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Ontario Competition Categories

A reminder that Ontario Competition categories will be slightly different than previous years.


Category Year of Birth (YOB)
Atom Girls/Boys 2009 and younger
Pee Wee Girls/Boys 2006, 2007 & 2008
Midget Girls/Boys 2004 & 2005
Juvenile Girls/Boys 2002 & 2003
Junior Girls/Boys 2000 & 2001
Junior Women/Men 1998 & 1999
Senior Women/Men 1988 – 1997
Master Women/Men 1987 +

Please note that these competition categories will be implemented at the ON Cup series and the ON Youth Championships.

Early season race opportunity: Candy Cane Cup hosted by Nakkertok

Nakkertok will be hosting a CCC sanctioned CPL points race December 16 & 17.  Details here.

uOttawa Nordiq Update

Thank you for your vote of support last April for the uOttawa nordic ski team.

Here’s an update on our progress: click here.

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Important Notice: Ontario Cup #1 Race Update

Cross Country Ski Ontario is committed to offering quality race opportunities for Ontario skiers.  In May/June 2017, the High Performance Committee (HPC) reviewed the national and provincial race calendar. A number of factors became evident:

  1. Lack of available sites with reliable snow and an interest to host an ON Cup before Christmas
  2. Canadian Nationals being held one week earlier than usual, thus reducing the number of available race weekends
  3. Ontario’s participation in the 2018 Ontario Winter Games, again reducing the number of available race weekends
  4. World Jr/U23 Trials being held in Eastern Canada in a location relatively accessible to most of Ontario the first weekend of January

The HPC viewed the calendar constraints this season as an opportunity to explore all options available for quality race opportunities for our racers.  With that, the HPC moved forward with the plan to hold an ON Cup points race in conjunction with the World Jr/U23 Trials to be held Jan 6-10 in MSA.

Races for Juvenile & Junior Boy/Girl at OCup#1/World Jr/U23 Trials in Mont Ste Anne, QC will be as follows:

Date Technique Format ON Cup points race
Sat Jan 6 Classic Sprints Yes
Sun Jan 7 Classic Interval Yes
Mon Jan 8 Free Mass No

Please note the free technique mass start race on Monday, January 8th will not be an ON points or QC points race.  The Local Organizing Committee will be hosting this CCC sanctioned CPL race as an additional race opportunity for juvenile and junior boy/girls.  We encourage coaches and athletes to consider this race if developmentally appropriate.

Open categories will follow the CCC published schedule.

Notice: 2018 Easterns Accommodations

The 2018 Easterns Organizing Committee strongly recommends that you book your hotel rooms early for the event that will be held February 2 to 4, 2018. The Gatineau-Ottawa region is busy during that period of the year. You can find a list of preferred accommodation at http://cecski.ca/accomodation/.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE! Ontario Cup #2 moving to Walden XC!

Please be advised that Ontario Cup #2 will now be hosted by Walden Cross Country Fitness Club.   Ontario Cup #2 was originally scheduled to be hosted by Highlands Trailblazers at Highlands Nordic and due to a scheduling conflict, the facility is unable to host the event.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please direct any questions to [email protected].  More details will be posted shortly.

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Important Notice: 2018 ON Cup Juvenile Boy Category

In 2016/2017, the Ontario High Performance Committee completed a review of the ON competition categories, in particular Juvenile Boys.  As reported last season, the juvenile boy category will be amended for the 2017/2018 competition season to include 2 YOBs (2002 & 2003) and Ontario team selection for juvenile boys will be the same as it currently is for juvenile girls.

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OCup #4 XCSO accepting Bids to host

Cross Country Ski Ontario is accepting bids to host Ontario Cup #4 (post Nationals).  Let’s extend the ski season – there is lots of snow in our province in late March!  Bid document.

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Ontario Cup Bids now being accepted!

Event hosts:  Please see the Officials page for details on the Ontario Cup bid package!  Deadline for bids submissions is Wednesday, June 28th.