July 15, 2015

Announcing New Head Coach CCNL Ski Division


 Luke Dunphy has recently accepted the role of head coach for the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Ski team. He has been skiing for 26 years and can confidently say that skiing is his favorite activity and true passion. He was a member of the Provincial NL  ski team in the early 2000’s and has competed at the national level. Luke says “The sport is great fun, an excellent way to meet friends and there is no better workout. “
We look forward to working with Luke and I am sure he will have a lot to contribute to the continuing success of NL Provincial Cross Country Ski Team.
We wish Luke well in his new role and I am confident there will be lots of help from our coaches, administrator,team and parents to ensure smooth tracks ahead.
Happy Trails,
Gerry Rideout
President CCNL

May 12, 2015

CCNL Hall of Fame Inductee


Dudley Wheeler inducted into CCNL Hall of Fame. From the left 
Gerry Rideout, Dudley Wheeler and Nick Soper

May 8, 2015

Winners of the Premier's Athletic Award

Hi Guys,

The following have been selected to receive the Premier’s Athletic 
Awards next Thursday.  Letters and invites were sent out last week 
with an RSVP to me by tomorrow.  No response from either one 
yet so just a heads up and maybe you can connect with them to 
RSVP me.   If they can’t attend, we’ll mail out their awards after 
the presentations.   


Cross Country Skiing
Mcilroy
Emily
45 Hughs Pond Road
St. Phillips
Cross Country Skiing
Mcilroy
Patrick
45 Hughs Pond Road
St. Phillips
Cross Country Skiing
Hudson
Makaila
513 Bartlett Drive
Labrador City
Cross Country Skiing
Taylor
Jake
8 Windycove Lane
Conception Bay South



Dave Feener
Sport and Recreation Consultant
Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development

March 20, 2015

2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Cross Country Ski Championships Notice of Race- Updated Notice

2015 Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Cross Country Ski Championships
Notice of Race

Event                           2015 Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Cross Country Ski Championships
Dates                           March 21-22, 2015
Location                      Clarenville Nordic Ski Club, White Hills Road, Clarenville
Sanction                      Cross Country Canada (CCC) & Cross Country
Newfoundland & Labrador (CCNL)
Event Headquarters       Lee Churchill Lodge, White Hills Road, Clarenville
Competition Secretary  Kim Taylor (kim@tamarackgeographic.ca)
Contacts                      Kim Taylor / Colin Taylor
Phone: (709) 834-8347
kim@tamarackgeographic.ca
or
Richard Churchill
Phone: (709) 743-4253
churchill.richard@gmail.com
Course                         Races will take place on the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club
competition trails and sprint course at White Hills Road,
Clarenville.
Eligibility                    All races will require a CCC Racing License or CCC Day
License with the exception of Novice, Atom and
Pee Wee Categories.
Event Schedule           Medium Distance Classic
Interval Start @ 15 Seconds
10:00am, Saturday, March 21, 2015
Mixed Team Classic Sprint
Teams of 2 each skiing 3x 800m course
2:00pm, Saturday, March 21, 2015 2pm
Long Distance Free
Mass Start
9:00 am, Sunday, March 22, 2015
Banquet / Social          There will be a banquet / social held on Saturday night,
March 21, 2015 at 6:30pm, at Riverside Elementary, 22
Thomas Place, Shoal Harbour. The awards ceremony for
the Saturday events will take place during the
banquet/social. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Registration                 Registration will be online at Zone4 only at the following
                                    link: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=8388
Registration will open January 21, 2015 at 12noon
Late registrations will be accepted, but will receive a start
time after all other competitors and will pay 2x the normal
registration fee
                                     All entries must be completed with signed waivers and all
registration fees paid prior to a race bib being issued.
Bib pickup will take place on the morning of the races
commencing at 7:30am.
Registration Deadline  The deadline for registration is Midnight, March 21, 2015
Entry Fees                    Race Registration Fees must be paid for each race entered.
Competitive Categories: $20 per race
Recreational Categories: $10 per race
Novice, Atom, and Peewee Categories: $10 per race
HST and online registration included.
A CCC race license or CCC Day license is required for 
each day racing for all Competitive Categories Midget 
and Above.
CCC Day licenses will be available at a cost of $5 per day 
as part of the Zone4 registration. A race license is not 
required for recreational, peewee, atom, and novice, 
however each participant must be a member in good 
standing with club recognized by CCNL / CCC.
Draw                            6pm, Friday, March 20, 2015 @ Lee Churchill Lodge
Bib pickup will take place on the morning of the races
commencing at 7:30am.
Coaches Meeting        7pm, Friday, March 20, 2015 @ Lee Churchill Lodge
5:30pm, Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ Riverside Elementary
Awards                        Medals for first, second, and third place for Atom, Peewee,
Midget, Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Masters categories in 
the Competitive Categories. Participation ribbons for 
Novices and Recreational categories. Awards for 
Saturdays medium distance and team sprint will be 
awarded Saturday evening at the Banquet. Awards for 
Sundays long distance race will be presented 
approximately one (1) hour after the final race is 
completed on Sunday and the race results are 
declared official. 
New this year is the Gordon Brewer Memorial Trophy to be
awarded to the club with the highest points over the series 
of three races. Athletes participating in the youth and 
competitive categories will be awarded points based on 
their placing in their respective categories.
The presentation of the Gordon Brewer Memorial Trophy 
for the Provincial Club Champions will take place 
following the presentation of the long distance race 
awards on Sunday.

