Snowshoe Canada

Learn to Snowshoe Clinics

From time to time we will be staging learn to snowshoe clinics across Canada. These events are low key, no judgement, non-competitive events designed to introduce people of all ages and abilities to the sport often for the first time.

These clinics are a low cost way to try the equipment and get some pointers on how to get going.

The equipment and instruction is supplied courtesy of Snowshoe Canada and usually includes a post race refreshments. A small registration fee is required to offset costs.

Check our events page or watch our social media posts for clinics near you.

 

Junior Programs

 
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Young athletes are critical to the future of sport and snowshoe is no exception.

Winter in Canada is long and often the youth do not get out and get enough exercise which can lead to declining health.

Similar to the Learn to Snowshoe Clinics we conduct talks and demonstrations in schools. These events are designed to introduce youth to this winter activity, give them some history of the sport, and encourage them to give it try.

We provide the snowshoes, and the presentation materials, along with a take home flyer on where to buy or rent the gear and where to go to engage the sport.

Junior programs will be listed on our event site and promoted on our social media.


Provincial & National Teams

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Our provincial and national teams are chosen from those participants that had top finishing positions in their respective division at the provincial and national championships.

Being selected to the team is a feather in the cap for the athletes and is a source of pride of achievement.

These championship events are open to all ages and abilities. The athletes who place in their respective division are the best on that day of competition.

Athletes who score high place finishes in these competitions often use them as stepping stones to larger events like the North American Championships and World Championships.

Awards & Trophies

Awards and Trophies are another way to recognize those athletes who have excelled at our events. They are presented with our annual trophies at our award ceremonies along with souvenir medals. The top over all winners have their names engraved on our annual trophies.

Currently we have the following annual trophies:

 
 

Quebec Provincial Championship Trophy Coming Soon.

Prize Money for Elite Athletes

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In order to continue to move the sport forward and attract larger participation we need to pay attention to the needs and wants of elite athletes. These are very talented people who spend long hours training often with little or no remuneration. In order to attract elite athletes to this sports we need to do more for them then provide a swag item and a finisher’s medal. They more often than not have been engaged in endurance sports for many years and have collected dozens of souvenirs from races. Prize money is an incentive to compete in our races and helps to offset the costs of travel, training and entry fees.

For the first time, Snowshoe Canada had a $1,000 prize purse at the 2018 National Championships in Gatineau, Quebec. The race was a big success with a record turnout for that event. We also had an excellent elite field with strong competition from start to finish.

At our 2019 National Championship in Craigleith,Ontario, we will once again have prize money available for Elite Athletes. The amount has yet to be determined.

We are currently looking for corporate partners and private donations to help raise the prize money for our Elite Athletes.

Please contact me if you would be interested in supporting this part of our athlete develop programs.