XC Ottawa will be taking applications at their website until April 25th. For more information about the team and the on-line application form, visit www.xcottawa.ca. Briefly, XC Ottawa is an athlete-organized elite racing team and our focus is to compete at the highest level in Canada and beyond. The main focus of our racing schedule is the Canada Cup series and the National Championships. We do attend Quebec and Ontario Cups occasionally, but these races are not a major focus for our team. Our program runs year round, with regular organized workouts throughout the summer (2 times/week), the fall (3 times/week) and winter (twice during the week and on weekends when there are no races). We expect team members to be training specifically for cross country skiing, year round. Our coach, John Suuronen designs training plans with input from the racers and monitors training via i.log. We enjoy great partnerships with numerous sponsors and supporters, including Nakkertok Ski Club and the Carleton University racing team.