Accommodations        Accommodations are available at the following locations:
Clarenville Inn - 134 Trans-Canada Highway, Clarenville,
NL (709) 466-7911
St. Judes - 247 Trans-canada Highway, Clarenville,
NL (709) 466-1717
Wave Motel - Blackmore Avenue, Clarenville, NL
(709) 466-7946
Restland - 262 Memorial Drive, Clarenville,
NL (709) 466-7636
Seacrest Suites – 141 Memorial Dr, Clarenville, NL
1-866-466-6803 http://www.seacrestsuites.com
If people experience problems reserving accommodations
please contact the race secretary or Richard Churchill at churchill.richard@gmail.com
Billets                          Billets can be requested from Richard Churchill via email at churchill.richard@gmail.com
Travel Subsidy           Please find below links to travel subsidy policies and
applications offered by CCNL:
                            JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT CLAIM FORM FOR CLUB SUBSIDY

RACE CATEGORIES AND DISTANCES


Competitive Divisions Category
Year of Birth
Team Sprint
Classic Technique
Medium Distance
Classic Technique
Long Distance Free Technique
Midget Girls
2000-2001
6 x 400m
3.75 km
5 km
Juvenile Girls
1999-2000
6 x 800m
3.75 km
5 km
Junior Girls
1997-1998
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Junior Women
1995-1996
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Senior Women
1994 & earlier
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Women 1
1984 – 1975
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Women 2
1974 – 1965
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Women 3
1964-1955
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Women 4
1954 and up
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Midget Boys
2000-2002
6 x 400m
3.75 km
5km
Juvenile Boys
1999-2000
6 x 800m
3.75 km
5km
JuniorBoys
1997-1998
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Junior Men
1995-1996
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Senior Men
1994-1985
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Men 1
1984–1975
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Men 2
1974–1965
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Men 3
1964-1955
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km
Masters Men 4
1954 and up
6 x 800m
7.5 km
10 km

Youth Divisions

Category


Year of Birth


Team Sprint
Classic Technique


Medium Distance
Classic Technique


Long Distance Free Technique
Novice Girls
2008 and later
NA
500 m
500 m
Atom Girls
2006 – 2007
6 x 400m
1 km
1 km
Pee Wee Girls
2004 – 2005
6 x 400m
2 km
2 km
Mini-Midget Girls
2002 - 2003
6 x 400m
2 km
2 km
Novice Boys
2008 and later
NA
500 m
500 m
Atom Boys
2006 – 2007
6 x 400m
1 km
1 km
Pee Wee Boys
2002 – 2005
6 x 400m
2 km
2 km
Mini-Midget Boys
2002 - 2003
6 x 400m
2 km
2 km

Recreational Divisions
Category          Year of Birth      Team Sprint        Medium Distance      Long Distance
                                                  Classic Technique   Classic Technique     Free Technique
Recreation       Open                     NA                         3.75 km                      5 km
Women
Recreation       Open                     NA                         3.75 km                      5 km
Male




March 11, 2015

Winners of the CCNL Junior Development Ticket Draw

1St Prize, A Bundle including The new Apple iPod, iPhone 6 choice of X Box 1 or PS 4  
Value $1800.00
 Matthew Morgan, Stephenville, NL Seller Brian Dunphy 


2nd prize, PAl $1000.00 Gift Certificate  Donated by PAL 
Dorothy Dredge, Black Duck Cove 
 
3rd prize: $500.00 Cash Damien Budgell, fort McMurray, Alberta 
 
4th Prize; 42 inch Flat Screen TV Bev Kirby, 8 Birch Drive, Kippens, NL  
 
5th Prize: Gift Certificate - $200.00 Donated by The Outfitters 
Duncan Marche, Port au Port 


6th Prize: Frozen Shrimp Value $200.00 Donated by St. Anthony Seafoods 
Cooper, Stephenville, NL  
 
7th Prize: Gift Certificate, Value $200.00 Donated by CWT Harvey's Travel 
Hailey Russell,9 Cheshire Cres. 
 
8th Prize: Metal Snow Shoes, Value: $150.00 Donated by CWT Harvey's Travel 
Keirston Gould, Bear Cove 
 
9th Prize: Gift Certificate, Value: $100.00 Donated by Parski Sports, Labrador City 
Kelly Burke, 4 Chester Pl.  



