Media Release

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.