Thunder Bay skiers continue strong at final Eastern Canada Cup

December 20, Monte-Sainte-Anne. Skiers from both the National Team Development Centre (NTDC) Thunder Bay, and Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club (BTNSC) continued their winning ways racing in the second and final Eastern Canada Cup of the season in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec this past weekend. In the classic interval start on Saturday, NTDC had some super results, with Julian Smith adding another …

NTDC Nordic Skiers Claim Multiple Podiums at Eastern Canada Cup

December 12, Gatineau, Quebec. Thunder Bay’s National Team Development Centre (NTDC) athletes had several podiums and strong performances this weekend at the Eastern Canada Cup races held in Gatineau Quebec. Racing hard in Saturday’s skate sprints on the rain soaked Nakkertok ski trails, all the NTDC athletes made it into the event quarterfinals.  Julian Smith eventually took the gold, Pierre …

Local Nordic Ski Volunteer honoured with National Award

Nordiq Canada, the national sports governing body for cross country skiing recently honoured Chris Serratore, NTDC Thunder Bay Board chairperson, with one of three national Volunteer of the Year Awards. These awards recognize individuals who have made significant achievements in the regional or national development of cross-country skiing. Chris’ involvement in the Thunder Bay ski scene started over 20 years …

Athlete Intro – Max Mahaffy

Q. How long have you been skiing? 5 years Q. What is your hometown and home club? Walden Cross Country in Sudbury, Ontario Q. Why do you like skiing?  The positive environment and fun people. Q. Are you going to school?  Or working?  Tell us about that. Studying Biochemistry at Lakehead University and working part time at Mountain Warehouse.  Really enjoying both. Q. …

Athlete Intro – Sophie Tremblay

Introducing SOPHIE TREMBLAY Q. How long have you been skiing? I’ve been skiing for 14 years. Q. What is your hometown and home club? I’m from Ottawa, coached by my dad, and started skiing competitively with Nakkertok two years ago. Q. Any special memories about your early days in skiing? Skiing for cookies and racing my brother for hot chocolate. Q. Early competitions? …