Provincial Sprint Championships / MB Cup #1: Yes You Can Participate! Really!

“Provincial Sprint Championships / MB Cup #1”

Wow!  Intimidating name, isn’t it?

Kind of seems like only “serious” skiers should bother registering?  Perhaps only the “elite” lycra crowd?  Like why would Coach Rob even send this out to the hot-chocolate-and-wagon-wheel ski club?

Turns out that Jamie Giasson, the Event Facilitator, went out of his way this past Monday night to tell me that this seriously-named event is open to all skiers of all ages and all abilities.  Really.  Yes, even four-year-old kids are not only welcome but are strongly encouraged to participate.  All kids ten-ish and younger will receive a prize.  Guaranteed.

Each kid will ski no more than a 250 metre long, classic-technique (not skate technique), sprint race.  They will do this a total of three times over the three-hour period of this event.  No, that doesn’t mean you and your skier have to spend three hours outside.  Nope, they can hang out indoors at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre between races.

For more information see http://ccsam.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Notice_ProvincialSprint2015.pdf.

If you are interested, you must register no later than 18:00 on Thursday, 26 February 2015 at https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=8849.

Yes, that gives you less than two days to decide.   Sorry.

Latest weather forecast is predicting a -14 degree Celsius air temperature rising to -11 degrees (with -23 to -18 windchills respectively) during this event.

3 responses to “Provincial Sprint Championships / MB Cup #1: Yes You Can Participate! Really!

  1. Pingback: “Fast Rabbits Thursday 10″, Thursday 26 February 2015 Is On! | Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits

  2. Actual air temperature was -13 with -21 windchill at 11:00 start and rose to -10 with -17 windchill by 14:00 finish. Therefore model and actuals were close.

  3. Not only did Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits have two kids participating (congratulations James and Aidan!), but Coach Jeff and Coach Ihor raced too! Fine technique by all!

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