Technical Director Position – application deadline extended
XCSO continues to accept applications for the position of Technical Director. The application intake process will continue until the position is filled. More information is HERE.
XCSO is Hiring! Paranordic Lead – deadline to apply March 21, 2022
Consider joining XCSO in the role of Paranordic Lead. This .5 FTE position will help guide our PN program as we continue to grow our programming to all Ontarians. More information is HERE. New deadline for applications is March 21, 2022.
Announcement: Ontario Cup #5 to be held at Lakefield College School March 5/6, 2022
We are excited to announce that Lakefield College School in collaboration with Kawartha Nordic will host an Ontario Cup at Lakefield College School March 5/6, 2022. Much work has been done by LCS as planned host of OFSAA Nordic Championships. With the cancellation of OFSAA nordic, approval from local public health paves the way for hosting an Ontario Cup. Formats and techniques are being finalized – expect an interval start and mass start. Thank you to the Local Organizing Committee! Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.
XCSO is hiring – 2 Positions
XCSO is seeking applications for 2 positions:
Technical Director will work to develop a cohesive and collaborative approach to athlete development in the province.
Para Nordic Lead (.5 FTE)will build to the future in developing our Para Nordic program.
Deadline for applications is Monday, Feb 21.
US Junior Nationals Provincial Coach Experience Opportunity
XCSO is seeking 2 Coaches to assist with leading Team Canada to the US Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, MN March 5-12, 2022.
More information HERE.
OCup #3 (Thunder Bay) – Cancelled
Lakehead Superior Nordic Association (LSNA) has made the difficult decision to cancel OCUP#3. The current restrictions in place by the Government of Ontario make it impossible for teams to access any indoor space on-site, and health units have recommended against non-essential travel. With schools opening on Monday there is an expectation that OMICRON will peak during the event, likely affecting travel, participation and volunteer capacity. The Local Organizing Committee has evaluated these factors and the additional measures required to address them, and determined that cancellation is the prudent course of action.
XCSO extends a thank you to the Local Organizing Committee for all their work and to our ski community for their continued patience and understanding as COVID-19 continues to impact our ability to host events.
Impacts of Gov’t of ON COVID-19 Regulations
The Government of Ontario announced new restrictions on January 3, 2022. Section 19 of O.Reg 263/20 guides Sport and Recreational activities. At this time the impact on cross country skiing is minimal. Programming and competitions can continue. As always, activities should be planned in consultation with and guided by Local Public Health Units while following strict adherence to public health guidelines. Please note a COVID safety plan must be in place.
XCSO 2022 Kilometre Challenge is now live!
Join with the Cross Country Ski Ontario community to ski as many kilometres as you can starting on January 1! Thank you to Logan Hong for the upgrade in functionality and visuals from last year’s edition. Click here to get your club started!
Ontario Cup #2 (Sudbury) Cancelled
It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of Ontario Cup #2. The race was intended to be held Jan 15/16 at Walden Cross Country in Sudbury. The Public Health Unit Sudbury & District has implemented strict public health measures including limiting outdoor events to 25 people. The Local Organizing Committee met with the Public Health Unit and were advised that holding the OCup was not possible given the current COVID-19 situation in the region.
Thank you to the Walden Local Organizing Committee for their continued dedication to hosting events in Ontario. XCSO will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation in the province and provide updates as we navigate the pandemic for a second competitive season.