Walden are currently seeking a Club Coach to add to their coaching group, to lead their youth and racing programs,
with a primary focus on the Walden Nordic Racers (WNR) ski team.
While we continue to navigate the pandemic that in turn has changed our usual provincial programming, XCSO invites applications for a contract position – Northern ON District Development Coordinator. The NOD Development Coordinator will work with a strong team of professionals who are committed to developing a cohesive and collaborative approach to athlete development in the province. The Development Coordinator’s position is collaborative in nature and working with club coaches will be an integral part of the role. More details here.
An in-depth look at Paralympian Collin Cameron, and the community who rallied behind the vision to build Ontario’s first Para Nordic Training Centre – Kivi Park in Sudbury. Watch here.
While we continue to navigate the pandemic that in turn has changed our usual provincial programming, XCSO invites applications for 4 contract positions of District Development Coordinator, one in each of the 4 XCSO districts. The Development Coordinators will work with a strong team of professionals who are committed to developing a cohesive and collaborative approach to athlete development in the province. The Development Coordinators’ positions are collaborative in nature and working with club coaches will be an integral part of the role. More details here.
Information Package now available for the 2020-2021 Northern Ontario District Series. Watch for points updates and race dates on the NOD page.
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 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 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!
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:
- Register your Snow day event on the World Snow Day website https://world-snow-day.com
- 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.
- Let us know that you are hosting an event and we will put it on the NOD calendar
- Run the event
- Submit a short Snow day report with 4 photos of the event to [email protected]
- We will send you $200
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!