May 2 - 4, 2014
Georgian Manor Resort
Erin Mallinger Awarded Heinz Niederhauser Coaching Scholarship
Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce that Erin Mallinger has been awarded the Heinz Niederhauser Coaching Scholarship.
CCO continues to accept donations to the Heinz Niederhauser Coaching Scholarship. Donations are provided a tax receipt through CCC's Charitable Donation program. The donation form is available at
Heinz Niederhauser Coaching Scholarship Donation.
2015 Winter Universiade Selection Criteria and Change of Location
The FISU Steering Committee has announcd that the Nordic skiing and Biathlon events of the 2015 Winter Universiade will take place in Strbske Pleso and Osrblie (SVK).
Letter from FISU
2014 CCO AGM May 2 - 4, 2014, Collingwood ON
The CCO AGM, Coach Symposium, and Club & HP session will take place May 2 - 4, 2014 at the Georgian Manor Resort in Collingwood, ON.
Map to Georgian Manor Resort
Registration for AGM Registration for Symposium (only one form please)
Call for Applications - 2015 Canada Winter Games Positions
Cross Country Ontario is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Canada Winter Games Team Ontario Coaching staff. The 2015 CWG will be February 21-March 1, 2015 in Prince George, BC. Application deadline, April 30, 2014.
Job Notice Job Descriptions
Lakehead X-C high Performance Summer Dry-land Training Camp
The Lakehead X-C Partnership will once again plan host to developing elite ski racers from Ontario and neighbouring provinces when we run our annual high performance dryland training camp from June 29 - July 4, 2014. More informaiton to follow.
Registration for Team Hardwood's Summer Program now open
Team Hardwood's Summer Program is back again this year. This program offers flexibility for athletes looking for quality coaching in a fun, supportive atmosphere where they can get fit and enhance their cross country ski skills.
Ontario Ski Team and Ontario Talent Squad Ranking List
Posted here is the final OPL for 2013-2014. This identifies Ontario Ski Team Ranking (Junior Boys and Junior Girls)and Ontario Talent Squad Ranking (Juvenile Boys and Juvenile Girls).
Final Ontario Points List for 2013-2014.
Second generation skiers bring former NST members together at Team Hardwood
Team Hardwood's Isabella Howden of Barrie, ON and Joey Foster of Midland, ON have a lot in common. They're both offspring of former National Ski Team members who skied for Canada at the same time more than 25 years ago.
Full Story Picture
Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club - Looking for Part-time Paid Assistant Coach
This position is intended to attract new and aspiring coaches in skiing, either former or current athletes who are interested in pursuing coaching as a career or part-time employment.
The position will remain open until April 30, 2014 with a review of applications beginning February 28, 2014.
Maintenance of Coaching Certification Policy
The requirement for all certified coaches to maintain their "certified" status through the accumulation of Professional Development (PD) points and self reporting of active coaching status has officially started for all sports on January 1, 2014.
Details on CCC website
OUA Ontario Cup / OUA Invitational Points Totals To Date (Feb 18)
Points are prepared by Doug Winter for OUA Ontario Cup/OUA Invitational up to Feb 18.
OUA Ontario Cup / OUA Invitational Points Totals To Date (Feb 18)
Coaching Certification Database (Locker)
If you have taken a Coaching Workshop, you will be assigned a coaching number through CAC. This number will be e-mailed to you. Please DO NOT create a new account on http://www.coach.ca/ just because you don't know your number or password. Please contact Katja Mathys . The coaching development co-ordinator has access to this information and will forward it to you. Numerous accounts for one coach makes it impossible to track certification. Please make sure your profile is up-to-date in the Locker.
CAAWS Incentive Grants
CAAWS incentive grants are available to Ontario-based organizations interested in addressing the psycho-social factors that impact women and girls' participation in sport and physical activity through participation, leadership or capacity building projects.
2013-2014 Para-Nordic Team Selection Criteria & Athlete Support
The 2013-2014 Ontario Para-Nordic Team Selection Criteria & Athlete Support are posted.
2013-2014 Ontario Para-Nordic Team Selection Criteria & Athlete Support
2013-2014 Selection Criteria and Athlete Support Programs
The Cross Country Ontario Team Selection Criteria and Athlete Support Programs for 2013-2014 are posted. This document has several significant changes from previous years.
2013-2013 Selection Criteria and Athlete Support Programs
2013-2014 Quest for Gold List of Ontario Card Nominations
Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2013-2014 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Cross Country Ontario and approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.
Announcement of Nominated Athletes
2013-2014 OAAP Carding Calculations - Women
2013-2014 OAAP Carding Calculations - Men
Ski to School Scholarship Winner 2013 - Peter Beisel
CCC has announced that Peter Beisel, full time student at Carleton University, skiing for both Carleton University and XC Ottawa, has been awarded the Ski to School Scholarship for 2013.
