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  • Check Out Cross Country Ski Ontario’s New Website - Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization for cross country skiing announced a new name, logo, official colours, and website. The new brand is part of an overall plan to improve access to information, increase awareness about cross country skiing in Ontario, and present a more modernized look to the sport. The new website can be found at http://xcskiontario.ca/ “We are thrilled to launch this new brand for our sport in Ontario,” said Steve...
  • SOD Paraffin Series Standings to January 16, 2017 - Here’s an update on the points standings to January 16, 2017 following the completion of the first two races of the season, the Yuletide Blast and the Midland Loppet. SOD Standings After Paraffin Race 1 and 2 Please have a look. Al White will be pleased to accept inquiries (and corrections).  Al White can be contacted at alanwhite2001@rogers.com Two more Paraffin Series race events take place this weekend, the Mono Invitational on...
  • Registration Open for the Muskoka Loppet – January 22, 2017 - The Muskoka Loppet Registration is now open at http://arrowheadnordic.ca/blog/club-events/muskoka-loppet/. The event is taking place on Sunday, January 22, 2017. This is a classic-style event. Two items to make particular note of: 1.      There is NO race-day registration this year. Online registration closes January 20th. Early bird registration closes January 15th. 2.      This race is part of the SOD Paraffin Race Series. In order to increase accessibility of the sport, focus on athlete development, and reduce...
  • Registration Open for the Midland Loppet – January 8, 2017 - Registration is now open for the Midland Loppet. The Race Notice is available here:  http://ski.mountainviewmidland.com/?page_id=67. Details below MIDLAND LOPPET Mountainview Ski Centre, Midland, Ontario Sunday, January 8, 2017 Online registration to come. The Midland Ski Club invites you to this year’s edition of the Midland Loppet. Skiers all ages, abilities, and technique are invited to this event, to enjoy the best trails that Mountainview Ski Center has to offer. Prefer a printable...
  • New Para Nordic Club in Southern Ontario District - Exciting news for Para Nordic skiers and ski fans! There is a new club in SOD called the Ontario Para Nordic Renegades.   Stay tuned for more details … coming shortly.    
  • Awesome SOD Winter Training Camp in Midland - The 2016/2017 SOD team participated in a winter SOD training camp hosted in Midland, ON at Mountainview Ski and MTB Centre on Sunday December 18, 2016.  Seven of 17 athletes were able to attend.  The SOD camp was lead by coach, Shelby Dickey.  The snow finally arrived just in time for the camp, as it involved training in both skiing styles.  Race preparation and sprints, as well as education regarding waxing,...
  • SOD Team Training Camp Update - The 2016/2017 SOD team attended a fall training camp on October 30, 2016 at Highlands Nordic.  This SOD team camp was organized and lead by coach, Shelby Dickey.  14 of the 17 SOD team athletes were able to attend.  The camp involved a mix of intensity workouts, roller ski drills/technique work, stretching/yoga, and other educational activities such as goal setting.  “The camp was really helpful and fun”. The 2016/2017 SOD...
  • Race Schedule for the 2016 – 2017 Season - To all skiers and coaches in Southern Ontario District, The race and event schedule for the 2016 – 2017 is listed below and is now on the SOD Calendar. The currently planned Paraffin Series races are all marked here – and thanks to all host clubs and Colin Rhodes for coordinating the race series again this year. These races offer SOD skiers the opportunity to participate in a variety of...
  • Updated 2016 – 2017 SOD Nordic Ski Team Announced - From Shelley Doble, Coordinator of the Southern Ontario District Nordic Ski Team The 2016-2017 SOD team is now finalized.  The following athletes are now are a part of this year’s team: Bentzi Claasen – Team Hardwood Elise Howden – Team Hardwood Natalya Whitla – Team Hardwood Wesley Schlenker – Georgian Bay Nordic Colin Welsh – Arrowhead Nordic Anna Foley – Highlands Trailblazers Riley De Gans – Arrowhead Nordic Robbie Raikou...
  • New SOD Team Coordinator Announced – Welcome Shelley Doble - SOD is pleased to announce that Shelley Doble <shelleydoblept@hotmail.com> is the new SOD Team Coordinator.  We have developed a selection criteria for the 2016-17 team (see link below).  The selection criteria requires athletes to have competed in at least three SOD Paraffin races in 2015-16.  Athletes who are outside of the selection criteria are welcome to apply for inclusion onto the team.  Nominated athletes will be contacted directly with more...