Coaching Licence and Minimum Mandatory Coaching Qualifications

If you have made the awesome decision to help coach this year at Laurentian Nordic, here is some info on required coaching certifications.

1.)  CCC minimum mandatory coaching qualification
I have attached the policy. Below is a brief translation:)
Assistant: does not need any qualifications
Leader: needs ICC
Assistant: needs ICC
Leader: needs ICC AND CC
Track Attack and junior teams (ages 9 – 16)
Assistant: needs ICC and CC
Leader: need L2T Dryland
Programs 17 years and older
No training required
For ICC and CC workshops, coaches as young as 14 years of age can register
For L2T and higher, coaches have to be 16 years of age.
2.)  Coaching Licence
Before a coach can lead a group, he/she has to register for the licence. Please make sure everyone has registered.
Questions, just contact me.
Katja Mathys
CCO Coaching Development Co-ordinator
746-Hwy 124, GMB Box 3
McKellar, ON, P0G 1CO
(705) 774-0713
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Zone4 Now Live!

Please use the link below to register as a member and/or for programs!

Thank You!

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Laurentian Nordic Ski Club Open House 2017





Open House 2017 photo


Laurentian Nordic Open House

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

10am – 2pm

@Laurentian Nordic Stadium Chalet

  • Get sized up for season rentals! (Based on a first come first serve basis as we have limited rentals; $60 – cash or cheque only)
  • Register for programs/membership! (We will have computers onsite and can guide you through online registration process; credit card required)
  • Tour the Chalet and ask Questions! (Our team of dedicated volunteers will be onsite to answer any questions you may have and provide you with any additional information)                                                                                                                                                                                    
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Membership & Program Registration for 2017-2018 Opening Soon!!!

Howdy folks!

Online membership and program registration via Zone4 will be open starting this coming Sunday, Nov. 12.

We ask for your patience as we continue to update the website with program information and revised fees. Fees are going up a little bit this season as we adapt to the rise in minimum wage. To get last year’s membership prices, be sure to register BEFORE our Open House event on Dec. 2nd from 10am-2pm at the Laurentian Nordic Chalet.

Start doing your snow dance!


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JULBO Eyewear – Discount for Skill Development Program Participants

We are working on having program registration open soon! In the meantime, pick out some new glasses!


As CCC’s official supplier of Eyewear, JULBO Canada is pleased to offer significant discounts to CCC’s Skill Development Programs’ participants.

Registered SDP participants benefit from a 25% discount on the following JUNIOR models:

  • Luky
  • Lily
  • Turn
  • Player L
  • Extend 2.0
  • Reach L


  1. The discount is available to each SDP participant registered for the current year.
  2. A coupon code will be communicated to SDP participants parents by the club SDP coordinator. The coupon code is valid up to June 30th and renewed thereafter for the new membership year.
  3. The coupon code may be used multiple times but is reserved for registered club members. Please do not share your coupon code with non-members in order to preserve this benefit.
  4. Visit and look for models showing the CCC logo
  5. If you are looking for more detailed technical specifications you can find the info on Julbo International website:

NB: Julbo-Canada’s website is currently only available in English but translation is in progress. Julbo International website is fully bilingual.

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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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