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Snow Dance Challenge!

Come on Ontario! Get your groove on and make the snow fly! Issue a friendly challenge to your friends to do a snow dance and donate to XCSO. All funds stay in our community! Donate NOW!

Nordiq Canada News

Program Coordinator Webinar:  Join Nordiq Canada for a 45 minute online webinar for Skill Development Program Coordinators.  Club Administrators and Coaches are also welcome.

Adult member survey: Nordiq Canada is looking for feedback from adult skiers.

Fun jackrabbit games for your SDP programs.

Fluoro Policy  and Allowable Waxes for Nordiq Canada races

World Snow Day

Calling all clubs in Ontario!  Join XCSO and Celebrate World Snow Day.  Register your club with World Snow Day by December 15.  Create an event on Facebook and share ideas for a great day of fun in the snow.

 

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Southern ON District (SOD) is at the Toronto Snow Show

Representatives from clubs in Southern ON District (SOD) are at the Toronto Ski + Snow Show.  Give roller skiing a try! Learn more about cross country skiing – the best family sport around!  Visit our friends at Booth #1004 near the food area if you are in the neighbourhood.

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Understanding HF & LF wax

An interesting and informative Op-Ed on HF & LF waxes in cross country skiing.

By Erik D. Mundahl, P.E.

Southern Ontario District

NEW wax protocol for SOD Paraffin Series races 2019-20

A main focus of the Paraffin Series has always been to “keep it simple to keep it fun!”

Recent changes in waxing protocols at both the National and Provincial levels has given us pause to re-examine our current wax practices for our SOD races. In particular, it appears to be in the best interest to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach and align with the LF-only policies adopted by both Nordiq Canada and XCSO for this coming season.

For the 2019-2020 season LF wax will be permitted in any category (including Open and Masters). 

https://xcskiontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-2020-SOD-Paraffin-Series-Hosting-Requirements.pdf

Our intent in making this change is to assist clubs who may wish to streamline their wax inventory, thus making it easier to manage while at the same time reducing costs.  The focus of the Paraffin Series remains a strong commitment towards accessibility and a focus on athlete development.

Waxing is necessary and ever evolving part of our sport. As such, we endeavor to continue examining our practices in the efforts of finding a balanced approach.