Location:    Nakkertok South – Blue Room and trails
Date and Time:
     Jan. 6    7pm to 930 pm  indoor
     Jan. 7    1pm to 5 pm  outdoor (skate) and indoor
     Jan. 8    9am to 5 pm  indoor and outdoor (classic)
L2T Dryland:
Date:    Nov. 12/13  at Nakkertok and Gatineau Park
Prerequisites: Must have done CC course  (Community Coach Trained)
All information about this course is on the registration link. This course is also scheduled for May 6-7 in the spring at Nakkertok/Gatineau Park.
L2T on Snow
Date:  March 11/12 at Nakkertok South

Officials Course Nov. 19-20 Combined Level 1 and 2

posted Oct 19, 2016, 9:43 PM by NCD HPC-Rep

On November 19 and 20, Nakkertok will be hosting a Combined Level 1 and 2 officiating course open to members of all clubs in the national capital region. The course will be led by Jim McCarthy, along with Dirk Van Wijk, Jeff Pouw and Emil Jacobson

Date and Time:     November 19th and 20th from 9am until approximately 4pm

Place:                   Nakkertok South in the Blue Room above the barn

This two-day course covers Level 1 and Level 2 and will address the different race formats and techniques, key race functions, Cross Country Canada Rules and Regulations, and will teach you how to interpret the rules for a specific level of competition, organize and officiate an interval start, pursuit, mass start and relay competitions and make organizational decisions which take into account the athlete and risk management.  Since the course covers two levels you will not need any prerequisites to register.  An added bonus is that the course is FREE!

Register as follows:

Go to CCC’s Officials Website at
Scroll down the “Available Courses” section to find the course titled CCC Officials Level 2 Certification Nakkertok [This does cover both levels 1 and 2] led by Jim McCarthy and click on the title.   Follow the instructions to create an account. When you are asked to enter a registration key it is as follows: 20161119.

Please note that this course is offered in English only. 
For any questions please contact Jim McCarty at

Coaching Courses L2T Dryland and On-Snow

posted Oct 19, 2016, 9:28 PM by NCD HPC-Rep

L2T dryland and on-snow courses are scheduled over the coming months, to be held at Nakkertok South and Gatineau Park. Registration will open closer to the course date on Zone4.

L2T Dryland
November 12/13  2016 at Nakkertok/Gatineau Park
May 6/7 2017  at Nakkertok/Gatineau Park

L2T On-Snow
March 11/12 at Nakkertok

CCO Annual Coaching Seminar, June 4/5, 2016 in Ottawa

posted Apr 30, 2016, 7:35 AM by NCD HPC-Rep

We have an amazing line up of presenters and activities for this weekend. This is a MUST for all coaches.

Presenters: George Chiappa, Mike Vieira, Joel Jacques, Kieran Jones, Sheila Kealey, Robin McKeever (sponsored by Team Hardwood), Suzanne Reid, Sue Holloway

Registration is now open on zone 4. Deadline May 27, 2016

Cost:   Full conference participation:                          $85.00 (includes lunches and dinner)

            Saturday only with dinner                               $60.00

            Saturday only without dinner                          $40.00

            Sunday only                                                    $40.00

Saturday, June 4, 2016

George Chiappa Using energy systems to maximize strength improvement

Mike Vieira Developing lactate tolerance

Joel Jacques Ski Selection

Kieran Jones Periodization:  When Theory Meets Reality

Sheila Kealey Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

High Performance Round Table

Sunday, June 5, 2016 Gatineau Park

Robin McKeever     Technique Analysis double pole

Suzanne Reid Active recovery

Sue Holloway Female Athletes: Weight

Coaching course: L2T Dryland May7-8

posted Apr 26, 2016, 2:37 PM by NCD HPC-Rep

The NCD will be hosting a L2T dryland course on May 7/8 in Cantley/Gatineau.  You must have completed your Community Coach course in order to attend.
The course will run for two full days (8:30 to 4:30) and involves the following topics:
  • The sport needs of athletes in the L2T age group – the golden age of learning
  • Developing and evaluating a sport program for this age group
  • Key athletic components – Stamina, Flexibility, Speed, Skill, Strength
  • Adventure based activities
  • nutrition
  • Introduction to roller-skiing…the safe start and developing agility
  • Safety and risk management
  • ski walking and ski striding
  • introduction to video and technique analysis
  • Ethical decisions and the decision framework
Registration closes on May 4th  – register now
 We need at least six people to run the course so tell your friends!

