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XCSO Return to Sport Protocol updated with Proof of Vaccination Guidelines

Please continue to visit this website for up to date information as we continue to manage our sport during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank you to our ski community for their continuing support and adherence to public health guidelines.

Please refer to our COVID-19 page which is now updated with information about:

  1.  Return to Sport including the Government of Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination program
  2. Updated Return to Training
  3. A sample Safety Plan for training camps (also available in Word)

Ministry of Health Q & A for proof of vaccination.

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XCSO Workshop & Apply It Weekend

Re-connect with the XCSO ski community on October 22-24 for a Workshop & Apply It Day (COVID-19 permitting).  Strict adherence to public health guidelines will be in place for all sessions and activities.

Schedule at a glance is HERE.  More details to follow.

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Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination

Cross Country Ski Ontario has received details from the Government of Ontario on proof of vaccination.  We are reviewing O.Reg 645/21 and accompanying guidance.  We will be updating our Return to Sport Protocol to reflect the current government regulations.  We encourage the ski community to follow public health guidelines.  More information on vaccines is HERE.

2021/2022 Ontario Cup Bid Package

Another season is upon us and we are hoping to offer our Ontario Cup series in 2021/2022 – COVID restrictions and travel restrictions permitting.  Deadline for bid submissions is September 6th.  Bid document HERE.

Nakkertok is hiring!

Job Opening – Nakkertok Nordic:  High Performance Coach

Nakkertok Nordic is hiring a full time, enthusiastic leader to be the new high performance coach of the Equipe Nakkertok Racing Group (ENRG), U20 and older athletes.  Nakkertok has a successful high performance racing program with 250 athletes, 3 paid full time coaches, 4 part time paid coaches, a strong volunteer coach/ admin support structure and excellent facilities, including snowmaking.  The position offers a competitive salary with benefits.  Competitive Development certification is requested. Bilingualism would be an asset.  This position starts September 1, 2021.  If you are interested, please contact Race Program Director, Alain Nicolle at [email protected] with a cover letter and resume before 15 August 2021.

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Step 3 Ontario Re-opening: Updated Return to Training

The province of Ontario has moved into Step 3 of re-opening.  More information HERE on how that impacts our Return to Sport/Training.

Coupe Skinouk Rollerski race – Sept 18/19, 2021

After a one-season hiatus because of COVID-19 in 2020, the Coupe Skinouk Rollerski will be back this year. The information regarding the event has not all been finalized but Club Skinouk suggests that you reserve the dates of September 18 and 19, 2021 in your calendar in order to participate or to encourage people around you to participate. You can be also a volunteer!

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Ontario to Move to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30

Ontario is moving to Step 2 on June 30 at 12:01am (with the exception of Waterloo Region).  The regulation for Step 2 is available HERE.  Highlights include:

  • No limits on group size for sports
  • Cohorts are not required for group training
  • Games and  sports which may result in personal contact are not permitted – Incidental contact during sport should be avoided

XCSO is reviewing our current Return to Sport document and anticipate small changes based on the public health guidelines as vaccination rates increase and case numbers decrease.


What’s allowed to open in Step 2


Employment Opportunity: Walden Cross Country

Click HERE for the job posting!

Walden are currently seeking a Club Coach to add to their coaching group, to lead their youth and racing programs,
with a primary focus on the Walden Nordic Racers (WNR) ski team.