Candy Cane Cup Update – Clarification

Because of the continued COVID-19 red alert status in the Outaouais region, the Candy Cane Cup at Nakkertok is currently in No Go status and a final decision regarding a sanctioned event will be made on or before November 11th.  Keep up to date here.

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2021 ON Team Programming

The 2021 ON Team Programming information now available.  More information

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Roller Skiing Safety

Athletes & Coaches: Please note that XCSO adopts the Nordiq Canada roller skiing policy with the addition of wearing eye protection whenever possible as an added safety measure.  Please review the policy found on our Athlete page

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Event Decision Making Framework for OCups during COVID-19

An Event Decision Making Framework, in consultation with Local Organizing Committees, has been established to:

  • Provide a consistent decision making framework with respect to registration opening/closing, refund and decision points
  • Allows clubs/teams to understand how decisions regarding OCups will be made
  • Guide Zone4 registrations and race notices to reflect dates etc

Please note: Timelines may shift slightly should that be necessary throughout the season (ie if teams are negatively impacted by hotel cancellation date deadlines)

Safe Return to Sport with Return to Skiing for Facilities now available

The Safe Return to Sport with a link to a Return to Skiing for Facilities is now available.

You will find links to the following in the Return to Sport document:

  • Return to Training (formerly Return to Play)
  • Return to Skill Development Programs – Bunnies, Jackrabbits, & Track Attack
  • Return to Competition
  • Return to Skiing for Facilities (NEW)

Thank you to everyone who provided their expertise and assistance in the development of resources for a safe return to skiing.  Please check our COVID-19 webpage for updates and changes as we navigate through these challenges.   As always, follow Public Health Guidelines and play safe! 

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Virtual XCSO Annual Coaching Seminar, Wednesday October 7 and 14 : 7 pm – 9.30 pm

XCSO will be offering our Annual Coaching Seminar 2020 through Google Meets.
Phone Numbers

(‪CA‬) ‪+1 289-316-7087‬

 

 

Safe Return to Sport with Return to Competition now available

The Safe Return to Sport with a link to a Return to Competition is now available.

You will find links to the following in the Return to Sport document:

  • Return to Training (formerly Return to Play)
  • Return to Skill Development Programs – Bunnies, Jackrabbits, & Track Attack
  • Return to Competition (NEW)
  • Return to Skiing for Facilities (coming soon)

Thank you to everyone who provided their expertise and assistance in the development of resources for a safe return to skiing.  Please check our COVID-19 webpage for updates and changes as we navigate through these challenges.   As always, follow Public Health Guidelines and play safe! 

Safe Return to Sport

An amended and re-tooled Return to Sport has been posted on our COVID-19 webpage.

You will find links to the following in the Return to Sport document:

  • Return to Training (formerly Return to Play)
  • Return to Skill Development Programs – Bunnies, Jackrabbits, & Track Attack
  • Return to Competition (coming soon)
  • Return to Skiing for Facilities (coming soon)

Thank you to everyone who provided their expertise and assistance in the development of this document.  It is an evolving document and we continue to work on resources for clubs.   As always, follow Public Health Guidelines and play safe! 

FISU GAMES UPDATE: Games will not take place in January – postponement still possible at this time

The Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade will not take place as planned from January 21 to 31, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the International University Sports Federation FISU, together with the Organising Committee and Swiss University Sports, has decided to stop preparations for the event to be held in January 2021 and to examine in the coming weeks a possible postponement of the event to a later date.

With our slogan “Welcome home”, we wanted to welcome the participants of the Winter Universiade to beautiful Central Switzerland and Lenzerheide in January 2021. Unfortunately, we have decided together with the International University Sports Federation FISU and Swiss University Sports that the Winter Universiade cannot take place from 21 to 31 January 2021 as planned.

The main reasons for the decision were, firstly, the epidemiological situation and, secondly, travel restrictions, in particular for entry into Switzerland. Currently, many of the registered participants are highly affected by the restrictions, among others the large delegations, such as the USA, Russia, China and Kazakhstan. Unfortunately, there is not much prospect of this situation changing in the coming months. Under these circumstances, it is regrettably not possible to hold a world sports event such as the Winter Universiade in January 2021.

After more than four years of preparation, it is a painful decision, but in the end the right one. The health of all the participants has always been the top priority in our evaluations.
 
Over the coming weeks, we will examine a possible postponement of the event to a later date together with the International University Sports Federation FISU and Swiss University Sports. This will now take several weeks to evaluate. We will inform you as soon as we have more information.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our OC members as well as all our partners for their great commitment and support. I would be delighted if you would still like to participate at a later date and we could count on your support.
 
Yours in sport
Guido Graf
President Association Winter Universiade Lucerne-Central Switzerland 2021

 

 

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XCSO Skill Development Programs Materials – Request for Proposals Extended

XCSO invites an interested club to bid on the management of our Skill Development Program Materials inquiries, ordering and handling.  The contract will be awarded to a responsive club/individual well integrated in the Ontario cross country ski community sharing a common vision of engaging youth in sport and promoting cross country skiing as a life long activity.  Please see our Request for Proposal for more information. DEADLINE extended to September 1, 2020