One of the single greatest risks for the success of Nordiq Canada over the long-term is the retention of athletes through the development pathway, especially between the ages of 16 to 23.
The post secondary programs page is intended to provide Canadian athletes with some insight into the options available to them in pursuit of the academic and athletic goals. This page will include documents and other materials to assist athletes as they make their decisions regarding their personal post-secondary athletic/academic balance.
Below is a list of potential post-secondary school options for skiers who want to continue skiing while they continue with their education. This list includes: Canadian Universities that offer or support XC ski teams/programs; Clubs that are located in close proximity to universities/educational institutions and that currently have post-secondary athletes; and National Development Centers in Canada.
This list is not exhaustive, nor is the information complete. It does, however, present a snapshot of the options available and a brief description of the programs available to provide some initial guidance. We encourage athletes and parents to contact the coaches and program coordinators to understand the specifics of the programs offered to better determine the program fit against each individual’s goals.