Over the past several years, this highly successful and fun series of races brought skiers from all over Southern Ontario to experience a variety of different clubs and several different racing events.  One of the magic elements of this series is ‘keeping it simple to keep it fun’!  This is a race series that permits only NF-paraffin ski waxes … and none of the super high end, expensive fluoro waxes. That’s how we keep it simple to keep it fun!

This race series is coordinated by the Southern Ontario District for all athletes and is intended to provide athletes with opportunities to race at local events (within a 1-2 hour drive) to gain experience on a variety of trails and event types.  The race series is specifically targeted at athletes between the ages of 8 to 14 so they can see what racing is all about, however we encourage athletes of all ages and experience to come on out and enjoy!  Right now we have races that serve athletes of all ages from 5 to 85.

As a participant in the race series you have the opportunity to earn points that at the end of the year are totaled for awards and prizes, and the opportunity to become part of the SOD Race Team.


2021-221 Paraffin Series Races


We are excited to welcome skiers back to the Paraffin Race Series for 2021-22!

Updated: January 25th with link to Sounder registration

Provisional Paraffin Series points are now online.    Registration for the Sounder is now open.  Good luck everyone!

February 5th  Sounder Ski Tour @ Georgian Nordic   Registration NOW OPEN: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=27891 
February 6th – Suntrail Special @ Hepworth – Bruce Ski Club – Registration COMING SOON!

February 27th – Ski Cross @ Mountainview Nordic

April 2nd – Team Sprints @ Georgian Nordic

Past Events:
A huge thank you to Mono Nordic especially Rene Beukeboom and Erin Kipps for their hard work on the Mono Nordic race!  A fantastic day of racing, and we are grateful to all the volunteers for making it happen.  The next time you’re racing, please take the time to thank a volunteer!
January 22nd – Mono Nordic @ Mono Results available here: Mono Nordic Race | Zone4.ca

January 23rd – Kawartha Skiathlon @ Kawartha Nordic CANCELLED
January 29th – Yuletide Blast @ Highlands Nordic CANCELLED


Clarifying Note Regarding Nordiq Canada Racing Licences

A Nordiq Canada (NC) race licence is not necessary, nor is it used to seed racers at SOD Paraffin races.
For other races that are sanctioned by NC and XCSO, such as Ontario Winter Games, Ontario Cups, and Ontario Youth Championships (OYC) then it is possibly advantageous to have a licence so that you are given a proper start position (seed).  Seeding generally becomes more important in mass start events.  Using a points system is an equitable way to place racers in a mass start order.
A cheaper development licence is available for skiers born in 2006 or after who wish to compete in Tier 1 or Tier II Nationally Sanctioned Points Competitions for $25. For other age categories it is 55$
Please speak with your coach to determine if a racing licence is a good fit for your goals.