DRAFT Nominations for 2016-2017 OAAP Cards
Cross Country Ski Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-2017 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). Final nominations will be announced after the appeal process.
Draft List of OAAP Nominations
Ontario Points After O Cup 1
Ontario Points after O Cup 1 in Thunder Bay are posted.
Ontario Points after O Cup 1
Classic Technique Rule Clarifications for 2016 - 2017
Below are two significant documents clarifying classic ski event rules for the coming season:
Classic Technique Clarifications
Cross Country Ontario Statement on No Double Pole Zones
Ron Howden's Report on Norwegian U26 Development Camp
Team Hardwood Head Coach Ron Howden reached out to Norway for coaching professional development opportunities and was invited to participate in a U26 Development Camp in September.
Fast & Female Champ Chat
There will be a Fast & Female Champ Chat, Saturday, December 17, 2:00 - 5:00 pm at Highlands Nordic.
Coaches: Do you need NCCP Professional Development points?
Sign up for the new Coach Initiation Module:
It is free of charge until the end of January 2017 and you will earn 5 PD points. It takes about 1 hour to complete. It doesn't matter what your coaching level, you just need a NCCP coaching number.
If you have any questions, please contact:
CCC Partners With Coaching Association of Canada for Soft Launch of New Online Coach Initiation Module
Athletes with at least 2 years provincial and national racing experience (as demonstrated by 2 years of distance CPL ranking) wishing to start their coach training in the Comp-Intro. context (CCI-L2T) will be allowed to do so by doing the Coaching Initiation e-learning module and signing CCC Coaches' code of conduct.
Full Details on CCC website
L2T On Snow Workshops Scheduled for Dec 2 - 4 Postponed
The L2T On Snow workshops scheduled for Dec. 2 - 4, 2016 have been postponed due to snow conditions. The one in Owen Sound is now scheduled for March 10 - 12, 2017, and in Sault Ste Marie, Jan. 13 - 15, 2017.
The cross country skiing community is saddened by the loss of two time Olympian Donald Farley. He passed away on Nov. 19 from what appears to be a cardiac event while cycling.
Story from Radio Canada Tribute on CCC Website
2016 Canadian University Alumni Ski to School Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross country skiing. Application Deadline Nov. 22, 2016.
2016-2017 Ontario Team & Support Criteria Documents Posted
The following four criteria documents are posted:
Able-Bodied Team Selection Criteria and Athlete Support Programs
Quest for Gold - Able-Bodied Ontario Athlete Assistance Program
2016-2017 Q4G Able-Bodied Ranking for Information Only
Para-Nordic Team Selection Criteria and Athlete Support Program
Quest for Gold - Para-Nordic Ontario Athlete Assistance Program
Kanata Nordic Club Coach Job Opening
Kanata Nordic is looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to oversee delivery and implementation of the club's ski programs, both on-snow and dryland components.
NCCP Coaching Workshops
Don't forget to check the calendar under Coaching and Officials. Also, many coaching workshops are open for registration on www.coach.ca. To check the calendar on www.coach.ca, go to: Coach Training: NCCP Workshop Calendar and then filter for cross country skiing and the month you are planning on taking a workshop.
OUA Scholarship Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to our 2016 OUA Scholarship Award winners!! Recipients of the award this year are:
1 .Ryan Jackson (Carleton)
2. Geoffrey Way-Nee (Lakehead)
3. Laura Inkila (Carleton)
4. Emily Jones (Carleton)
If you have questions or comments on the OUA Scholarship Award, please feel free to contact Megan Sinclair at
Notes From Sept. 21 Meeting & Q & A Session on Waxing Protocol
CCO hosted an information meeting followed by a Q & A session regarding the new ON Cup Waxing protocol this season and wax room safety guidelines on Wednesday, September 21.
Notes from the meeting as well as a summary of the Q & A session.
For those who wish to order the Swix mask at the Ontario discount price, the Zone4 order is now live at
Ski-Lines Is Hiring Sales Reps
Ski-Lines.com is hiring sales reps to help grow its e-commerce marketplace.
Laval University Sprint Race
Laval University is organizing a Sprint Race under the lights at the football stadium on December 9-10 or 10-11 depending on attendees.
For more information, contact Megan Sinclair at
Waxing Safety Guidelines
In conjunction with the new Wax Protocols at OCups, Wax Room safety guidelines to be implemented at Ontario Cups this season. Information meeting on Wednesday, September 21 from 8 to 9 pm.
Waxing Protocol for O Cup Classic Events
Cross Country Ontario has made the decision to eliminate the use of high fluoro or medium fluoro glide waxes, pucks, blocks, liquids, and powders for classic races for all athletes at OCUP only events.
Coaching Opportunity - Arrowhead
Arrowhead Ski Club is looking for six TA coaches for the 2016-2017 season.
Coaching Opportunity - Walden
The Walden Cross Country Fitness Club is looking to hire a part-time coach for the 2016-17 season.
