World cup week at the Canmore Nordic Centre

It appears from the weather forecast that we’ll have near-perfect temperatures for both spectators and athletes alike. The Canmore Nordic Centre
has provided the following important information for anyone skiing at the nordic centre this week, or planning to attend the races:

The Canmore Nordic Centre is now in full prep mode for the Alberta World Cup. The broadcast trucks arrive on Monday morning and we should have most of the teams into their wax rooms by day’s end. It’s exciting to be sharing the trails with so many international athletes. Here are some important notes for your readers regarding World Cup:

  • Most of Canmore Nordic Centre’s trails will be open for public skiing throughout the event. Conditions are terrific and most of the primary rec. trails, (i.e. Banff, Banff Loop, Bow, Meadowview), are now groomed and trackset. Some natural hazards are still poking out on the natural snow trails.
  • Children and youth under the age of 18 can ski for free on race days – December 13, 15 & 16, (a day pass from the Lodge is still required).
  • Public parking will not permitted at Canmore Nordic Centre before 4:00 pm on race days. Parking on Highway 742 will be restricted.
  • Spectators and recreational skiers are welcome to take the complimentary shuttle bus from downtown Canmore to the Nordic Centre on race days. The shuttle will pick up passengers from the downtown information centre, (across from the Civic Centre), and in front of the Miner’s Union Hall on 7th and 7th. Skis are permitted on the shuttle busses. The last shuttle back to town will leave the CNC at 4:00pm.
  • The public wax room has been relocated for the duration of the event from the Wax Room Building to a room on the ground floor of the Biathlon Timing Building.

The World Cup is free to attend. Dress warm and cheer for our Canadian skiers! More information can be found at  Alberta World Cup

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