Nordiq Canada Race License 2019/20 Competition Season
Fees and Application
Race license application fees are $55 for skiers born in 2000-2005 and $65 for skiers born in 1999 or before. The Nordiq Canada Development License for the 2019/20 Competition season for skiers born in 2006 or after who wish to compete in Tier 1 or Tier II Nationally Sanctioned Points Competitions will be $25. These amounts include GST. To apply, please read the online declaration and provide all required information through the links below.
Race Categories (Nordiq Canada Rules and Regulations 341.1) based on Year of Birth
Race categories for licenses are based on the new Competition Model. Year of Birth and race distances will define race categories during the 2019/20 Competition season.
You must have a Nordiq Canada race license or a Supporting Member Day license to compete in Nordiq Canada sanctioned events.
Benefits of Development Level Racing License for Younger Skiers
The Development License for younger skiers is not mandatory. Benefits include:
· preferred seeding in races
· inclusion of results on the Canada Points list
· cost savings for athletes competing five or more sanctioned races
With the inclusion of the Development License Nordiq Canada will be able to more accurately track the development of young skiers in the Training 2 Train and above levels of the Competition Model.
Associate Member License
To further integrate calendar opportunities with the USA and other ski federations, Nordiq Canada has introduced an Associate Race License for foreign skiers who don’t have an active FIS license. License holders will be eligible for preferred seeding and their performances will be included in the Canada Points List calculations. By doing this, we can compare results of Canadian, US and other foreign racers in all domestic competitions.
Purchase of the Associate License will be integrated into the normal online Race License Application process (coming soon!)
Guide License for Athletes with a Visual Impairment
The visually impaired athlete is to purchase their Nordiq Canada race license as well as a guide license for the season. The guide license allows the athlete to have as many guides in a season as necessary. Each guide does not need to purchase a Nordiq Canada licence; however every unlicensed guide must sign a waiver at their first race of the season. If the regular and only guide of the athlete has a Nordiq Canada race license, the athlete does not need to purchase the guide license.
FIS Race License
In order to be eligible to purchase a FIS license through Nordiq Canada, athletes must be a member of a Nordiq Canada club, have Canadian citizenship and must first purchase a Nordiq Canada Race License.
Completed FIS race license applications need to be received by end-of-day Tuesday to be processed by end-of-day Friday. You can verify that your FIS license has been activated on the FIS website.
You must also include your Nordiq Canada and FIS license numbers when registering for events to have your results eligible for FIS points. An additional fee will be assessed to retroactively add license numbers to “official” result lists.
International Paralympic Committee Nordic skiing (IPCNS) Race License
IPCNS race licenses are necessary for Para-Nordic athletes and guides who wish to compete internationally in IPCNS sanctioned events (IPCNS COC, IPCNS World Cup, IPCNS World Championships or Paralympics).
To apply for an IPCNS license you must first have a Nordiq Canada race license (see application requirements and process above).
The cost of an IPC race license is 60 Euro (approx $90 CAD) and the application deadline is October 1st, 2017. An IPC license can be purchased after the deadline but the price increases to 90 Euro (approx $135 CAD).
Athletes who have been IPCNS licensed before can simply contact us and we can apply for you via the IPCNS online licensing system. If you have not been IPCNS licensed before you must complete IPCNS Eligibility Code form and then contact us to complete the process.