Monday, 16 February 2015

Built for Speed Southern Alberta - event notice - March 21, 2015

Event Notice - Built for Speed Southern Alberta
Date of Event - Saturday, March 21
Chief of Event: Roy Strum
Information about B4S event series -
Event venue - Canmore Nordic Centre
Registration - - look for the registration to be live soon...


9-930am - bib pick up
10-11am - downhill slalom race 500m
11-12noon - double pole drag race 200m/400m
12noon - 1pm - lunch time  - bring your own
1pm - 2pm - 4x750m skate relay - boys and girls categories (mixed 2 midgets, 2 minimidgets, at least 2 girls on a team)
230pm - awards


2001 M - 3+ years of skiing
2001 F - 3+ years of skiing
2001 M - 1-2 years of skiing
2001 F - 1-2 years of skiing

2002 M - 3+ years of skiing
2002 F - 3+ years of skiing
2002 M - 1-2 years of skiing
2002 F - 1-2 years of skiing

2003 M - 3+ years of skiing
2003 F - 3+ years of skiing
2003 M - 1-2 years of skiing
2003 F - 1-2 years of skiing

2004 M - 3+ years of skiing
2004 F - 3+ years of skiing
2004 M - 1-2 years of skiing
2004 F - 1-2 years of skiing


Candy loot bag at the finish of the double pole race
Cookie awards for the downhill slalom
Cupcakes awards for relay
Club aggregate banners - these are re-awarded each season.  If your club won a banner in 2014 - please bring it with you so we can re-award the banner.

2014 winners
1st - Foothills Nordic
2nd - Canmore Nordic
3rd - XC Bragg Creek
4th - Crystal Ridge Nordic

Points toward aggregate banners based on formula as follows:

1st place in a category - 100points
2nd place in a category - 90 points
3rd place in a category - 80 points
4th place in a category - 70points
5th place in a category - 60 points
6th place in a category - 50 points
7th place in a  category - 40 points
8th place in a category - 30 points
9th place in a category - 20points
10th place in a category - 10 points
11th + place in a category - 1 point

Monday, 9 February 2015

Built 4 Speed - 2014-15 update - event being planned

Its been quite a winter.  First too cold, then too warm, then to cold, then too warm - snow here, snow gone.  Through all of it, three events were planned and cancelled.  Tough decisions but the right ones and necessary for an outdoor sport like ours.

Please note, southern Alberta clubs, that there is a Built 4 Speed event being planned.  Tentatively March 21, 2015 at Canmore Nordic Centre.  With so many events cancelled over the winter, it would be nice to be able to be able to get together at least once for our regional event series.

XC Bragg Creek may still decide to reschedule their event and if so, we will have two B4S events this season.  If not, then I will take the lead in organizing a B4S event.  I realize there is no ideal time left in the season and that this date will likely conflict with some club's plans.  There are no other events planned for this day, however, it is important to note that several school divisions will be off on spring break starting on this day.  It also needs to be recognized that most clubs are finished with their club programs by this time. That being said, it would be nice to be able to get our clubs together for a regional event and it doesnt look like there will be any other weekends available.

Please keep Saturday, March 21 open on your calendars.  Should the event come together, please expect an event notice to be available in the next week or so.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Built 4 Speed - Youth Cross Country Ski Event Notice - - Feb 7, 2014 - cancelled/possible reschedule

The organizing committee regrets to announce that snow conditions have deteriorated to unsafe conditions at West Bragg Creek Trails on Friday Feb 6.  The event is cancelled.  please check back here for update on possible postponement to a later date.

Event Notice - Built 4 Speed - Hosted by XC Bragg Creek
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
West Bragg Ski Trails
Bragg Creek, AB

Event Organizing Committee:

Chief of Event:  Roy Strum
Race Secretary: Kim Verheyde
Chief of Stadium/Course: Erik Anderson
Chief of Timing: Rene Deveau

Focus for the day:  a positive, introductory ski competition for children and youth as evidenced by smiles, laughter, effort, and good times.  This is not the olympics!

What is the Built 4 Speed series?  B4S is an event series aimed at youth in southern Alberta.  The series aims to engage all southern Alberta clubs including Medicine Hat CCSC, Brooks CCSC, Crystal Ridge NSC, Calgary SC, Foothills NSC, Canmore NSC, Crowsnest Pass CCSC, XC Bragg Creek, Bow Waters JSC, Rocky Mtn JSC.  All other ski clubs are welcome to join in.

B4S events include at least 2 races on the day for youth.  Points are awarded for finish positions.  Club aggregate banners are awarded for clubs to keep for the following year.  Aggregate banners are returned and handed out again to the new winners each season.


1030am - Free technique/skate individual time trial (2004 and older) - Crystal line race trails
              -  oldest skiers to youngest skiers
              - distances - 2k to 4k
1030am - Classic technique individual time trial (2005 and younger) - Sundog hill race trails
              - distances - 1k

followed by awards - bring a bag lunch and water (bring your own lunch and water)

130pm - Team Relay (classic) - teams of 4, mixed boys and girls - at least two younger kids (we want everyone to be on a team - so just about anything goes - just try to have at least a couple of younger kids on your team)

followed by awards and club aggregate banner presentation.

Venue: West Bragg Ski Trails
- this trail system has undergone some revisions due to recent logging which has opened up some trails. The trail system was built in the early 1980s (or earlier) and were designed as race trails.  At one point, West Bragg was being considered as a possible site for the 1988 Calgary Olympic cross county ski events.  The trails are at 1450m above sea level and receive considerably more snow than Calgary.  Due to its proximity to Calgary, this site, located entirely within Kananaskis Country, is heavily used by Calgarians.  Arrive early so that you get a good parking spot.

The East Crystal line loop will be used for our race trails.  This is a different section of trail than we use for the annual Alberta Youth Cross Country Ski Championships.

Please note:  there is no electricity at west bragg ski trails.  there is no cell phone service at west bragg ski trails.  there are pit toilets at west bragg ski trails.  there is no running water at west bragg ski trails.  there are no food services at west bragg ski trails.  Please bring your own water and lunch.  the event organizers will have a satellite phone to use in case of emergency

Please note:  we do not have exclusive use of the trails during the event.  we have chosen a section of trail that is less used, but we will be sharing.  

Grooming is undertaken at West Bragg by both Kananaskis Country and the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association.  Grooming has been excellent that past number of years.


Contact:  Event Chief - Roy Strum -  403-862-1042