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2023/2024 Ontario Cup Schedule

Cross Country Ski Ontario is pleased to announce the 2023/2024 Ontario Cup Schedule.

Ontario athletes can look forward to an exciting 2023-2024 race season with a 5 event OCUP Series on offer across the province, along with Ontario Winter Games and Ontario University Athletic Championships in Thunder Bay, and Ontario Youth Championships in Sault Sainte Marie. Para Nordic athletes also have several events to choose from. In addition, both Nordiq Canada selection Trials (Mont Saint Anne) and Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals (Nakkertok) will be hosted in the East.

At XCSO we want to ensure that every athlete who wants to race has the opportunity to do so regularly, and at well run events, with a variety of competition and formats; and that sites that wish to host an OCUP have the opportunity to do so. Fast, fun and fair racing.

A printable PDF OCUP and Domestic Race calendar as well as the OCUP Bid Process and Decision Making Rationale can be found at the Events Tab on the website. The events are also listed individually on the Home Page Event List on the website, and will be updated regularly as details become available.

Q4G Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

Congratulations to all athletes nominated to Nordiq Canada’s National Team Programs  – Olympic & PN.  The Q4G Ontario Athlete Assistance Program follows the Sport Canada nominations.  Athletes and coaches are encouraged to review the Q4G OAAP ranking list as per the Q4G criteria.  The force majeure deadline is Saturday, April 29 at noon.  Please note nominations for carding are not final until after the force majeure and appeal process is completed.

Athletes nominated for Q4G carding will receive an email with instructions on next steps. Questions should be directed to Bryan Dubeau or Liz Inkila.

Thank you to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport for the support of Ontario athletes.

Celebrate with Team Ontario at Ski Nationals!!

Ontario athletes, coaches, and family are invited to attend our Team Ontario Celebration! Join with us as we celebrate our success and pay special tribute to our athletes’ achievements.

4:30pm to 5:30 pm Wednesday March 15, 2023 at Magnus Theatre, 10 Algoma St. S, Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 3A7

  • Meet Cross Country Ski Ontario and National Team Development Centre Staff
  • Learn about High Performance skiing in Ontario
  • Hear updates on future training camps and opportunities
  • Leader Bib Incentive Awards
  • Ontario Cup Series Club Award Trophy
  • Recognize our Ontario athletes that competed internationally this season
  • Special guest speaker: TBA


” To engage, inspire, and involve Ontarians in cross-country skiing for life.”



OJST/Ontario Para-Nordic Team: Advance Notice of Training Camp Dates

For those athletes seeking nomination to the Ontario Junior Ski Team (OJST) and the Ontario Para-Nordic Team please be advised that we have scheduled the following:

  • Summer Dryland Camp: July 26-30, 2023. Location: Central Ontario

There is more uncertainty with regards to the on-snow camp and we are working towards releasing these dates as soon as possible.

The intent of getting dates out early is to allow athletes and their families to plan for attendance at training camps. The expectation is that athletes will attend both training camps.

2024 & 2025 ON Youth Championship Bid to Host

Applications are now being accepted to host the 2024 & 2025 Ontario Youth Championships.  The OYC have become a ‘must do’ in the event calendar.  More Information HERE.

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Survey for Athletes age 16+ with Nordiq Canada race license

Former competitive cross country skier Angus Foster is recruiting athletes aged 16+ with a Nordiq Canada Race license to complete a survey on the prevalence of eating disorders in cross country skiing.  More information is HERE and an invitation to the Survey is HERE.

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 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.