IPC Para-Nordic World Cup 2017 in Canmore

The Alberta World Cup Society is excited and proud to announce that Canmore will host the International Paralympic Committee Para-Nordic World Cup on December 7-18, 2017.

With over 100 of the world’s best para-athletes, this international world-class event will take place at the world-renowned Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park.

Para-Nordic skiing is a sport for participants with physical impairment (classified in three categories – sitting, standing and athletes with visual challenges). Most athletes compete in both cross country and biathlon races. This IPC event is a major stepping stone for Canada’s Paralympic athletes as they prepare for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Volunteers
Volunteering for this event is one of the best ways to get a front-row seat to the action, and contribute to the event’s success at the same time! No experience necessary. If you have any questions about volunteering for the 2017 Canmore WPNS World Cup in Canmore, please email skilinda@shaw.ca

The AWCS has successfully hosted FIS Cross-Country World Cups in 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, and most recently the Ski Tour Canada 2016. In December 2013, the AWCS hosted the 2013 IPC Para-Nordic World Cup. We want the 2017 IPC Para-Nordic World Cup to be even bigger and better – and we need your help!

Spectator Information
The Canmore 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup is an exciting event for athletes and spectators alike, and we’d love to have you join us!

All races are FREE to attend! No tickets required. Bring your friends and loudest cheering voices, and prepare to be inspired!

We encourage you to check out our partner hotels for accommodation options while you are attending the Canmore 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup!

Transportation
We encourage you to walk, bike, ski, or take public transport to the races! If you choose to drive, please carpool whenever possible.

Please see ROAM bus for bus schedules. Skis are allowed on the buses!

One parking lot will be open for public at the Canmore Nordic Centre – first come first serve.

Other Information
Many of the Canmore Nordic Centre ski trails remain open for public use during this event! We encourage you to come watch the races and then head out for your own ski!

Ski/snowshoe/fat bike rentals are available on site at Trail Sports

Please contact the Canmore Nordic Centre at 403-678-2400 for more information about trail availability and closures during this event.

Please contact clewis@albertaworldcup.com with any questions or for more information.

Also see
World Para Nordic Skiing calendar in International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
Canmore 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup in Cross Country Ski de fond Canada

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