Volunteer

Your skills, experience, and passion have a home at the Inuvik Ski Club!

The Inuvik Ski Club is a volunteer, non-profit organization. We rely on the hard work and dedication of folks who love winter and our community.

Love skiing? Want to make a difference and have fun? Join us!

Board Membership

Inuvik Ski Club Society Board of Directors

Club members have an opportunity to guide the strategic direction of the Inuvik Ski Club by participating on the Board of Directors.

  • The Board is comprised of Officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary) and of Directors (Maintenance, Programming, and Events) and a Member-at-Large. Officers and directors are elected for a two year term, and the Board meets once per month.
  • If you are interested in participating on the Club's Board of Directors, or supporting the Board by contributing time to various committees, email boardofdirectors@inuvikskiclub.ca.

Grooming & Trail Maintenance

Make Trails and Tracks

Groomers are responsible for making the trails of the ski club fun and safe for all users!

  • Grooming processes include:
    • Pre-season preparation (and/or trail development)
    • Packing
    • Levelling
    • Track-setting (for classic skiing)/ Dragging (for skate skiing).

Coaching & Instructing

BECOME A COACH FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

Have what it takes to be a coach?

  • Enjoy working with children and youth
  • Ability to be creative and to improvise
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment and to lead effectively
  • Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

Coach Certification

  • As a member club of Nordiq Canada, the Inuvik Ski Club uses the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) to train and certify all coaches for Nordiq Canada programs. The NCCP workshops help prospective coaches gain the skills and knowledge required to work with all age groups and competition levels.
  • For more information, visit coach.ca and cccski.com/Programs/Coaching-Development.

COMMUNITY COACH DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY

Coach Training: Multi-Sport

  • Topics: National Coaching Certification Program, long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness
  • 100% online E-Learning through The Locker
  • Mandatory for all coaches before sport-specific training
  • Duration: 1 hour

REGISTER FOR COACH INITIATION IN SPORT AT COACH.CA

The professional development of Aboriginal coaches through NCCP certification has been identified by the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) as a national priority.

The Aboriginal Coaching Modules is a professional development training tool for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal coaches who coach Aboriginal athletes. The training is rolled out in 3 modules:

  • Holistic Approach to Coaching
  • Dealing with Racism in Sport
  • Individual and Community Health and Wellness

CONTACT ABORIGINAL SPORT CIRCLE NWT TO ENROLL IN THESE MODULES

  • Topics: benefits of sport, effective coach communications, and sport safety for persons with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities
  • 100% online E-Learning through The Locker
  • Duration: 1 hour

REGISTER FOR COACH INITIATION IN SPORT AT COACH.CA

Coach Training: Cross Country Skiing

Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC)

  • Topics: Nordiq Canada, athlete development, coaching values, sport safety, teaching cross country skiing, competition for children
  • LTAD Stage: Active Start (AS)
  • 100% online E-Learning through The Locker
  • Mandatory for all skiing coaches
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

STEPS TO SIGN UP FOR ICC ONLINE LEARNING COURSE

Community Coaching (CC)

  • Topics: teaching classic & skating techniques, equipment selection and intro ski waxing, designing a season plan, practice coaching session
  • LTAD Stage: FUNdamentals (FUN)
  • 100% in-person workshop, in-class and on-snow
  • Duration: 13 hours (1.5 day)

Competition Coaching Introduction (CCI - L2T)

Competition Coaching: Introduction Advanced (CCI – T2T)

Competition Coaching: Development (CCD)

Coaching Licence

The coaching license is aimed at all active cross country ski coaches in Canada who are coaching with a registered cross country ski club.

  • An “active” coach is anyone who performs typical coaching tasks with a club, including delivering practices or assisting with delivery of practices, with any age group, for at least 7 hours per year.
  • It is FREE, and you are covered by Nordiq Canada's Liability insurance, as long as Minimum Mandatory Coaching Qualification requirements are met.
  • Sign up for your licence on Zone 4 every year, starting July 1st (click on "Get a Licence).

BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR FOR ADULTS

  • The Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) is a non-profit organization designed to promote and advance the sports of cross country and telemark skiing in Canada through the provision of high quality instruction.
  • CANSI offers four levels of certification in Cross Country techniques, and candidates who successfully complete a Level I Cross Country are entitled to all the benefits of the association (liability coverage, teaching materials, pro deals).

In-Kind Donations

We greatly appreciate donations of new or used skis & equipment, trail-clearing services, healthy snacks, and old photos or memorabilia. Get in touch if you can provide any of these items!

Volunteer Interest Form

The activities of the Inuvik Ski Club take place on Treaty 11 territory, on the lands of the Gwich'in Settlement Region and of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.