NOD District Series 2020-21

Information Package now available for the 2020-2021 Northern Ontario District Series. Watch for points updates and race dates on the NOD page.

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Ontario clubs celebrate FIS World Snow Day!

Soo Finnish
The 5th Annual Hiawatha SnowFest was held Sunday January 19th, 2020 and was a registered World Snow Day event. The event attracted approximately 200 individuals and families signed up for a fun filled day of cross country ski and fat biking loppets with distances for all ages and abilities, from 1 k to 30 k and trails marked accordingly. We had one person who even did the 5k snowshoe run! As part of the event, there were guided and self-guided snowshoe tours. There was a mass start at 11 AM with staggered starts according to activity and length. Participants were welcome to start their loppet anytime after 11 AM up until 1 PM. Along the trails were two “cookie stops” serving cookies, hot chocolate or hot grape juice. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine for the whole event. As the loppet participants came to the finish line, they were greeted with music and volunteers cheering them on. All received a snowflake cookie “medal” as a reward. Many went back into the trails to continue enjoyment of them, some switching from one activity to another. After being out on the trails, everyone was invited into the Sugar Shack to enjoy a delicious hearty lunch, snacks and hot beverages. Our volunteers did an outstanding job!

Here is a link to an article in the local news with some photos.

Lappe Nordic
Lappe Nordic celebrated World Snow Day with Families on Skis. The skies were sunny and the temperatures pleasant for the families who were treated to trail tours, skill stations, free rentals, discounted trail passes and a sparkle station for the kids. The famous Lappe pancakes were on the grill in the kitchen and the saunas were hot.

Highlands Nordic
Highlands Nordic served up hot chocolate to over 60 people and all enjoyed a bonfire and a cookie distance challenge. Draw prizes and cookies were the enticement to complete a 3 km or 7 km loop. The trails were decorated with huge cookies to keep everyone moving and motivated. The firepit with hot chocolate, marshmallows roasting and cookie eating was the place to be apres ski. With fresh snow, the day was magical!

Pictures below.

Ontario celebrates FIS World Snow Day!

Join in the celebration of winter.  Ontario clubs Lappe Nordic, Highlands Nordic, and Soo Finnish are hosting FIS Snow Day activities.  If you are in the neighbourhood, join in the fun!

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
funding:

  1. Register your Snow day event on the World Snow Day website https://world-snow-day.com
    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]

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