Kitler and Cameron recognized by Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame

Laurentian Para-Nordic coach Patti Kitler and Laurentian Nordic athlete Collin Cameron received some major recognition by the Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame. Patti’s Coach of the Year award was a testament to her success in developing adaptive techniques to assist Para-Nordic skiers to master and excel in cross-country skiing. However, Patti’s contribution goes far beyond one single year. Sudbury’s vibrant cross-country skiing community owes much of its success to the early efforts Patti made to develop the sport in this community.

Also recognized was Laurentian Nordic superstar Collin Cameron, who won the Elite Athlete of the Year Award. Cameron burst onto the nordic skiing scene in 2015 under Coach Kitler and has his eyes set once again on Pyeongchang, where he recently returned from with a World Cup gold medal.

Laurentian Nordic is proud of our athletes, coaches and volunteers!

Patti Photo

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Laurentian Nordic Recognized by Cross-Country Canada


The Laurentian Nordic Ski Club was recently recognized as the 1st Place Winner of “Growth in Athlete Participation” among large clubs by Cross-Country Canada. Much of this success can be attributed to LNSC’s rising (or shooting?) star Collin Cameron. Collin returned recently from Pyeongchang, Korea with his first victory on the Paranordic World Cup tour. Collin was also just short of another World Cup podium in Germany where he finished fourth in the sprint event. We’re thrilled with Collin’s achievements and look forward to seeing what’s to come.18596625_10158629430360363_575364593_o 18575676_10158629429530363_1821078490_o 18597016_10158629428575363_1903341185_o 18596858_10158629425270363_333391241_o

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The Finlandia Trail Run Series

We’re gearing up for another season of the Finlandia Trail Run Series at the Laurentian Nordic Ski Club.

The three events are as follows:

Thursday June 8, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

Saturday July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Thursday August 10, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

All races take place at the Laurentian Community Track in Sudbury, ON. You can register on Race Day or on Race Day at Race day registration for the June 8 & August 10 races takes place between 5:00 pm-6:00 pm. Race day registration for the Saturday July 22 event takes place between 8:45 am – 9:45 am. Due to Running Room rules, we can only offer free registration for the Kids Fun Run on race day.

Race bib pick up will take place on race day only. Please arrive well before the event start time (ie 30 minutes) to pick up your bib.

Kids Fun Run will go first. The 3 km/6km racers will start together 15 minutes after the Kids Race.



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Closing for the Season!


The chalet will be closed to the public after this Sun, Mar. 26th. Rentals will also no longer be available after this time. Members can continue to use the chalet using the code for the door and the trails as long as we have snow or until the code for the door is changed as Track North moves in.

Please note: grooming will continue for as long as we can but may be on a very intermittent basis.

Thank you for a great season everyone! See you next winter!

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Canada’s Collin Cameron Sprints to First Career Gold at World Para-Nordic World Cup in PyeongChang

From Cross Country Canada Website:


March 13, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, Kor.—Canada’s sit-skier Collin Cameron had the race of his life capturing his first victory on the World Para-Nordic World Cup on the 2018 Paralympic venue in PyeongChang, Korea on Monday.

The 28-year-old was aggressive out of the gate in the final where he skied near the front of the pack en route to winning the gold after an impressive final 100-metres that saw him pass American Dan Cnossen for the victory.

“It’s amazing. It is the best feeling of my life,” said Cameron, who secured his spot in the head-to-head heats with the third fastest qualifying time. “It’s nice to see my hard work in training, and experience from my last two sprint races this year, pay off with a victory here in PyeongChang.”

One of the most respected athletes on the circuit, the Sudbury, Ont. resident was motivated after what he feels was a missed opportunity to crack his first podium at the World Championships last month in Germany where he was fourth in the sprint event. He nailed his tactics on Monday on a course he has fallen in love with.

“I definitely built up a lot of confidence from my previous results in this event,” added Cameron. “Utilizing everything I have learned in those races to race smarter, and faster, it all paid off today.”

Cameron was joined by two Americans on the podium. Daniel Cnossen was second, while Andrew Soule came third.

Competing in his second year on the National Ski Team, Cameron’s coaches credit his background as a former sledge hockey player for his quick development. Cameron’s strength is his ability to handle the sled, and has quick snap for sprinting thanks to his sledge hockey days.

“The coaching and support I have had around me since I started this sport late in 2015 is the key to my quick development for sure, but I think also my eagerness to learn from every training session and each race has been important,” said Cameron.

Other Canadian results in the men’s sit-skiing race included: Chris Klebl, of Canmore, Alta., in ninth; Yves Bourque, of Becancour, Que., was 23rd; while Ethan Hess, of Pemberton, B.C., placed 24th.

Louis Fortin, of Levis, Que., finished 18th in the men’s standing cross-country ski race.

The trail to the podium continued for the Canadians in the women’s standing division.

Vancouver’s Emily Young had her best race of the season, winning the silver medal.

Qualifying for the heats in fourth place, the 26-year-old Young cruised through the semifinals with fast skis and aggressiveness on the course.

Young crossed the line in third place, but was elevated to the silver medal when a Ukraine skier was relegated for a false start.

