News for February from the Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba:
Landmark Feeds Sandilands Classic — Saturday February 6th at 12:30
The Sandilands Ski Club invites you to come ski their classic ski trails that roll through the Sandilands Provincial Forest. It’s a classic technique, interval start event, with distance choices of 2.5K to 26K. It’s also the Eastman Region Qualifier for the 2010 Manitoba Winter Games.
A link to online registration is at www.ccski.mb.ca/events_information.htm
The online pre-registration cut-off (much lower fees) is Thursday February 4th. Race-day registration and check-in is from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.
Teulon Open — Sunday February 7th at 11:30
This new event, which was postponed from January 24th because of a lack of snow, is a classic technique, interval start event held at the Teulon Trails. It’s also the Interlake Region Qualifier for the 2010 Manitoba Winter Games. Details are at www.ccski.mb.ca/events_information.htm.
The annual Dash For Cash Kids’ Sprints, organized by the Seine River Jackrabbits, is on Tuesday February 9th at 7:00 PM at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre. Classic technique. See www.ccski.mb.ca/events_information.htm for information and a registration form.
The Wednesday Night Race Series continues each week at 7:30 at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre. To read about it, please go to www.ccski.mb.ca/wednesday_night_race_series.htm.
A Triple Event — CCSAM’s Provincial Championships, the 2010 Western Canadian Championships, and a Haywood Canada Cup — hosted by the Whiteshell Cross Country Ski Club and the Red River Nordic Ski & Biathlon Club, occurs from Friday February 12th to Sunday February 14th in Pinawa. Complete details are at www.whiteshellskiclub.com . Final registration closes on Sunday February 7th.
Other events in February:
The Red River Nordic Ski & Biathlon Club is hosting the 8th annual Jackrabbit Jamboree at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre on Saturday February 20th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. This is a fun day of ski games, ski orienteering, relay and individual races, and prizes for skiers of all abilities, ages 12 and under.
The Birch Tour at the Birch Ski Area near Roseisle is on Sunday February 21st.
The Great Get Off Your Butt & Ski Corporate Relay in honour of Chris McCubbins is on Saturday February 27th at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre.
The Frank Symonds Pursuit at Mount Evergreen in Kenora is on Sunday February 28th.
Shannondale Ski Day, a Heart & Stroke Fundraiser, is on Sunday February 28th.
Please see our Events Schedule at www.ccski.mb.ca/events_schedule.htm.
Our trail condition reports page continues to receive a lot of updates. To stay informed about cross country skiing in Manitoba, visit our website often: www.ccski.mb.ca.