Introducing your new Team NWT race suit!

Team NWT suit

The votes are in, the people have spoken… and this is your new Team NWT race suit.

Thank you to everyone who voted and those who provided written feedback during this process over the past few months.

These suits will now go into production, ready for their debut at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Remember to read our suit policy to find out under which circumstances athletes are entitled to wear an NWT suit.

Preparing for Territorial Trials? Here’s a training guide

CCNWT’s Arctic Winter Games team head coach, Stephen Dunbar, has prepared a training plan for athletes getting ready to compete at Territorial Trials in December.

Click here to view and download the plan.

There’s no obligation for athletes to use this training plan. However, if you’re looking for some guidance and inspiration for the next two weeks in preparation for Territorial Trials, this would be a good place to start!

Please note that the Secondary Selection Policy for Territorial Trials has also been approved and finalized. This policy explains what will happen if conditions are too cold or otherwise harsh for racing to occur at Territorial Trials as planned.

Do your part to help the 2018 Arctic Winter Games!

Arctic Winter Games ulus

The Arctic Winter Games come to the Northwest Territories in 2018, with cross country skiing heading to the community of Fort Smith.

Cross Country NWT is proud to support its athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers as they prepare for the Games – and we are doing everything we can to support the Games as a whole, too.

The Arctic Winter Games provides an unmatched multi-sport atmosphere for northern athletes, never more so than when NWT athletes have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in an international event on their home trails.

The committee organizing the 2018 Arctic Winter Games is looking to hear from NWT residents prepared to help fund the Games by becoming a sponsor.

Sponsorship packages are explained in detail on the Arctic Winter Games’ website. The opportunity to become a Friend of the Games is available for $2,018, and will go toward providing the best possible atmosphere and experience for young, northern athletes when the Games begin next March.

In the months ahead, Cross Country NWT will post regular updates as we prepare our athletes to represent their territory as the host nation. It’s an exciting time and we are grateful for all of your support – for our sport and for the Games as a whole – throughout that journey!