Registration Process for Coaching Workshops
For the 2016-2017 season, the process to register for a coaching workshop is changing. We are no longer using zone4 to register. We are now using the CAC (Coaching Association of Canada) database, "The Locker," to register directly. The Calendar in the Locker will have all workshops displayed, and the CCO website will continue listing workshops as before on the Coaching Workshop Calendar page
The registration steps are at the top of the Coaching Workshop Calendar page
If there are questions, please contact Katja Mathys, CCO Coaching Development Co-ordinator at
2016/2017 Ontario Cup Race Schedule
The 2016-2017 Ontario Cup (and other significant event) schedule is linked below. O Cup techniques and formats will be available later.
2016 - 2017 Ontario Cup Dates and Locations
Presentations from Annual Coaching Seminar On Line
All the presentations form the Annual Coaching Seminar in Ottawa, June 4/5 are now available for download on http://www.slack.com. If you have not signed up for slack yet or forgot your log in, please contact Katja Mathys, CCO Coaching Development Co-ordinator at
Ontario Athletes Nominated to FISU 2017 Canadian Team
Congratulations to Ontario student athletes Gavin Shields of Lakehead U, Jordan Cascagnette & Shelby Dickey of Nipissing U, and Kyla Vanderzwet of Western! They will be joined by Team Manager Katja Mathys & Coaches Mary Waddell and Toivo Koivukoski representing Canada at the FISU Winter Games in Almaty Kazakhstan in January/February 2017. Cross Country Ontario is proud of their achievements in both academics and skiing. As this competition is self-funded, CCO is pleased to be providing financial support to all ON team members.
Ontario Parasport Games
CCO Para-Nordic Committee is very excited to be part of the Ontario Parasport Winter Games in February. Come on out and start training to participate and compete with an amazing group of people.
For information on Para-Nordic programs contact . Check out the OPSWGS website.
Graduating High School - Thinking of Continuing Skiing?
If you are looking at continuing competitive skiing while attending university, your University HP Rep has put together an information package to help you evaluate the options available.
Information Package for Evaluating University Ski Racing Choices
CCC-AltaGas High Performance Coaching Experience Program for 2016-17
Cross Country Canada is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 AltaGas High Performance Coaching Experience (HPCE) program.
Details on CCC Website
Ontario Contract Coach
CCO is pleased to announce that Victor Wiltmann will be joining the OST program as the CCO Contract coach and will be looking after both the OST & OTS program. We have already got started in our planning and look forward to the great year.
Victor can be contacted at:
CCO Coach Mentorship Program
Cross Country Ontario is continuing its Coach Mentorship Program. The aim of this program is to facilitate partnerships and knowledge transfer between coaches in Ontario to support and facilitate the ongoing education of ON high performance coaches. Through this program, coaches can share experiences, exchange ideas, best practices, and coaching strategies resulting in an improved daily training environment for athletes.
Details and Application
Ontario Talent Squad Points
Posted are the Ontario Points list after Nationals for the Ontario Talent Squad. Please direct any questions to
Ontario Talent Squad Points
Preliminary OST & OST Points
Posted are the Ontario Points list after Nationals and a preliminary list of Ontario Ski Team nominations for information purposes only. A final list will be published upon completion of the selection process. Please direct any questions to
Ontario Ski Team Points after Nationals
Revised Ontario Team support
Ontario Ski Team selection for Juvenile Girls -YOB 2000 (Table on page 9/10 - OCUP race column) should read "best three of each technique".
2015-2016 Team Selection & Athlete Support Document
Ontario Points after O Cup 3
Updated Ontario Points lists after O Cup #3 for both Ontario Ski Team and Ontario Talent Squad.
Ontario Ski Team - showing best 6 of 9 with 3 of each technique.
Ontario Talent Squad - showing best 6 of 9 with 2 of each technique
NCD-Thunder Bay Hires Tim Wintoniw as Assitant Coach
The Board of Directors of the National Development Centre-Thunder Bay is very excited to announce the hiring of a new Assistant Coach, Tim Wintoniw.
Full Press Release
2016 Ontario Cup Junior Category Leaders
Congratulations to our Ontario Cup Junior Category Leaders. The top 3 in each gender and category will receive a cash award to be presented at the Ontario Team meeting at 2016 Ski Nationals scheduled for 2pm, Friday, March 18th). The Leader Bib points system is similar to the Haywood NorAm Leader; points are awarded based on placing in each of the Ontario Cup races.
Ontario Cup Junior Category Leaders
2016 Ontario Cup Series Team
Congratulations to the Ontario Cup Series Team sponsored by Rex and XC Timo Sport. Team of 40 will receive a Rex toque and water belt at the Ontario Team meeting at the 2016 Ski Nationals scheduled for 2pm, on Friday, March 18.
2016 Ontario Cup Series Team Points
2016 Ontario Midget Championships Club Award
The Midget Championship Club banner is awarded to the club accumulating the most points at the Ontario Midget Championships over two days of racing.
Slack - Communication Platform for CCO Coaches
CCO has launched a new communication platform for all coaches in Ontario called Slack. With this tool coaches can exchange information, upload videos and files, talk technique and see what's new in the world of coaching. Slack integrates twitter, dropbox, google drive and more and also syncs between desktop, smart phones and tablets. Twenty-one Ontario coaches signed up in the first few hours. Together we are stronger! To sign up contact Katja: