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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.

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2019/2020 Competition Category Name Changes

Cross Country Ski Ontario will be adopting new competition category names which are reflective of the age of athlete within the category.  This will include all Ontario Cups and Youth Championships – technical package updates are currently being completed.  Click here for more information from Nordiq Canada.

5 medals for Team ON

Ontario had a banner day on Day 2 of competition at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with 2 gold medals and a silver medal in the free technique sprint event.  NTDC Thunder Bay athletes Graham Ritchie (Big Thunder) and Pierre Grall Johnson (Nakketok) took the led at the halfway point of the A Final and didn’t look back after posting the top 2 qualifying times. “The best feeling was sharing this with fellow NTDC Thunder Bay teammate Pierre, our skis were awesome – a huge shout out to the wax techs”.   This is Graham’s second medal of the games after winning a bronze medal in the 10K free technique individual start race yesterday.  The bronze medal also has an Ontario connection with LU Thunderwolves Conor McGovern also on the podium.

NTDC Thunder Bay athlete and LU Thunderwolves Shaylynn Loewen (Georgian Nordic) posted the 4th fastest time in the qualifier and moved through the heats with ease.  Shaylynn had a come from behind push in the final 100 metres to take the gold medal. This is Shay’s first gold medal at a National event.   “Everything lined up today – wax techs did an amazing job and the course suited me well”.

NTDC Coach Camille Cheskey is the Head Coach of the CWG Team Ontario and was thrilled with the results.  Everyone had a great day today with all our athletes qualifying for the heats.  The wax techs outdid themselves and put all the athletes in a great position.

Ontario Paranordic rounded out the medal haul with Kyle Barber of Lively, ON taking a silver medal in the PN standing category 2.5Km free technique and 3-time CWG athlete Tanya Quesnel of Sudbury, ON winning a silver medal in the PN Sitting category 2.5km event.  Patti Kitler, PN coach was pleased with the entire team’s results.





Mono Nordic takes the coveted Club Banner at Youth Champs

Congratulations to Mono Nordic winter of  the Ontario Youth Championships banner.  Close behind in 2nd and 3rd was Highlands Nordic and Team Hardwood.  Great work by all the athletes, coaches & parents!  Thank you to North Bay Nordic for hosting a great event.

XCSO accepting bids for 2020/2021 Youth Championships

XCSO is now accepting bids for the 2020/2021 Youth Championships.  Please review the Ontario Youth Championships technical package. Please note ON clubs which operate a CCC Jackrabbit program are eligible to submit a bid.  Deadline for submission is Monday, March 4th at 5pm.  Please contact Liz Inkila or Alan White for more information.

Ontario University Championships hosted by Nipissing University

Ontario University skiing is alive and well in Ontario.   The Ontario University Championships were held in North Bay hosted by Nipissing University in conjunction with an Ontario Cup.  Here is the lowdown!

  • 10 schools represented: Carleton, U Ottawa, U Waterloo, U of Toronto, U of Guelph, Algoma U, Nipissing, Laurentian, Lakehead U, Queens
  • 51 men and 41 women competed in 3 days of racing
  • 13 women’s and 17 men’s teams hit the start line for a 3 X 3.75km relay
  • Carleton Women won their 4th consecutive OUA Championship
  • Lakehead Men won their 2nd consecutive OUA Championship
  • 5 athletes who competed at the OUA Championships will be representing Canada at the FISU Games

FYI: Athletes competing in the Canadian Colleges and Universities National Championships March 13-20 at the Ski Nationals in Gatineau require a CCC race license. Apply here

Collin Cameron – World Champion

Laurentian Nordic’s Collin Cameron wins gold medal at the World Para-Nordic Skiing Championships!  Read the CCC story here.

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Waxing Protocol – OUAs & OCup #5

Please note that the XCSO waxing protocol will be in effect for the Junior B/G and younger age categories for OCup #5.   For this race only, the Open categories will be exempt from this due to the combined OUA and OCup competition.

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District Teams & Ontario Jr Ski Team ranking list are now posted

LSSD is in the lead!  Check out District Teams for full results.

Ontario Junior Ski Team ranking list as per Period 3 CPL is now posted.

Concerns? Questions? Please advise Victor Wiltmann at [email protected]