Where:  Rockway Golf Course

When:  Week of January 16th, 2021 to Friday January 22nd, 2021

Registration Link: HERE

How the Challenge Works: READ CAREFULLY!!!!

  • Sign up using the registration link HERE
  • At least one family member attends the evening virtual meeting on Thursday January 14th (you will get an email invitation once you register)
  • Drop in to Rockway GC over the challenge week 
    • Time and day of your choosing
  • Honour system for times 
    • Record times using up to 100th of a second.  (i.e., HH:MM:SS) 
  • U10 and younger
    • Ski the sprint course once and and submit your results online
  • U12 and older
    • For results submitted to be considered valid:
      • Sprint course skied four times consecutively
        • On the same day and within ONE HOUR total (suggest waiting for your heart rate to slow before you do the subsequent heat)
        • Times/results need to be submitted in the order you actually skied them in real time, as we will be using the results to make ‘heats’ like in a real sprint.  (e.g., your first lap is the qualifier, the second lap is your first heat) 
    • Submit your results HERE

COVID and Other Considerations:

  • Follow Waterloo Regional Public Health Guidelines at all times
  • The course will have some low key signage:  start, arrows, finish. CHECK THE Digital Map!
  • This is not an ‘event’, racers assume responsibility for their own safety while on course.
  • Trails will be open to other users, please ski safely
  • Physically distance (2m) from others outside your family and wear masks if physical distancing is a challenge

PRE-CHALLENGE MEETING:  Thursday January 14th at 9:00pm via google meet an invitation will be sent to those who register

Course Map:  Digital Map (subject to change by chief of course)


Age Distance (Freestyle)
Bunny U625m (classic)
U8200m (classic)
U12200m*Four times recorded – Heat Style
U14200m*Four times recorded – Heat Style
U16600m*Four times recorded – Heat Style
U18600m*Four times recorded- Heat Style
OPEN600m*Four times recorded – Heat Style 
PARA NORDIC600m*Four times recorded – Heat Style

Wax:  Low Fluoro or No-fluoro glide waxes


  • Submit results by 9 pm, Friday January 22nd, 2021
  • This is a self-timed event, each family times their own skiers
  • Submit your results HERE


  • We encourage families to provide their own hot chocolate / cookie / healthy snack for each athlete to celebrate race afterwards
  • Winners may have their photo on the WRNSC web page!
  • There will be times posted and prizes (TBD)
  • We hope to have draw prizes as well!  Sponsored by Amaryah, Adventure Guide and Insight Eye Care.
  • Prizes will be determined depending on registration.  It may happen shortly after each challenge, or part of a challenge series virtual banquet. 

Other WRNSC Challenges to look forward to:

  • THE COVID CLASSIC:    Week of Jan 30 –  Sprint (Classic Technique) 
  • THE DISTANCE DASH:   Week of Jan 30 – Distance (Freestyle technique) 
  • THE CLASSIC CLASH:   Week of February 13 –  Distance (Classic) 
  • THE ROCKWAY ROMP: Week of February 13 – Distance (Skate) 

Challenge Committee:  Jess Sloss, Scott Dowling, Colin Rhodes (Chief of Course), Brett Woodman, Justin Faulkner, Rob Daniells, Corrie Ballantyne