Home   /   Snow Sports Spotlight

Snow Sports Spotlight

Feb 25, 2014 | Uncategorized

OFSAA Nordic and Alpine Skiing Championships and Snowboard Festival immediately follow the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, giving student-athletes something to aspire to as they take the slopes.

For more on each championship/ festival please see the websites

These snowy OFSAA events gather a large number of Ontario student-athletes, especially the cross country course that can gather close to 600 participants with skiis and poles. 

This story by Benjamin Aubé from the Timmins Press talks about the OFSAA experience and what it takes to put together a championship of this magnitude. To read the whole story please visit this link to TimminsPress.com.

TIMMINS – Rarely has the City of Timmins welcomed a sporting event on the scale of the 2014 OFSAA Nordic Championships.

From Feb. 24-26, nearly 600 of the best high school cross-country skiers from across the province will compete at the Porcupine Ski Runners for a spot at the top of the podium in both team and individual races.

Participants from 85 school across the province have traveled from far and wide for the races, in addition to their families and coaches. Event convenor John Labine said the sheer amount of skiers who take part in the Nordic Championships every year make it the third-largest high school sporting event in the country, and one of the largest cross-country ski meets in North America.

Labine said he and more than 75 volunteers in the community chose to get involved in the championships because of the unique opportunity presented to them.

He also thanked the city, as well as tourism co-ordinators Guy Lamarche and Mandy Wilson, for helping making the entire process of organizing the provincial championships a top-class event, and invited the general public to come out and watch the talent in action.

“It’s definitely a team effort,” said Labine. “There are about 75 volunteers or so involved, and it wouldn’t be possible without them. It’s all a little overwhelming when you’re organizing something of this scale, but it’s a great thing for everyone here, and it’s great for the city.”

Recent Posts

Apply Now For VP Role!

Apply Now For VP Role!

OFSAA is currently accepting nominations for the position of vice president. This volunteer position is a two-year term beginning in September 2023, and will be followed by a two-year term as president, and a two-year term as past president. According to the OFSAA...

OFSAA Offering Student-Athlete And Teacher-Coach Subsidy

OFSAA Offering Student-Athlete And Teacher-Coach Subsidy

OFSAA is pleased to extend subsidies once again in the 2022-23 school year! Please learn more about the Student-Athlete Subsidy and the Teacher-Coach Subsidy below. The OFSAA Student-Athlete Sports Subsidy Participation in school sport is important and students learn...

Winter Bulletin Magazine Is Here!

Winter Bulletin Magazine Is Here!

Our 2023 Winter issue of the OFSAA Bulletin Magazine is here! We have the 2022 fall championships and festivals summarized. Golf, football, basketball and all of the other competitions are recapped here! Learn about the scholarships and awards available in 2023 and...

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

From the OFSAA family to yours, have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Our office will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd.

OFSAA Partners With Jumpstart For “Bridging The Gap”!

OFSAA Partners With Jumpstart For “Bridging The Gap”!

In partnership with Jumpstart, OFSAA is accepting applications for the ‘Bridging the Gap’ program. The program focuses on eliminating barriers to participation, promoting inclusion and helping students transition into their first year of high school. Selected high...

OFSAA Bulletin

2023 Winter Bulletin