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XC Ottawa at Ski Nationals in Quebec
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2012/03/16)

The complete XC Ottawa team is in Quebec for the XC Ski Nationals, the largest event on the Canadian domestic circuit. Races start tomorrow with the team sprint, and finish March 24 with the distance classic race.

We'll be racing at the Ski Centre at Mont Ste-Anne and downtown Quebec
City. Here's the schedule:

March 17- Team Sprints on 17 on the Plains of Abraham
March 19 - Interval Start Short Distance Classic - Mont Ste Anne
March 20 - Interval Start Medium Distance Skate - Mont Ste Anne
March 22 - Skate Sprints on the Plains of Abraham
March 24 - Mass Start distance race, classic, Mont Ste Anne

It should be a fun event with great competition. The Canadian National team will be competing in some events, after some very successful racing on the World Cup Circuit in Europe. Also, a number of international skiers will be visiting Quebec to check out the Plains of Abraham Site for the 2012 FIS World Cup Sprint and Team Sprint competitions.

Though the forecast is warm, Mont Ste Anne has lots of snow and the skiing was great this morning. We haven't checked out the Plains of Abraham yet, but Coach Pav did and has a report and pictures here.

More information is available at www.skinationals.com.

Check back for updates!

We can ski from our house! Kyle & Vesta check out a fun post-travel loop.

Kyle on the trail - nice conditions!
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