Full Story on CCC website
Cross Country Canada - Commercial General Liability Quick Sheet
A one pager summarizing the Cross Country Canada Commercial General Liability for 2013-2014 is linked below. An updated full manual is linked from the left menu in the Admin section.
Insurance Quick Sheet
2013-2014 OAAP Carding Criteria
OAAP Carding Criteria for 2013 - 2014 are now posted.
Able-Bodied OST Ontario Athlete Assistance Program
Para-Nordic Ontario Athlete Assistance Program
Canadian Anti-Doping Program Adoption 2013/2014
CCES has created the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) Adoption and plan for 2013/2014. Part of this plan includes updating new terminology about the program. Also, Cross Country Canada encourages all to become a members of True Sport. True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference. You are encouraged to join at http://www.truesportpur.ca/en/join
Coaching Development Update
CCC has updated CCI-L2T coaches' statuses in the Locker (CAC database) and these can now be viewed by coaches on their transcript https://thelocker.coach.ca/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2faccess%2faccount%2ftranscript. All coaches are encouraged to check their transcript on www.coach.ca to make sure it reflects all your workshops up to T2T (T2T not yet imported to the locker). Please also update your profile information. If any data are missing, please contact Katja Mathys at
Pilot AWAD LTT & TTT Pilot Article
With the launch of a Para-Nordic ski program in 2007, coach Patti Kitler and the good folks at the Walden Cross-Country Fitness Club in Naughton set the wheels in motion for some pretty impressive accomplishments.
CCO Coaching Certification Bursary Guidelines
Cross Country Ontario and Quest for Gold are providing support for L2T, T2T, Comp Dev level workshops and evaluations conducted between April 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014. Details are provided in the linked document. Application deadline is April 30, 2014.
CCO Coaching Certification Bursary Guidelines
CCC has a number of videos in it's Media section. Among them is an early season testing video featuring Perianne Jones, and other National Team athletes.
CCC Media Page
CCO - NDC Thunder Bay High Performance Management Plan 2013 - 2015
The CCO - NDC High Performance Management Plan 2013 - 2015 has been released.
CCO - NDC Thunder Bay High Performance Management Plan
Ontario 3rd at Nationals
With 3 medal-winning performances, and averaging 5 in the top 20 in each category on the last day of the Haywood Nationals, Ontario showed its strength and capped off a successful week of competition.
Valjas Sprints to Gold, Jones to Silver in Whistler
In his debut performance at Nationals, National Ski Team member Len Valjas took gold in the classic sprints, while Perianne Jones claimed her second silver of the week.
Jenn Jackson Sprints to Bronze on Day 4 of Nationals
Claiming her third medal of the Championships, Team Hardwood's Jenn Jackson battled back after a fall in her qualifier that placed her midfield, and just missed out on the silver in the 1.2km classic sprint.
Ontario’s Junior Girls & Boys Each Place 8 in Top 20 on Day 3 at Nationals
It was an impressive display of Ontario’'s talent as the junior girls and boys claimed 8 of the top 20 spots in Tuesday’s interval start classic events. Ontario added 3 more medals to its total.
Opening Weekend of Haywood Ski Nationals
Ontario has already accumulated 9 medals over the first two days of the Haywood Ski Nationals taking place in Whistler, the Nordic venue for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
CCO Athlete Code of Conduct
Cross Country Ontario has completed a review of its Athlete Code of Conduct. We strive to have an equitable and fair code of conduct for all Ontario athletes. In an effort to educate and create the best possible environment for athletes and coaches in which to strive for excellence, we respectfully request that ALL Ontario athletes attending the 2013 Ski Nationals, March 23-31, sign an online Athlete Code of Conduct. Please 'sign' by Monday, March 18, 2013. For those athletes under the age of 18, we are requesting that parents/guardians also read and provide an online signature.
Revised CCO Athlete Code of Conduct Athlete Code of Conduct On Line
Please continue the registration process to completion including checkout and the 'receipt' page. The confirmation list is private and will not be available to the public. There is no fee to sign. Please note, for those athletes on the OJDT - ON Team jackets, and/or Nationals registration rebates may be withheld for non-compliance.
2013 OUA Series Points
The OUA Series Points to March 6, 2013 are posted.
2013 OUA Series Points to March 6
Final List of 2012-2013 Ontario Card 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 2012-2013 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP).
2012-2013 Athletes Nominated for Ontario Cards
Final Ontario Cup: A Tight Race for Ontario Team Selection
The final Ontario Cup of the 2012/13 season took place at Hardwood Hills this past weekend as racers tried to gain extra points before their last stop on the competitive calendar at Nationals in Whistler.
