More than 100 ski racers will descend on the City of North Bay to participate in the 4th annual Laurentian Ski Classic the weekend of February 4 and 5.
Hosted by the North Bay Ski Racing Club (NBSRC) at the Laurentian Ski Hill, young athletes ranging in age from five to 11 years will be participating in both slalom and giant slalom races. For the first time this year, the race will include a para-alpine category for athletes with physical disabilities.
“We are so excited to once again host this race on North Bay snow,” says Alan Chute, President of the NBSRC. “This event is a great way to profile the sport of alpine skiing and the unparalleled chance to showcase North Bay’s hill located in the middle of our beautiful city.”
This event is a permanent fixture in Alpine Ontario’s Northern Ontario Division’s race series with athletes participating from North Bay, Sudbury, Timmins, Elliot Lake, Mattawa and Sault Saint Marie.
For ski enthusiasts looking to catch a piece of the on-snow action, races will be taking place both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.
North Bay Mayor Peter Chirico will be kicking-off the event by forerunning the ski course at 9:45 am.
The North Bay Ski Racing Club (NBSRC) is a not-for-profit organization with a history that dates back to 1969. The club has produced athletes that have competed on the world stage.
NBSRC offers ski racing programs at Laurentian Ski Hill and Antoine Mountain for children as young as five years old and continues through to adults.
"It is a family orientated club that relies on a strong network of volunteers, most of whom are parents, to ensure a well-co-coordinated, safe, and fun experience for our racers," says a news release.
Photo 2: Laurentian Ski Classic 2019
Photo 3: Laurentian Ski Classic 2019
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