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2008 Ski Swaps and Ski Shows
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2008/10/08)


As the Fall wears on skiers get itchy for snow.� As a substitute for skiing they gather to trade and sell old equipment.� If you are looking for deals, these are often the best places to check.� Here are the details of a few such events we've heard about.� If there are others, please let us know and we'll add the details here.

Kanata Nordic Ski Swap

Oct 26th, 9am-1pm - Registration, Ski Swap & Sale at the John Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata.

Want to rid your basement of some old equipment or find some new gear at a great price? The Annual Kanata Nordic Ski Swap and Sale is here to help!

This year�s Swap and Sale takes place Sat. Oct. 25th and Sun. Oct. 26th at the John Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata. Drop off any adult or children�s cross country skis, boots or poles on Saturday between 2:00 and 5:00p.m. upstairs in Hall D. Experienced club members will be there to help you price your gear. We charge a twoonie for each item you register to sell, and will retain 20% of the sale price (to cover hall rental costs, etc.) The Swap and Sale runs Sunday from 9:00 a.m. un1l 1:00 p.m. in Halls C and D. Purchases can be made by cash or cheque. Proceeds from your sales and all unsold equipment must be picked up between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Sunday (or make other arrangements with the volunteers there). Otherwise unsold items will be donated to the charity of our choice.

The Ottawa Ski Show

October 24-26th, 2008 ( Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).� Located at the Ottawa Civic Centre at Lansdowne Park (1015 Bank Street).� There is no admission fee to this Show. Off-site parking is available free; on-site City of Ottawa parking is $5.

While this is mainly a Downhill and Snowboard related show, with a few cross-country exhibitors. But there is usually some xc equipment at the swap.

Chelsea Nordiq Ski Exchange and Nordic Ski Fair

November 8, 2007 - 10h00 to 15h00
Chelsea Elementary School - 74 Old Chelsea Road, Chelsea, QC

Ski Retailers: Bushtukah, Fresh Air Experience, Greg Christie�s Ski & Cycle Works, Trailhead.

Ski Organizations: NCC/Demsis, Gatineau Loppet, Canadian Ski Marathon

10th Annual Cross-Country Ski Show

Saturday, November 27th. Residents can check out the latest in cross-country ski equipment, travel options and skill development at Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, located at 1265 Walkley Road just two blocks east of Bank Street. Admission is free and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event features the latest equipment and outerwear, travel destinations, information and registration for Gatineau Park services, Canadian Ski Marathon and the Keskinada. Register for cross-country ski lessons with the City of Ottawa and ski-waxing demonstrations. Many cross-country skiing experts will be on hand to provide useful tips and advice. Door prizes will be awarded. There is something for all ages and skill levels.

The Cross-Country Ski Show is organized by the City of Ottawa's Parks and Recreation branch, in partnership with the Ottawa Citizen.

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