SASKCUP RACES #1 & #2: DEC. 17/18, 2022
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Covid-19 is still circulating in our communities and putting people at risk. Accordingly, athletes participating in Sask Cup #1 & #2 and all other attendees can expect:
They will be required to wear a face covering whenever indoors at the race venue to comply with the Public Health Order made October 19, 2021 respecting face coverings.
Race organizers may restrict access to any or all race venue buildings (excepting toilet facilities), so athletes and other attendees should bring proper clothing that will keep them warm in an outdoor environment.
There will be only limited food and drink available at the race venue, so athletes and other attendees are asked to bring enough food and water to be self-sufficient.
The Organizing Committee may take further steps to comply with changes in Public Health Orders, Cross Country Saskatchewan policy or local conditions.
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, December 11, 2021
This is a classic distance race with interval starts. 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, December 12, 2021:
Style: free technique distance race with mass starts.
Time: 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.
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 (2021-2022)”). The DEADLINE for online registration is THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021, AT 7:00 P.M.
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: As part of the online registration process, racers (or their legal guardians on their behalf) will agree to the terms of Nordiq Canada’s “Informed Consent and Assumption of Risk Agreement.”
Entry Fees: The entry fee for U8, U10 and U12 is $5 for each race entered. The entry fee for U14 and older categories is $10 for each race entered. Racers will be responsible for any processing fee charged by the zone4 website during the registration process.
RACE CATEGORIES AND DISTANCES
*Note 1 (U8 Distances): U8 Boys and U8 Girls will race a nominal distance of 1 kilometre on Saturday. Signage will refer to a 1-kilometre distance. The actual U8 distance will be 700 metres on Saturday.
An indoor heated 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.
A first coaches’ meeting will be held the morning of Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 12:00 noon at the Don Allen Trails. A second coaches’ meeting will be held the afternoon of Saturday, December 12, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at the Don Allen Trails
All racers competing for Sask Cup points must have a current Cross Country Saskatchewan Competitor’s Licence. “Citizen racers” (skiers without a Cross Country Saskatchewan Competitor’s Licence are welcome). They will compete in the same classes and ski the same distances as Sask Cup racers but will not earn Sask Cup Points.
Since Sask Cup #1 and #2 are Divisional races and not sanctioned as Nordiq Canada competitions, it will not be necessary for athletes to have a Nordiq Canada race licence or purchase a Supporting Member Day Licence.
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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 11, 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
As noted above, 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.
If the event competition is to be postponed or cancelled due to cold weather or other cause, the Event Organizing Committee will inform CCS as soon as practicable. The Event Organizing Committee will also endeavour to advise coaches and athletes as soon as possible. Primary notice of any postponement or cancellation will be made by posting a notice on the Cross Country Saskatchewan website, on the La Ronge Ski Club website at www.larongeskiclub.ca and on the Club’s Facebook page at “ La Ronge Nordic Ski Club.”
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.
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.
SANCTIONING & RULES
Sanctioning: Sask Cup #1 and #2 will be Divisional races sanctioned by Cross Country Saskatchewan. Athletes will be able to earn points in the Sask Cup Race Series in each of the two races. The competitions will be governed by the current Sask Cup Rules.
Waxes: following Cross Country Saskatchewan policy:
No fluoro GLIDE waxes of any type allowed, including low fluoro.
Fluorinated grip powders, cold weather powder additives or hardeners are not permitted.
Fluoro KICK waxes are allowed.
Structure tools are permitted.
Protests: Any coach or athlete protesting a race result shall file a Protest Form with the Race Secretary at the Race Office within 15 minutes following the posting of the unofficial result being challenged.
For more information regarding the race, skiers may contact Event Chair Sid Robinson by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (306) 425-2502 (evenings).
Chief of Competition: Sid Robinson
Race Secretary: Caron Dubnick
Technical Adviser: Brennan Craig
Race Jury: TBA
2022 RACE INFO WILL BE UPDATED BELOW SHORTLY.