World Snow Day – Sunday, January 20, 2019

World Snow day is part of the
International FIS campaign “Bring Children to the Snow” introduced in
2007.  World Snow day celebrates all
things SNOW!  World Snow day will be
comprised of various activities, taking place simultaneously on a single
weekend around the world to make for THE BIGGEST DAY ON SNOW, ALL YEAR!

NOD would like to have as
many clubs host a Snow Day event as possible. 
We can help you out by providing $200 to each club in NOD who hosts a
Snow Day event.  In order to access this

  1. Register your Snow day event on the World Snow Day website
    1. The first 100 clubs worldwide to register their event will get a package containing 60 bibs, 2 flags, and a World Snow day banner.  First come first served.
  2. Let us know that you are hosting an event and we will put it on the NOD calendar
  3. Run the event
  4. Submit a short Snow day report with 4 photos of the event to [email protected]
  5. We will send you $200

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Weather for OCup #3 – 3rd update

The Environment Canada weather forecast for the Greater Sudbury area  indicates -20 C for Saturday, Jan 19 and the race will go ahead.  We are cautiously optimistic as local temperatures at Walden are typically 2 degrees warmer.

Start time for Saturday has been pushed back to 1pm.   A final decision will be made race day on site based on actual temperatures and will follow cold temperature guidelines as per the Canadian Competition Rules (CCR) (page 80). 


Mini-midget races are cancelled for Saturday and partial refunds will be available.

Thank you for your patience!

NOD Athlete Race Support for 2018/19 Season

Are you an NOD athlete who wants to go to an Ontario Cup race or Nationals, but you don’t have a coach willing to go?  Or maybe your club doesn’t have a wax technician?  The NOD has an NOD team with a coach and wax technicians willing to help you.

The deadline to apply to be supported by the NOD team at a race this season is Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Print off the Athlete Race Support application here
  2. Fill it in
  3. Send it to NOD coach Toivo at [email protected]

NOD Athlete Financial Support for 2018/19 Season

Details regarding two NOD athlete bursaries available this season.

NOD Athlete Financial Support 2018_19

NOD Officials Training Opportunity

Mary Waddell of Walden CC is offering a unique opportunity for NOD club members to obtain their Officials Level 2 certification.  Participants can either attend the in-class sessions in person or online.  This course will:

  • deliver essential information to officiate cross country ski events
  • include ideas of how to run small events at the local level
  • be appropriate for clubs who do not have a dedicated racing program
  • offered October 29th, November 5th and November 12th

Please promote this pilot project with your club members.  Questions and registration may be directed to Mary [email protected]

More Info

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XCSO Stakeholders Survey – REMINDER!

Cross Country Ski Ontario is seeking input from our members and stakeholders.  Please complete the survey and help us shape our future together.   Your name is optional, however, should you choose to share your name in the survey, we will be drawing one name who will receive ON swag valued at $125.

Please share this with club members and partners.

The survey will be open until July 30th.