Rossland ready to host Norams next weekend
The Black Jack Ski Club is delighted to be hosting a Haywood NorAm/Buff Sprints Race next weekend. It is estimated that the event will bring in about 120 athletes, with a total of 400 people in town including coaches and families. This is the top level of Cross Country skiing in North America and attracts skiers from the US and Canadian National teams including several 2014 Olympians as part of the Canadian World U23 Championship Team Trials. The format for the races, is a free technique sprint and a classic technique distance race. Also on this weekend will be the Teck Kootenay Cup #1 & #2 races.
Deanne Steven from Tourism Rossland said that “This event has proven to be a major economic generator for the Rossland tourism community. We see a terrific amount of spin-offs for accommodation, restaurants and retail during these races.”
Ian Sibbald, Chief of Competition, from Black Jack is pleased that the course is in such great shape for the event. He adds that “the recent snowfall has made the conditions perfect for this type of race, and we are really looking forward to showcasing our newly updated facilities”
Alex Loeb, President of Black Jack said that “It is exciting to see this calibre of athletes in our community and a fantastic opportunity to share our world-class facilities”.
Additionally, Black Jack is seeking volunteers for this great community event for various positions and skill sets. The public is welcomed to attend these high level races, full details can be found on Black Jack’s website: www.skiblackjack.ca/noram
Black Jack Cross Country ski club is Rossland’s world class Nordic ski facility whose mission is to build a community of Nordic Skiers by providing and sustaining excellence in programs and services