It’s Time To Get Ready For The 2024 Season!
(Barrie, ON. October 23, 2023): The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) invites snowmobilers and other winter lovers to celebrate National Snowmobile Day with us on Saturday, October 28th. Canada has enjoyed a rich snowmobile heritage since Joseph-Armand Bombardier introduced the first “Ski-Doo” in 1959, an iconic debut that made 17th place on the CBC’s 2007 list of “The Greatest Canadian Inventions”.
Today, organized snowmobiling in Canada is a volunteer-driven, trail permit funded recreational activity united nationally through the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) and managed by 12 provincial and territorial snowmobile associations representing 729 non-profit clubs. Over 1.5 million family participants enjoy 130,700 kilometres of marked, mapped and maintained recreational snowmobile trails connecting thousands of snowbelt communities and creating over $9.3 billion in economic impact and 41,000 related jobs annually.
Digital Course Provides Many Benefits For New Snowmobilers
(Barrie, ON: November 10, 2022) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) has announced that effectively immediately, the OFSC Driver Training Program will be offered exclusively online.
Delivered by the OFSC under the authority of the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) since 1976, Driver Training has graduated more than 260,000 students aged 12 and older, teaching the rules and behaviours necessary to be a safe and courteous snowmobile operator.
Registration Available Now For Students 12 Years and Older
(Barrie, ON: September 27, 2021) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is announcing that for the 2021-22 season, its popular Driver Training Program will continue to teach young riders the skills and habits necessary to be safe and courteous snowmobile operators entirely online.
With the 4th wave of the pandemic here, Online Driver Training continues to be the safest and most accessible virtual alternative to classroom instruction, which is not being offered to protect both instructors and their students during the pandemic. To continue the program without interruption, OFSC Driver Training course registration is now available online.
All the OFSC News You Need To Know (To Date) To Be Ride Ready This Winter!
(Barrie, ON – November 12, 2020): Since August, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) has shared a ton of information through our website, Facebook page and newsletters. Our communications focused on evolving developments affecting trail riding for this winter, in addition to news about the early permit sales program.
Now, with growing anticipation among new and returning snowmobilers to hit the snow, a brief recap and progress reminder about trail developments may be helpful to put everything that’s happening in context as we get closer to winter. We hope this update will also answer any questions those who may have missed our regular communications still might have.
Registration Now Available For Youth ages 12 and Older
(Barrie, ON: September 17, 2020) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is pleased to announce that for the 2020-21 season, its popular Driver Training Program will continue to teach young riders the skills and habits necessary to be safe and courteous snowmobile operators entirely online.
Working with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), OFSC Driver Training has made a major contribution to snowmobile safety since 1976 by educating 244,611 students age 12 and older with classroom-style courses in select communities across Ontario. Driver Training graduates qualify to obtain a Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s License from MTO.