2020-2021 RACE LICENSES UPDATE
We thank our community for being patient as we start up racing post-Covid. We appreciate the feedback we are getting, and we are working to rectify the situation.
Nordiq Canada communicated on several occasions over the past year that to maintain your CPL points for the 2021-2022 competitive season, you must have held a 2020-2021 license. Evidently, we could have done better at communicating and for this, we apologize. 2020-2021 licenses were available for purchase up until last week however, given the current feedback we will open the ability to purchase again until December 9, 2021, at 12:00 PM Mountain Time (see below).
CPL points are only awarded in Tier 1 and Tier 2 events. Nordiq Canada has extended the Canada Points List calculation period back to May 13, 2019. This means any CPL points earned from May 13, 2019, until the end of the 2021 winter season will count toward an athlete’s CPL ranking. An athlete entering the 2021-2022 season with CPL points will not lose their points IF they purchase(d) a 2020-2021 Race license.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DO NOT PURCHASE A 2020-2021 LICENSE?
Regarding the 2021-2022 season, racers who hold a 2021-2022 race license but who did not hold a 2020-2021 race license:
· will not be seeded in Period 1; they will be seeded in Period 2 if they race in Period 1; · will not be used as reference skiers if they finish in the top 5 of early 2021-2022 races; they will be used as reference skiers when their 2021-2022 results start to be picked up by subsequent CPLs;
· will not be eligible for NST/PNST nominations or AAP selections that rely on 2020-2021 CPL rankings;
· may not be eligible for Divisional and regional selections (confirm with your Division).
If racers decide they need a 2020-2021 license, they must purchase the license before racing.
WHERE DO I BUY A 2020-2021 RETROACTIVE LICENSE?
Race Licenses will be available until December 9, 2021, at 12:00 PM Mountain Time
2020-2021 Race Licenses can be purchased here.
2021-2022 Race Licenses can be purchased here.
WHERE DO RACE LICENSE FEES GO?
Race license revenue is used to fund more than in-person racing; revenue goes toward funding the entire event’s program for the benefit of the racing community. Examples are grants to local clubs and organizing committees, training for officials, work toward the next Canada Winter Games, CPL collection and maintenance, annual updates to events manuals, officials’ manuals, updating and offering official’s courses, and several policies as well as contribution to insurance costs for events. Given the lack of in-person opportunities for many athletes in the 2020-2021 season, Nordiq Canada introduced new programs for all racers and coaches including technique videos with our national team coaches and associated challenges, a virtual national competition, including prizing, free access to the ICC coaching course, and others.
Sport Development Director