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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.

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2023-2024 Ontario Cup Series Bid to Host

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 Ontario Cup Series.  Please apply by June 28, 2023.  Please click HERE for the bid package.

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.

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.


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Team Canada for FISU Games

Team Canada is well represented by Ontario clubs and universities at the 2023 FISU Games in Lake Placid, NY.  Congratulations to all the athletes.  More details here.



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Ontario will follow Nordiq Canada Wax Rules for the 2022-2023 season

Cross Country Ski Ontario continues to adapt as we navigate the changing NF wax protocols. Thus, all standalone Ontario Nordiq Canada Tier 2 events will follow the Nordiq Canada Wax Rules.  This includes Ontario Cups #2, 3 & 5 in Thunder Bay, Sudbury & Lakefield respectively; Ontario Winter Games; Ontario Para Sport Games; Ontario University Championships (OUAs); and Ontario Youth Championships.

Please note: an exception has been granted by Nordiq Canada to the Nakkertok venue to further restrict the use of fluoro grip waxes at the Candy Cane Cup and Eastern Canadian Championships.  Please refer to Nakkertok’s Wax Policy for full details.

Please review the Nordiq Canada wax rules for information regarding the 2023 Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals (Tier 1 event) held at Lappe Ski Centre in Thunder Bay.