The 2019 Snowsport Scotland Roller Ski Series will kick off on the 25th of May with the Huntly Sprints at the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre. There will be two prologues and knockout heats depending on your age group and category (First time racing to advanced racers).
If you have never done a roller ski race there are novice categories at all of the events. If you want to get some practise in beforehand, checkout our 'Get Started' page for your closest facilities and clubs.
Check out our 'Competitions and Events' page for more details.
Results for all the Snowsport Scotland Roller Ski Series races can be found at our 'Results' page.
The Performance Pathway
Snowsport Scotland employs two cross country coaches to run our national performance programmes;
- National Performance Coach - Alex Standen
- Pathway Coach - Sarah Young
They support cross country athletes progress through the pathway and into the GB Snowsports teams. This is done in partnership with the Clubs, GB Snowsports and British Nordic development squad. The performance coaches support the athletes in a number of ways through camp delivery, training programmes and competition support.
GB Snowsport (GBS) is the national governing body for snowsports in the UK, managing elite British teams and the development pathway for those athletes.
They select, manage and lead British teams to international events, promote participation in FIS and World Para snowsports disciplines, and provide opportunities for our athletes to achieve their full potential as individuals and as a team.
British Nordic Development Squad
The Snowsport Scotland Nordic Committee select the Cross country performance squad based on the following criteria:
|2003 to 2000||1 results under 260 FIS point Male and 270 Female||1 results under 350 FIS point Male and 370 Female|
|1999 to 1997||1 results under 200 FIS points male and 220 Female||1 results under 250 FIS points male and 270 Female|
This is based on the current selection criteria for the GB Snowsports junior squad and GB Snowsports world U23 and junior championships. We may invite athletes into the programme on a case by case basis who do not currently meet the criteria above.
In 2019/20 Snowsport Scotland will be delivering it's first ever Cross-country Skiing Training Days for 12-16 year old development athletes.
Club members who are eligible to attend the Training Days are those:
- Born between 2003 and 2007;
- With current Snowsport Scotland Competitors membership*; and
- Meet the British Nordic Development Squad (BNDS) group 'D' requirement of being able to complete the 200 m Roller Ski Test in a time of 00:02:50 for girls and 00:02:45 for boys.
*This is for insurance purposes.
Selection for GB Snowsport squads and major Championships:
GB Snowsports selection committee select athletes and teams for training squads and major championships. Please see there selection policy for more details - Selection Policy
Snowsport Scotland Performance Squad 2019/20:
Snowsport Scotland employs two cross country coaches to support the progression of cross country ski athletes through the pathway and into the GB Snowsports teams. This is done in partnership with Clubs, GB Snowsports and the British Nordic Development Squad.
Please check our Facilities & Clubs page to get in touch with your local cross country skiing or roller ski club or contact one of cross country coaches to find out about our national programmes.
National Performance Coach – Alex Standen
Cross Country Pathway Coach – Sarah Young
The Nordic Committee meets to discuss and action key issues relating to cross country skiing in Scotland.
This committee is chaired by the Nordic Committee Chair Person - In the current term period this is Frank Musgrave.
To contact the committee please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nordic Committee minutes of last meeting: Minutes from 10/09/19