Nordiq Canada News

Nordiq Thunder

October 25, 2019


Open Men, sub-categories junior and senior men race together
Open Women, sub categories junior and senior women race together

Eligibility and Licenses

  • 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 Nordiq Canada.
  • Biathletes not holding FIS or cross-country NSF licenses must purchase a day license (SMDL) available at Nordiq Canada.
  • All athletes must have a Canmore Nordic Center Frozen Thunder day ticket or pass.

Dates, Schedule and Format

Tuesday, Nov 12: Official training classic sprint race. (Note the course will be marked but it will not be closed)
Wednesday, Nov 13: Sprint, classic technique, Kings Court format*
Thursday, Nov 14:  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 AM

Bib pick-up all races

07:45-08:15 on race days in the Biathlon Stadium building lower meeting room. Racers must show Canmore Nordic Centre Frozen Thunder pass or day ticket to receive their bib.

Race day warm-ups

The course will only be open from 8:30 – 8:55 on race days. Athletes should have roller skis available for warming up.


Sprint Course Map
Sprint Biathlon Stadium Map
Distance Biathlon Stadium Map


Zone4 website
$30 per race

Race Entry Deadline

November 11th 12:00 noon MST on Zone 4, no late entries, no exceptions

Wax rooms

Available for a rental fee through the Canmore Nordic Centre.


Thomas Holland at . To ensure race communications, coaches please register an email address at this email address.

*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

Full race information