Grand Opening of XC Ski Trails & 2nd Cookie Race of the Season

On Sunday February 16th, 2020 as part of the second Cookie Race of the season, the Waterloo Region Nordic Sports Club is pleased to be announcing the Grand Opening of the new trail system at Rockway Golf Course. WRNSC invites members and non-members to visit us, to enjoy skiing in the heart of Kitchener, and to thank both the City of Kitchener and the OTF for making our new trail system at Rockway a reality.

Groomer Storage Delivery

Local MPPs Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre) and Mike Harris (Kitchener-Conestoga) and an Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer will be present for a short ceremony officially opening the trails and announcing the Club’s recent $10,700 OTF Grant. This grant greatly assisted with purchasing the groomer storage facility necessary for the Club’s move to its new home at Rockway Golf Course. Thanks in part to the OTF grant, the Club will provide groomed cross-country ski and walking trails, making the sport of cross-country skiing more accessible to approximately 200 Club members and the community at large.

Immediately following the Grand Opening, the Club will be putting the trails to the test with the second “Cookie Race” race of the season: The King’s Court Sprints. This fun-focused event is open to skiers of all ages and will have a positive atmosphere for new and experienced skiers alike. The race and ceremony will take place during the normal Sunday practice time. All WRNSC youth skiers are automatically entered into the race. Everyone is encouraged to come out to ski, race, and cheer as we celebrate skiing in our community!

Community members interested in trying a ski race are encouraged join us. The Club will also be offering guided tours of the new trails for skiers of all ages. Equipment and activities will be available for children 5 years old and under who are interested in giving cross-country skiing a try.

Where: Rockway Golf Course, 625 Rockway Drive, Kitchener ON

When: Sunday February 16th, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Schedule of Events:

1:30 pm                      Race sign-up opens; activities for youth, and open trail skiing

2:00 pm                      Grand Opening Ceremony

  • Greetings from MPPs Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre) and Mike Harris (Kitchener Conestoga)
  • OTF volunteer and MPPs to announce OTF grant and present OTF plaque to the Club
  • WRNSC thanks City of Kitchener and Rockway Golf Course for hosting our trail system

2:30 pm (approx.)      Racing begins and trail system is closed to non-racers

Hot chocolate and cookies to follow races!

Please check back to the website ( regularly for updates including snow conditions and the formal Race Announcement. For more information or questions, please email the Club at