January 8, 2016

RACE NOTICE: Ye Olde Christmas Race

Box 592, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 6G1
Phone: (709) 639-2754
Fax: (709) 639-2902
EVENT: 2016 Ye Olde Christmas Race
DATES: January 23-24, 2016
PLACE: Blow-Me-Down Ski Park
Corner Brook, NL
SANCTION: Cross Country Canada (CCC) &
Cross Country Newfoundland & Labrador (CCNL)
Linda Chadderton ljchadderton@grenfell.mun.ca
Blow-Me-Down Cross Country Ski Club
(709) 639-2754
All races will take place on the trails developed for
the 2014 Ski Nationals at the Blow-Me-Down Ski
Park, Lundrigan Drive, Corner Brook, NL
All races will require a CCC Racing License or
CCC Day License with the exception of Novice,
Atom and Pee Wee Categories.
Saturday January 23, 2015
Sprint Qualifier (free technique);
11:00 AM
15 sec Interval Starts
*Note only qualifier will be held there will be no sprint heats
Novice, Atom, Pee Wee Only (free technique)
12:00 AM
15 Second Interval Starts
Short Distance Race (free technique)
1:15 PM
15 Second Interval Starts
Sunday January 24, 2016
Long Distance Race (classic technique)
10:00 AM
Mass Start
There will be a banquet at the Blow-Me-Down Lodge
on Saturday, January 23 at 6:00 pm. Cost is $14.00 per
person. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Note: Canteen will be open during the event in the day.
All entries are to be entered only on line at Zone 4;
www.zone4.ca and must be received by 12 PM
FRIDAY, January 22, 2016
Any Late entries will start after the official group
and will cost 2 x Registration Fee.
All entries must be complete with signed waivers and
all fees must be paid in full and waiver signed before a
bib will be issued.
Open: $15.00 per race*.
Novices, Atoms & Pee Wees: $10.00 per race.
Competitive: $15.00 per race* *HST included in fees
CCC Day Licence costs an additional $5.00 per
race and unless the skier has a CCC Racing
Licence for the season must be purchased for
each race except for Novice, Atom & Pee Wee
Day licences will be available for purchase at the
Blow-Me-Down Lodge
DRAW: Friday, January 22, 5 p.m. at the Blow-Me-Down Club.
Friday, January 22, 7 p.m. at the Blow-Me-Down Club.
Medals for first, second & third place for all other
categories except the Open Male/Female categories.
Awards for Saturday morning races will be presented
at 12:45. Awards for afternoon race will be presented
at the Banquet. Sunday’s awards will be presented 1
hour after the final skier completes the final race, and

after race results become official.

Year of Birth



Midget Girls
1.2 to 1.6km
3.3 km
3.3 km
Juvenile Girls
1.2 to 1.6km
6.6 km
6.6 km
Junior Girls
1.2 to 1.6 km
6.6 km
6.6 km
Junior Women
1.2 to 1.6 km
6.6 km
6.6 km
Open U23 Women
1.2 to 1.6 km
6.6 km
6.6 km
Senior Women
1995 & earlier
1.2 to 1.6 km
6.6 km
6.6 km
Master Women
1984 & earlier
1.2 to 1.6 km
6.6 km
6.6 km
Midget Boys
1.2 to 1.6 km
Juvenile Boys
1.2 to 1.6 km
Junior Boys
1.2 to 1.6 km
Junior Men
1.2 to 1.6 km
Open U23 Men
1.2 to 1.6 km
Senior Men
1995 & earlier
1.2 to 1.6 km
Master Men
1984 & earlier
1.2 to 1.6 km


Novice Girls
2009- Later
Atom Girls
Pee Wee Girls
Novice Boys
2009- Later
Atom Boys
Pee Wee Boys
Open Male/Female
Open Male/Female
Open Male/Female
Open Male/Female


Saturday January 23 2016. 15 Second Interval Starts Free Technique
Sprint Qualifier 11 AM Start; Novice, Atom, Pee Wee Only 12 PM Start;
Short Distance Race Start 1:15 PM Start
Sunday January 24, 2016. Mass Start Classic Technique
Race Start 10 AM
Seeding will be based on NL Points List where applicable.
***NOTE: As per CCNL policy NO High Fluoro Glide wax is permitted in the Junior
Categories and Younger***

2016 Ye Olde Christmas Race
Able-Bodied & Para-Nordic Categories

Able-Bodied born 1993 or later.

