News

Trail Work

27 Oct 2017

Bruce Wurtele

04 Nov 2017 … 13 Nov 2017

Fall means trail work at Kawartha Nordic! Trail clearing and volunteer weekends will be planned throughout the fall with dates posted to the website. Can't make one of these dates? No problem, feel free to visit on your own schedule and send us an email to let us know what you've done so we can direct other volunteers.

What's involved? Simply hiking the trails, removing branches, sticks and large stones from the trail bed, and cutting back any branches that interfere with safe skiing from the side of the trail. If you come across any large fallen trees send us an email to let us know the location. Other jobs such as stacking firewood are needed at the Woodfine chalet. The woodshed at the Laderach cabin also needs some TLC.

A volunteer coordinator will be at the Woodfine Chalet at the beginning of the day and will leave instructions for those arriving later in the day

  • November 4 - noon - 4pm
  • November 5 between 10am and 3pm.
  • November 12 - 9am - noon
  • November 13 - 10am-3pm
  • additional dates will be added shortly

No need to RSVP. Please bring work gloves, work boots/ footwear, snacks and drinks, loppers, handsaws, trimmers or any other equipment you might make good use of. 

Membership and program registration is now open !!!  Follow the links on the rates pages to purchase your seasons pass.

Note: programs for children 12 years and under are now full. Athlete Development program for teenagers is still accepting registrations. 

School Groups

16 Nov 2017

Bruce Wurtele

Are you a teacher or community group leader looking for a healthy, fun activity this winter?!

From January 8 to March break, Kawartha Nordic offers ski lessons and equipment rental to children in grades 5 - 12 in the City and County of Peterborough.  Kawartha Nordic has designed four options to allow students and community groups increased access to cross country skiing.

  1. School groups ski at Kawartha Nordic
  2. School groups ski at their school
  3. Children and youth group ski day
  4. Children and youth group ski evening

For more information please contact us at: contact@kawarthanordic.ca or 705.931.5672. Weekday bookings can be made online. For evening or weekend bookings please contact us.

Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop

03 Nov 2017

Bruce Wurtele

02 Dec 2017

When: 9am to 5pm, December 2, 2017

Where: Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School

All coaches with Kawartha Nordic’s Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit programs are asked to register for this 8-hour course by November 19th. To register, please refer to the email from Ryan, Youth Program Coordinator.

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Community Coaching Workshop

03 Nov 2017

Bruce Wurtele

16 Dec 2017 … 17 Dec 2017

When: 9am to 5pm, December 16 & 17, 2017

Where: Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School

This workshop is the second step in the NCCP progression. It provides essential training for coaches delivering an effective skill development program to children six to nine years of age (the FUNdamentals stage of skier development). It is designed to train coaches to teach children intermediate technical skills in an enjoyable way so that it is FUN to learn, to select games that reinforce the technical skills being taught, to design and lead on-snow sessions, and to select and prepare equipment for young children. Successful completion of the NCCP Introduction to Community Coaching Workshop is a prerequisite.

All coaches with Kawartha Nordic’s Track Attack and L2T program are asked to register for this 2-day course by December 1, 2017. Participants should have completed the NCCP Introduction to Community Coaching course as a prerequisite. To regiser, please refer to the email from Ryan, Youth Program Coordinator (youthprograms@kawarthanordic.ca)

One full day of the course will be dedicated to work with coaches on-snow for technical skills development and practice.

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Nordic Equipment

14 Oct 2017

Bruce Wurtele

Looking for used or new nordic ski equipment? Check out these ski swaps and local retailers  Or, post a note to the KNSC Buy/Sell Forum or the KNSC Facebook page with details on what equipment you're looking to buy or sell.

Adventure Outfitters, Lakefield

Wild Rock Outfitters, Peterborough
Gear swap Saturday November 4, 2017 10 am. Bring in your used Nordic Ski and Snowboard gear the week of Oct 30 –  Nov 3 (before 6pm) to sell at the Swap. Sell for 100% store credit or 80% cash back.

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Learn to Train

22 Sep 2017

Bruce Wurtele

05 Nov 2017 … 03 Mar 2018

Learn to Train (or Track Attack 2) runs in two phases

  • In the early season up until 6 Dec, athletes participate in a dryland training program on Wednesdays and Sundays
  • After 6 Dec, athletes move to a winter training program on Saturdays and Tuesdays
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Annual General Meeting

19 Sep 2017

Bruce Wurtele

13 Nov 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the members of the KAWARTHA NORDIC SKI CLUB, INCORPORATED will be held on Monday November 13, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Nominations for Directors may be made in writing and filed with the Secretary seven (7) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. All members in good standing, 16 years or over, are eligible to vote. Nominations may be sent to Kawartha Nordic Ski Club Inc., PO Box 1371, Peterborough ON, K9J 7H6 or membership@kawarthanordic.ca.

Location: Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, Cafeteria (1009 Armour Rd, Peterborough) (this location is fully accessible)
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 7:00pm

Did you miss out on ordering your Kawartha Nordic clothing last winter? We'll have a selection of tee-shirtlong sleeve tees and hoodies available for sale at the AGM - and also in the rental shop during ski season. Get them while they last! Hey... let's raffle a tee-shirt to one lucky member who attends the AGM!