Candy Cane Cup Sanctioning Status Update

The Candy Cane Cup will no longer be a FIS/Nordiq Canada/XCSO/SFQ sanctioned event. The organizing committee is looking at options for offering a local event.  Decision to be communicated on or before November 25th.  Keep up to date here.

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Ontario and Quebec Tier-2 Wax Protocol

SFQ-XCSO Waxing Protocol for 2020-21

SFQ-XCSO Approved Wax List for 2020-21.

Please contact Victor Wiltmann – XCSO  or Francois Pepin – SFQ if you have questions and/or requests for additions to the wax list.

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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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)

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Ontario Cup Bids for 2020/2021 now being accepted!

Event hosts:  Please see the Officials page for details on the Ontario Cup bid package!  Deadline for bids submissions is Monday July 13, 2020.

Q4G OAAP FINAL Athlete Nominations

The 2020 Q4G Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP)  process is now complete. Congratulations to all athletes. The athlete nominations are now final.  The Q4G ranking list is here.   Thank you to the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, & Culture Industries for their support of Ontario athletes.


Q4G OAAP DRAFT Athlete Nominations

The 2020 Q4G Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP)  process is near completion. Congratulations to all athletes nominated. Draft Athlete Nominations & Appeal Information  is now available.  The Q4G ranking list is here. Please note this is a draft list until any appeals are finalized.  All nominated athletes will be sent an athlete handbook and directions to apply.  Thank you to the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, & Culture Industries for their support of Ontario athletes.


Q4G Program Launch

The 2020 Q4G Ontario Athlete Assistance Program has been launched by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, & Culture Industries.  Deadline for important document submissions is March 31, 2020.


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Ontario Cup #5 Cancelled – Official Notice

In light of Ontario’s and Quebec’s public-health announcements on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the global and national response to a fast-evolving situation, the Jury made the difficult decision to cancel Ontario Cup #5. The Jury conferred with Nordiq Canada, Ottawa Public Health and the Local Organizing Committee and understood the safety and health of skiers, coaches, volunteers, and spectators outweighed the need and desire to have a final race of the season. Refunds will be based on the event cancellation policy as per Section 17.6 of the XCSO 2019-2020 Ontario Cup Technical Package.  The Ontario Team Programming & Athlete Development Opportunities will be amended to reflect the cancellation of 2 Ontario Cup races.  Amended document to follow.

Thank you very much to Nakkertok Nordic for their organization and hard work in planning and organizing the final Ontario Cup of the 2019/2020 season.  A special thank you to Technical Delegate Shawn Sinclair for his guidance and support in making a difficult decision.


2020 Ski Nationals Cancelled

In support of Canadian efforts to minimize the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Nordiq Canada in consultation with the local organizing committee at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club have chosen to cancel the 2020 Canadian Ski Championships, scheduled for March 25 to April 2. Read more

XCSO extends our sincerest thanks and appreciation to the Organizing Committee of the 2020 Ski Nationals for their  leadership, hard work and dedication in preparing to host the country.