Our Program

The National Team Development Centre Thunder Bay is a community based organization working within the framework of Nordiq Canada and Cross Country Ontario to provide elite cross country skiers with intensive training and competition programs.

Athletes from across the country are selected based on national performance criteria to participate in the NTDC program providing these dedicated individuals with national level coaching, access to extensive high level training facilities and excellent sport science testing services. Our athletes compete at regional, national and international competitions from late November to early April. Their individualized training programs are usually blended with demanding academic pursuits.  

Our coaching support during our twenty one years of operation has included Canadian National Level coaches and Finnish National Level coaches.

Current Coaching Staff:
Timo Puiras – Head Coach
Paul Hemsworth – Strength Conditioning Coach