Race Notice: Provincial Sprints / Manitoba Cup #3

Events News January 8, 2014

Race Notice: Provincial Sprint Championship 2014
Tier 2 CCC competition: Manitoba Cup Race #3

Technique: Free technique, individual sprint format
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 15th at midnight on Zone4. Late registrations will not be accepted.
Hosts: Red River Nordic and Birch Mountain Sports


Chief of Competition               Chris Roe                           croe@pembinatrails.ca
Chief of Course                       Victor Chappellaz              nicovic@mts.net
Competition Secretary             Ron Pelletier                      skinnyskis@me.com

Location: Birch Ski Area

Birch Ski Area is situated in the scenic Pembina Hills, approximately 120 km southwest of Winnipeg and 35 km southwest of Carman, Manitoba. The area is situated at the foot of the Herman beaches situated along the Darlingford Moraine which offers a wide range of gully and valley terrain with exceptional elevation and scenery. It offers a challenging and expertly groomed trail system of over 25 km of skate and classic set trails for expert and novice skiers. The trails journey through beautiful gullies and valleys and are on average 5 meters wide. From spring to fall Birch Ski Area is used as a prime mountain biking race course. For a map of the ski trails including the topography click on the link below. http://www.birchmountainsports.com/interactive_map.html

Driving Directionshttp://www.birchmountainsports.com/directions.html

Schedule of Events

Wed January 15th  2014 @ MidnightRegistration Deadline on Zone 4
Sat January 18th  9:00 am – 10:30 amCourses are open for pre-skiing
Sat January 18th 10:00 amCoaches meeting in the clubhouse
Sat January 18th 11:00 amPrologue: time trials: Interval Starts
Sat January 18th 12:30 pmQualification heats
Sat January 18th TBAQuarterfinal heats*, B-Finals, A-Finals
Sat January 18th ongoingAwards in the podium area throughout the day

CCSAM Competitive Age Categories

Your competitive age category is based on how old you are as of December 31st in the current competitive season. For example, in 2013 – 2014 your age as of December 31, 2013 is your age for the entire 2013 – 2014 competitive season. Our Competition Model makes it possible for young skiers to compete in categories that are a better match for their development age if not their chronological age. For example, a Midget aged skier may race as a Juvenile whenever the athlete, their parents and coach together determine that to be the most appropriate competitive category. Skiers wanting to race in a category other than their competitive age category must notify Ron Pelletier, the competition secretary by e-mail by Jan. 15th at midnight.

Saturday, January 18th 2014
Prologue Time Trial: Free Technique – Interval Starts @11am

CategoryDistance (km)
Pee Wee Boys250 meters
Pee Wee Girls250 meters
Midget Boys.5 km
Midget Girls.5 km
Juvenile Boys750 km
Juvenile Girls750 km
Junior Boys1 km
Junior Girls1 km
Open Men’s and Open Women’s Category
Junior Men1 km
Junior Women1 km
Senior Men (U23)1 km
Senior Women (U23)1 km
Masters Men1 km
Masters Women1 km


All competitors from Juvenile and up must have a valid CCC race license or hold a CCC supporting member (day license) in accordance with CCC Document 2.2.2 – Race License Policy. The zone 4 registration page will allow you to indicate whether you have a CCC race license or need a CCC supporting day license.

Registration Deadline

Registration is to be completed only through https://zone4.ca/onlinereg.asp?id=6280. The deadline for registration is January 15th at midnight. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

*Entry FeesRegister on Zone 4 by Jan. 15th, 2014
Juvenile, Junior, Senior, Masters$25
Midgets + Pee Wee (no license required)$10
CCC Day License (mandatory for Juveniles and above for those without a CCC license)$5

*Entry fees include healthy snack foods, soup, hot/cool drinks, as well as fruit for athletes and coaches.


Birch Ski Area has 25 km of trails accommodating both classic and skate skiers. All trails have significant climbs, descents, and flats. There is a clubhouse with a canteen, a seating area, and bathrooms. There will be a large heated 30 x 30 tent with tables/chairs and food for athletes, coaches and spectators. Change rooms and waxing facilities will be available on site. Bathroom facilities will be on site. The parking lot has the capacity for 100 vehicles.

First Aid

First Aid will be available on site courtesy of the Canadian Ski Patrol. Medical Facilities are available in Carman and Morden, MB.

Download: Race Notice: Provincial Sprints 2014