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

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