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Nakkertok's Candy Cane Cup this Weekend!
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2016/12/14)


Nakkertok Nordic is experiencing some of the best December skiing in recent history, thanks to a new snowmaking system that created Nakkertok’s Extended Season Snow Loop (NESSL - made possible by Kraft Heinz Project Play) and Mother Nature. The Club has finally been able to host December “on-snow” practices for athletes, and even held an open time trial last weekend (results here).

But that’s not all! This weekend the club is hosting the Candy Cane Cup, a fun 3 km/5 km skate ski event open to all, and the Club’s popular Boxing Day Burnoff event (which is renowned for  many cancellations and sketchy ski conditions) is also a go. . . a 3-person relay - so start thinking about your team (and costume) now!

This weekend’s CANDY CANE CUP is a test for holding a high-level early season race on NESSL, a real possibility since Nakkertok now benefits from snowmaking and is easy access  for many clubs in the region and beyond.

Thanks Nakkertok - your enormous volunteer efforts to get a snowmaking system in place in just 3.5 months, and hosting three events in December benefits the entire Ottawa Gatineau ski community!

Here are the details of the Candy Cane Cup this weekend . . .

  • When: Sunday December 18, 2016

  • Where: Nakkertok South, 900 Gatineau Ave, Cantley, Quebec

  • Race Start Time: 10 am ET

  • Bib pick up: Sunday December 18th between 8:30 and 10:30 am ET on site.

  • Technique: Skate--interval start

  • Registration at Zone4.ca before FRIDAY December 16 23h59 ET.

  • Categories/Distance: Midgets - 3 km; Juvenile and up to, and including, Open categories - 5 km. Lap distance to be determined.

  • Waxing: This will be a LF event.  There are no specific waxing facilities onsite.

  • Awards: All participants will receive a candy cane at the finish line. Additional awards will be presented at the end of the event. 

Volunteers make events like this happen! Want to help out? Contact the event organizer at this address.
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