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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.

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ON Cup & ON Team Programming Info now available!

Please check out these links for information on Ontario Team Programming & Development Opportunities and ON Cup Formats/Techniques

Nordiq Canada updated competition categories

Nordiq Canada competition model is updated with new ‘U-(age)’  nomenclature for competition categories for the 2019-2020 ski season.

Rowan’s Law Implementation (Concussion safety)

The Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport (MTCS) very recently provided Cross Country Ski Ontario (and other provincial sport organizations) information and resources related to the implementation of Rowan’s Law on July 1, 2019. Rowan’s Law, the legislation and the regulation, is about concussion safety. This has implications for clubs and sports offering programs to athletes under the age of 26. Q & A from MTCS webinars.

From the MTCS website:

Ontario is a national leader in concussion management and prevention. Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 makes it mandatory for sports organizations to:

  1. Ensure that athletes, parents of athletes under 18, coaches and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s concussion awareness resources by July 1, 2019
  2. Establish a removal-from-sport and return-to-sport protocol by July 1, 2020
  3. Establish a concussion code of conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention by July 1, 2019

Concussion Awareness Resources

Links to age specific resources:

Ages 10 & under

Ages 11 to 14

Ages 15 & older

2020 Ontario Winter Games selection criteria

The 2020 Ontario Winter Games selection criteria is now available.  Orillia is the 2020 Ontario Winter Games host society.  The dates and location of the cross country skiing event will be communicated once finalized.

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XCSO Coaching Seminar, Club Workshop & AGM Presentations are now available!

Our Coaching Seminar, Club Workshop and AGM was held in Ottawa May 31st – June 2.  Check out our Annual General Meeting page for Saturday and Sunday’s presentations.  Thank you to U Ottawa Nordiq for hosting our coaching seminar.  Check out U Ottawa Nordiq for  coaching seminar presentations and additional resources.

Nordiq Canada Tier 2 Race Waxing Policy

Nordiq Canada will implement a Low Fluoro waxing policy at all Tier 2 races in the 2019/2020 ski season. More details.

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XCSO Volunteer of the Year: Pierre Millette

Cross Country Ski Ontario celebrated the achievements and contributions of long time National Capital District official Pierre Millette. Pierre’s contributions to race organizing and officiating in Canada are extensive. Pierre was Technical Delegate for Canada Winter Games, Chief of Competition at the 2019 Ski Nationals, and then officiating at the Quebec City World Cup.

Thank you Pierre for all that you do for racing in Canada!

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2019/2020 Ontario Cup Bid – Deadline extended to June 16

Cross Country Ski Ontario is now accepting bids to host Ontario Cups for the 2019/2020 ski season.  Deadline for submissions is extended to June 16, 2019. Please see related documents on our officials page.