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XCSO Vaccination Mandate Rescinded

Please be advised that the Cross Country Ski Ontario Board of Directors unanimously voted to end the Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate for Ontario Cups and District Series races.  The Board of Directors thank the ski community for their support over the past 2 years.  While many of our COVID restrictions are ending, we encourage everyone to be inclusive and supportive of individuals in our community.  And as always, following current public health guidelines are the best practices to continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more HERE.

Team Ontario Canada Winter Games Selection Criteria

Team Ontario has a strong history of excellence at the Canada Winter Games.  More information regarding the Canada Winter Games is HERE and will be updated as more details become available.

Direct link to Team ON Selection Criteria.

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SOD Coach Job Post

We are looking for a new SOD Coach!  Please have a look and help spread the word.  Interested people should contact SOD Chair Dwayne Barber at [email protected] .  The Job Posting closes October 1st.


2023 Ski Nationals Event Schedule

Please keep up to date on the 2023 Ski Nationals to be held in Thunder Bay at the Lappe Ski Centre.


Patti Kitler Inductee to the North Western Sports Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Patti Kitler on her induction into the North Western Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.

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ON Ski Team & Ontario Junior Ski Team

Congratulations to all ON Team athletes!  Check out the Ontario Junior Ski Team and Ontario Ski Team!

PS. Sorry it took so long!

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2022/2023 Ontario Cup Schedule

Cross Country Ski Ontario is pleased to announce the 2022/2023 Ontario Cup Schedule and host clubs.  The busy race season will include the 2023 Ontario Winter Games rescheduled from 2022; the Ontario Para Sport Games; Eastern Canada Cups; Canada Winter Games in PEI; and the 2023 Ski Nationals in Thunder Bay.  Please stay tuned to the Event Schedule as details become available.

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AWAD Community Coach and L2T Level in one weekend! August 19 – 21, 2022

Is your club interested in starting a ParaNordic program? Do you have paralympic stream athletes joining your programs?
This is a great opportunity to have coaches trained at the AWAD Community Coach and the L2T levels in one weekend. Join our 
XCSO/Nordiq Canada Para-Nordic Development Training Camp
with Nordiq Canada’s Next Gen Coach Graham Nishikawa
Sudbury, ON
August 19-21, 2022
The coaching workshops are in conjunction with the training camp. Please register here for the workshops:
Contact: Katja Mathys [email protected]

Big Thunder is Hiring

Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club is seeking a part-time assistant coach for the 2022-2023 season. More information is HERE

2022-23 Nordiq Canada Coaching License

Coaches can now start signing up for their 2022-23 Nordiq Canada Coaching License
All coaches coaching for more than 7 hours/year must sign up for the 2022-23 NC Coaching License before starting to coach from July 1st 2022 to June 30th 2023 in order to continue benefiting from NC liability insurance coverage and other benefits

The NC coaching license is mandatory for all active cross country ski coaches in Canada who are coaching at least 7 hours per year with a registered cross country ski club.


XCSO is committed to leading Safe Sport in our sport. As such, Cross Country Ski Ontario requires all Ontario coaches complete the Coaches Association of Canada’s Safe Sport (~ 90 minutes) and Understanding the Rule of Two (~ 20 minutes) e-learning modules. The free modules are available in the Locker.

XCSO will be monitoring compliance beginning September 2022 on a monthly basis.

Thank you for your efforts to make cross country skiing a safe sport for all participants.

If you have any questions about this, please email Katja Mathys