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Cross Country Classic Ski - Wesley Clover Park

Are you looking to take up a new sport this Winter? Look no further - Learn to Cross Country Ski with OSSC!

This is a beginner program where participants will learn the foundations and technique behind Ottawa's most popular outdoor Winter sport.

What are you waiting for? Grab your skis and headlamp and join us on the trails at Wesley Clover Parks!

All participants must adhere to physical distancing procedures and safety protocols when on site. 


Winter 2021 Details: 

COVID-19 Protocol & Guidelines

We are committed to providing the highest levels of safety for our community.  


To ensure participant and staff safety, we have implemented mandatory 'Safe Return to Play Protocol & Guidelines' for all Club Activities.  In order to participate with the Ottawa Sport & Social Club and stay in good standing, the following guidelines MUST be followed.  A zero-tolerance policy is in place for those who challenge these decisions.   


To ensure a successful season, please remember to practice safe physical distancing and a positive attitude!

All participants are required to read, understand and adhere to the following:


1 - League Modifications

2 - Player Guidelines

3 - League Representative Guidelines

4 - Self Screening Tool (done before each hike). 


As well as:

  • Facility specific COVID-19 Protocols (you can find these protocols in the facility link in your schedule once live). 

Start/end dates

Due to current government restrictions and the stay-at-home order in place, we are unable to provide a start date at this time. We will provide further details as soon as possible. 

Wednesday: TBD. 

# of weeks

6 weeks.

Hike Times

Skiers will meet at Wesley Clover Park at 6:00pm.

Classes will run from 6:00pm - 7:30pm (90 minutes).


Individual Registration: $205.00 + HST.

*Includes the trail pass required to access the beautiful trails at Wesley Clover Park.

Bye dates



The meet up location and trail will be posted online and sent to participants two days prior to the class, along with specific COVID-19 protocols.

Ready to Play? Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

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- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

How to request to play with a friend or two

Sport Info

What you need to know about Cross-Country Skiing!    

About Your Instructor!

Since 2010 Liam has been teaching and coaching skiing with individuals and groups of all abilities. Through the years of race directing, guiding outdoor expeditions, and coaching and supporting both youth and masters sport and outdoor programs, I can say nothing is more fulfilling than to connect, identify needs, and to guide and troubleshoot our way to success and fun on the trail and in the snow!

"The beautiful thing about both these sports is that nobody is ever done learning: not you or me or Jesse Diggins or Killian Jornet. There’s always more, and I’m here to help you find it!" - Liam W.



Participants will be sent the meeting point and trail details ahead of time. Participants will meet the OSSC Representative and will embark the trail as a group.

This is a beginner class. Participants should have little to no experience cross-country skiing but have an open mind and positive attitude!

Mandatory Group Requirements


  • This program will have a maximum of 12 participants per group

1) All participants are required to sign the waiver.


2) Hike day wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” must be completed by all players prior to participation.

3) Participants must maintain physical distancing of 2-meters before, during and after all activities.  This includes arriving on-site, skiiing, resting/sitting, and departing the location.


4) No Spectators are allowed under any circumstance (this includes kids, family, friends, etc). Only registered participants are able to participate.

For more information regarding Roster Sizes & Specific Team Numbersclick here.



Participants are required to wash/sanitize their hands before and after each class. Do not share water bottles, snacks or warm clothing with others.

You will be skiing under the moonlight, so ensure to bring a headlamp with you.

Dress lightly with active wear as you will not be standing around long and will warm-up very quickly.

Equipment not included. Participants must have their own pair of skis, boots, and poles and wear clothing that suits the weather.

Rental equipment is available for the season through our partner Kunstadt Sports. For more information, please click here.

Program Schedule


  • Proper clothing
  • Ski equipment and how it works
  • Basic maneuvers and balance
  • Diagonal stride
  • Double poling
  • Uphill techniques
  • Downhill techniques
  • Braking and turning


COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS - Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.


Each week participants will meet their class instructor Liam at the ski trails in Wesley Clover Parks (411 Corkstown Road).

The specific meeting point for each class will be provided beforehand.