Race Notice Roller Ski Race - Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley
A roller ski race sanctioned by CCC and SFQ and organized by Club de ski de fond parc du Mont-Orford will take place in the Municipality of Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley Sat. Sept 17, 2016.
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
SOD Summer Endurance Fest
The Southern Ontario Summer Enduirance Fest hosted by Team Hardwood takes place at Hardwood Ski and Bike, August 27 - 31, 2016.
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
NCCP Super Clinic is heading North this Fall
The NCCP Super Clinic is taking place in Sault Ste Marie, Oct. 21 - 23, 2016.
Coaching Opportunity - University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is seeking a coach for it's Varsity Nordic Ski Team.
Job Description and Contact
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
CCO Provincial Coaching Experience Opportunities
Cross Country Ontario requires coaches to assist in leading the Ontario Talent Squad and Ontario Ski Team summer camps. Another application for fall camps will be posted in August. Deadline for summer camps is May 15, 2016.
Job Description and Application for Summer Camps
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
Employment Opportunity - HP Coach - Alberta World Cup Academy
The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) has a current opening for a High Performance Coach for the 2016/17 training year.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2016. (Start Date: April 15, 2016)
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.
Para-Nordic Athlete Brittany Hudak Skis to Sixth at IPC World Cup
Four of Canada's rising stars in para-nordic skiing cracked the top-10 in distance races at the IPC World Cup in Finsterau, Germany.
Hardwood Ski & Bike Seeks President & General Manager
The Board of Directors of Hardwood Ski and Bike announces the retirement of its President, General Manager, and co- founder Jack Sasseville and the search for his replacement.
Rex & XCTimo Sport Sponsor O Cup Series Team
Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Ontario Cup Series Team by Rex and XCTimo Sport.
Ontario Cup Series Team Points after Easterns
Ontario Points after O Cup 2
Ontario Points and "Bib" Points after O Cup 2 are posted.
Points can be found on the Results page of the HP Section.
Ontario Points After O Cup 2
Ontario Bib Points After O Cup 2
2016 CCO AGM
Cross Country Ontario's Annual General meeting with take place May 13-15, 2016 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Cross Country Ontario provides travel subsidies to the Districts to help offset travel costs. Please contact your District Chair for more information. Meals and accommodations while attending the AGM and club/coach development workshop are covered by CCO. Registration will be open shortly on www.zone4.ca.
Financial Support for Eligible Ontario Athletes for Ski Tour Canada
Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce financial support for Ontario athletes who qualify for the Ski Tour Canada. Eligible ON licenced athletes, who are not on the NST, and are selected for the Ski Tour Canada, will be provided with $500 plus a further $250 bonus for each top 30 placing per event.
Ontario Athletes Selected to Represent Canada Internationally
Congratulations to 13 Able Bodied and Para-Nordic athletes who will be representing Canada internationally following the selection races at Lappe.
2016 Ontario Midget Championships at Kawartha Nordic
Get excited for Midget Championships hosted by Kawartha Nordic, on February 27th & 28th, 2016.
2015-2016 CCO Para-Nordic Team Criteria
Cross Country Ontario Para-Nordic Team Selection Criteria and Athlete Support Programs document is now posted.
Para-Nordic Team & Athlete Support Document
Ontario High Performance Quick Fact Sheet
Linked below is a short summary overview of the programs and support available to Ontario licensed skiers.
Quick Fact Sheet
Ontario Support Guidelines at International Races
Cross Country Ontario announces guidelines to support Ontario athletes who are selected to represent Canada at international races. We value excellence and reward excellence by providing financial support to ensure athletes are able to focus on training and success.
2015-2016 Q4G - OAAP Nominations Announced
Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce the final list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2015-2016 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP).
2015-2016 OAAP Final Nomination List
2015-2016 OAAP Quest for Gold Nomination List with Ranking
2015-2016 CCO Team Criteria
Cross Country Ontario Team Selection Criteria and Athlete Support Programs document is now posted.
Team Selection & Athlete Support Document
Development CCC License
CCC has introduced a Development Level License for those skiers born in "2001 and after" for the price of $15. While the purchase of the license is not mandatory we recommend that midget-aged athletes intending to compete at more that one OCup event consider purchasing the developmental license. Please note the Ontario Midget Championships will not require athletes to have a CCC license.
More Information on CCC License Application Page
2015-2016 Q4G Ontario OAAP Carding Criteria
The 2015-2016 Q4G Ontario Athlete Assistance Program Able Bodied and Para-Nordic criteria are now posted.
Q4G OAAP Able Bodied Carding Criteria
Q4G OAAP Para-Nordic Carding Criteria
Bryan Dubeau Awarded Heinz Niederhauser Scholarship
Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce that Bryan Dubeau has been awarded the Heinz Niederhauser Coaching Scholarship.
SKI-LINES.COM Launches For the Ski Community!
Three members of the Ontario ski community have recently launched a website called ski-lines.com with the goal of increasing the accessibility of cross-country ski racing news by aggregating, translating and summarizing articles from around the World.
Press Release Ski-Lines Website
Patti Kitler Recipient of 2015 Firth Award
Congratulations to Patti Kitler on receiving the Firth Award at the 2015 CCC AGM in Canmore. The Firth Award is awarded annually to a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to cross country skiing in Canada.
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:
Women's Arctic Challenge guided by Katja Mathys
Katja Mathys, CCO Coaching Development Co-ordinator guided (for Black Feather) a group of 14 British ladies across Auyuittuq Pass on Baffin Island this Spring. The linked video follows the event.
LeasePlan Woman's Arctic Challenge: The Whole Story
Light the trails for Larry
As you all know our good friend Larry recently lost his battle with cancer. One of Larry's recent plans was to improve the training opportunities for athletes at Highlands by lighting enough of the trail network to allow evening training on varied terrain. As a way to honour Larry's lifetime in skiing, his many friends have established a fund for a system of solar powered lighting.
It is with great sadness that Cross Country Ontario announces the passing of Larry Sinclair. As a young man, Larry competed both at the provincial and national level. The Sinclair family was synonymous with cross country skiing in Collingwood.