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Winter Driving School #5 on Feb.8, 2014.


Dead-do not use-MCO WDS

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Capital City Speedway, Ashton, ON

Registration closed February 6, 2014 12:59 PM on February 6, 2014 12:59 PM EST Registration ends February 6, 2014 12:59 PM on February 6, 2014 12:59 PM EST Registration opens December 3, 2013 11:55 PM on December 3, 2013 11:55 PM EST Registration runs from December 3, 2013 11:55 PM to February 6, 2014 12:59 PM

Winter Driving School #5, Saturday, February 8, 2014

Registration for this school closes at one minute before Midnight on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

Important note: If you find that this Winter Driving School is full. You have the option of wait listing yourself. Should there be enough interest MCO is prepared to run another WDS on February 22, if weather permits. Should this additional School open up we will inform you. You will not be charged on your credit card if you are wait listed.


The Motorsport Club of Ottawa offers a superb opportunity to learn the basics of winter driving techniques.  Students learn in their own car, van or pickup truck through a combination of in-car instruction and exercises during a full day at our closed course, purpose built Winter Driving facility at Capital City Speedway. Each skill is explained first in the classroom and then the students take to our slippery track with an in-car instructor to practise that skill. Then it’s back to the classroom to learn the next skill. The day alternates between the classroom and the track until all the winter driving skills have been covered.  The skills are taught in a logical, progressive order so that students build ability and confidence.  The course provides lots of track time to practise the skills you learn.

An Opportunity...

* To learn car control in snowy and icy conditions
* To gain confidence in winter driving conditions
* To learn effective skid control, stopping and collision avoidance techniques

The school is held based on demand (course requires at least 16 students), and is dependant on track and weather conditions provided by Mother Nature. Courses are held in January and February of each winter. The school is open to everyone who holds a valid driver's licence at any level (for instance G1, G2 or G in Ontario) or an International Driver's Licence.

Course Outline:

The school is a full day school. Students are expected to arrive around 8:00am, as the school starts at 8:30 sharp. Coffee is available in the morning.  The school runs all day, and is usually completed by 4:00pm. A one hour lunch break is held at close to 12:00 noon.  We do not provide lunch for our students.  You can bring a lunch (we have a microwave oven) or travel to Stittsville which is only about 10 minutes away and has lots of fast food restaurants.

A typical schedule of events for the day may look like the following, but is subject to change without notice:

08:00 - 08:30 Registration & forms
08:30 - 08:45 Introductions
08:45 - 09:05 Theory session
09:15 - 09:25 Instructor familiarization
09:25 - 09:55 Braking practice
09:55 - 11:05 Slalom
11:05 - 12:05 Skid Control
12:05- 13:05 Lunch

13:05 - 14:00 Cornering
14:00 - 15:10 Collision avoidance
15:00 - 16:05 Practise your skills
16:05 - 16:30 Debriefing and Graduation

Course Costs:

$250.00 + HST = $282.50 for the general public.

$225.00 + HST = $254.25 for Members of MCO, seniors (age 60 and over) and full time students attending high school or an accredited college or university.
Please have your Membership card, student card or proper ID when attending the course. 

If you have a paid gift certificate, complete this registration and enter your gift certificate number as the discount code when you get to the discount screen.

If you are having trouble registering please send an e-mail to  Include a brief description of the problem and a phone number where you can be reached. 

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Dead-do not use-MCO WDS
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Capital City Speedway
Location Ashton, ON
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