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  • Opportunity: Seeking an SOD Team Coordinator - The Southern Ontario District of Cross Country Ontario (SOD) is looking for a SOD Team Coordinator.  In recognition of the work involved in running and promoting the SOD team, the SOD board is offering an honorarium of $500 per year to the Team Coordinator.  SOD hopes that this honorarium will attract young adults and aspiring coaches to apply for this position.  Applications will be accepted from individualsor frompairs who will split the work.  ...
  • SOD Training Camp June 30 to July 3 at Highlands Nordic - Ah, summer. Time for a break. NO WAY! There are training camp opportunities happening this summer. Take a look at the one listed below, and check the Summer Camps page for more soon. Other sports take a break … Summer 2016 Highlands Trailblazers Hosting SOD Training Camp June 30 – July 3, 2016 Register at Zone 4 here This camp is designed for high school athletes age 14+ (minimum age...
  • Coaching Subsidy Information - Cross Country Ontario – Southern Ontario District Request for Coach Training Subsidy The SOD Board of Directors supports the training and certification of coaches by offering SOD clubs a subsidy to offset the cost of training and certifying cross country ski coaches in SOD clubs. SOD will cover 30% of the cost of any NCCP coaching courses or the cost of the evaluation required for certification. http://cccski.com/Programs/Coaching-Development/National-Coaching-Certification-Program.aspx Club administrators may...
  • Last Official Weekend for Arrowhead Nordic – Easter 2016 - Arrowhead Provincial Park Nordic Ski Center is open and we have approximately 5 to 15 cm of packed snow base on our trail system. The park staff are planning to put the Pisten Bully 100 onto the trail system for tomorrow morning with the recent addition of 15 cm of snow. This will be the last official weekend Arrowhead Provincial Park will be grooming their trails. We extend a warm...
  • A Great Year for the SOD Race Series - Congratulations to all skiers, coaches, and organizers for the second great  SOD Paraffin Race Series and season.  Thanks to all volunteers for all your amazing work in making this season so much fun for all the participants. Here are the end of season standings following the completion of all six SOD Races, including the finale event at Mountainview Ski Club in Midland.   Individual Standings are listed here:   Paraffin Series Points...
  • Georgian Nordic Takes the Midget Championships - Midget Championships were held on Feb 27 and 28 at Kawartha Nordic.  Conditions were excellent, the racing was amazing and Georgian Nordic came away with the Club Championship Banner!  Thanks to all the volunteers at Kawartha Nordic for organizing a terrific event.  Thanks to all coaches and families there to help over 160 young skiers experience and enjoy this incredible annual event.  Well done everyone! Already looking forward to a...
  • SOD Skiers Rock the Gatineau Loppet - Scott Hill, Kieran Jones, Konrad Wiltmann, Bella Howden and Madi Fraser … all SOD skiers and all placed first or second in their categories at the Gatineau Loppet this past weekend.  In addition, Jordan Cascagnette wasn’t far behind Scott Hill in the 51K and Katie Madden, another SOD skier  finished her first 51K event.    Scott, Jordan, Kieran, Bella and Madi all have roots in the Team Hardwood system near...
  • SOD Race Series Update – Standings After 5 Races - Here are the latest standings following the completion of the Hardwood Night Race. Individual Standings are listed here:  Paraffin Series Points after 5-3 Team Standings are listed here:  Club Points Totals 5 Races Leading clubs after five races are: Team Hardwood Highlands Trailblazers Georgian Bay Nordic Arrowhead Nordic Georgian Nordic   Congrats to all skiers, coaches and clubs! What a great season!
  • Hardwood Announces Retirement of Jack Sasseville, President & General Manager - Hardwood Ski and Bike       402 West Old Barrie Road Phone: (705) 487-3775     Oro Medonte, ON L0L 2E0 Fax: (705) 487-2153       www.hardwoodskiandbike.ca   FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 22, 2016 PRESS RELEASE Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. announces the retirement of Jack Sasseville, President and General Manager and begins a process to hire a replacement. The Board of Directors of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. (Hardwood), one of Canada’s premier cross country ski...
  • It’s Championships Week in Ontario - This is a big week for Cross Country Ski Championships in Ontario. The best university skiers in the province are competing at OUA Championships  this weekend (Feb 20, 21 & 22) at Nakkertok near Gatinueau / Ottawa. http://www.oua.ca/sports/nordicski/index   OFSAA brings the best high school skiers in the province together this Thursday and Friday (Feb 25 and 26) at Highlands Nordic near Collingwood.  http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/nordic-skiing And next weekend, the best of the...