All events start on the ice in front of the La Ronge Legion Hall, 1400 La Ronge Avenue.
All trails will be groomed for skating and classic skiing.
Checkpoints are located every four to nine kilometers and have radio contact, first aid, toilets, beverages, food, a campfire and friendly volunteers.
There will be awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place skiers in each age category and event, except for the Jackrabbit Glide, which provides an award for each young skier.
SASKCUP RACES #1 & #2: JAN. 21/22, 2023
LOCATION, DATES & TIMES
Location: Race venue is the Don Allen Ski Trail system, located 20 km north of La Ronge on Highway 102 at the junction of Highway 102 & the Nemeiben Lake Road.
Sask Cup #1 - Saturday, January 21, 2023
Style: classic distance race with interval starts.
Times: Racers are to be at the race venue on Saturday by 12:30 p.m. for bib pick up and to be ready for the race start at 1:30 p.m. sharp! Race office opens 12:00 noon at the Don Allen Trails and will remain open until the day’s official results are posted.
Sask Cup #2 - Sunday, January 22, 2023
Style: free technique distance race with mass starts.
Times: Racers are to be at the race venue on Sunday by 10:00 a.m. to be ready for the race start at 11:00 a.m. sharp. Race office opens at 9:30 a.m. at the Don Allen Trails and will remain open until the day’s official results are posted.
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REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE
Racers wishing to register for the event competitions must do so online at www.zone4.ca (“La Ronge Sask Cup #1 & #2 (2022-2023)”). The DEADLINE for online registration is THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2021, AT 11:59 P.M. Those who registered for December are automatically transferred over to the January dates.
* Please be careful to register in the correct gender and age categories and to enter NC race
license numbers correctly so you are not charged additional fees. Do not enter text comments
in the license fields. Nordiq Canada race licenses must be valid for the 2022-23 competition
Late Registrations: Late registrations may be accepted at the discretion of the Race Organizing Committee. Any late registrations accepted will pay an additional late fee of $10 per race.
Waiver: All competitors must sign a waiver as part of the online Zone4 registration.
Competitors under 19 years of age must have this waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
$20 for U16 and older
$10 for U14, U12 & U10
$5 for U8
$10 for Para Open and Special Olympic
$5 for Para Development
Zone4 registration requires a credit card, and that the registrant will pay the credit card fee and Zone4 processing fee as part of the online registration.
RACE CATEGORIES & DISTANCES
DRAW & START ORDER
Start order for U8 to U12 will be determined by random draw. Start order for U14 and
older will be determined in two groups: 1) NC license and development license racers will be
given preferential seeding with start order determined by CPL points; and 2) non-NC licensed
racers and citizen racers will be grouped together in a random draw.
Will be posted at https://www.larongeskiclub.ca/saskcup-races on December 16
by 9PM. Start lists will be available on Zone4 at https://zone4.ca and at the Team Captains’
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS & PROTEST
Unofficial results will be posted at the race office. The time of posting will be marked on the unofficial results. Any protests must be made to the Competition Secretary within 15 minutes of the unofficial results being posted, after which the results will be declared official.
WAX POLICY & FACILITIES
An indoor wax room with electrical plug-ins suitable for irons will be available to coaches and athletes. However, race organizers reserve the right to control the number of persons in the wax room at any one time.
Cross Country Saskatchewan follows Nordiq Canada fluoro policy. For the 2022-23 season there will be a full fluoro ban applied for all Nordiq Canada sanctioned events. Details can be found BY clicking HERE.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & COACHES' MEETINGS
Friday January 20: Team Captain’s Meeting: 8:00pm - Meeting will occur via Zoom. Follow this link:
Saturday January 21:
Race Office Opens: 12:00pm
Course Closes: 1:15pm
Race Start: 1:30pm
Team Captain’s Meeting: 8:00pm - Meeting will occur via Zoom. Follow this link:
Sunday January 22:
Race Office Opens: 9:30am
Course Closes: 10:45am
Race Start: 11:00am
This event is sanctioned as a Nordiq Canada Tier 2 event so all U16 and older competitors must have a current Nordiq Canada race license valid for the 2022-23 competition season or must purchase a Nordiq Canada Supporting Member Day License at a cost of $5 per race in addition to race registration fees. Athletes in the U14 and younger categories must have a current Nordiq Canada development license valid for the 2022-23 competition season if they wish to be eligible to earn CPL points. If they do not have this license and are not members of a Nordiq Canada or CCS member club, they are welcome to participate but they must purchase a Nordiq Canada Supporting Member Day License at a cost of $5 per race in addition to race registration fees.
