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 ([email protected]) or Francois Pepin – SFQ ([email protected]) if you have questions and/or requests for additions to the wax list.

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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]



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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Snow Sports should be deemed essential

An interesting news report from Timmins where the ski community and a local city councillor are advocating that snow sports should be deemed essential for the health and wellbeing of communities.  We agree!

Grant Opportunity at Nordiq Canada

Nordiq Canada grant opportunity for clubs.  Quick deadline of November 1st.  Contact Nordiq Canada for more details.  See more

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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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XCSO Townhall/Community Update

Join XCSO on October 26, 7pm – 9pm for a community update.  Agenda here
Meeting details.
Phone Number(‪CA‬): ‪+1 587-688-1564‬
PIN: ‪967 319 411#‬
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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