New Partner

We are proud to announce Field Law as our new partner:
Field Law is a western and northern regional business law firm with offices in Canmore, Calgary and Edmonton and Yellowknife.
More than 130 lawyers work together to provide a wide variety of legal services to businesses and institutions in corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, labour and employment, insurance, intellectual property, emerging technology, patents, trademarks, energy, occupational health and safety, privacy, professional regulatory and medical malpractice issues.
Additionally, the firm provides private services to individuals including estate planning services and real estate transactions.


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Nikki Gilman
Program Director

Nikki Gilman Info
Hometown: Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, USA
Years with the Academy: 3rd year
Education: BS in Exercise Physiology and BA in Philosophy from The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN.
Coaching Background:Bogus Basin Nordic Team (Boise, ID) Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (Sun Valley, ID) Kimberley Nordic Club (Kimberley, BC).
Favourite Place to Ski: Korkki Nordic (Duluth, MN)

Tormod Vatten
High Performance Coach

Tormod Vatten Info

Hometown: Surnadal, Norway
Years with the Academy: 4th year
Education: BS in Exercise Physiology and MSc in Sports Pedagogy, and PE from Norwegian School of Sports Science.
Coaching Background: 14 years of coaching, previously in Kjelsås IL, Oslo, and one year in Iceland.
Favourite Place to Ski: No place like home, but Sovereign Lake is a good replacement.

Robin McKeever
High Performance Coach

Robin McKeever Info

Hometown: Canmore, AB
Years with the Academy: 1st year
Coaching Background: ChPC 17 years National Team Coach, PLY & OLY 4 years Head Coach, Foothills Nordic Ski Club
Favourite Place to Ski: Kananaskis Country

  • Canadian Governor General, Meritorious Service Medal (Civil) 2016
  • 2 x Tim Frick Canadian Coach of the Year Award (2018, 2022)
  • Inducted in the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame



Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt (Fondeur Laurentide)
Zach Connelly (Chelsea Nordiq)
Louison Debief (Fernie Nordic)
Ben Field (Canmore Nordic)
Max Hollmann (Big Thunder)
Alison Mackie (Edmonton Nordic)
Xavier McKeever (Foothills Nordic)
Katya Semeniuk (Nakkertok)
Jenna Sherrington (Foothills Nordic)
Tom Stephen (Foothills Nordic)
Katherine Stewart-Jones (Nakkertok)
Katie Weaver (Hollyburn CC Ski Club)


Clara Barrington-Craggs (Ski de Fond Montréal)
Sienna Brennan Raab (Chelsea Nordiq)
Sarah Cullinan (Big Thunder)
Anders Evanson, (Canmore Nordic)
Cedric Martel (Lappe Nordic)
Robin Mason (Nakkertok)
Ry Prior (Chelsea Nordiq)
Carly Ram (Strathcona Nordic)
Jonas Rolseth (Foothills Nordic)
Sonjaa Schmidt (Whitehorse Ski Club)
Xavier Wallance (Overlander Ski Club)
Anika Wallin (Williams Lake CC Ski Club)
Noah Weir Chaba (UofA Ski Club)
Amelia Wells (Strathcona Nordic)

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