Strathcona Nordics Junior Racers are competing at the Haywood Ski Nationals cross-country championships at Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley this week. Over seven days and five race events, the team will go toe-to-toe with hundreds of the fastest racers from across Canada.
For many of the Strathcona Nordics, this is their first experience at a national championship race. They’ll compete in team sprints, individual sprints, and mid- and long-distance races in both classic and skate techniques. The team will also enjoy watching elite racers from the National Team and development squads competing in the Open Men’s and Women’s categories.
They’ll meet up with their former teammate Andrea Lee, who is a medal hopeful in the University and Under 23 divisions, and they’ll also see members of the Quebec team who they bonded with last winter during a ski team exchange.
When the team returns next week, they’ll continue training for their final race of the season, the 31st annual Vancouver Island Loppet, which takes place Saturday, April 13 on Mount Washington. For more information about the Loppet and to register, visit StrathconaNordics.com.
– Comox Valley Strathcona Nordics