*for Olympic Stream athletes
Jan 6 – Sprint/Classic
Jan 7 – Interval/Classic
Jan 8 – Mass/Free
after January 13 will not be accepted.
Confirmation and start lists will be posted at www.zone4.ca and will also be provided
at the coaches meeting on Friday, January 20. Note that confirmation lists on
www.zone4.ca cannot reflect any post-registration changes so it is important to check
with the race office if you have requested any changes.
12PM Classic technique, 700m, Individual Qualifiers
NB snow conditions may require the change of technique to skate.
1PM Team Sprints, U18 and up 6X 700m heats per skier, mixed gender
and age categories teams of 2
2PM U16 3x700m heats
Teams of 2 skiers are set by qualifier results, e.g. 1st and 30th, 2nd and
A an B Finals of 15 teams as necessary
Awards for individual qualifier by age and sex categories
areas in the Main Cafeteria by the pond.
The Pond is not yet open for skiing.
Free parking is available on weekends in front of the Athletics Center, and at P8 near to
the trailhead stadium.
Friday, January 13
The race courses will be marked and groomed for classic technique at Nipissing
University campus trails. There are no fees to use the trails at Nipissing University.
The race course will be marked and groomed for classic technique at Nipissing University
Saturday, January 14, 10:00AM to 11.30AM at the P8 trailhead timing hut for bib
This is a flouro-free glide wax race, as per XCSO policy.
Jan 21 – Interval/Free
Jan 22 – Pursuit/Classic
This event is open to selected athletes. Zone4 Event Page
E-mail registration is strongly recommended. In person registration on race day will only be accepted until 10:30 am sharp.
Registration (access form here 2023_blue_sky_loppet_-_email_registration.pdf ) by email to [email protected]
Registration closes on Wed., Feb. 8 at 23:59
Payments by e-transfer to [email protected]
Cash payments possible at bib pick-up on race day.
9k – blue extended trail, classic or free
18k – green trail, classic or free
$5.00 for members $10.00 for non-members
1k – sprint trail, free
3k – purple trail, free
Chocolate race cost:
$2.00 for members $5.00 for non-members Children under 10 ski for free
Bigger chocolate bars for the fastest woman/man in the Loppet categories
Race day details:
Loppet race distances start at 12:00
Chocolate race distances start at 12:15
Bibs must be picked up before 10:30 am