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NEW: Officials Training – Level 2 Certification Course available online

This Level 2 Officials Certification course will be delivered as a webinar. There will be 5 sessions if approximately 2.5 hours each.

The webinar is FREE.

They will be delivered on 3 Mondays and 3 Thursday evenings starting November 12 at 7:00pm. The first session will be entirely for checking access to the webinar and supporting documents.

Thursday, Nov. 12,  7 – 7.30 pm

Monday, Nov. 16, 7 – 9.30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 – 9.30 pm

Monday, Nov. 23, 7 – 9.30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 26, 7 – 9.30 pm

Monday, Nov. 30, 7 – 9.30 pm

Participants must be Level 1 Certified.

Attendees will be limited to the first 10 to register.

Please register here.

If you have any questions please contact our Alan White, Officials and Events Chair, XCSO Board of Directors; [email protected] or myself; [email protected]



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XCSO Officials Mentorship Program Application

Cross Country Ski Ontario is introducing an Officials Mentorship Program. The aim of this program is to facilitate growing the pool of officials at the club as well as at the provincial level to support race organizations. Through increased collaboration and knowledge sharing, XCSO aims to improve the officials environment in the province while increasing
connections with other officials. Through this program, officials can share experiences, learn in different environments through exposure at races, apply knowledge in different roles at races in Ontario and become acquainted with various clubs and their venue.
Up to 10 officials will be selected for this program. The program will be administered by Katja Mathys, XCSO Coaching Development Co-ordinator. The mentors will be Alan White (XCSO’s official’s chair), race directors, TD’s, Chief of competitions, etc., depending on the assignments.

Application Form



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Coaching Seminar – Part 2 Recording Available

Missed Part 2 of our Annual Coaching Seminar?  Here it is!  2020 Annual Coaching Seminar – Part 2





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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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Coaching Seminar – Part 1 Recording Available

Missed Part 1 of our Annual Coaching Seminar?  Here it is!  2020 Annual Coaching Seminar – Part 1

Join us for Part 2 on Wednesday, October 14 at 7 – 9:30pm.  Agenda

Phone Numbers

(‪CA‬) ‪+1 289-316-7087‬




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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! 

Nakkertok is hiring!

Nakkertok Racing Program is seeking a part time Coach – more info

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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