Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations

2019 NORDIC SKIING CHAMPIONSHIP (GBSSA)

Welcome to the 2019 OFSAA Nordic Skiing Championships. Join us as we come together to compete and celebrate together in sport. Nordic skiing tests an athlete to their fullest and Highlands Nordic offers a wonderful setting to compete. The organizing team is working hard to make a memorable and eventful OFSAA with something for all. From our Lumberjack themed dance to the scenic trails of Highlands Nordic to the team video competition we hope that all the athletes, coaches, and visitors will find something unique at this year's OFSAA Nordic Skiing Championships!

Please visit the subpages of the website for information relating to the Nordic Skiing Championships from February 27 to March 1, 2019. If you require any additional information or have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the OFSAA 2019 Convener Bill Hewitt via email bhewitt@scdsb.on.ca. Please, take some time to complete the survey via the QR code below for the Nordic Skiing championships as they will help us improve future OFSAA experiences for athletes.

Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 2019

Highlands Nordic - Duntroon, ON

Collingwood Collegiate Institute - Collingwood, ON

Highlights of the 2019 Nordic Skiing Championships
February 27

Official Training and On-site Registration 

Coaches Meeting

February 28

Individual Distance Races 

Awards Ceremony and Social with Keynote Speaker Jeff Ellis

March 1

Relay Races 

Closing Awards Ceremonies

 

Jeff Ellis
OFSAA 2019 Keynote Speaker 

Jeff is a graduate of Orangeville District Secondary School in 1997. He was a member of the Nordic Ski team for his entire high school career from 1992 to 1997. During his career, he was the winningest OFSAA athlete of all time. His Gold medals include;

  • 4-time OFSAA Cross-Country Champion
  • 4-time OFSAA 400m Champion
  • 17 OFSAA gold medals (19 total medals)

 

After graduating from high school, Jeff represented Canada at the 1999 World Track and Field Championships in Sevilla, Spain - 400m hurdles. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2001 with a BA in International Studies. He is ranked 9th all-time in Canada with a time of 49.96 sec in the 400m Hurdles. He represented Canada in Jan 2010 FIS World Cup competition in Canmore, AB - 15 km Skate. 

 

Professionally he was the special events coordinator for Brooks Running shoe company from 2004-2010. He was a ski technician for the Australian National team from 2009-2011. Including 2 World Championships and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. From 2012 to March of 2018 Jeff worked in Media and Communications for the International Ski Federation (FIS) for Cross-Country Skiing. During this time, he started the FIS CrossCountry Inside the Fence behind the scenes video series. Jeff currently has his own small business and manages his wife's post-athletic career partnerships.   

Personally, he is the proud husband to American 2018 Olympic Nordic Ski Champion Kikkan Randall and proud father to their 2-year-old son Breck.

Jeff Ellis 2018 Olympics

 

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