Citizen Racers (non-CCS Club members) are welcome but must purchase a Nordiq Canada
Supporting Member Day License at a cost of $5 per race in addition to race registration fees,
unless: 1) they live in another province or territory and already hold a valid 2022-23 Nordiq
Canada license or development license, or 2) they are in the U14 and younger age categories
and a member of a Nordiq Canada or CCS member club.
Competitors holding a valid Nordiq Canada licenses will receive preferential seeding.
RIBBONS AND PRIZES
Ribbons: Ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded to racers in all categories at the race
stadium at the close of the races.
Cash Prizes: Racers in U16 Boys/Girls, U18 Boys/Girls and U20 Men/Women categories will
receive cash prizes of $60 for 1st place, $45 for 2nd place and $30 for 3rd place in the classic
technique distance races.
Fun Sprints: Fun sprints for all skiers using classic technique will be held in the stadium on
Saturday, December 17, after the Sask Cup distance races. Skiers will not earn Sask Cup points for the fun sprints, but the fastest skiers in each category will receive $10 for 1st place and $5 for 2nd place.
Racers must be present at the awards ceremony to receive a ribbon or cash prize. However,
racers absent from the awards ceremony will maintain their standing in their races and will be awarded any applicable CCS and CPL points.
FOOD AND DRINKS
Food and drinks may be limited at the race venue. Athletes and other attendees are
expected to look after their own food and drink needs.
In the event that weather or trail conditions require cancellation of the
race(s), the Race Committee will notify Cross Country Saskatchewan by 12PM on Thursday,
December 15 if the race(s) must be cancelled.
Races must be cancelled, delayed, or postponed if the temperature on the coldest part of the
course is below – 20oC. U12 – U8 categories must be cancelled, delayed, or postponed if the
temperature on the coldest part of the course is below -15oC.
The Race Committee also reserves the right to modify race format, distances and start times
before or on race day due to weather or trail conditions.
In the event of a postponement or cancellation, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to retain any registration fees collected. It may, in its sole discretion, decide to return all or part of registration fees paid.
Cross Country Saskatchewan Sask Cup Series Rules (2022-23 version); and FIS ICR -
CCR (Canadian Competition Rules) November Precisions 2021. Para Nordic categories will also be governed by Para Nordic International Competition Rules (ICR), October 2022. Sanctioning: Nordiq Canada Tier 2 and Cross Country Saskatchewan.
While the Government of Saskatchewan does not currently require wearing of masks or proof of vaccination, participants should be aware that respiratory viruses like the common cold, flu, Covid-19 and RSV are currently circulating in the population. There are no restrictions at this Sask Cup event but participants should consider limiting their time indoors (e.g. in the day lodge), wearing masks when they must be in close contact with other people. Participants should not attend if they are sick.
La Ronge has six hotels/motels where skiers may book a room:
La Ronge Hotel & Suites: Located on La Ronge Avenue (a busy hotel). Phone (306) 425-2190 to confirm rates and book.
Harbour Inn: Also located on La Ronge Avenue on the lake side 3 blocks east from the La Ronge Hotel & Suites (and next to the Legion Hall). Quiet location. Phone (306) 425-3262 to book.
Waterbase Inn: Located on La Ronge Avenue across from Robertson Trading. Phone (306) 425-5550 to book.
Riverside Motel: Motel located on the west side of Highway 2 just as you cross the bridge on the way into town. Phone (306) 425-2150 for room rates and availability.
Drifters Motel: Motel located off Highway 2 just as you turn into La Ronge on Brown Street. Phone (306) 425-2224 to book.
Eagle Point Resort: Resort is 2 kilometres north of La Ronge on Highway 102 and then 1.5 kilometres east on an access road. Resort has 2-bedroom cabins available for winter use. Phone (306) 425-2273 to book.
CONTACT & COMMUNICATION
For more information regarding the race, skiers may contact Event Chair Gabe Andrews email@example.com 306-425-8832 (evenings).
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Chief of Competition: Gabe Andrews
Race Secretary: Julie Andrews
Chief of Timing: Heather Bernardin
Chief of Controllers: Sid Robinson
Chief o Course; Sid Robinson
Chief of Stadium: Gabe Andrews
Chief of Results: Caron Dubnick
Jury: Technical Delegate - Dan Brisban; Chief of Competition - Gabe Andrews; Coach: TBA