Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet – Sun, Feb. 10, 2019

Registration is now open!

Register online here

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Next Laurentian Nordic Executive Meeting – Dec. 15th

The next Laurentian Nordic Executive Meeting is Dec. 15th starting at 10am taking place at the Stadium Chalet. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Come see what we are all about!

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Become a certified CANSI Cross Country Ski Instructor!

Are you an avid Cross Country skier?
Have you mastered the basic techniques of Classic skiing?
Are you ready to improve your Skate skiing?

Then you’re invited to the Level I Instructor Preparation courses:
 At Highlands Nordic (near Collingwood) on Dec 15
 At Mooney’s Bay (in Ottawa) on Dec 22

These optional courses will help prepare you to be certified as a Level I instructor or a Level I
“Classic-only” instructor – this year or next year. Take a two day certification course and pass, and
you’re ready to teach for a club, school or at a resort.

The Level I certification courses offered this year are:
 At Highlands Nordic (near Collingwood) on Jan 26/27
 At Mooney’s Bay (in Ottawa) on Jan 12/13

Successfully complete the Level I Instructor Certification and you are entitled to all the benefits
offered by the association: liability insurance, access to fantastic CANSI training courses, on-line
learning and teaching materials, newsletters, jobs board, Pro equipment deals and more.

Register for any of these courses at or contact for more information



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Youth Program Registration Now Live

Youth Program registration is now up and running! Wooooo!

Thank you for your patience

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Notice of Temporary Ski Trail Closure for Construction Activity

Notice of Temporary Ski Trail Closure for Construction Activity

Please note that one of the cross-country ski trails located behind the Stadium Facility will be closed due to construction activity (see attached map for exact location).

It is currently anticipated that the ski trail will be closed from Monday, November 12 to Friday, December 14, 2018. Inclement weather may affect this schedule.

We request that everyone respect and obey all posted construction signage as well as directions from the workers on the affected trail.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation. For any questions please contact or extension 1500.

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Closure of Trails Due to Construction

The Gully and Shed Loops will be closed due to construction as early as Monday, November 12, 2018.
See message below from LU. Attached is the map of the affected trails.
“Please be advised that a construction project is underway for one of the campus ski trails.

The project scope entails the installation of new high-efficiency (LED) lighting along the trail, as identified in the attached pdf (see photo below).

Construction activity may begin as soon as next week, and will involve machinery and workers present in the marked trail.
As a result, the affected trail will be closed for the duration of the project.

A site visit with the contractor has been scheduled, and further details with respect to project schedule will be discussed and clarified.

A campus-wide email message is being prepared in both languages and will be circulated in the near future.

In the meantime, please share this preliminary information with your School Board and City contacts so that they are aware of the trail closure.
If I have missed anyone in the distribution list, please share with them also.”

Ski trail closure map
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Membership Registration Now Live!

Greetings Sudbury Skiers!

We hope the summer has treated you well but as the temperatures drop and the rain starts to change to snow, we start to think about ski season! An important first step in getting ready for another (hopefully!) snow filled winter with fresh corduroy and perfect tracks is to get your membership.

Registration is now live on Zone 4:



Bunnies/Jackrabbit registration is NOT open yet (coming soon). Memberships ONLY.

Trailblazers/Racing Rabbits registration is open.

Para-Nordic registration is open.

Early Bird pricing ends Dec. 14


We hope you will join us this winter! Happy skiing!

Thank You

P.S. Step two would be to make sure you have all your equipment figured out. Don’t forget about the Ski Swap and Open House this coming weekend at Walden Cross Country Fitness Club. More info here:



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NOTICE: AGM – May. 23, 2018

Dear members,
Laurentian Nordic Ski Club (LNSC) will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 pm in the Ken Bahnuk Lounge located in the Ben Avery Building at Laurentian University.
All members are invited to attend. Any individuals wishing to nominate themselves or another individual for a position on the executive for 2018-19 must submit the name of the individual being nominated along with the names of 2 LNSC members in support of the nomination prior to May 14. Nominations may be submitted by email to or by mail to:
Chris Gore
Please call 523-5562 should you have any questions in regard to the AGM or the nomination process. Hope to see you at the AGM.
Thank you
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Please Support Marley & Collin!

We are asking the community to help us support this young couple who have by example contributed significantly to our quality of life here in Sudbury. Collin and Marley have both demonstrated perseverance, personal strength and dedication in athletic pursuits and community involvement. All positive attributes which reflect their own values and those which we strive to encourage in young people within our community.
Laurentian Nordic Ski Club will match community contributions up to $1000 in recognition of their contributions to life in our community. Collin has represented Sudbury and Canada in such a positive manner and Marley has supported all his efforts. Please forward donations to Patti Kilter at or 705-692-3818. Thank you.



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**Chalet Now Closed for the 2018 Season**

The winter may have started a little slow but it came on strong in late February/early March, with some of the best skiing of the season these past couple weeks.

We had a record turnout (total of 29 groups from Dec-Mar with 737 participants) for our Ski School program since the passing of Jean Hanson, who was instrumental in getting the program up and running, and the grant ended. With the grant we were able to offer Ski School FREE to groups, which allowed us to put an excellent program in place, thanks to Helen Loiselle. The grant was not going to last forever and we can now still offer this unique skiing experience to youth for a reasonable price of only $8/participant. We think Jean would be proud.

We also got to experience the amazing accomplishments of Paralympian Collin Cameron, who captured THREE bronze medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games! Thank you Collin for sharing your experience with us all yesterday at the meet and greet. Such a modest and kind man. Congratulations Collin! You have such a bright future!

Our youth programs were once again to capacity and after the first two sessions were cancelled due to poor weather, the kids and volunteer coaches were able to get out, enjoy the trails and improve their skiing! Thank you to all the volunteer coaches and Alison Godwin for making it happen!

It was also a busy race season at Laurentian Nordic, with the annual Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet and OFSAA taking place on our trails this season. We played host to around 750 athletes for the 2018 OFSAA Nordic Skiing Championships! Thank you to all the volunteers that made these events happen and special shout out to Perry Sakki and Kerry Abols for organizing these events!

Lastly, a HUGE thank you to the grooming team for making our trails fantastic to ski on this season! There wasn’t too many days that we couldn’t ski on the trails, and there was rarely a day that the trail conditions weren’t amazing! Special shout out to Brian Sakki, Kerry Abols and Chris Gore for your consistent and reliable trail grooming efforts!

Thus, the Chalet is now closed for the 2018 ski season but the trails remain open to members only. Ski at your own risk!

Thank you to all volunteers, club members and those that came out skiing! We hope to see you all again next winter! Have a great summer!


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