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Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11

Ontario is moving to Step 1 on June 11 at 12:01am – the regulation regarding Step 1 is not yet available, however, once it is published and reviewed, XCSO will provide further guidance if necessary.  Please note during Step 1 the following is permitted:

  • Outdoor sports training (no games or practices), fitness classes and personal training up to 10 people

Questions or concerns with respect to implementation at the local level should be directed to your local public health unit.

References:

Roadmap to Re-open Ontario

News Release

 

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XCSO hires District Development Coordinators

XCSO is excited to announce the hiring of 3 of 4 District Development Coordinators.

Southern Ontario District will be led by Coach Bryan Dubeau. Bryan is a Competition Development Certified Coach who has led Team Canada at the 2019 FISU Games. Katherine Denis will lead the National Capital District. Katherine, a T2T coach, currently coaches with Nakkertok and competed as a varsity athlete with U Ottawa Nordiq and at the 2019 FISU Games. Lake Superior Ski District will have Katherine Hall at the helm. Katherine coaches with Lappe Nordic and competed as a varsity athlete with Lakehead University. If you would like to reach out, please check out our Contacts page.

The District Development Coordinators will be tasked with reaching out to clubs in their districts to engage and facilitate the development of coaches, athletes and parents in the sport of cross country skiing.

We continue to seek a District Development Coordinator for Northern Ontario District. More information here.

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Club/Team Group Training Update

The following provides guidance to clubs/teams:

Present [Stay at home rules] – no group activities, individual exercise permitted
June 2 [Shutdown Zone rules- if Stay at Home is rescinded] – no group activities, individual exercise permitted
June 14 [Assuming Health indicators ] – “Step 1” Rules: Outdoor sports – training only, 10 people max, 3m distance

The regulation regarding Step 1 is not available and likely won’t be until late next week. Once it is published and reviewed, XCSO will provide further guidance.

References:

Roadmap to Re-open Ontario

Shutdown O. Reg 82/20

 

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Northern ON District Development Coordinator Contract Position

While we continue to navigate the pandemic that in turn has changed our usual provincial programming, XCSO invites applications for a contract position – Northern ON District Development CoordinatorThe NOD Development Coordinator 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 Coordinator’s position is collaborative in nature and working with club coaches will be an integral part of the role.  More details here.

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Club Funding Opportunity

The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries have provided funding to Cross Country Ski Ontario clubs. XCSO is now accepting funding applications from clubs. Details and eligibility can be found in the application. Applications will be accepted via this LINK only until 23:59 on June 6th.

For information purposes only, a PDF of the application is available (no ‘paper’ applications will be accepted).

 

 

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Reminder – Deadline for Team Ontario Development is June1

Reminder to athletes and coaches! Team Ontario – Development applications are due June 1, 2021. Register at Zone4.ca

Due to the effects of the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Cross Country Ski Ontario has reviewed and modified provincial programming for the 2021-22 season. Given the unpredictable outlook for the season, particularly for “in-person” training camps, XCSO has modified our programming to reflect “what we can do”.  Full details available here

Questions can be directed to XCSO Technical Director Victor Wiltmann.