Call for Coaches: 2020 Arctic Winter Games

Cross Country NWT will select a head coach, assistant coach, and team manager to lead Team NT’s skiers at this major event.

Please read the 2020 Arctic Winter Games Selection Policy in full before applying, to better understand the requirements and format of the Territorial Trials and Arctic Winter Games.

To apply for a coaching position, please fill out this form. The deadline for receipt of coach applications is 10pm MT on October 14, 2019.

Athletes wishing to register for Territorial Trials being held December 12-14 (location to be determined), stay tuned for more information once Sport North opens the registration process.

REQUIREMENTS

Head coach must… 

• Be certified at Competition Coach Introduction Advanced (Train to Train) or equivalent;
• Demonstrate strong skills as a ski coach;
• Demonstrate good ski technique;
• Actively coach for a minimum of one year prior to selection; and
• Have previous race experience as a ski coach.

Assistant coach must…

• Be certified at Competition Coach Introduction (Learn to Train) or equivalent;
• Demonstrate strong skills as a wax technician;
• Demonstrate good ski technique;
• Actively coach for a minimum of one year prior to selection; and
• Have previous race experience as a ski coach or athlete.

Team manager must…

• Have completed the Community Coach workshop;
• Demonstrate the ability to ski;
• Possess some waxing experience or be willing to learn how to wax skis;
• Demonstrate skill in managing athletes who may have a wide range of skiing experience, ability, qualifications, knowledge, and skills; and
• Demonstrate strong organization and communication skills.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of October 24, 2019.

If you have questions, concerns or feedback regarding coach selection for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games, email nwtski@gmail.com.

CCNWT Announces Team NT

CCNWT is proud to announce the Cross Country Team NT representing the Northwest Territories at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB.

Clair Littlefair
Ella Kokelj
Rae Panayi
Kea Furniss
Ruby Pigott

Nicolas Bennett
Donny Boake
Jack Panayi
Jack Kotaska
Spencer Littlefair

Cross Country Skiing is in week two of the Games. It will be hosted at the River Bend Golf & Recreation Area at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. For more information on the full Team NT attending the Games, contact Sport North.

For more information on Cross Country Team NT contact CCNWT:
Melanie Thompson
nwtski@gmail.com
867-446-0000

Yellowknife HP Athletes Travel to Canmore for AB Cup

Alberta Cup 1 & 2

On November 24 & 25, Yellowknife HP Athletes traveled to Alberta to participate in the Alberta Cups 1 & 2. Along with the HP races racing athletes were also securing times and spots to represent NT at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. In fine form our skiers produced amazing results!

Makoa Kokelj – Midget Boys 
7th of 38  3 km skate ski (6th of 19 of just 2005 boys)
7th of 34  3 km classic ski (5th of 16 of just 2005 boys)

Ella Kokelj – Junior Girls 
14th of 28  5 km skate ski
7th of 20    8.5 km classic ski

Jack Kotaska – Junior Boys 
9th of 23  9 km skate ski
11th of 19  8.5 km classic ski

Kea Furniss – Junior Girls 
18th of 28  5 km skate ski
13th of 20  8.5 km classic ski
14th of 28  5 km skate ski
7th of 20    8.5 km classic ski

Jack Kotaska – Junior Boys 
9th of 23  9 km skate ski
11th of 19  8.5 km classic ski

Kea Furniss – Junior Girls (2001-2002)
18th of 28  5 km skate ski
13th of 20  8.5 km classic ski

Announcement of Team NT to follow in the next few days.

For more information contact Cross Country NWT:

Melanie Thompson
Sport Administrator
nwtski@gmail.com

Sharon Firth enters the Order of NWT

On Tuesday October 30, 2018 Sharon Firth entered the Order of NWT. Firth was recognized for her athletic achievements, as well as, her work promoting sports and recreation, and her volunteerism with Northern sport organizations.

Watch the ceremony on CBC.ca

Congratulations to Sharon Firth on her newest achievement!

Sharon Firth with the Minister of Sport Alfred Moses at the Order of NWT Ceremony