March 1 – 4, 2018
The Ontario Games Program started in 1970 in Etobicoke as a showcase for amateur sport. It has now become Ontario’s largest multi-sport event, including both team and individual sports. Provincial level athletes from ages 12 to 18 qualify through a regional selection process conducted by the Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs). The Games take place every two years and are awarded through a bidding process. They are supported by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport in collaboration with host communities. For many young athletes, the Ontario Winter Games is the high point of their sporting career, while for others the Games are a stepping stone for the Canada Games, Pan Am Games or even the Olympics.
The games are a part of the Cross Country Ski Ontario Ontario Cup series.
They are governed by Cross Country Canada Rules and the O Cup Technical Package.