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Cross Country Ski Championships (Posted On: Monday, February 02, 2009)

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Highlands Trailblazers proudly hosts the 2009 Haywood Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships from March 8-15 at Highlands Nordic Ski Resort, Duntroon, Ontario.  Over 500 athletes representing Clubs and Teams across Canada and Northern United States will descend upon Highlands Nordic for a week of racing on the new trails designed to challenge the best.  

With coaches, support crews and spectators there are expected to be 800+ visitors spending 9 days in the Collingwood area.

Many of these skiers ranging from Juvenile to Masters, and including Para-Nordic, will be competing for valuable CCC points which, in the Open and Para-Nordic divisions are used as part of the 2010 Olympic Nordic Ski Team selection process.

Awards: Will be held on Mon, Mar 9 and Fri, Mar 13 in front of the Federal Building on the Main Street in Collingwood at 8:00 p.m. On other Race days Awards will be held at Highlands Nordic.

Athlete’s Banquet: Fri, March 13 6:00 p.m. at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena, Collingwood. 

Volunteers/Sponsors

Sponsor a km! Individuals are invited to sponsor a km or more!  Contact Heather at hhufton@sympatico.ca

If you are able to volunteer at this event please e-mail Faith, Nancy or David at volunteers@skinationals.com 

Spectators are welcome.  See our website for directions.

Races and Training Schedule:

Day One: Saturday March 7 - Official training day

Day Two: Sunday March 8 – Team Sprints - Start time: 9:00 – Free technique

Day Three: Monday March 9 - Start time: 10:00 - Free technique 

Awards presented at 8:00 p.m. in front of Federal Building in Downtown Collingwood 

Day Four: Tuesday March 10 – Official training

Day Five: Wednesday March 11 - Start time: 10:00 -  Classic Technique 

Day Six: Thursday March 12 - Start time: 10:00 -: Classic Sprint              (Qualification & Heats) for Juvenile, Jr. Boys/Girls and Para-Nordic

Day Seven: Friday March 13 - Start time: 10:00 - Classic Sprint
(Qualification & Heats) for Jr. Men/Women, Open Class and University Teams
 
Athlete Banquet at Eddie Bush Arena 6:00 p.m. 
 
Awards presented at 8:00 p.m. in front of Federal Building in Downtown Collingwood

Day Eight: Saturday March 14 - Official Training Day

Day Nine: Sunday March 15 -   Start time: 9:00   Free technique mass start     7.5 km – 50 km.  . 

Contact Info Website  

Highlands Nordic
P.O. Box 110, Duntroon, ON, L0M 1H0
Phone/Fax: (705) 444-5017      
Toll Free: 1-800-263-5017
E-mail: skiinfo@highlandsnordic.ca
Highlands Nordic Website

Media and Communications: 

Tanya Green 
tbkk.green@sympatico.ca
(705) 445-9579

 

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