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.

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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.

Team Ontario Canada Winter Games Selection Criteria

Team Ontario has a strong history of excellence at the Canada Winter Games.  More information regarding the Canada Winter Games is HERE and will be updated as more details become available.

Direct link to Team ON Selection Criteria.

2023 Ski Nationals Event Schedule

Please keep up to date on the 2023 Ski Nationals to be held in Thunder Bay at the Lappe Ski Centre.


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2022/2023 Ontario Cup Schedule

Cross Country Ski Ontario is pleased to announce the 2022/2023 Ontario Cup Schedule and host clubs.  The busy race season will include the 2023 Ontario Winter Games rescheduled from 2022; the Ontario Para Sport Games; Eastern Canada Cups; Canada Winter Games in PEI; and the 2023 Ski Nationals in Thunder Bay.  Please stay tuned to the Event Schedule as details become available.

2022-23 Nordiq Canada Coaching License

Coaches can now start signing up for their 2022-23 Nordiq Canada Coaching License
All coaches coaching for more than 7 hours/year must sign up for the 2022-23 NC Coaching License before starting to coach from July 1st 2022 to June 30th 2023 in order to continue benefiting from NC liability insurance coverage and other benefits

The NC coaching license is mandatory for all active cross country ski coaches in Canada who are coaching at least 7 hours per year with a registered cross country ski club.


XCSO is committed to leading Safe Sport in our sport. As such, Cross Country Ski Ontario requires all Ontario coaches complete the Coaches Association of Canada’s Safe Sport (~ 90 minutes) and Understanding the Rule of Two (~ 20 minutes) e-learning modules. The free modules are available in the Locker.

XCSO will be monitoring compliance beginning September 2022 on a monthly basis.

Thank you for your efforts to make cross country skiing a safe sport for all participants.

If you have any questions about this, please email Katja Mathys



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2023 Ski Nationals & CCUNC Championships to be held in Thunder Bay

The 2023 Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals and Canadian College & University Nordic Championships will be held in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the Lappe Ski Centre.  Congratulations to Lappe Nordic and Big Thunder Nordic Ski Clubs for their successful bid.  The last time Nationals was held in Thunder Bay was in 2018.  Read more HERE.

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Team Ontario/Leader Bibs are published

Ontario Ski Team, Ontario Junior Ski Team, Ontario Cup Leader Bibs and District Teams ranking lists are now published.  Full details are HERE.  Questions?  Please contact Victor Wiltmann.

2022 Ontario Youth Championship Awards

The 2022 Youth Championships March 12/13, 2022 took place in Sault Ste Marie hosted by Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club. Thank you so much Soo Finnish for hosting this event.

Congratulations to the 2022 Youth Club Championship Winner:  Soo Finnish


1.) Soo Finnish 139
2.) Big Thunder 95
3.) Highlands Nordic 60
4.) Waterloo 43
5.) Team Hardwood 41
6.) Lappe Nordic 38
7.) Laurentian Nordic 27
8.) GBN 22
8.) Kanata Nordic 22
10.) Georgian Nordic 20
11.) Walden 18
12.) PSR 17
13.) Mono 15
14.) Arrowhead 14

Technique Awards:

U10 Boys

Skate: Xavier Gamble, Highlands Trailblazers
Classic: Declan McLarty, Soo Finnish

U10 Girls

Skate: Evelyn Bartlett, Kanata Nordic
Classic: Anna Wray, Porcupine Ski Runners

U12 Boys

Skate: Lucas Faulkner, Waterloo Region
Classic: Samuel Phaneuf, Soo Finnish

U12 Girls

Skate: Islay Lash, Team Hardwood
Classic: Britton Vander-Vegte, Lappe Nordic

U14 Boys

Skate: Olivier Tremblay Walden Cross Country
Classic: Emmett Shalla, Arrowhead

U14 Girls

Skate: Jillian Thompson, Big Thunder Nordic
Classic: Sofia Smith, Georgian Nordic