Nordic ski teams on track

This year the Carleton Nordic Ski teams are sharing their expertise. Athletes will be running the new Carleton University XC Ski Development Centre here on campus.

“Carleton athletics is trying to open the door for people who want to try the sport,” says Nordic Skiing head coach, Pavol Skvaridlo.

In addition to beginner’s training, the Centre will also offer higher performance training for interested high school students. Skvaridlo points out training for this sport is a long process.

“You don’t start training today and win tomorrow,” he says. While this may be true for most sports, Skvaridlo stresses that training before the university level is important.

A recent sanction between the Canadian College and University Nordic Championship (CCUNC) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) for the upcoming year brings Nordic skiing to a higher level in Canada, which means a higher profile for the sport across the country.

Last year, the Carletons men’s Nordic ski team won the CCUNC championship for the second year in a row and the women’s team took home silver.

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2004-11/568.htm

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