Over the past several years, this highly successful and fun series of races brought skiers from all over Southern Ontario to experience a variety of different clubs and several different racing events. One of the magic elements of this series is ‘keeping it simple to keep it fun’! This is a race series that permits only LF-paraffin ski waxes … and none of the super high end, expensive fluoro waxes. That’s how we keep it simple to keep it fun!
This race series is coordinated by the Southern Ontario District for all athletes. The series is intended to provide athletes with opportunities to race at local events (within a 1-2 hour drive) to gain experience on a variety of trails and event types. The race series is specifically targeted at athletes between the ages of 8 to 14 so they can see what racing is all about, however we encourage athletes of all ages and experience to come on out and enjoy! Right now we have races that serve athletes of all ages from 5 to 85.
As a participant in the race series you have the opportunity to earn points that at the end of the year are totaled for awards and prizes, and the opportunity to become part of the SOD Race Team.
2020-21 Paraffin Series Races
NOTE: The 2020-21 Paraffin Series has been cancelled. Please see related News Item
Clarifying Note Regarding Nordiq Canada Racing Licences
A Nordiq Canada (NC) race licence is not necessary, nor is it used to seed racers at SOD Paraffin races.
For other races that are sanctioned by NC and XCSO, such as Ontario Winter Games, Ontario Cups, and Ontario Youth Championships (OYC) then it is possibly advantageous to have a licence so that you are given a proper start position (seed). Seeding generally becomes more important in mass start events. Using a points system is an equitable way to place racers in a mass start order.
A cheaper development licence is available for skiers born in 2006 or after who wish to compete in Tier 1 or Tier II Nationally Sanctioned Points Competitions for $25. For other age categories it is 55$