What is Para-Nordic?
Para-Nordic encompasses physical disabilities such as blind/visual impairment, amputees, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, and muscle and bone degeneration.
Para-Nordic does not include mental disabilities. Special Olympics oversee mental disabilities.
Even though Deaf is a physical disability, it is not included in the International Paralympic Committee framework. There is a separate Deaf Olympics for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Paralympic Definition of Para-Nordic
Three general categories:
- Blind/Visually Impaired
- Standing skiers
- Sit skiers
Cross Country Canada (CCC) supports and promotes Para-Nordic skiing at all levels. The CCC Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model includes athletes with a disability (AWAD). The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club (CNSC) has adopted the LTAD model to facilitate its delivery of club programs.
If you are interested to participate or volunteer with the 'Para Nordic' program at CNSC, please contact Colin Hamilton at email@example.com
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