Frozen Thunder 2018 - Race Notice

    October 5, 2018

    Frozen Thunder 2018  -  Race Notice

    Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Hosted and sanctioned by Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada


    Location:  Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, Frozen Thunder Course
    Age Categories:
    • Open Men, sub-categories junior and senior men race together
    • Open Women, sub categories junior and senior women race together
    • All athletes must have a valid racing license issued by FIS, CCC or the NSF (cross-country) of another country, or a Supporting Member Day License (SMDL) available through CCC. 
    • Biathletes not holding FIS or cross-country NSF licenses must purchase a day license (SMDL) available at CCC.
    • All athletes must have a Canmore Nordic Center Frozen Thunder day ticket or Frozen Thunder pass.

    Dates, Schedule and Format:
    Sunday, Oct 28:  Official training classic sprint race. (Note the course will be marked but it will not be closed)
    Monday, Oct 29:  Sprint, classic technique, Kings Court format*
    Tuesday, Oct 30:  Distance time trial, free technique, individual start – Men 10km, Women 7.5 km

    Ski Preparation Requirements
    • To minimize athlete costs and technical support, the following waxing protocols will be mandatory.
    • For all athletes competing in the sprint race and all athletes competing in the distance time trial: Skis are required to be waxed by the athlete or support team with a designated glide wax that will be communicated to registered athletes and/or their coaches by 5pm on the day before the race.
    Start time all races:      09:00

    Bib pick-up all races:
          07:45-08:15 on race days in the Biathlon Stadium building lower meeting room. Racers must show FT pass or FT day ticket to receive a bib.
    Race day warm-ups:
    • The course will only be open from 8:30 – 8:55 on race days due to limited snow and the need to preserve the snow conditions.
    • Athletes should have roller skis available for warming up.
    Courses:  To be decided and posted on the CCC web site once the Frozen Thunder courses are completed.
    Registration:                    Zone4 website  $ 10 per race
    Race Entry Deadline:     October 26th 12:00 noon MST on Zone 4, no late entries, no exceptions
    Wax rooms:                     Available for a rental fee through the Canmore Nordic Centre.
    Enquiries:                       Contact Thomas Holland at


    *Kings Court format - This is a normal qualifying race, followed by 3 heats where everyone in the race competes based on their qualifying time in heats of 4. With all categories (men, women, juniors, and seniors) racing “together” in the rounds with the best 2 skiers moving up to the next faster heat, and the slowest 2 skiers moving down to the next slower heat. This provides good quality racing in each heat, and allows all skiers to have a solid race effort.