NCD Capital Grant Application Guidelines

posted Feb 25, 2016, 6:35 PM by NCD HPC-Rep   [ updated Feb 25, 2016, 6:36 PM ]

The National Capital Division of Cross Country Ontario will offer up to two grants for a combined value of up to $1,000 each. Grants will be paid out in the time period from August 01, 2015 to July 31, 2016.

Intent: The grants are intended to assist NCD Clubs to purchase major capital assets that will enhance facilities and/or programs provided for NCD Club members.


  • Must be a member club of the NCD with all CCO and NCD fees paid as of the date the application is submitted.
  • Funding is for major capital assets with an expected life of five years or more.
  • If the Club ceases to be a member in good standing of the NCD within two years of receiving payment from the NCD, NCD is to be refunded the grant amount.
  • The contribution/grant made by NCD Member Clubs is to be acknowledged on the recipients’ website.

Payment by NCD: 

  • NCD will make payment to a successful applicant upon receipt of an invoice from the supplier of the capital asset.

Application: Applications should describe the capital asset, the need, and how it will benefit club members. Applicants are to include actual cost of the asset, and the amount for which funding is requested. Applications must be received before 8:00 p.m. on February 29, 2016 and are to be submitted to the NCD Treasurer ( copied to the Chair ( and NCD Secretary (

Award: All eligible applications will be reviewed by three members of the NCD Board appointed for this purpose, including one of which must be the Treasurer. Successful proponents will be advised at the March 7th, 2016 meeting of the NCD.

Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse

posted Feb 2, 2016, 12:12 PM by NCD HPC-Rep

Click-on your skis, this year’s Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse will be like no other. If you thought the last couple years were exciting, the 2016 edition will knock your knickerbockers off!

This year, the race will be held on February 27th at Jacques-Cartier Park as part of the Ski Tour Canada FIS World Cup. Guaranteed fun for athletes, family, coaches, and of course, spectators. Guaranteed snow – if El Niño gets in the way, they have what it takes to make snow.

Race info is available here on our brand new website. The race is open to skiers age 8-18 years old as of December 31, 2015. The event is open to everyone!!

ACTION: Early bird registration is now open. Please sign up as soon as possible – it will allow us to better plan.

Exciting skiing. Comradery. Fun competition. Awesome spectator sport as you get to see the whole race. Music. Charles IGA-catered food. Friends and family. You don’t want to miss it!

Please share Events Page with family, friends, other clubs and on Facebook and other social media networks.

Hope to see you there.

The Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse organizing committee


Le Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse sera comment dire, extraordinaire cette année. Un endroit et un format unique qui éclipsera les courses des dernières années – je vous le promet!

Cette année, la course aura lieu le 27 février au parc Jacques-Cartier sur le parcours des pros de la Coupe du Monde Ski Tour Canada. Du fun pour non seulement les athlètes, mais aussi pour la famille, les entraineurs, et bien sure, les spectateurs! La neige y sera, peut importe les caprices de El Niño – ils ont de l’équipement pour faire de la neige.

Vous trouverez ici, toute l’information pour cet évènement hors-pair. La course est ouverte aux skieurs de 8 à 18 ans (avant le 31 décembre, 2015). L’évènement est ouvert à tous!

ACTION : Rendez-vous à la page d’inscription dès aujourd’hui. Le plus vite que vous inscrivez votre enfant, mieux c’est pour la planification de l’évènement.

Du ski amusant. La camaraderie. Le plaisir. Et n’oubliez pas….c’est un sport excitant pour les spectateurs puisqu’ils peuvent y voir toute la course, du début jusqu’à la fin. De la musique. De la bouffe gracieuseté d’ IGA Charles. Famille, voisins, grand-maman. Ne manquez pas le fun!

SVP partagez la page d’évènement du club avec famille, amis, et autres clubs de la région. N’oubliez pas de partager sur Facebook et autres médias sociaux.

J’espère que vous allez y être.

Le comité organisateur du Chelsea Super Sprint Jeunesse

Useful links – liens importants:

Zone 4:


Events page:    et en français :