The BeerCanBeiner Returns!

 

Welcome back Beer Aficionados! We are excited to present the 4th Annual BeerCanBeiner this coming February. If you joined us 3 years ago you will definitely agree that the bevvies were amazing and the atmosphere was fantastic. We had almost 120 skiers and beer samplers out on the night loops and we look forward to hosting you all again this season. We will be posting this year’s guest breweries shortly!

Now in its fourth year, the BeerCanBeiner is steeped in Nordic tradition. Well… the Birkebeinerrennet is, and that is a 54 km race that has taken place since 1932 in Lillehammer, Norway and commemorates a trip made by the Birkebeiner loyalists to save the infant heir to the Norwegian throneHåkon Håkonsson, in 1206.

Our event takes a slightly frothier route, travelling just over 5km under a headlamp to three rustic venues under the night sky. Sample craft beers from throughout the region and finish off with a coffee or hot chocolate at the lodge once complete.

Cost: $30 pp (Must be 19+)

Location: Sovereign Lake Nordic Club

Additional Info: Contact (250) 558-3036 or [email protected]

Date: February 4th, 2023

Time: Commences at 6:30 pm. Concludes at 9 pm

Registration in advance only. Must be 19+.

S2S Ski Marathon a Huge Success!

 

Thank you to all of our volunteers, participants and in particular the Organizing Committee for making this dream happen!

With roughly 300 starters each day of the 1st Annual Sovereign2Silverstar Ski Marathon, it could not have gone better. With current and past Olympians from Canada and the USA taking the top spots and hundreds of recreation skiers pushing their personal boundaries and skiing 21 and 42km distance races, the energy was high at the finish line in the SilverStar Village.

The weekend cross-country event attracted 30% more entries than expected in 21 and 40-kilometre classic and free races. Some of the fastest skiers in North America led a field that also included starting waves for skiers of all abilities. Competitors ranged from Olympians to those doing their first race event, with more than 500 taking part in total.

The event was hosted by the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and SilverStar Mountain Resort and raised $5,000 for the Kidsport charity, which was topped up to $7,500 by a donation from SilverStar, and increased again to $8,000 by a silent auction. More than 250 volunteers helped stage the inaugural event.

Saturday’s 21K skate event was won by local 62 year old Clarke Shipka in the male category and U.S. skier Dashe McCabe in the female category. In Saturday’s 40K, Jack Carlyle managed to nudge out Canadian Olympian Remi Drolet at the line in a time of 2:02:36. On the female side, Canadian Olympian Dahria Beatty nudged out Mariah Bredal in a time of 2:18:01.

Sunday’s 21K skate event was won by McCabe in the female category and Sovereign Lake’s Axel Hostyn in the male category. In Sunday’s 40K skate, Drolet managed to win back his champion title in a blazing quick time of 1:43:17, and Beatty won her second gold in two days in a time of 1:57:22.

For Race Results click HERE.

 

Day 1: Classic Distance Day

 

Day 2: Skate Distance Day

Charity Auction

The Sovereign2SilverStar Ski Marathon is thrilled to offer the following auction packages made possible by our generous sponsors. Proceeds will be split 50% to the event and 50% directly to Kidsport, our partner charity. Prizes will be awarded to the highest bid made prior to midnight on Feb 20th. In the case of a tie, the prize will be awarded to the first bid received. Prize winners will be notified by the end of day on Feb 21st. Confirmation of the award will be done once payment has been made.

To make a bid please send the package that you are bidding on, your bid amount and your contact information to [email protected] .

Package #1 – 3 days of fabulous cat skiing with Mustang Powder. This package is for one person (who must be a very good skier) on Apr 5th, 6th and 7th, so once you’ve finished your race, hang up the skinny skis and strap on the downhill boards. The flight into the lodge is on Apr 4th, leaving from their meeting point approximately 44km west of Revelstoke. The package includes all meals, accommodations and guided cat skiing. It does not include the helicopter flight to/from the lodge at $120 each way, alcohol, rental skis or massages.

Package #2 – 3 nights’ accommodation at the Vance Creek Hotel on SilverStar Mountain for Apr 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Room includes two double beds.

Package #3 – 3 nights’ accommodation with SilverStar Mountain Resort on SilverStar Mountain for Apr 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Room includes two double beds.

