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Level 2 Officials’ Courses this fall!

Catch up on your Level 2 Officials’ Training! XCSO is offering a Level 2 Officials in each of the 4 Districts.  Visit our Event page for details

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Lifetime Achievement Award – Alan White

The Cross Country Ski Ontario Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Alan White will be the inaugural recipient of the Cross Country Ski Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award celebrates outstanding contributions to cross country skiing in Ontario and Canada.  Many of us know Al from being on a timing crew or seeing him in the role of Technical Delegate at an Ontario Cup.  Al has been busy behind the scenes as well.  Al began with Cross Country Ski Ontario (then called Cross Country Ontario) in the 1990s.  Please read more HERE.

Congratulations Al! Thank you for your outstanding achievements in officials development, race organizing, timing and volunteerism! Al will be presented with the award on Monday, May 9th at the XCSO AGM ~ 8pm.

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XCSO Officials Mentorship Program Application

Cross Country Ski Ontario is introducing an Officials Mentorship Program. The aim of this program is to facilitate growing the pool of officials at the club as well as at the provincial level to support race organizations. Through increased collaboration and knowledge sharing, XCSO aims to improve the officials environment in the province while increasing
connections with other officials. Through this program, officials can share experiences, learn in different environments through exposure at races, apply knowledge in different roles at races in Ontario and become acquainted with various clubs and their venue.
Up to 10 officials will be selected for this program. The program will be administered by Katja Mathys, XCSO Coaching Development Co-ordinator. The mentors will be Alan White (XCSO’s official’s chair), race directors, TD’s, Chief of competitions, etc., depending on the assignments.

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Nordiq Canada Tier 2 Race Waxing Policy

Nordiq Canada will implement a Low Fluoro waxing policy at all Tier 2 races in the 2019/2020 ski season. More details.

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XCSO Volunteer of the Year: Pierre Millette

Cross Country Ski Ontario celebrated the achievements and contributions of long time National Capital District official Pierre Millette. Pierre’s contributions to race organizing and officiating in Canada are extensive. Pierre was Technical Delegate for Canada Winter Games, Chief of Competition at the 2019 Ski Nationals, and then officiating at the Quebec City World Cup.

Thank you Pierre for all that you do for racing in Canada!

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2019/2020 Ontario Cup Bid – Deadline extended to June 16

Cross Country Ski Ontario is now accepting bids to host Ontario Cups for the 2019/2020 ski season.  Deadline for submissions is extended to June 16, 2019. Please see related documents on our officials page.

NOD Officials Training Opportunity

Mary Waddell of Walden CC is offering a unique opportunity for NOD club members to obtain their Officials Level 2 certification.  Participants can either attend the in-class sessions in person or online.  This course will:

  • deliver essential information to officiate cross country ski events
  • include ideas of how to run small events at the local level
  • be appropriate for clubs who do not have a dedicated racing program
  • offered October 29th, November 5th and November 12th

Please promote this pilot project with your club members.  Questions and registration may be directed to Mary [email protected]

More Info

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XCSO Stakeholders Survey – REMINDER!

Cross Country Ski Ontario is seeking input from our members and stakeholders.  Please complete the survey and help us shape our future together.   Your name is optional, however, should you choose to share your name in the survey, we will be drawing one name who will receive ON swag valued at $125.

Please share this with club members and partners.

The survey will be open until July 30th.

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Cross Country Ski Ontario Accepting OCup Bids

Cross Country Ski Ontario is accepting Ontario Cup Bids to Host. Please click here for more information.