The 2022 Youth Championships March 12/13, 2022 took place in Sault Ste Marie hosted by Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club. Thank you so much Soo Finnish for hosting this event.
Congratulations to the 2022 Youth Club Championship Winner: Soo Finnish
1.) Soo Finnish 139
2.) Big Thunder 95
3.) Highlands Nordic 60
4.) Waterloo 43
5.) Team Hardwood 41
6.) Lappe Nordic 38
7.) Laurentian Nordic 27
8.) GBN 22
8.) Kanata Nordic 22
10.) Georgian Nordic 20
11.) Walden 18
12.) PSR 17
13.) Mono 15
14.) Arrowhead 14
Skate: Xavier Gamble, Highlands Trailblazers
Classic: Declan McLarty, Soo Finnish
Skate: Evelyn Bartlett, Kanata Nordic
Classic: Anna Wray, Porcupine Ski Runners
Skate: Lucas Faulkner, Waterloo Region
Classic: Samuel Phaneuf, Soo Finnish
Skate: Islay Lash, Team Hardwood
Classic: Britton Vander-Vegte, Lappe Nordic
Skate: Olivier Tremblay Walden Cross Country
Classic: Emmett Shalla, Arrowhead
Skate: Jillian Thompson, Big Thunder Nordic
Classic: Sofia Smith, Georgian Nordic
You can still cheer for Team Canada after the historic sprint relay 5th place result by Ontario’s own Graham Ritchie and QC Antoine Cyr at the Beijing Olympics!
Collin Cameron and Christina Picton are representing Team Canada in Beijing 2022 Paralympics. Tune to CBC sports for live streaming.
Go Team Canada~
We are excited to announce that Lakefield College School in collaboration with Kawartha Nordic will host an Ontario Cup at Lakefield College School March 5/6, 2022. Much work has been done by LCS as planned host of OFSAA Nordic Championships. With the cancellation of OFSAA nordic, approval from local public health paves the way for hosting an Ontario Cup. Formats and techniques are being finalized – expect an interval start and mass start. Thank you to the Local Organizing Committee! Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.
Unfortunately, Porcupine Ski Runners in Timmins, ON is no longer able to host the 2022 Youth Championships March 12/13, 2022. The Local Public Health Unit advised the Local Organizing Committee that it is very unlikely that the event can go ahead in Timmins. While restrictions may change, the Local Organizing Committee felt it best to inform XCSO to allow another host site to be found. XCSO is committed to providing a competition opportunity and are working towards finding a new host club. Stay tuned.
Lakehead Superior Nordic Association (LSNA) has made the difficult decision to cancel OCUP#3. The current restrictions in place by the Government of Ontario make it impossible for teams to access any indoor space on-site, and health units have recommended against non-essential travel. With schools opening on Monday there is an expectation that OMICRON will peak during the event, likely affecting travel, participation and volunteer capacity. The Local Organizing Committee has evaluated these factors and the additional measures required to address them, and determined that cancellation is the prudent course of action.
XCSO extends a thank you to the Local Organizing Committee for all their work and to our ski community for their continued patience and understanding as COVID-19 continues to impact our ability to host events.
The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Culture Industries (MHSTCI) along with the host community of the County of Renfrew have announced the postponement of the 2022 Ontario Winter Games to 2023. Full media release is HERE.
This is a great disappointment to the athletes who have trained throughout this season towards this goal and to the coaches who have supported them. More information will be provided when/if received.