wostawea race team

The goal of the Wostawea racing team is to provide an opportunity to train, compete and have fun in a team environment. The Wostawea Racing team will strive to be represented in regional, provincial and nationally based competitions.


Structure of the racing team

Coaches: Louis Fortin, Eric Luiker, Brian McKeown, Terry Lavoie (Paranordic, technical coach)

Managers: Eric Luiker, Donald (Sven) Wright (waxing technician)

Athlete development

We have three ski groups:

Junior (10-13) – introduction to training and race competition
Senior (14-17) – increased focus on performance in training and competitions
Adult/Masters (18+) – work toward personal goals

The above programs will be adjusted depending on the interest and requirements of the athletes.

Our program works in partnership with the New Brunswick Provincial Team. How to qualify for provincial team can be found here


Dryland Training:

Training starts in October, two (junior) or three (senior) times a week until mid December, or until we get snow.
Saturdays – Outdoor sessions (Roller skiing, Nordic hiking, etc.)
Sundays – Indoor strength training at BizzFitness, 100 Woodside Lane, Fredericton.
Tuesday – Interval training – Odell Park or other locations in City Centre.

On snow Training:

3 (Junior) - 4 (Senior/Adult) skiing sessions a week from January - March. Schedule can change depending on weather, or preparation for ski events. The Saturday and mid-week sessions will include technical instruction, the session on Sundays are less structured, with focus on distance skiing. If you have any ideas for ski outings, please let us know, we are keen to try new trails/events.
Saturday 11 am – at Killarney (all)
Sunday 2 pm – location TBA (all)
Tuesday 4:30 pm – at Killarney (all)
Thursday 4:30 pm – at Killarney (seniors/Adults)


NB Cup series will be the focus of competitions. Additional events could include Loppets, and Local competitions. Some of our Wostawea/prov. team members may travel to out of province competitions (see reverse).


The Wostawea Racing team currently has two sponsors: the Province of New Brunswick and Radical Edge. They are a valuable part of our program.

Racing team registration and fees

Cost $175/year

To be a racing team member, you must register, and be an active member of the Wostawea Club. The racing team fees will be in addition to the Wostawea Club membership. Racing team fees will help us offset the fees for facility rental, training sessions and equipment purchases. Fees will not cover race registration, travel, or accommodations for events. We may consider fundraising this year if needed.

Registration is available online at zone4.ca.

Contact Information: Eric Luiker (506) 455-5553, email: maer@nb.sympatico.