Thunder Bay to Host Canada 150 Rollerski Race

FasterSkierJune 21, 2017

(Press release)

Canada 150 Rollerski Race

On July 1st, 2017, Thunder Bay, Ontario will be hosting its first ever Cross Country Canada sanctioned rollerski race. The race will feature more than 50 of Canada’s top nordic skiers racing around the closed streets of downtown Port Arthur. The race will start and finish at the corner of Court and Van Norman, commencing at 2:00 pm and finishing with awards at 6:00 pm.

The event is organized by Lakehead Superior Nordic Association, Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club, Lappe Nordic, and the National Team Development Centre (NTDC) Thunder Bay.

This event has been organized to coincide with the other exciting Canada Day celebrations planned for the downtown core.

Among the racers will be top local skiers, Junior National Team members and other elite skiers who have come to Thunder Bay from across Canada for a training camp hosted by NTDC Thunder Bay. The field will include athletes who potentially will represent Canada in the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Race format will include an interval start individual time trial with each competitor completing two laps of the course. Then the athletes will be seeded into waves of closely matched competitors. Each wave will complete a 12 to 20 lap race on the same circuit. Waves will progress from the slower competitors to the faster, with the top ranked skiers racing at close to 4 pm.

Date: Saturday July 1st 2107 Time: 2:00-6:00 PM

Location: Start/finish at corner of Court and Van Norman (see attached map of race course)

Contact Timo Puiras (NTDC Thunder Bay Head Coach) at for further information

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