10th Prize: Gift Certificate, Vlaue $100.00 Donated by Menihek Ski Club 
Don Gale, Stephenville, NL

Congratulations to the Winners & Thank you to all the 
Seller and those who purchased tickets to support Junior Development 

March 5, 2015

Whaleback Canadian Classic  
5km - 10km - 20km - 40km

Where:    Whaleback Nordic      When: 10:00 a.m. Sat. March 14, 2015


Contact:       Graham Oliver (grahamoliver5@gmail.com)  643-5426                   













 In 1967 the first Canadian Ski Marathon Tour was held to celebrate living actively in the Great Canadian Outdoors. The original 160 km, two-day tour, started in Ottawa and finished in Lachute, Quebec.  The CSM, as it is fondly called, has been held every year since 1967 and has become known as the longest ski tour in North America.  Although cross country skiing has undergone dramatic changes over the years, the CSM has stayed true to its “classic roots”.  It is a traditional tour for classic skiers and individual times are not kept.  However some ambitious CSM participants try to achieve one of three cherished touring awards: Coureur des Bois Bronze, Courier des Bois Silver, or  Courier des Bois Gold.   In order to achieve these awards, skiers must ski at a sustained pace to ensure they make it through the last checking point before 3:15 p.m. In keeping with the CSM tradition, Whaleback will be hosting its very own Canadian Ski Marathon Classic Tour, but with shorter distances. Four courses will be offered to classic skiers: Nickel (5 km), Bronze (10 km), Silver (20km) and Gold (40 km). 
Guidelines for the Event
-          This is a classic technique event with a classic wax-up and chat in the chalet at 9:30 a.m.
-          Skiers will head off at 10:00 a.m. with everyone skiing at a gentle touring pace  
-          Skiers challenging Nickel, Bronze, Silver, Gold standards keep their own time (chalet clock)
-          Skiers are encouraged to tour with friends at a comfortable touring pace and have a chat
-          Those attempting the 40 km Gold, must take a lunch break in the chalet at the 20 km mark
-          Skiers are expected to carry their own water bottles and snacks for the trail
-          Register with grahamoliver5@gmail.com , or at chalet on March 14  … Fee ??? Donation
Whaleback Nordic Standards of Achievement  

Nickel
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Dist.   >
5.3 km
10 km
20 km
40 km
Trails >
RR
RR/SO/RV/AR
20km Loppet Route
20km Loppet RouteX2
Time  >
 42 min.
      1 hr 18min
 2 hr 37 min
         5 hr 13min
Aver. km
Average 7:50
Average 7:50
Average 7:50
Average 7:50
Fin. Time>
Finish: 10:42 a.m.
Finish 11:18 a.m.
Finish 12:37 p.m.
Finish 3:13 p.m.

 

If you’re not interested in achieving a standard (above) , then just enjoy a leisurely tour of the trails!


Canadian Ski Marathon

The Canadian Ski Marathon is the world's longest ski tour. It is held annually just north of the Ottawa River between the regions of Montreal and Ottawa, capital of Canada, in February and usually covers a distance of 160 km (99 mi). However, it is a ski tour, not a race: participants challenge not each other, but themselves by choosing a level of difficulty and trying to accomplish that goal.
The Marathon, which has been running since Canada's Centennial year of 1967, consists of 10 sections of varying lengths and difficulties which can either be skied together over the two days (five stages per day), or individually on subsequent days. Depending on the year, the direction of the race can vary. Typically, in even-numbered years participants ski eastward toward Lachute from the start in Buckingham (now a district of Gatineau); odd numbered years see participants travel in the opposite direction. In both cases, the end of the first day of the Marathon has participants ending in (or near as is the case of certain skier classes) the scenic town of Montebello, Quebec, where they will resume their proper course the following day.
The two-day event is open to anyone of any age or ability, but the course is extremely challenging in places, which skiers of lesser ability tend to avoid by choosing easier sections to tackle. Of note is the section west of the Lac Carling resort, which is known throughout the Marathon as the most difficult section.
There are two broad categories of skier: Coureur des Bois (who start out before dawn to ski the entire distance) and Tourer (who start out at 8 a.m. to ski any number of the 10 sections). The Coureur des Bois category, in turn, is broken down into Bronze (ski the whole trail), Silver (ski the whole trail with a pack), and Gold (ski the whole trail with a pack and camp out overnight). Tourers are able to ski as individuals, or as teams. A new feature of the marathon is the "mini-CSM" which allows participants to ski two sections of the trail over the weekend, one per day.
Traditionally, the hardest goal is the Gold Coureur des Bois category. Also, one may register for skiing at the Gold level only after completing the Silver and Bronze levels in previous years. Doing the Gold five times—over any number of years—results in that person earning a permanent bib, meaning that they are given a number that is then retired from the list of bib numbers. As of 2012, 300 Coureur des Bois skiers--primarily men, and a much smaller number of women--have earned permanent bibs by earning 10 Golds: 1 Gold Award and 9 Gold Bars.
The marathon has hundreds of volunteers who brave the cold to help skiers the entire weekend at checkpoints, providing safety + sweeps, waxing services, trail work, awards, and administration. These volunteers include members of local service organizations such as Scouting and Guiding, community groups, and cadets. Major logistical support is provided by 33 Signals Regiment of the Canadian forces, who provide vital safety and water points along the trail, and if needed provide traffic control.