 

Skills Development Program Coaching Refreshers

Skill Development Program Coaching Refreshers

Nov 20 (Sat): Track attack coaches
Nov 21 (Sun): Jack rabbit coaches
Dec 4 (Sat): Bunnies coaches

Both returning and new volunteer coaches for our three SDP programs are encouraged to attend the appropriate on-snow coaching refresher. Summer has been long, our minds aren’t necessarily coaching-fresh and our legs aren’t snow-ready. Come out and get your head back into the coaching mindset, learn new tips/tricks, help build confidence in your coaching, and receive a personal technique update just for yourself.

Duration: 90 mins
Where: Meet in front of the old lodge building
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
What will be covered: Program Practice Session (drills, skills, games, share ideas), Technique session, Equipment available, etc.
Registration: Email Andrew at [email protected]
Cost: Free to all volunteer coaches

XC Supercamps Registration Opens May 1st

 

Drawing over 350 Masters skiers of all abilities from around the globe each winter, XCSupercamps registration opens May 1st, 2021. With a full roster of technique development camps for all ability levels starting November 23 through January 24th, register quickly as our many camps sell out quickly. With a comprehensive refund policy, booking your ski camp is worry-free.

Register HERE

Visit www.xcsupercamps.com for more information.

 

 

 

BC Family Weekend Ticket and Merch Discounts

We are excited to host our ski friends from throughout the Okanagan this weekend. As a thank you for playing local this winter we are offering a 15% discount on all day tickets Saturday through Monday. All skiing and snowshoe tickets MUST be purchased online. Use the Promocode BCFamilyDay21 for your discount when purchasing your tickets online HERE.

We also have a 20% off sale on all softgoods, waxes, and accessories now through Monday as well.

Nordiq Canada Cancels 2020 Canadian Ski Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 12, 2020

 

Nordiq Canada Cancels 2020 Canadian Ski Championships at

Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club in Vernon, B.C.

 

CANMORE, Alta.—In support of Canadian efforts to minimize the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Nordiq Canada in consultation with the local organizing committee at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club have chosen to cancel the 2020 Canadian Ski Championships, scheduled for March 25 to April 2.

The safety and health of athletes, coaches, volunteers, and staff is, and always will be, our top priority. COVID-19 is a fast-evolving situation globally and we believe this decision is in the best interest of our broader sport community with regards to handling the situation we are all facing.

We are grateful to the significant amount of preparation work invested by the Organizing Committee – a volunteer group assembled with the Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club – who were excited to welcome the nation’s best skiers back to their trails near Vernon, B.C.

An annual stop on the Haywood NorAm circuit each December, Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club has a rich history in hosting world-class events such as the 2005 World Cup and 2011 World Masters Championships, in addition to the 1995 Canadian Ski Championships.

We look forward to working with the club on staging future events.

Nordiq Canada is the governing body of para-nordic and cross-country skiing in Canada, which is the nation’s optimal sport and recreational activity with more than one million Canadians participating annually. Its 60,000 members include athletes, coaches, officials and skiers of all ages and abilities. With the support of its valued corporate partners – Haywood Securities Inc., AltaGas, Swix and Lanctôt Sports– along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium and B2Ten, Nordiq Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, and World Champions. For more information on Nordiq Canada, please visit us at www.nordiqcanada.ca.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan

Media and Public Relations

Nordiq Canada

T: 403-620-8731

Nordiq Canada Ready to Host Nation’s Best at Canadian Ski Championships

PRESS RELEASE: March 9th, 2020

As the world’s best cross-country skiers begin to arrive in Canada for World Cup events scheduled in Quebec City and Canmore, Alta., beginning March 14, there has obviously been increased discussion around the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read the full story below.

https://nordiqcanada.ca/news-item/nordiq-canada-ready-to-host-top-cross-country-skiers-at-world-cups-in-quebec-and-canmore-along-with-nations-best-at-canadian-ski-championships-in-british-columbia/

Thankyou Members!

We are so grateful to our membership for stepping up to volunteer for our upcoming 2020 National Championships, just over two weeks away! There may be a few small areas requiring people so please reach out to our volunteer coordinator if you find yourself with some time to spare during the events. We look forward to seeing you as SLNC steps up to host the best athletes from across North America.