Application Deadline: Team Ontario Development Program
Jun 1 all-day
Testing Camp at Nipissing University @ Nipissing University
Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day

Dryland Testing Camp

The purposes of this camp are to set benchmarks for training progress, and to establish technique cues in weight-lifting and roller-skiing.

Friday June 23rd

2pm: Meet at Nipissing University Athletics Building- 100 College Drive.

  • Camp meeting in Lower Boardroom
  • 3.1km uphill running test (varsity)
  • 1.2km uphill running test (U16 juniors)


6pm: Team dinner at the Lake Nipissing waterfront – 225 Memorial Drive.

Saturday June 24th *Athletes to bring a lunch to practice or return to residence for lunch.

9am: Meet at Nipissing University Athletics Building- 100 College Drive.

Ski Erg Critical Power Test. (NB revised protocol: maximal efforts over 30 seconds, 2 minutes, and 4 minutes with 5 minutes recovery between intervals)

U16 skiers- double poling technique and 10 second sprints

Exercise Physiology Laboratory

2pm: Nipissing Athletics Weight Room.

Functional Movement Screening and Weight-lifting technique.


4pm pick-up from Nipissing Athletics Foyer

Sunday June 25th

9am: Meet outside Nipissing University Athletics Building- 100 College Drive.

  • Skate rollerskiing technique work.
  • Starting with activation and drills from parking lot #9 and finishing with College Drive repeats.

Noon camp departure from Nipissing Athletics Foyer

Camp Equipment

  • outdoor running shoes
  • indoor running shoes
  • skate rollerskis, poles, boots and helmet
  • water bottle and holder
  • snacks
  • rain jacket and hat

Camp cost: $75 including team meal on Friday evening

Camp registration: https://events.eply.com/DrylandTestingCamp20233371405

Camp participants: 13-17 years old, alongside varsity skiers

Camp capped at 21 participants

Camp accommodations: Nipissing residences

Guest Rate

Single Room $48.50/night

4-Bedroom Suite $116.25/night

Nightly (plus HST)



 To reserve accommodations on campus, please contact:

(705) 474-3450 ext. 4808

[email protected]

Summer Accommodations Website 

Directions to Nipissing University

XCSO Community Update & Information Session: Re-scheduled to June 27-2023
Jun 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NOD Summer Training Camp Day in Parry Sound @ McDougall Recreation Center
Jul 2 all-day

Please register for this NOD training camp in Parry Sound July 2nd!

It’s a great way to connect with teammates over the sunny and hot months for a roller ski and maybe even swim (weather pending)!


July 2 2023 Single day – On and off Rollerskis dryland camp – Nobel

Ages: Open with target group U14 to U18

Location: McDougall Recreation Center

Cost: Free!

10 am Meet your peers in sport

10:10 am warmup jog and dynamic warmup

10:30 am movement skills

11:30 am movment skills on Roller skis

12:00 noon lunch, hang out with all

12:30 easy roller ski starts

1:30 pm U14 done for the day (suggested)

2:30 pm U16 done for the day (suggested)

3:00 pm U18 done

We have access to the rink in case of adverse weather

3:30 travel home

Gear required:

Classic and skate roller skis

Classic and skate poles with road tips


Water and snacks, lunch

Clothing for adverse weather

Application Deadline: Team Ontario Para Nordic Development
Jul 4 all-day
OJST Physical Tests Due (Critical Speed and NC Strength Test
Jul 4 all-day
SOD Training Camp – Postponed to July 23 @ Victoria Harbour
Jul 23 all-day

SOD Training Camp – Victoria Harbour

OJST/Para-Nordic Summer Dryland Camp
Jul 26 – Jul 30 all-day
SOD Super Camp @ Orillia
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day

We are very pleased to share details about the upcoming SOD Super Camp being held on Friday August 25th (evening virtual session) and Saturday August 26th in Orillia! A group of amazing coaches from SOD are pleased to offer a free dryland training camp for any U14-U18 (age 12 to 17) skiers.

Here are some important details!

  • The camp is funded by Cross Country Ski Ontario (free of charge for athletes – please provide your own lunch). Thank you XCSO!!

  • Athletes need to be registered for the 2023-2024 season with a cross country ski club in Southern Ontario Division

  • Athletes invited are U18, U16, U14, (U12 by coach ’s recommendation/application).  It is an ‘open’ registration camp which means you do not need to be on the SOD team to participate. 

  • Newer skiers welcome!  We will accommodate all skill levels.

  • Athletes will need to register for the camp online HERE (https://forms.gle/ceHMmvx8qcgUmGEt7). More detailed information will be provided to those who sign up. Registrations must be received by Sunday August 20th at 4:00pm.


Friday August 25th 6:45pm to 7:30pm

Saturday August 26th, 9:00am to 4:00pm at the West Orillia Sports Complex

  • Welcome activities, warm up and games!
  • Intensive roller ski sessions with a focus on helping athletes have better ski technique (double pole, one skate, two skate)
  • Lunch (bring your own!)
  • Roller ski challenge course – a range of fun activities to increase agility and balance for any skier
  • Scout Creek forest fun run
  • Group game
  • Stretching and camp debrief
Please reach out to Suzy Shalla at [email protected] or by phone (613) 637-1261 with any questions!
SOD Coaches – please share this message with interested athletes!
NCCP AWAD Community Coaching Workshop @ Virtual and Leamy Lake Park, Gatineau
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 11:30 am

Prerequisites: Able bodied – Community Coach Trained

Registration: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/9379

You are able to complete the CC AWAD as well as the CCI – L2T AWAD in one weekend. This is a great opportunity for coaches and clubs.