Olivier Léveillé and Amelia Wells win their first gold medals, in the final races of the 96th National Nordic Championships

Olivier Léveillé and Amelia Wells win their first gold medals, in the final races of the 96th National Nordic Championships

BC named Divisional Champions and Nakkertok, National Club Champions It was the final day of racing in Gatineau at the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Centre and the events organized by ENGNE started of with firm and fast tracks, before they started to turn to slush for the later competitors at +12C. Amelia Wells of Victoria B.C. (Strathcona Nordics), perhaps more familiar with warmer temperatures, was…

Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt takes second gold at Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals

Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt takes second gold at Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals

Max Hollmann was the men’s interval start 15k champion. It was another great day of racing at the Nakkertok Ski Centre in Gatineau as Day 3 of racing commenced at the 96th Canadian Championships organized by Gatineau Nordic Events (ENGNE). After winning the sprint event on Tuesday, Morin Height’s, Quebec skier, Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt(Fondeur-Laurentides) added distance gold to her collection in the 15k skate race….

Québec skiers Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt and Leo Grandbois are the new National sprint champions

Québec skiers Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt and Leo Grandbois are the new National sprint champions

Ottawa’s Clara Hegan and Kate Mason 4th and 5th in the women’s race It was another sunny day of racing at Day 2 of the 2024 Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals, organized by ENGNE. The snow held firm for most of the day at the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Centre, as the long sprints for the U20 and Open classes got underway along with the Para-nordic…

The first day of racing got underway today at the Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals

The first day of racing got underway today at the Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals

The first day of racing got underway today at the Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals. The event is organized by ENGNE (Évènements Nordiques Gatineau Nordic Events) at Gatineau’s Nakkertok Nordic Centre. Heavy rains forced the cancellation of the first event on Sunday due to the significant impact on the trails and parking lot from Saturday’s rain.  The arrival of cooler weather allowed the Nakkertok trails…

Race Cancelled, Facility Closure March 10

Due to the unprecedented weather overnight March 9th, we have had to make the decision to close the Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals Venue and Race Courses. The extensive rain have wreaked havoc on the race courses, stadium and parking areas. All athletes, coaches, spectators, partners and volunteers are asked to stay home today to give time for the water to drain and hopefully allow…

More than 750 skiers expected on the start line of the 2024 Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals

More than 750 skiers expected on the start line of the 2024 Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals

More than 750 skiers from across Canada are expected to take part in the event, which will be held from March 10 to 16 at the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Centre on the outskirts of Gatineau. After hosting the same event in 2019, the Outaouais region will be hosting for the 12th time the event that was first held on Mount Royal in Montreal in…

Updated Courses for Nationals 2024

Updated Courses for Nationals 2024

Due to continued warmth we have had to change the planned courses for the event to those where there has been snow-making. Please see the table below for the current courses to be used.  We will continue to update you as we get closer to the event.  Team should plan for running warm-ups and bring rock skis for warming up on the warm-up trails….

A National Championships has taken place in over 60 locations across the country

A National Championships has taken place in over 60 locations across the country

2024 will be the 12th time that the Outaouais region has hosted the Senior Nationals, and the 5th time that Junior Championship events have been held here. Only N.W.T and Nunavut divisions have never hosted a National Championships, although Inuvik, N.W.T hosted many of the world’s top skiers at the Top of the World Championships in the early 70s. Year Canadian Championships Site Club…

Alternative Skiing Sites

Alternative Skiing Sites

We encourage athletes to consider training at some of the other ski trails in the area, particularly on non-race days, to ease congestion at the site. In Ottawa there are five, free, groomed urban trails that can provide relatively flat, recovery ski terrain, but current weather trends will likely mean they are unavailable. Urban trail conditions are available on Nordic-Pulse.com Other options could be…