Biathlon National Championship News

Feb 19, 2017
Terri Dickson, Organizing Chair
Biathlon Nationals & North American Championships 2017
(250) 692-6684 February 20, 2017

For Immediate Release The organizing committee of the Prince George Biathlon Nationals & North American Championships 2017 is very disappointed to announce that due to low snow conditions the event is being moved to Canmore, Alberta. The competition was due to take place March 6-12th at Otway Nordic Centre, home of the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club.

The organizing group has been assured that they will be able to host the event in the near future, perhaps as soon as next season. The competition committee, chaired by Deputy Chief, Vernon Neill has met exhaustively over the past few weeks to make contingency plans for the low snow challenge. The rain and warm weather this week continued to hamper the situation. With athletes expected to be traveling in from around Canada and the U.S., the decision to change the event location had to be made at this juncture in order to allow teams to rebook flights and make new travel arrangements.

The organizing committee had expected about 200 athletes to attend in addition to coaches, team managers and waxing technicians. More than 150 volunteers had been mobilized to assist.

For further information please contact:

Vernon Neill, Deputy Chief of Competition (250) 255-7169

John Huybers, Caledonia Nordic Ski Club President (250) 552-2364,

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