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2023-2024 Q4G OAAP Carding Program

The 2023-2024  Quest for Gold (Q4G) Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) is now launched.  This is a direct to athlete carding program which is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport.  For criteria information please click HERE. Information regarding the Q4G program will be posted on our Q4G webpage.

2023 Canada Winter Games Team

Congratulations to the 2023 CWG Team Ontario.  The 2023 CWG take place Feb 27 – March 5 in PEI.

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We want to hear from you! XCSO Strategic Plan Survey

XCSO is entering a new era and we want to hear from our members and clubs.  Please take a few minutes to answer this survey to help XCSO shape the next 4+ years.

2023 CWG Ranking

The 2023 Canada Winter Games Trials took place Jan 6-8th at the Lappe Ski Centre in Thunder Bay. Based on results, the ranking list and related synopsis is HERE. A final team announcement will be made at the completion of World U20/U23 Championships Trials to be held in Prince George January 18-21.

CWG Selection Event – Clarification

Please see the CWG criteria for clarification & rationale regarding the prioritization of selection races.  

Eastern Canadian Championships (OCup #4/QCup) @ Nakkertok Nordic
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day
Para Sport Games @ TBD
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day
Opeongo Loppet @ Opeongo Nordic
Feb 5 all-day

109 Nordic Lane, Brudenell, ON K0J 2N0

Register on Zone4

Ontario Winter Games @ Ma Te Way Centre
Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day

This event is open to selected athletes.  Zone4 Event Page

Blue Sky Loppet @ North Bay Nordic
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

E-mail registration is strongly recommended. In person registration on race day will only be accepted until 10:30 am sharp.
Registration (access form here 2023_blue_sky_loppet_-_email_registration.pdf ) by email to [email protected] 
Registration closes on Wed., Feb. 8 at 23:59
Payments by e-transfer to [email protected]
​Cash payments possible at bib pick-up on race day.

Loppet Categories:
9k – blue extended trail, classic or free
18k – green trail, classic or free

Loppet cost:
$5.00 for members $10.00 for non-members

Chocolate race:
1k – sprint trail, free
3k – purple trail, free

Chocolate race cost:
$2.00 for members $5.00 for non-members Children under 10 ski for free

Chocolate bars
Bigger chocolate bars for the fastest woman/man in the Loppet categories

Race day details:
Loppet race distances start at 12:00
​Chocolate race distances start at 12:15
Bibs must be picked up before 10:30 am

Corkstown Classic @ Kanata Nordic Ski Club
Feb 12 all-day
Sofie Manarin Loppet NOD race series 4 @ Laurentian Nordic
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The tribute race to the late Sudbury skier Sophie Manarin will take place at Laurentian Nordic on February 12th.
NOD will be supporting the event and we are encouraging racers who attend the Ontario Winter Games the day before to stop over and take on a distance race of their choice.
Dear NOD Racers:
Learn how to get that extra bit of kick or glide, we will help you.
Learn how to take feeds on the fly, you provide the feed.
We realize this is the day after OWG races, but could be a fun stopover ski on your way home.
Gatineau Loppet @ Gatineau
Feb 17 @ 6:03 am – Feb 19 @ 7:03 am
OCup #5 @ Lakefield College School
Feb 18 @ 8:00 am – Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm
OUA Championships @ Arrowhead Nordic
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm