Calgary, AB (Feb 23, 2023) — The 2023 FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals are coming to the Craigleith Ski Club, in the Town of Blue Mountain, on March 17 and 18. The men’s and women’s leaders in World Cup points will the awarded the Crystal Globe and the leading country will capture the Nations Cup. The event is free and open to the public for viewing.
“Canadians are poised for success at this event,” said Jeff Thompson, Alpine Canada Vice President Domestic Sport Programs & Events. “On the men’s side, Canada’s Reece Howden is leading the World Cup standings and is in line to win his second Crystal Globe. Marielle Thompson is second in the women’s standings, and as a country, Canada is in a tight battle to win it’s record setting 10th ski cross Nations Cup as the leading country in World Cup points for the season.”
“Ski cross is incredibly exciting to watch,” added Thompson. “We are looking forward to tight racing, to hosting athletes from around the world, and to welcoming fans from across the region.”
Other Canadians to highlight include Hannah and Jared Schmidt from North Bay who will be racing in front of friends and family. And of course, local boy Kris Mahler will be a crowd favourite as he races for the podium.
The adrenaline-pumping action runs March 16-18, 2023, and includes qualifications on the 16th, a World Cup race on Friday the 17th and concludes with the World Cup Finals race on Saturday the 18th.
Thursday’s qualifications start at 10:45 with racing starting at 12pm on Friday and Saturday.
For General or Media Inquiries, please contact:
Sandra Haziza, [email protected]lpinecanada.org
Senior Manager, ACA events
Mobile; 604 338 3163
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Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance, and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration, and growth in the ski community. In 2020/21, Alpine Canada celebrated 100 years of rich tradition in competitive skiing in Canada.