December 21st 12:20pm
Teck BC Cup #1 Update
Teck BC Cup #1 originally scheduled for Prince George (Caledonia Nordic Ski Club), Dec 29-30, 2018 has officially been moved to Penticton (Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club) and combined with the Teck Okanagan Cup 1 & 2 races on January 5-6, 2019. The competition schedule for the BC Cup races will change to align with the Okanagan Cup, which is an Interval Start (FT) on the 5th and Mass Start (CT) on the 6th.
Athletes and coaches will be required to re-register through a NEW Teck BC Cup 1/Teck Okanagan Cup 1 & 2 registration link on Zone 4 to be provided by the Nickel Plate Race Committee over the next few days.
ALL RACERS AND COACHES MUST RE-REGISTER on the new registration site.
For those that have already registered for the Prince George event, refunds will be processed over the next couple of weeks. Accommodation information in Penticton can be sourced through the Teck Okanagan Cup Race Notice at: http://www.crosscountrybc.ca/ sites/default/files/documents/ 2019TeckOKCup1and2Penticton. pdf
Experienced officials attending this event with their club team, and willing to help at the races are encouraged to get in touch with race contact Carolyn Buzikievich firstname.lastname@example.org
More information will be posted on the CCBC website in the coming days.
Canada Winter Games Trials Update
The Canada Winter Games Trials also scheduled for Prince George on December 29-30, 2018 have been cancelled. To view the back-up plan, please refer to the CWG selection criteria at: http://www.crosscountrybc.ca/ 2019-cwg-selection-criteria. CWG selections will be announced in the next few days.
We would like to thank Caledonia Nordic Ski Club for their work in planning for Teck BC Cup #1 and the Canada Winter Games Trials, and the Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club and their volunteers who have agreed to take on this event at the last moment. Everyone’s cooperation and patience is appreciated.
December 14th 9:38pm
This is a brief update on conditions at the Caledonia Nordic Centre regarding the TECK BC Cup #1 on December 29th & 30th. Our snow making system is producing great results but of course only when it is cold enough. We are stockpiling snow around the sprint course and given enough cold days before Christmas we should have snow for the Saturday sprints.
The distance courses have a reasonable ice base from the frequent freeze & thaw events this month and they have intermittently had enough snow to ski, but grooming is not yet possible. It is unlikely that we would have a classic distance race this month so I would advise anyone wanting to qualify for the Canada Winter Games consider the World Jr Trials event for that opportunity.
There is still a possibility that we could do a free technique distance race on December 30th depending upon temperatures between now and then. There are showers and flurries forecast over much of the next week but temperatures are forecast to hold near or above zero for most of that time. If it were to cool a few degrees we should have snow, but without some freezing weather I am not optimistic. At this point in time we could not do a distance race on the BC Cup courses. We will make a decision on whether to proceed with or to cancel the BC Cup #1 event by December 24th.
Check the onsite weather and webcam at: https://www.caledonianordic. com/
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Jim Burbee - Chief of Competition
(Masters athletes will ski a 3.75 km Interval Start - free technique distance race. Those who wish to sprint should enter the Open Category)
Sprint Confirmation List Dec 29 Start List Qualifier Results Heats Results
Distance Confirmation List Dec 30 Start List Interval Start Results