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District Development Coordinators Job Posting

While we continue to navigate the pandemic that in turn has changed our usual provincial programming, XCSO invites applications for 4 contract positions of District Development Coordinator, one in each of the 4 XCSO districtsThe Development Coordinators will work with a strong team of professionals who are committed to developing a cohesive and collaborative approach to athlete development in the province. The Development Coordinators’ positions are collaborative in nature and working with club coaches will be an integral part of the role.  More details here.

NCD Community Coaching Course December & January

NCD will be hosting two Community Coaching courses in the coming weeks.   The dates of these course are:
Dec 17 and 18
@ 730 pm each night
Jan. 8 and 9
@ 730 pm each night
Two online ICC (Introduction to Community Coaching) modules (if you have any questions, contact [email protected])
Both the above workshops will be virtual.  A conference code and the supporting documents will be sent to the registered participants 3 days prior to the workshop
The on snow portion of the workshops (~7 hrs) will be facilitated in January of 2021.
Dates and times will be confirmed once restrictions on group gatherings are reviewed and its clear where we can host the on-snow workshops.
Registration information from XCSO – free registration fees until Jan. 15th
  • New coaches still have to take the multi-sport Coach Initiation Module ($15 e-learning in the Locker)
  • Online ICC registration fees will be waived in the Locker between November 20 – January 15
  • Community Coaching Fees will be reimbursed to XCSO by Nordic Canada and then forwarded to clubs or individuals
  • XCSO will forward the fees to the respective clubs.


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Welcome! Katie McMahon ON Performance Coach

Cross Country Ski Ontario welcomes Katie McMahon as the Ontario Performance Coach.  Katie can be reached at [email protected]

Please note Victor Wiltmann, XCSO Technical Director can now be reached at [email protected]



uOttawa Nordiq Ski through School Skier & Etudier

Spend a Sunday afternoon at uOttawa! uOttawa Nordiq’s female athletes want to share their passion for staying in sport during University, and inspire U18 & U16 skiers to do the same!  This event is FREE thanks to support from the Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee.  More information.

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Program Coordinator Webinar:  Join Nordiq Canada for a 45 minute online webinar for Skill Development Program Coordinators.  Club Administrators and Coaches are also welcome.

Adult member survey: Nordiq Canada is looking for feedback from adult skiers.

Fun jackrabbit games for your SDP programs.

Fluoro Policy  and Allowable Waxes for Nordiq Canada races

Nordiq Canada updated competition categories

Nordiq Canada competition model is updated with new ‘U-(age)’  nomenclature for competition categories for the 2019-2020 ski season.

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XCSO Coaching Seminar, Club Workshop & AGM Presentations are now available!

Our Coaching Seminar, Club Workshop and AGM was held in Ottawa May 31st – June 2.  Check out our Annual General Meeting page for Saturday and Sunday’s presentations.  Thank you to U Ottawa Nordiq for hosting our coaching seminar.  Check out U Ottawa Nordiq for  coaching seminar presentations and additional resources.

Carleton Ravens Nordic Ski Team – Job Opportunity

Carleton University Recreation and Athletics is seeking a highly motivated and skilled applicant for the position of Head Varsity Nordic Skiing Coach.  Click here for more information.

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2019/2020 Competition Category Name Changes

Cross Country Ski Ontario will be adopting new competition category names which are reflective of the age of athlete within the category.  This will include all Ontario Cups and Youth Championships – technical package updates are currently being completed.  Click here for more information from Nordiq Canada.