ONTARIO CUP SERIES-Club Award

This award is given to the club with the most Leader Bib points taken from the top two Male/Female athletes from each category (U16, U18,U20, U23 and Para Nordic Standing/Sitting).

The goal of this award is to recognize the club with a strong breadth of skiers in the province.

This year’s top 3 Club Rankings are as follows:

  1. Nakkertok Nordic with 1502 points

  2. Team Hardwood with 797 points

  3. Walden Cross Country with 596 points

Congratulations Nakkertok and all the athletes who competed in this year’s Ontario Cup Series events!

XCSO is hiring! Check out these 2 exciting positions!

Cross Country Ski Ontario is seeking 2 individuals passionate about sport to join our staff team:

XCSO Excellence Programs Manager:
We are seeking a passionate and experienced program manager to oversee the design and delivery of XCSO’s Excellence Programming within the goals and objectives of the organization. The Program Manager will facilitate open, effective communication and dialogue to ensure XCSO’s programming is leading edge and aligned with its partners. We are building a strong, integrated community of coaches driven by a focused and shared vision.
Permanent Full-Time
Remote
Read the full job post here.

XCSO Development Coach and  NTDC Daily Training Environment Coach
We are seeking a passionate and experienced Coach to join our team. This is an exciting collaborative opportunity with XCSO and Ontario’s NTDC. Located in Thunder Bay, this dual role includes designing and delivering training camp opportunities for Ontario’s Excellence Teams, and working as an assistant coach in NTDC’s daily training environment (DTE).
Permanent Full-Time
Location: Thunder Bay
Read the full job post here.

XCSO Bookkeeper Position filled effective April 1, 2024.

 

 

 

Bryan Dubeau, XCSO Technical Director

Dear Members, Friends and Colleagues,

We are writing to let you know that Bryan Dubeau, Cross Country Ski Ontario’s Technical Director, will be leaving on June 30, 2024. Bryan has been an invaluable member of our team for the past two years. He is returning to his teaching career, and the new opportunities that await him there.

Bryan has been an integral part of our team, bringing passion, dedication, and vision to every project he undertook. His unwavering commitment to excellence and his thoughtful attitude have left an indelible mark on our community.

Bryan has made countless contributions that have helped shape Cross Country Ski Ontario. His vision for the Ontario Excellence Programs, commitment to building coach capacity, and desire to support athletes in their journey always comes first for him.

Please join us in expressing our heartfelt thanks to Bryan and in wishing him all the best in his future endeavours. We are confident that he will find a way to continue to contribute to our community, and we look forward to it.

We will begin the search for a suitable replacement who can continue Bryan’s great work over the next few weeks with the intention of hiring for June 1, 2024.

Thank you, Bryan, for what you bring to our sport. You will always be a part of the XCSO family, and your legacy will continue to inspire us in the years to come.

Stephanie Marler
Executive Director
Cross Country Ski Ontario

Ontario Youth Club Championship Banner

Congratulations to all the athletes, parents, coaches, and volunteers who made this year’s Ontario Youth Championships such a great success!

A special thank you to Soo Finnish and their team for hosting this event under very challenging snow conditions.

The 2024 Club Championship Banner goes to Soo Finnish with a total of 176 points!  

  • Soo Finnish 176 pts
  • Kanata Nordic 98 pts
  • Big Thunder 75 pts
  • Lappe Nordic 72 pts
  • Highlands Nordic 67 pts
  • Team Hardwood 44 pts
  • Laurentian Nordic 32 pts
  • Walden Nordic 30 pts
  • North Bay Nordic 28 pts
  • Georgian Nordic 16 pts
  • Porcupine Ski Runners 13 pts
  • Temiskaming Nordic 12 pts
  • Arrowhead Nordic 12 pts
  • Georgian Bay Nordic 10 pts
  • Waterloo Nordic 2 pts

We have a lot to be excited about in Ontario with such enthusiastic and dedicated young skiers!

Thanks so all of you!!!

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 5:30pm Thursday March 14th, 2024 

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Gatineau-Ottawa

11 Impasse de la Gare-Talon

 

  • Meet XCSO and NTDC 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
XCSO’s Value Based Behaviours
We Collaborate – We Connect – We Listen –
We Focus on our Members’ Needs – We Live Safe Sport – We Have Fun

OCup #5 is a GO at the Walden Cross Country Site!

We are super stoked to be moving ahead with OCup #5 at the Walden Cross Country site!

Walden has received sufficient enough snow to wave the Friday February 16th go or no go call.

Please register as soon as possible so the nice folks at Walden can best prepare for your participation!

https://www.waldenxc.ca/ontariocup

Leader Bib Points Update!

Leader Bib Incentive

The Ontario Cup Series Leader Bib Incentive recognizes the top performing Ontario athlete of each gender in each of three categories after each Ontario Cup race. 

Benefits

  • if eligible athletes appear in the top 3 of their category (U16 or U18) of the Ontario Leader Bib incentive and are not captured in the CPL points selection, they will be additionally nominated to the OJST.
  • The top three final category leaders in each category for each gender at the end of the OCUP series will receive incentive grants as follows:
    • First place $150
    • Second Place $100
    • Third Place $50

PN Standing Men

PN Standing Women

PN Sitting Women

PN Sitting Men

U23 Men

U23 Women

U20 Women

U20 Men

U18 Boys

U18 Girls

U16 Girls

U16 Boys

UPDATED OWG Mandatory Glide Wax Protocol

A series of events has led to some ambiguity and potential confusion around the Common Glide Wax Protocol for OWG. HERE
There will be a mandatory protocol in place that will see that everyone is glide waxing with the same product for BOTH the Skate races and the Interval Classic race. This protocol is attached and I encourage you to spread this amongst your district support staff so that we are not leaving anyone behind.
Please review this protocol carefully as it addresses many of the questions that have been raised.  To be specific, I have outlined what will be provided and what will not be provided.
 This initiative is aimed at providing an inclusive  opportunity for all athletes and coaches by ensuring we all have the tools and support necessary for a successful race  experience.
As always your support is valued and appreciated!

Nordiq Canada World Snow Day, January 21, 2024 – March 8, 2024


 
January 21, 2024, until March 8th, 2024
 
This year, Nordiq Canada is on a mission to inspire clubs to integrate a Ski Playground into their activities.
 
By hosting a Ski Playground event at your club between January 21st and March 8th, 2024, you could win a FIS Snow Kidz Prize Pack! This prize pack includes V-boards, dual slalom course flags, a set of race bibs, buffs and toques – everything you need to elevate your club’s ski playground!

Contact Katja Mathys, [email protected] for more information

Community Update – Nordiq Canada Policy Updates Recordings, November 16 and 20, 2023

If you missed the Nordiq Canada Policy Community Updates for November:

Please click here to review the recording for November 16 !

Please click here to review the recording for November 20 !

Please click here to view the slide deck without the recording !