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Race Notice: Canadian Masters Cross Country Ski Championships
By:  North Bay Nordic Ski Club   (2009/02/12)


This year, North Bay Nordic Ski Club will be hosting the Canadian Master Ski Championships. Given its proximity (~ 4 hour drive west on Hwy 17), this is a unique opportunity for Ottawa skiers to race at this annual event without having to travel too far.

North Bay Nordic Ski Club maintains a 50 km network of picturesque trails open to both skating and classic techniques; a network of trails that has proven to be challenging and race-worthy as it has held such events as Ontario Cup Races, Ontario University qualifiers and championships, OFSAA, and Ontario Masters Championships.

More details can be found at:



Races will be held:

Please note there is no requirement to race all events (but you get an award if you do!).

Tuesday, February 24th Long Distance Skate Race *

Thursday, February 26th 10 km Classic Race

Saturday, February 28th 10 km Skate Race

Sunday, March 1st Long Distance Classic Race *

* distance depends on age category

Social events will include:

Social events will be held for bestowing of awards Tuesday and Thursday evening at the race hotel (Best Western).

Wednesday, February 25th An Evening Sprint Relay

  • This event, using freestyle technique, is an optional event and open to all ages and skiers. Teams will be randomly selected from those who show up. A social event will follow the race in which both participants and spectators can partake.
Saturday, February 28th Banquet
  • A buffet-style banquet will be held at the race hotel.


Online Registration:

  • Cost = $20 per race
  • No Event Day Registration
  • Online registration takes place through Zone4 and will only be accepted until February 22nd
  • The race office will accept entries for weekend races until 1:00 pm EST Thursday February 26th for weekend races.
  • Included with registration are complimentary day passes for non-race days and lunch on race days.

Final Note: BlueSky Loppet 2009

On the weekend of February 28/ March 1, North Bay Nordic Ski Club will be holding their annual BlueSky Loppet, to be run in parallel with the Canadian Masters weekend events. Registration for the Loppet can also be completed using Zone4, but registrations will be accepted up to and on race day by the race office. This event is for all ages, so bring the family along too!

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