2013 OJDT Provisional Points After All Races
Linked below are the provisional OJDT points after all races.
If there are any issues with the point, please email
Provisional OJDT Points after All Races
Fun & Friendship at the Ontario Midget Championships
The small Hepworth community pulled together to host what Georgian Nordic coach Ghislain Henry called “a very upbeat and positive” Ontario Midget Championships for 125 peewee and midget skiers on the Sawmill Trails this past weekend, February 23rd and 24th.
Alana Thomas Triumphs at Western Canadians
Taking top spot in the 3-day multi-stage event at the Haywood NorAm Western Canadian Championships in Grande Prairie, Alberta this past weekend, Alana Thomas proved that she is in great form heading into Nationals.
Soldier On Program at Highlands Nordic
Members of the Soldier On program attended a two day training camp in Duntroon , Ontario to try cross country skiing and biathlon on February 13th and 14th.
Jones' Bronze is a Confidence Booster Heading into World Championships
In the classic sprint competition in Sochi, Russia this past weekend, Perianne Jones of Nakkertok and Daria Gaiazova of Rocky Mountain Racers displayed the kind of grit and determination that is necessary to succeed on the world stage of cross country skiing.
Ski to School Scholarship Winner 2012: Alannah MacLean
Congratulations to Alannah MacLean, member of the Walden Cross Country Fitness Club, and winner of the 2012 Ski to School Scholarship.
Full Story from CCC
World Junior Championships: An Athlete’s & Coach's Perspectives
Scott Hill of Team Hardwood shares his experience racing at his first World Junior Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, while Coach Kieran Jones takes a closer look at the importance of success at this event.
Ontario Tops Québec at Haywood NorAm Eastern Canadians
For the first time in many years, a new aggregate champion was crowned at the Haywood NorAm Eastern Canadians this past weekend on Nakkertok’s trails in Cantley, Québec, as Ontario narrowly beat out Québec by 27 points. Ontario skiers collected 19 medals over the 3-day event.
Ontario Skiers Claim 7 Medals at NorAm in Duntroon
It was quite the weekend for Ontario. Brittany Webster and Alannah MacLean both took home gold medals in the distance events on Sunday, while Jennifer Jackson took top honours in Saturday’s junior women’s sprint race.
Nakkertok and Team Hardwood Stand Out at O-Cup 2 in Sudbury
Winter was back this weekend with a fury, and so were Ontario's junior and juvenile skiers, meeting for the first time since Thunder Bay. Dominating the junior boys and junior girls' races were Colin Foley of Nakkertok and Jennifer Jackson of Team Hardwood.
Cross Country Ontario’s Call For Applications - Pav Immersion Program [PIP]
As part of continuing effort to assist clubs in their ongoing development, Cross Country Ontario has begun a new initiative called the Pav Immersion Program [PIP].
Canadian Para-Nordic Athletes Rack Up Five Medals at IPC World Cup in Wisconsin
Canada’s Para-Nordic squad teamed up to win five medals, one gold, three silver and one bronze, in middle distance cross-country ski races at the IPC World Cup in Cable, Wisconsin on Sunday.
Story Ontario Team Picture
World Under 23 and Jr. World Championship Team
Cross Country Ontario congratulates Ontario athletes, Scott Hill and Andy Shields, and the other Canadian Team athletes who qualified for the World Junior/U23 Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Announcement of World Junior/U23 Team
Lost & Found at Thunder Bay NorAm/O Cup 1
There is a very long list of lost and found items from the NorAm, World Junior/U23 Trials, and O Cup 1 in Thunder Bay on the event website.
List of Lost and Found Items
One Gold and Two Bronze in Thunder Bay
On the last day of competition at the Haywood NorAms in Thunder Bay, Michael Somppi of Lappe and Christopher Hamilton of Big Thunder took gold and bronze in the 15km skate race. Kate Brennan of Kanata took the bronze in the senior women's 10km race.
Valjas Does It Again & This Time It’s Silver
Len Valjas of Team Hardwood exhibited his cool style once again in the 2nd last stage of the Tour de Ski, sticking to his plan of staying in the pack, then moving forward in the 3rd and last lap of the mass start 15km classic race, setting himself up for the final sprint to the finish.
Top Performances by Andy Shields & Alana Thomas at Haywood NorAms in Thunder Bay
By being the first U23 skier to cross the line in the senior men's 30km skiathlon, Andy Shields of Waterloo Region secured himself a spot in the World Junior Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic. Alana Thomas of Nakkertok had her best race of the season, capturing silver in the senior women's 15km skiathlon.
Len Valjas Takes Bronze in Tour de Ski
In the Tour de Ski's only sprint competition, Len Valjas of Team Hardwood came into the finals as a lucky loser and captured 3rd spot behind Norway's Krogh and Italy's Pellegrino.