Race Details

2019 Start Times

Start sheets will be emailed to participants and posted here 1-2 days before the event.

2019 start times (pdf format)


This is a mostly classic ski event with some skate sprint races. Open categories and a Mass Start event allow participation by more recreational skiers. The races begin on a golf course that is mostly flat; the terrain becomes more hilly as the distance increases.

2019 Distances

0.5 km classic Boys & Girls ages 5 & under
1.5 km classic Boys & Girls ages 6 to 9
1.5 km classic Participation Mass Start for all ages
4.5 km classic Boys and Girls ages 10 to 13 / Open
7 km classic Boys ages 14 to 15 / Girls ages 14 to 17 / Open
11 km classic Boys ages 16 to 17 / Women ages 18+/ Open
15 km classic Men ages 18+
400 m skate – all categories

Note: Ages are as of 2018 December 31.

Note: Distances may be modified due to inclement weather.

2019 Course Maps

NEW in 2019: The skate sprint will feature a King’s Court format. There will be time trials followed by heats, with groupings based on results. Participants will ski the course multiple times.

0.5 km classic

1.5 km classic

4.5 km classic
4.5 km elevation profile

7 km classic
7 km elevation profile

11 km classic
11 km elevation profile

15 km classic
15 km elevation profile

400 m skate sprint

2019 Schedule

9:00 am - start of bib and chip pick-up
11:00 am - Classic Ski Races
12:30 pm - Awards Ceremony for Categories 1 to 11 (youth)
1:00 pm - Participation Mass Start Race
1:00 pm - King’s Court Skate Sprint Time Trials (for seeding purposes)
1:45 pm - King’s Court Skate Sprint Races
~2:45 pm - Awards Ceremony for Categories 12 to 29 (adults and skate)
5:30 pm - Buffet Dinner (a half hour earlier than last year)

Results / Awards

Results will be posted at the event and on the Sportstats website, as soon as they are made available by Sportstats. Awards will be given on two occasions – see above schedule.

Venue / Refreshments

The event is hosted at an elementary school that offers parking close by, access to washrooms, and a large sitting area (cafeteria). The start area is ~100 m away, leading onto a golf course adjacent to the school. A practice loop is available close to the start area.
Water and hot lemonade are offered free of charge. A hot lunch and snacks can be purchased from a canteen.

Evening Banquet

A traditional buffet dinner banquet is held at the Bear’s Den restaurant in Deep River on the evening of the races. Special Awards are typically presented during this banquet. Doors open at 5:00 pm, dinner is served at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $28.50 for adults and youth, $15 for kids aged 6 to 12, and free for kids 5 & under. Tickets can be purchased via registration or at The Olive Tree shop in Deep River. Deadline is the Wednesday before race day.

Technical Details

Timing is being provided by Sportstats for the classic event. Sportstats features include:

  • State of the art timing system called the ChampionChip®
  • Results are posted on the web during or right after your event.
  • Fast accurate results posted while race in progress
  • Live Internet Coverage during the event available with search engine
  • Live SMS services to cell phone during events.
  • Digital Display Clocks at the Start/Finish line

The Silver Spoon is a NCD points race.

Please note: As a NCD series race, the Silver Spoon is a low-fluoro event. The expectation is that participants in the Midget category and younger will NOT use high-fluoro or medium-fluoro waxes, including powders, pucks, blocks, liquids, and cold weather powder additives and hardeners. Reasons: (1) fairer competition, because not all participants have access to these very expensive products, (2) focus on developing technique in kids rather than on equipment performance, and (3) safeguarding health, because few people are set up to properly vent vapours and airborne particles when applying these waxes. This self-governed policy is being implemented by Cross-Country Ontario starting in 2014/15.