February 3, 2011- What town dumps 850 cubic meters of snow onto their Main Street in March, just so they can go cross country skiing? Canmore, Alberta does!
Building on the overwhelming success of community activities surrounding the
2010 World Cup last February, the folks in Canmore are up to it again with the presentation of the Canmore Ski Nationals Community Celebration 2011, March 11 – 14, to welcome the 600 + athletes who will be in Canmore for the 2011 Haywood Ski Nationals, which are the Canadian Cross Country Championships.
Presented by the Canmore Destination Marketing Fund and The Canmore Downtown Business Association in association with the Canmore Nordic Centre this year’s expanded event will once again include a ski track on two blocks of Main Street and a host of activities for all ages. These activities will include many of the popular events from last year including JackRabbit Races, Dog Sled Races, Welcoming and Awards Ceremonies, Street Hockey, Fun Races and Public Use times.
New for 2011, will be a Block Party and the availability of free ski equipment loans from Trail Sports during public ski times. Chandra Crawford’s’ Fast and Female team are back for their 2nd urban experience and will be hosting a Ladies’ Pink Power Ski Night with prizes for best costumes. There will also be the 1st running of the Xterra Winter Triathlon which includes a swim, a run and finishes with skiing on the Main Street Track!
For more information on this incredible and unique event, including a full event schedule please visit www.downtowncanmore.com. Canmore is having a party and we invite you all to come to town March 11 – 14 and Be a Part of the Excitement!
For more information, please contact:
Canmore Ski Nationals Community Celebration 2011
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Ben Theyerl was born into a family now three-generations into nordic ski racing in the US. He grew up skiing for Chippewa Valley Nordic in his native Eau Claire, Wisconsin, before spending four years racing for Colby College in Maine. He currently mixes writing and skiing while based out of Crested Butte, CO, where he coaches the best group of high schoolers one could hope to find.