“The final was very close. The entire pack was together until midway through the first climb. I tried to hang on to the front as long as i could, and was shoulder-to-shoulder with the Ukrainians for the rest of the race,” said Young. “Thanks to the wax techs, I had some of the best skis out on the course. It was pretty unreal to be able to race and keep up with those girls.”

Oleksandra Kononova, of the Ukraine, won the women’s standing division. Liudmyla Liashenko, also of the Ukraine, was third.

Brittany Hudak, of Prince Albert, Sask., just missed out on a spot in the finals where she finished seventh overall. Ottawa’s Caroline Bisson finished 11th.

Complete Results:

CCC is the governing body of cross-country skiing in Canada, which is the nation’s optimal winter sport and recreational activity with more than one million Canadians participating annually. Its 60,000 members include athletes, coaches, officials and skiers of all ages and abilities, including those on Canada’s National Ski Teams and Para-Nordic Ski Teams. With the support of its valued corporate partners – Haywood Securities Inc., AltaGas, Mackenzie Investments, Swix and Lanctôt Sports– along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium and B2Ten, CCC develops Olympic, Paralympic and world champions. For more information on CCC, please visit us at


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Laurentian Nordic Ski Fest

Looking for something to do this March Break?!

Come on out to the Laurentian Nordic Ski Club, located on the Laurentian University Campus, for some great cross country skiing!

We will be offering the following deals:
Youth 18 and under – FREE DAY PASS & RENTALS
Adults (19-54) – HALF-PRICE DAY PASS & RENTALS ($10!!!)
*Please sign-in at the chalet before heading out for a ski.
**While rentals last. No reservations or guarantees on equipment availability can be made.

Kilometer Challenge:
Also part of our Ski Fest is a kilometer challenge. We are encouraging all skiers to “Ski their Faces Off” and get as many kilometers on the snow before it disappears. Using our tracking chart at the chalet, participants will be able to record their kilometers and be considered for prizes.
A few rules:
~ Participants are able to ski at any 6 of Sudbury’s ski clubs and count these kilometers towards our Ski Fest and prizes.
~ Participants must ski a minimum of 5 kilometers on Laurentian Nordic trails in order to be considered for prizes.
~ Prizes will be awarded for skiing 5km, 10km, 20km, and 40km+ over the course of 5 days (Monday-Friday)
~ Participants must take photo evidence of themselves skiing at another ski club, tagging that particular club along with Laurentian Nordic Ski Club / Club de ski nordique Laurentien, in order for those kilometers to count towards their overall kilometers for our Ski Fest.

Other Ski Clubs/Centers Include:
Walden Cross Country Fitness Club
Kivi Park
Onaping Falls
BioSki Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Club
Capreol Cross Country Ski Club

*Please Note: Trails and chalet openings depend on snow and weather conditions. Please be prepared for trails and chalet to be closed at any time or on short notice due to inclement weather.


For more information:

Laurentian Nordic Ski Fest 2017 photo

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March News!

Chalet Hours
Given the recent inconsistent weather and the likelihood for this to continue into the spring, we would like to inform our members and the public that the chalet may have irregular hours or be closed entirely at any point during the week and at short notice. Trail conditions and chalet hours can be checked on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

If the chalet is closed and you are a member, you are still able to access the chalet with the code for the door. Please contact our Ski School Coordinator Konrad Wiltmann to be given the code and access.
Thank You for your understanding

Congratulation to Racers
The past few months have seen many members participating in a variety of races.

We hosted a successful Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet earlier and had a great turnout from the community once again.

As well, High School racers from Sudbury who trained at Laurentian recently returned from OFSSA with great success. We congratulate the dedicated athletes and their teachers and coaches. We look forward to hosting these racers as OFSSA is held next year on our trails!

The Laurentian University varsity teams returned home from OUA’s as well with a strong showing amongst the Ontario Universities by both the men’s and women’s team. Congratulations to these student athletes and the varsity coaches and support crews.

Finally the midget racers and Para Nordic racers enjoyed great success as well. A particular shout out to Collin Cameron who returned from Finsterau, Germany to attend his first World Championship in February. He is heading off to South Korea shortly for his first World Cup in Asia. Good luck Collin!

Again congratulations to all these athletes, the coaches, waxing crews and parents. We are proud to have you as club members!

We hope you get out to enjoy some spring skiing.

Our AGM is coming later this spring too so stay tuned for more information.

See you on the trails!

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Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet 

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Trails Update

The stadium, soccer field, shed loop and extension loop were surface scarified on thursday morning, gully loop and wall loop were scarified on tuesday afternoon. skate skiing on stadium, soccer field, shed loop and extension are fair, gully loop and wall loop are skiable but very firm and Sophie’s loop is firm, bumpy and ruttted. Classic tracks on stadium, shed loop and soccer field are firm and icy in spots, classic tracks on gully, wall, Sophie’s and the extension loops are old, weathered, firm and icy. Overall the trails are skiable but conditions are variable, some areas and sections of trail are in fair condition while others are icy and rutted. There are several secitons that have suffered from segnificant melting with wet, narrow and bare spots. Several different groups, classes, teams and individuals skied on thursday.  Fresh classic tracks will be set where conditions permit, likely stadium, shed, soccer field and wall loop return from soccer field. 

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Our own Chris Gore is retiring!

Join Chris Gore as we wish him a happy retirement on Friday, January 27 from 2-4 pm at Leisure Services at 200 Brady.

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