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      December 4, 2013

      Original article appeared on the Cross Country Alberta website

      2013 International Paralympic Committee World Cup

      For the second year in a row Canmore, Alberta will host the world’s best nordic skiers with six International Paralympic Committee (IPC) world cups. Racing begins Monday December 9th and continues to December 17th. The entire series will be set at the renowned Canmore Nordic Center.

      These world cups are of huge importance to Canada’s Para- Nordic Team. They provides the athletes with an opportunity to compete on home turf  but more importantly, the entire series serves as a qualifying event for the Paralympics in Sochi, March 7 to 16, 2014.

      The Russians are coming. Close to 120 athletes are expected including 40 from Russia alone. Canada and the United States will be out in force with about 20 athletes per nation. Up to 16 nations will be represented. Monday, December 9th, Tuesday December 10th and Thursday December 12th are the Cross Country world cups. Beginning Saturday, December 14th and then on the 15th and the 17th, many of the same athletes will be competing in the biathlon world cups.

      Let’s make some noise out there and cheer on the athletes. Come to watch or be one of the 150 volunteers needed. Go to IPCVolunteers@albertaworldcup.com   and chose your favourite volunteer position. Visit the event website at www.albertaworldcup.com.

       2013 IPC World Cup Poster

      Check out this awesome video - 2013 IPC World Cup Promo Video

      Spectator Schedule:

      December 9 – Monday

      • Opening Ceremonies 9:30 am
      • Competition – cross country (free technique) 10 am
      • AWARDS Ceremony – Biathlon stadium – immediately after competitions

      December 10 – Tuesday

      • Competition – cross country (classic) sprint 10 am
      • AWARDS ceremony – Biathlon stadium – immediately after competitions

      December 11 – Wednesday

      • Training Day

      December 12 – Thursday

      • Competition – cross country (classic) 10 am
      • Banquet and awards ceremony

      December 13 – Friday

      • Training Day

      December 14 – Saturday

      • Competition – biathlon 10 am
      • AWARDS Ceremony – Canmore Civic Centre 6 pm

      December 15 – Sunday

      • Competition – biathlon 10 am
      • AWARDS Ceremony – Biathlon stadium – immediately after competitions

      December 16 – Monday

      • Training Day

      December 17 – Tuesday

      • Competition – biathlon 10 am
      • AWARDS Ceremony – Biathlon stadium – immediately after competitions