Sprint Qualifier
Only (Classic)
Interval Start
Mass Start


 Saturday January 23, 2016
Sprint Qualifier 11 AM 15 Sec Interval Start
Free 1:15 PM 15 Dec Interval Start

Sunday January 24, 2016
ClassicTechnique 10 AM Mass Start

Para-Nordic born 1981 or later.

Sprint Qualifier
Only (Classic)

2.5km classic
5km skate

2.5km classic
5km classic
 Saturday January 23, 2016
Start time to be determined
REGESTER ONLY AT www.zone4.ca

CCNL Newsletter December 15, 2015

Cross Country Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial
Ski Team 2015-2016:

Juvenille Boys (15) / Girls (14-15),
Angela Cronhelm, Aurora Nordic.
Marie Manstan, Menihek Nordic.
Jamie Merrigan, Blow-Me-Down Trails
Jake Taylor, Avalon Nordic.
Hugh Warkentin, Blow-Me-Down Trails.
Junior Boys / Girls (16-17):
Emma Taylor, Avalon Nordic
John St. Croix, Whaleback Nordic.
Makaila Hudson, Menihek Nordic.
Robert Manstan, Menihek Nordic.
Patrick McIlroy, Avalon Nordic.
Noah Taylor, Avalon Nordic.
Jeremy Jones, Avalon Nordic
Michael Johnson, Blow-Me-Down Trails
Junior Men / Women (18-19)
Emily McIlroy
Senior Men / Women (20+)
Seamus Boyd-Porter, Avalon Nordic

Coaches: Luke Dunphy (Head Coach), Eric Charron, John Gamble, Mark
Tierney, Will Fitzgerald, Brian Dunphy. Admin. support: Karin Kuhne.

List provided by
Luke Dunphy

In Remembrance, Corwin Mills,
Clarenville Nordic Ski Club,
November 20, 2015
Dear Ski Friends,
I am very saddened to learn of the passing away today of Corwin Mills of
Clarenville. Corwin was a very distinguished lawyer, a pillar of his community,
a dedicated family man and an icon of cross country skiing in
Newfoundland and Labrador. As President of Clarenville Nordic Club,
Corwin saw the building of the club from meagre beginnings to one of the
foremost ski clubs in the Province, boasting beautiful trails, chalet and
over 450 members.

Please see below an excerpt from Corwin's successful nomination to the
CCNL Hall Of Fame.
We pass on condolences to Corwin's wife and family.
Sincere thoughts,
Gerry Rideout,
President Cross Country NL Ski Assoc.

Corwin Mills, Clarenville Nordic Ski Club, Clarenville
Founding member of Clarenville Nordic Ski Club and on the
executive from 1973 to the present. Club membership has
grown from 20 to 450.
Key player in early days of backcountry skiing and on original
local trails and cabins.
In 1990’s, he was instrumental in getting the town of
Clarenville to purchase White Hills Ski Resort and CNSC then
moved to its current site.
Under Corwin’s leadership the club now has 40 km of groomed
trails (3 km lighted), snowshoe trails, a main chalet, 3 warm-up
huts, a storage shed and timing shack.
He organized the Syenite Ski Race in’73 and it ran until late
’80’s with up to 400 skiers. In 1997 he initiated the Discovery
Tour as part of the Cabot 500 and it continues to this day.
CANSI ski instructor who taught many to ski over the last 40
Corwin is back country skiing personified. He has skied in the
wilds in almost all areas of Newfoundland, as well as doing
treks in other parts of Canada, USA and Europe.
Corwin said ,“The big passion of my life is cross country skiing.
It provides good balance to my life.” This philosophy is
reflected in his two books, “Across the Barrens, An Account of
Backcountry Skiing in Newfoundland” and, “Skiing Through

Labrador SnowCamp
Nov. 29-Dec. 4
Luke Dunphy, Head Coach

This is a big thank-you to everyone for your support of the XCNL On-
Snow Camp in Lab City. We were very pleased to see the great turnout of
young people who took the time out to head to the Northern part of our
beautiful province to get in some early season training.
As soon as we got off the plane we were treated with the best kind of
Newfoundland hospitality with Gerry and Karin awaiting our arrival at
the airport. The large apartment we acquired was very cozy and allowed
an affordable solution to sleeping arrangements, entertainment area and
cooking facilities. We were given full access to Menihek facilities including
main areas, heated waxing areas, heated ski storage, and daily soup,
rolls, and snacks. The staff at Menihek praised this group all throughout
the week as being very clean and mannerly, welcoming everyone back
with open arms.
We were able to go for two night skis on this trip, on the 3kms of lit trail
called the “401”. It's a beautiful two way trail that splits and merges
through large pines as you coast along. Temperatures fluctuated somewhat
with some great single digit days which we took advantage of to log
some kilometers and have a great free skate race at -3 degrees. Everyone
skied at least twice per day (sometimes three) usually with some great
technique sessions in the morning offered by CCC East Development coordinator
Lisa Patterson who has a great wealth of skiing knowledge and
is an awesome asset to this camp. The trails were in great shape, with
everything groomed and not a rock or stick to be found.
Below are some links to the race results and a picture from our visit.
Thank you again to everyone who participated, we couldn’t put this off
without all of your support. Keep training hard, the snow is on its way!
Hopefully we see you at the races this year and back in Labrador next
year for another awesome week.
***Follow us on facebook (teamxcnl) and twitter (@XCNLcoach) for
updates and happenings.

