SafeSport Roll Out Community Update Recording, September 12, 2023

If you missed today’s SafeSport Community Update, please click here to review the recording!

SafeSport Roll Out Community Update Recording, September 7, 2023

If you missed today’s SafeSport Community Update, please click here to review the recording!

Southern Ontario District

SOD Super Camp August 25th + 26th

Please hold the date for the SOD Super Camp on Friday August 25th (evening) & Saturday August 26th in Orillia. All U14, U16 and U18 athletes in the Southern Ontario District are invited to join this training opportunity! Please email Suzy Shalla at [email protected] if you have any questions!

And coaches, please reach out to Scott at [email protected] if you would like to help out.

Headshot of Heinz Niederhauser

Heinz Niederhauser Award Recipient – René Sauvé

Cross Country Ski Ontario is pleased to announce René Sauvé of Summerstown Coyote Nordiq as the recipient of the Heinz Niederhauser Outstanding Coaching Award.  René was instrumental in developing a love of racing for youth at the Pembroke Area Cross Country Ski Club.  In 2017, René moved to the Cornwall area and began Summerstown Coyote Nordiq.  His goal was to bring cross country skiing to that area of the province and introduce young children to the sport.  The club began with 12 and has grown to over 70 members with 29 Jackrabbits.

René was truly compelled to help others explore a love for cross-country skiing. He pursued his work with relentless optimism and effortful persistence. He was forward-looking and always anticipating his next step in his coaching journey. He embraced the challenges of the work and celebrated the people he worked alongside.  He had intuition, perseverance and stories, so many wonderful stories.

René would come alive with an abundance of energy when it was time to chat about skiing. He knew how to harness that energy and funnel it into passion.  René was always focused on keeping his process focused on the athletes that he coached and he met athletes where they were at and worked with an abundance of empathy and acceptance.

René passed away on November 16, 2022 after a brave battle with cancer.





XCSO logo

XCSO Provincial Coach Experience Applications

Cross Country Ski Ontario requires coaches to assist in leading Ontario Team Training Camps this season.  Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until all positions are filled.  Please complete the PCE Application Form.

XCSO logo

XCSO is hiring – District Development Coordinators

XCSO invites applications for 3 contract positions of District Development Coordinator, one in each of NCD, LSSD and SOD districts. More information HERE

Celebrate with Team Ontario at Ski Nationals!!

Ontario athletes, coaches, and family are invited to attend our Team Ontario Celebration! Join with us as we celebrate our success and pay special tribute to our athletes’ achievements.

4:30pm to 5:30 pm Wednesday March 15, 2023 at Magnus Theatre, 10 Algoma St. S, Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 3A7

  • Meet Cross Country Ski Ontario and National Team Development Centre Staff
  • Learn about High Performance skiing in Ontario
  • Hear updates on future training camps and opportunities
  • Leader Bib Incentive Awards
  • Ontario Cup Series Club Award Trophy
  • Recognize our Ontario athletes that competed internationally this season
  • Special guest speaker: TBA


” To engage, inspire, and involve Ontarians in cross-country skiing for life.”