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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.
Full Story     [2015-06-24]

Team Hardwood

Team Hardwood 2015 Mega Camp
Team Hardwood has changed the age range for it's 2015 Mega Camp to 13-17 years.
Team Hardwood Summer Camp Series Page
Camp Poster    [2015-06-24]


2015 - 2016 Ontario Cup Events
The schedule of Ontario Cup Events for 2015 - 2016 is posted.
2015 - 2016 Ontario Cup Formats and Techniques

Big Thunder High Performance Camp Registration Extended
Early registration for Big Thunder's High Performance XC Camp, featuring athletes from NDC Thunder Bay and the Ontario Ski Team, has been extended to JUNE 26TH.
Register at
There is also a Development/Fun Camp for those aged 8-12 years.
Register at

Big Thunder High Performance Camp
Registration is open for the Big Thunder Dryland Camp takeing place July 8-12 for ages 13+ and July 10-12 for ages 8-12. Early registration closes June 26.
Camp Information
High Performance Camp Registration
Development/Fun Camp Registriaion
Camp Schedule
Contact: Leif Lennie at     [2015-05-30]


2016 World Junior/U23 Trials at Lappe Nordic
CCC is pleased to announce that the Haywood NorAm World Jr/World U23 Trials will be hosted by the Lake Superior Nordic Association at Lappe Nordic from January 14-17, 2016.
Draft 2015-16 North American & World Cup Calendars  [2015-05-30]


Coaching Opportunity - Female Apprentice Coach
CCO is seeking a female apprentice coach/chaperone for the OST dryland camp in Thunder Bay and the OST European on snow training camp. Due to the nature of the team trip and the need to have both genders in a supervisory role, only female applicants will be considered for this position.
Mid-Summer Dryland Camp Chaperone/Apprentice Coach Position Description
Dachstein Chaperone/Apprentice Coach Position Description


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:  [2015-05-20]


CCO Contract Coach Anouncement
Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew Casey as Ontario Ski Team Contract Coach, and Mike Vieira as Ontario Talent Squad Contract Coach. These positions fit into Cross Country Ontario and NDC Thunder Bay partnering to offer vertical integration in the development of Ontario athletes.
Announcement    [2015-05-19]


Employment Opportunities at Arrowhead Nordic
Arrowhead Nordic is looking for Skill Development Program Coordinator and Track Attack Coordinator.
Job Descriptions  [2015-05-18]


SOD Coaching Conference July 17 - 18 2015
Southern Ontario District is presenting a Coaching Conference, hosted by Team Hardwood, with presentations by Justin Wadsworth, Timo Puiras and Jack Sasseville at Georgian College on July 17 - 18, 2015.
Camp Notice     Information Letter     [2015-05-15]


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  [2015-05-13]


SOD Summer Camp #2 at Highlands Nordic - June 25 - 28
This camp is designed for Juvenile and Jr. athletes age 14+ (14 as of December 31, 2015). This is going to be a volume camp with several skill development opportunities. Registration deadline June 19 at midnight, limited to first 45 athletes.
Information  [2015-04-29]


2015 Talent Squad Nomination
The Ontario Talent Squad Nominations are posted.
2015 Ontario Talent Squad Nominations

Team Hardwood

Team Hardwood Summer Program and Camp Registration Announced
Team Hardwood is pleased to invite skiers from across the province and beyond to join its summer program or take part in one or more of its training camps.
Details  [2015-04-17]


2015 OST Nominations
The Ontario Ski Team Nominations for Junior Boys/Girls and Juvenile Boys/Girls are posted.
OST Nominations


Junior Men and Junior Women (YOB 1996), CPL / IPB Ranking List for Ontario Ski Team Nomination
Junior Men and Junior Women (YOB 1996), CPL / IPB Ranking List for Ontario Ski Team Nomination


CCO & NDC Thunder Bay Extend Partnership
Cross Country Ontario and NDC Thunder Bay are pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership to provide comprehensive Ontario Ski Team programming to Ontario's best junior skiers. For the upcoming 2015/2016 season, we will partner with NDC Thunder Bay to offer Ontario Ski Team members appropriate developmental training opportunities, both dryland and on snow.
Please see accompanying notice outlining the program.
To provide further support to the partnership, Cross Country Ontario is seeking applications for a contract coach(es).
Please see accompanying job notice.
Questions regarding this program should be directed to Liz Inkila, CCO Administrator at or Victor Wiltmann, NDC Thunder Bay Assistant Coach at  [2015-03-27]


Ontario and Nakkertok are Overall Haywood National Champions
Ontario came out on top in the Divisional rankings at the Haywood Ski Nationals, 14 - 21 March 2015 at Lappe Nordic. This is the first time Ontario has topped the standings since 2006. Nakkertok took it's sixth straight Club Championship, with Team Hardwood third.
Full Report  [2014-03-25]


Ontario Talent Squad, & Ski Team Points after Nationals
Ontario Points after Nationals:
Ontario Ski Team Points After Nationals
Ontario Talent Squad Points After Nationals
A reminder to all athletes to please review the criteria document to familiarize yourself with the various deadlines regarding OTS Midget applications, force majeure and OTS/OST appeals. Questions should be directed to Liz Inkila at .  [2015-03-23]


Midget Championships Club Banner Aggregate Results
The Midget Club Banner for 2015 was won by Highlands Trailblazers at the Midget Championships hosted by Temiskaming Nordic on March 7 - 8.
Full Results


Ontario Talent Squad, Ski Team, & Bib Points after O Cup 4
Ontario Points after O Cup 4
Ontario Talent Squad Points after O Cup 4
Ontario Bib Points after all Ten Races (revised 15-03-05)

Team Up

NDC Thunder Bay's TeamUp 'The Rhythm of Winter' Campaign
NDC Thunder Bay is very grateful that Robbie Craig has Teamed Up NDC to raise funds by creating a Nordic-inspired original piece of art for this campaign.
Details on TeamUp Website  [2014-03-02]

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.
Participation Information  [2015-02-09]


Ontario Talent Squad, Ski Team, & Bib Points after O Cup 3
Ontario Ski Team Points after O Cup 3
Ontario Talent Squad Points after O Cup 3
Ontario Bib Points after O Cup 3


Eastern Canadian Championships Links
There is a lost and found section on the Eastern Canadian Championships website.
Eastern Canadians Lost and Found
There are great photos of the event posted.
Eastern Canadian Championships Photos
Summary reports are available for each day.
Summary Reports

Larry Sinclair

Larry Sinclair
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.
[full announcement]    [2015-01-26]


2014-2015 Ontario Points & Bib Points after First Five Races
The Ontario Points and Bib Points Tabulation from the first five Ontario Cup Races is posted.
2014-2015 Ontario Points After First Five Races
2014-2015 Bib Points after First Five Races  [2015-01-18]


2015 Canada Winter Games - Ontario Team Announcement
Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce the Team ON for the 2011 Canada Winter Games to be held in Prince George, BC, February 21 - March 1, 2015. The CWG Team Ontario Selection Committee reviewed the team selection calculations as provided in the accompanying document.
2015 Canada Winter Games Ontario Team Announcement
2015 CWG Selection Points      [2015-01-12]