Labrador Open Race Results
Classic Race Results: https://zone4.ca/results.asp?id=7754
Freestyle Race Results: https://zone4.ca/results.asp?id=7753
Pictures from the week: https://www.facebook.com/teamxcnl
More Pictures:

Para-Nordic Skiing in NL

CCNL has a long history of supporting and including Para Nordic Skiers.
Para Nordic Skiers have a Physical Disability, or a Visual Impairment.
Whether a beginner, recreational skier or someone who wants to compete,
we do our best to support PN skiers! Adapted teaching techniques and
adapted equipment are used depending on the individual’s condition.
Check out the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s website www.paralympic.
ca and Cross Country Canada’s website www.cccski.com more
information on PN skiing.
PN skiers train hard and we have been happy to offer inclusive Training
Camps for the past few years…and they have participated in the past 2
Canada Winter Games. They are looking forward to the 2019 Games, and
the many events between now and then.
If you know someone with a physical disability or a visual impairment
who would like to try cross country skiing, encourage them to contact
their local Cross Country Ski Club, or get in touch with CCNL’s Para
Nordic Director: Margaret “Muggs” Tibbo at 

Sarah Brown wins National Award
Submitted by
Nick Soper

In early November, Paul Collett took a group from Airport Nordic to the
Clarenville trails for a dry-land clinic organized by Avalon Nordic. Every
Sunday since then he’s had a group of junior racers and a few adults too
on the Airport Nordic Trails for dry-land training sessions.
Sarah Brown wins national award!
Gander skier Sarah Brown was recently awarded the Special Olympics
Canada Female Athlete of the Year award. Last winter she skied
hundreds of kms on the Airport Nordic trails with her coach Nancy
Howell and Sarah’s dedication paid off big time.
“She really stood out at the 2015 Special Olympics Newfoundland and
Labrador Provincial Winter Games in Corner Brook where she won three
gold medals in Cross Country Skiing and earned a spot on the Special
Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Team. She will represent
the province on home soil at the 2016 Special Olympics Canada National
Winter Games March 1-5 in Corner Brook." (The Beacon)
Read more about Sarah at:
Congratulations to Sarah and her coach Nancy Howell

Silver Star Training Camp with
Avalon Nordic coach
Jeffrey Cameron
Dec. 6-13.

The camp will be based in Silverstar resort (about 30min drive from Vernon
BC). The Haywood NorAm races on the 12-13 of December will be
in Sovereign Lake (5 min drive from Silverstar).
Athletes will be staying in a house with 5 bedroom. This house has a
kitchen and should have enough room to sleep up to 12 athletes and
coaches.The house is located next to the ski trails!
We will be using 1 van for the camp. Silverstar is about 80km from the
Kelowna airport. Once we are in silverstar, we will not be driving very
much since the ski trails are on the doorstep of the accommodations. Athletes
will be transported back to the airport depending on when their
flights leave.
Goal for the Camp:
The goal is to get some quality on snow training and have fun! Silverstar
is known for its great early season snow and ideal training conditions.
There will be over 100km of trails available at our door step! Avalon will
provide wax support and training support for the duration of the camp.
We will work on technique, learn about training methods and how to prepare
for races. Athletes will be provided with a detailed training schedule
for the duration of the camp.
Five athletes from CCNL Ski Team attended this camp, four from Avalon
Nordic and one from Menihek Nordic. All skiers had great skis, congratulations!
Results can be found on Zone 4:
5th place finish for Jake Taylor!

