Ontario goes to Oslo

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This winter CCO, in partnership with the NDC Thunder Bay, will be leading a team of Ontario athletes to Oslo, Norway.  The itinerary will include training and competing in races in and around Oslo.

A goal of Cross Country Ontario’s High Performance program is to prepare athletes for international excellence. As a province we have had success in placing our athletes onto World Junior teams but feel we can do more to help optimize performance at international races. A lack of international racing experience is a weakness amongst our skiers. In a continued bid to improve the quality of preparation we afford our athletes CCO & NDC will be participating in a series of two Provincial races in and around Oslo this Jan. The trip will be led by Provincial Head Coach Pavlina Sudrich and National Development Centre Coach Victor Wiltmann and up to 8 athletes.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, Jan13 Depart Calgary
Tuesday, Jan 14 Arrive Oslo
Saturday, Jan 18 Classic mass start
Sunday, January 19 Duathlon
Monday to Friday, Jan 20-24 Train at various venues around Oslo
Saturday, Jan 25 Classic
Sunday, Jan 26 Free
Monday, Jan 27 Depart Oslo to Ottawa

Athlete selection priorities for this trip are as follows:

  1. NDC Thunder Bay athletes not competing in World Junior/U23 Championships
  2. OST athletes who rank within the top 15 in NorAM races at the WJT in Canmore
  3. OST athletes & Ontario NTS identified athletes
  4. Ontario athletes [with written endorsement from their club coach]

The trip fee of $1600 includes flight, accommodations, wax, race & trail fees.  All travel logistics will be organized through CCO/NDC.

Please note, other athletes may be invited to attend to fill our athlete quota at a full cost recovery basis.  An initial deposit of $1600 would be required to secure a spot with the balance to be paid in full post trip.

Cross Country Ontario thanks Canadian Sports Institute Ontario for their financial support of Ontario athletes in their pursuit of excellence.

[this notice can also be found on the Cross Country Ontario Website at http://www.xco.org]

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