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  • UPDATED: SOD Paraffin Race Series – Points Standings to Feb 4, 2016 - Here’s an update on the points standings to February 4, 2016 following the completion of the first three races of the season, the Yuletide Blast,  Mono Invitational and now, the Georgian Nordic Sounder. Paraffin Series Points to February 4 2016 Please have a look. Al White will be pleased to accept inquiries (and corrections) as Yuletide Blast names and results were entered on the day of the race, and many...
  • Presenting the 2015 – 2016 SOD Team - Here is the first group picture of the new SOD Team for 2015 – 2016, taken at the Mono Invitational Race on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Skiers with the most points during the 2014 – 2015 SOD Race Series were selected to the team.  Below are the names of all those on the team for this season.  A new team will be selected for next season, again, based on points...
  • Ontario Midget Championships – Feb 27, 28 at Kawartha Nordic – #ontariomidgetxc - Here’s some real throwback images from Midget Championships – one with the SOD attendees at Onaping Falls a long, long time ago … and the second with the Highlands Trailblazers at the Soo a few years ago. Look carefully to see who you can recognize. Skiers and coaches, post your pics on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ontariomidgetxc For updates, follow @MidgetChamps16 on Twitter.  Follow gordkerr1 on Instagram.   ...
  • Registration is Open for the Ontario Masters Championship – Jan 29, 30 & 31 at Sawmill Nordic, Hepworth - Registration is open on Zone4 for the Ontario Masters Championship – Details here:  http://bruceskiclub.ca/om2016 - Registration on Zone 4 here.  Enjoy! The 2016 Ontario Masters Cross Country Ski Championship will be held at Sawmill Nordic Centre on January 29th, 30th and 31st. Registration closes on Jan 25th, 2016. Early Bird Discounts End January 17, 2016 Race Schedule Friday Jan 29th, 2:00pm - 11 km Skate - 5.5 km Recreational Skate Saturday Jan 30th,...
  • UPDATE Heading to WJ/U23 Trials? ONE LANE of Bridge Re-Opened at Nipigon - UPDATE:  One lane of the bridge at Nipigon between Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay has been reportedly re-opened for traffic and traffic control is on site. From Twitter updates (@511ONEastern) and (@PhilADarlington), one lane of traffic is open on the Nipigon Bridge.  110 6000lb blocks are being used to keep the bridge level.  Picture here: This is good news for all ski teams heading to Thunder Bay and wanting to...
  • Update on the Super Fun SOD Race Series! - The super fun SOD Paraffin Race Series is underway for the 2015 / 2016 season!  Last season, this highly successful and fun series of races brought skiers from all over Southern Ontario to experience a variety of different clubs and several different racing events.  One of the magic elements of this series is ‘keeping it simple to keep it fun’!  This is a race series that permits only regular paraffin ski...
  • SOD Announces Subsidy for the Training & Development of Coaches - 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...
  • The Yuletide Blast is On! Sunday, January 3 at Highlands Nordic - Great news! With the blast of snow this week, the Yuletide Blast at Highlands Nordic has been re-scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The Midland Duathalon race planned for that date has been cancelled. For the Yuletide Blast, racers can register on the morning of the race. Zone 4 will not be used for registration this time. The first race will start at 10:30 am on Sunday,...
  • 2015 / 2016 SOD Paraffin Race Series Announced - Announcing the return of the super fun SOD Paraffin Race Series for the 2015 / 2016 season!  Last season, this highly successful and fun series of races brought skiers from all over Southern Ontario to experience a variety of different clubs and several different racing events.  One of the magic elements of this series is ‘keeping it simple to keep it fun’!  This is a race series that permits only...
  • Dec 15 Update: Hardwood Invitational Cancelled, Yuletide Blast Rescheduled - The Hardwood Invitational High School Race scheduled for Thursday, December 17th has been cancelled due to lack of snow. The new date for the Yuletide Blast at Highlands Nordic will be Wednesday, December 30.  It was originally scheduled to take place this Saturday. Keep an eye on the calendar, and keep doing those snow dances!