Glenn Bond
Dec. 8-11

Glenn Bond Ski Camp Menihek Nordic/Glenn Bond XC Ski Camps
I had the pleasure of visiting the Menihek Nordic Ski Club in Labrador City, NFLD at
the end of March last season. To say I was impressed is an understatement. They had a
copious amount of snow, beautiful well groomed trails, incredible lodge and the people
are so welcoming and friendly.
Their ski season extends from late October until the end of April; with cold dry snow
conditions prevailing. The Canadian National Cross Country Ski Team did their early
season training here for many years in the 80's until they moved to Canmore leading into
the 1988 Olympics. Menihek even hosted a FIS World Cup in 1983 & 1985, Bill Koch
designed the race trails which are still enjoyed today.
I will be hosting a 4 day camp December 8-11 and then a weekend camp December
12/13, 2015.

Glenn Bond of British Columbia visited Menihek Nordic from December 7-14th, to host
a ski technique on-snow camp.The camp went very well with accolades all around. Fifteen
skiers participated in the camp, 6 for the 4 day week camp and 9 for the weekend
instructions. Nice temperatures, nice snow and fun for all.

Lee Churchill

Lee Churchill is back with Alex Harvey again this season as his personal
technician on the world cup circuit. This worked really well last year and
brought good success to Alex. This year seems to be turning out even better.
Lee is just back from Europe. The first two world cups Alex had a silver
medal and 2 top ten finishes, a great early start to the season.
All the best Lee , good job!!!

Message to Gerry from Lee:
Hi Gerry,
I hear you have great skiing at Menihek! Yes, I’m back with Alex this
season as personal tech. I just arrived back from Europe today. The first 2
world cups have been very good. One Silver medal for Alex and 2 top ten
finishes. A great early start to the season! How are things with CCNL?
Hope all in well!

Masters Skiers Training at MNSC

Bruce Legrow, President of the Canadian Masters and David King of
Stephenville’s Whaleback Nordic, along with Alf Parsons of Menihek
Nordic trained at Menihek Nordic for 10 days recently, preparing for the
World Masters in Finland Feb. 4-13th and Canadian Masters Feb.18-20th
in Forrestville, QC. The Provincial Masters are in Stephenville, Jan.
30-31st, 2016. Good Luck in Finland!

Zone 4 Registration, CCC

CCC, in partnership with Zone4 Systems, has developed a national member
registration system that will act as a standardized, online means for
the organization’s 300+ affiliated clubs to register members, while meeting
the reporting requirements of the provincial bodies (Divisions) and
CCC. Building on Zone4’s current web registration platform used today
by many Nordic ski clubs across the country, this initiative is designed to
reduce the administrative burden for club volunteers, while giving members
a convenient way to register for club membership and events.
This system is now available to all CCC-affiliated clubs in time for 2015-
2016 ski season registration.
Project Objectives
CCC recognizes that for the system to be a success, it must work for the
benefit of members, clubs and divisions, along with the national body.
For Members
• Convenient and secure online membership registration – available
24/7 over any web browser.
• Automated email receipts for tax purposes.
• Quick and easy registration for events during the season.
• Customizable communications and privacy settings.
For Clubs
• Less paperwork, spreadsheets, handling cash.
• More accurate and current member information.
• Faster and more accurate reporting to Divisions.
• Opportunity to keep email list up to date for communications purposes.
• Registration page template provided for each club.

Merry Christmas

On behalf of myself and the executive of CCNL, I want to wish all clubs
and ski friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2016
bring you joy throughout the year!

Officials Courses

Any club wanting to host an officials course please contact Brian
Brewer at brian.brewer@nf.sympatico.ca.

Coaching Courses

Clubs wanting to host a coaching course please contact Judy May at

CCNL Travel-
Subsidy Application
and Policy

Junior Development Claim Form for Travel Subsidy
CCNL Subsidy for Schools Attending the School Sports Newfoundland
and Labrador (SSNL) Cross Country Skiing Championships


Don’t forget to visit CCNL’s website for updates of what’s happening in
CCNL. It can be found at: http://www.crosscountrynl.com/

CCNL Executive

President.........................................Gerry Rideout
Treasurer........................................ Bridget Baker
Secretary.......................................Pamela Cronhelm
Vice-President-Eastern................... Blaine Pearce
Vice-President-Central.................... Nick Soper
Vice-President-Western.................. Greg Noonan
Vice-President-Northern................. George Pink
Vice-President-Labrador............... Darcy Hancock
Jackrabbit Director.......................... Tina Newbury
Coaching Director........................... Judy May
Junior Development........................ Brian Dunphy
Officials Director.............................. Brian Brewer
CANSI Director................................ Vacant
Para Nordic..................................... Margaret Tibbo
Policies and Procedures Director ….George Pink
Website......................................Charlotte Walker