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.

2022-2023 Paraffin Series Races

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2022-2023 Paraffin Series!

UPDATE March 6th

Congrats to all our athletes at the OYC and at the Mountainview Ski Cross(ish) this weekend!  Ski Cross results are available HERE and the points totals have been updated.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR POINTS!  Have a look to make sure that your points are correct for each race as overall series winners will be determined after the Team Sprints and prizes will be distributed at the race.  This means it’s important that your point totals are accurate going into the race, so please have a look!

We’re down to our last race of the series: Georgian Nordic Team Sprints on Saturday March 25th.  Registration is available HERE

Our final results will be based on your points for all our races minus your two lowest ones.  So if there are 7 races in the series, we will take your points for your best 5 races.  

Updates will continue to be posted on this page.  In the meantime, keep up the snow dance!

Saturday December 17th – Yuletide Blast @ Highlands Nordic (Results available HERE)
Sunday January 15th – Sounder @ Georgian Nordic (Results available HERE)
Saturday January 28th – Mono Race @ Mono Nordic (Results available HERE)
Sunday February 5th – Suntrail Special @ Bruce Ski Club (Results available HERE)
Sunday February 26th – Community Classic Loppet @ Bruce Ski Club (Results available HERE)
Sunday March 5th – Mountainview Ski Cross @ Mountainview (Results available HERE)
Saturday March 25th – Team Sprints at Georgian Nordic (Registration available HERE)

Hope to see you all soon!

SOD Overall Series Points

Overall SOD Series standings will be calculated with SOD Paraffin Series points accumulated during the race season.  Athletes will be awarded points based on ‘Position to Points’ table found below:

At the end of the qualifying ski season, a cumulative score is computed for each skier. For each skier, the cumulative score represents the sum of their N best races (N represents the total number of events actually held in the season) MINUS 2. For example, if 7 Paraffin events are held then event points would be summed over a maximum of 5 races.  In other words, you can miss up to 2 races in the series with no penalty to your overall point total.  As another example, if 7 Paraffin events are held and a skier attends all 7 then their lowest two point totals would be deducted from their overall score to take their best 5 results.

The points are calculated this way for several reasons:

  • To reduce pressure on athletes to race when they are not feeling 100% / sick / injured
  • To reduce pressure on parents to attend each and every race all season
  • To balance out the travel commitment for clubs that have to travel long distances to attend races

If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me anytime.

Shawn Marshall
Paraffin Series Race Convenor

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.