Alberta Cup 5 & 6 – January 27th-28th, 2024
at Gold Bar Park, Edmonton
last updated January 30, 2024
Fast, friendly and fun! Welcome back to Edmonton as ENSC is proud to host Nordiq Alberta and the Alberta Cup circuit in Gold Bar Park.
Thanks for coming to Alberta Cup 5 & 6
Please follow the below links to photos taken by ENSC’s Ray Cislo and complete results posted on Zone4.
Sponsors and Supporters
We have roles to suit everyone and can use your help on Saturday and Sunday (January 27 and 28). To sign up, please follow the link – CLOSED
“Thank you for volunteering your valuable time.” – Susan Kankkunen, Administrator/Volunteer Coordinator ENSC
AUCTION CLOSED – ALL ITEMS HAVE BEEN PICKED UP. Thanks to our generous sponsors we have a number of excellent items available. The auction will close on Sat, Jan 27 at 3:00 and all prizes can be picked up in person either late Saturday or anytime on Sunday from the race office. If you are not coming to Edmonton prizes may be delivered to future races. To score some sweet prizes, please follow the link – CLOSED
- Registration on Zone4 – CLOSED
- Results on Zone4
- Race Notice Rev.6 – FINAL
- Courses: Orange Course (2.5km) | Blue Course (1km) | PN Sit Course (1.75km)
- Fast Trax Wax Report – Second glide test completed Jan 24.
- Gold Bar Park, Edmonton, AB
- Gold Bar Park Trail Maps – No trail fees!
- Weather – Looking very warm. Sunday could be a slush cup.
- Parking is available on site at Gold Bar Park. Additional parking is available at nearby Capilano Park which is connected by a walking trail (~1km) or on the south side of 109A ave. west of 50th st. There is NO bus service from Capilano to Gold Bar this year. Skier drop off area is in the Gold Bar Parking lot. Please carpool where possible. Do NOT park on the entry road from 50th St. to Gold Bar Park.
- Squirrely Squirrel Food Truck will be on site from approximately 8:00 until finish. Breakfast and lunch options will be available (click on menus below for larger image).
- Please help us keep our parks clean by putting garbage in proper receptacles.
Race Schedule (Subject to Change)
Confirm your start time on the seed list on Zone4
Saturday, January 27, 2024 – Mass Start Classic Sunday, January 28, 2024 – Individual Start Free
** Schedules updated after Friday TCM – 2024.01.26**
*All start times are estimates and subject to change until Friday night or pending Saturday’s weather. Women/girls will seed behind Men/boys for every category except U8 and U10 which are seeded together. (Click image to enlarge)
Team Captain Meetings
- Friday, January 27 at 18:00 – Virtual Meeting and in person following the Coach’s social at Goldbar Park Pavilion at 5:30
- Saturday, January 28 at 18:00 – Virtual Meeting
- Nordiq Alberta Technical Package
*Start lists will be available on Zone 4
Entries will only be accepted online through Zone4. Payment must be made by VISA or Master Card at the time of registration. Waivers must be completed through Zone4 at time of registration.
Confirmation lists, start lists and results will be posted on Zone 4. Racers and coaches must check the confirmation list on Zone4, as soon as possible after completing registration to ensure skiers are registered in the correct categories. Please contact the Competition Secretary before 09:00 on Wednesday, January 24 if corrections are required.
|Thursday, January 11, 2024
|Tuesday, January 23, 2024
|Late Registration Closes:
|Wednesday, January 24, 2024
*A $10 fee applies to all late registrations. [UPDATE: Late fees waived]
**After Late Registration Closes, registration will be at the discretion of the Competition Jury, additional fees may be applied, and the racer will not be seeded. [UPDATE: No registrations after Wednesday, January 24, 2024]
Gold Bar Pavilion will be available to athletes for warming. Outdoor space (see Site Map) will be available to set up clubs/racer waxing facilities (tents/generators) in the designated area. Clubs must supply their own generators as there are no outdoor electrical outlets at the facility. There are no wax rooms on site.
Nordiq Canada’s testing philosophy is to employ a community minded trust approach.
NNon-flouro (NF) waxes ARE permittedot permitted:
• Flouro kick wax
• High fluoro (HF), medium fluoro (MF), or low fluoro (LF) glide wax, including HF, MF, or LF powders, pucks, blocks and liquids
• Fluoro cold weather powder additives and hardeners
• Fluor grip powders
For more information on the Nordiq Canada Fluoro Policy: https://nordiqcanada.ca/coaches-and-wax-techs/wax-techs/wax-tech-resources/
Eligibility and Licenses
All competitors skiing in U14 and older categories must have at least one of the following licenses:
- Nordiq Canada Race License (U16+)
- Nordiq Canada Associate License (foreign racers who do not belong to a NC club)
- Nordiq Canada Development License (U14 and under if CPL points desired – see NC website)
- Nordiq Canada Event License (U14 and under) This was formerly the Supporting Member Day License (SMDL) and is charged automatically during registration if no other license number is supplied.
U12 category and younger do not require a license of any type, but do require a valid Nordiq Canada club membership. Any athlete, of any age, from other Nordic disciplines including Biathlon or Nordic Combined, that are not members of a Nordiq club, must have a Nordiq Canada Race or Event license to compete.
For U12 and lower age groups at TIER 2’s ONLY:
- If you are a Nordiq Canada Club member – NO Additional license required.
- If you are U12 – Are you a Nordiq Canada Club member, racing up to U14, and want CPL points –you will need a Nordiq Canada Development License
- If you are NOT a Nordiq Canada Member – you will need to purchase a Nordiq Canada Event License.
Associate License for non-Canadian Skiers: For non-Canadian skiers, an Associate License may be obtained through Nordiq Canada for eligibility in all sanctioned competitions in Canada. The results of skiers with Associate Licenses will be included in the Canada Point List calculation and used for seeding purposes. For more information, visit the Nordiq Canada website.
Please make sure you have renewed/purchased your licence(s) for this year HERE prior to registering.
Edmonton Nordic Ski Club acknowledges the traditional land on which this event will take place is in Treaty Six Territory. We would like to thank the diverse Indigenous Peoples whose ancestors’ footsteps have marked this territory for centuries, such as nêhiyaw, Cree, Dene, Anishinaabe / Saulteaux, Nakota Isga / Nakota Sioux, and Niitsitapi / Blackfoot peoples. We also acknowledge this as the Métis’ homeland and the home of one of the largest communities of Inuit south of the 60th parallel. It is a welcoming place for all peoples who come from around the world to share Edmonton as a home.