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ONTARIO YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cross Country Ski Ontario announces the renaming of the Ontario Midget Championships to the Ontario Youth Championships.  The new name is reflective of the age groups at the event. The categories at the Youth Championships will be Midget & PeeWee Boys/Girls and will encompass the following years of birth:

Midget Boys/Girls – YOB 2004 & 2005

PeeWee Boys/Girls – YOB 2006, 2007 & 2008

North Bay Nordic is planning a great event.  Please mark your calendars and celebrate youth skiing in Ontario.  For more information regarding this event, please email omc.nbnordic@gmail.com

Early season race opportunity: Candy Cane Cup hosted by Nakkertok

Nakkertok will be hosting a CCC sanctioned CPL points race December 16 & 17.  Details here.

uOttawa Nordiq Update

Thank you for your vote of support last April for the uOttawa nordic ski team.

Here’s an update on our progress: click here.

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Important Notice: Ontario Cup #1 Race Update

Cross Country Ski Ontario is committed to offering quality race opportunities for Ontario skiers.  In May/June 2017, the High Performance Committee (HPC) reviewed the national and provincial race calendar. A number of factors became evident:

  1. Lack of available sites with reliable snow and an interest to host an ON Cup before Christmas
  2. Canadian Nationals being held one week earlier than usual, thus reducing the number of available race weekends
  3. Ontario’s participation in the 2018 Ontario Winter Games, again reducing the number of available race weekends
  4. World Jr/U23 Trials being held in Eastern Canada in a location relatively accessible to most of Ontario the first weekend of January

The HPC viewed the calendar constraints this season as an opportunity to explore all options available for quality race opportunities for our racers.  With that, the HPC moved forward with the plan to hold an ON Cup points race in conjunction with the World Jr/U23 Trials to be held Jan 6-10 in MSA.

Races for Juvenile & Junior Boy/Girl at OCup#1/World Jr/U23 Trials in Mont Ste Anne, QC will be as follows:

Date Technique Format ON Cup points race
Sat Jan 6 Classic Sprints Yes
Sun Jan 7 Classic Interval Yes
Mon Jan 8 Free Mass No

Please note the free technique mass start race on Monday, January 8th will not be an ON points or QC points race.  The Local Organizing Committee will be hosting this CCC sanctioned CPL race as an additional race opportunity for juvenile and junior boy/girls.  We encourage coaches and athletes to consider this race if developmentally appropriate.

Open categories will follow the CCC published schedule.

Notice: 2018 Easterns Accommodations

The 2018 Easterns Organizing Committee strongly recommends that you book your hotel rooms early for the event that will be held February 2 to 4, 2018. The Gatineau-Ottawa region is busy during that period of the year. You can find a list of preferred accommodation at http://cecski.ca/accomodation/.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE! Ontario Cup #2 moving to Walden XC!

Please be advised that Ontario Cup #2 will now be hosted by Walden Cross Country Fitness Club.   Ontario Cup #2 was originally scheduled to be hosted by Highlands Trailblazers at Highlands Nordic and due to a scheduling conflict, the facility is unable to host the event.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please direct any questions to admin@xcskiontario.ca.  More details will be posted shortly.

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Important Notice: 2018 ON Cup Juvenile Boy Category

In 2016/2017, the Ontario High Performance Committee completed a review of the ON competition categories, in particular Juvenile Boys.  As reported last season, the juvenile boy category will be amended for the 2017/2018 competition season to include 2 YOBs (2002 & 2003) and Ontario team selection for juvenile boys will be the same as it currently is for juvenile girls.

2017 Ski to School Scholarship Applications

Cross Country Canada is accepting applications now. This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross country skiing.

Deadline: September 30,  2017

More details here.

 

 

Kanata Nordic Club Coach Job Opening

Kanata Nordic is hiring a new Club Coach for their program. Details here.