Countdown is on for Canmore 2021 World Cup

Over 125 athletes from 15 nations set to compete in the six-day competition that opens the 2021-2022 World Cup season 16 Nov 2021
Oksana Masters - World Cup - Canmore - Nordic skiing
USA's Oksana Masters is one of the Para Nordic skiing stars who have taken part at the Canmore World Cup
ⒸPam Doyle
By Alberta World Cup Society

The world’s best Para athletes will be back in the Canadian Rockies, as the Canmore 2021 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup returns to the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park on 4-12 December, hosted by the Alberta World Cup Society.

Building from the successes of the 2017 event, the 2021 edition promises six days of cross- country skiing, biathlon racing and winter celebration. This is the first World Cup of the season, providing an exceptional opportunity for over 125 athletes from 15 nations to prepare for the World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway in January and the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in March.

Canmore’s legacy of hosting premiere Nordic competitions has expanded in 2021, with the health and safety of all participants and the citizens of Alberta of utmost concern. The Alberta World Cup Society has worked diligently with its stakeholders and the local, provincial, and federal health authority to create a comprehensive COVID-19 risk management plan.

This year’s event is free to enter, with COVID-19 safety measures in place to safeguard public health. A free event livestream is also available on four race days during this year’s event.

The Alberta World Cup Society’s mandate is to bring World Cup events to Canmore, and the 2021 event is the latest in a long tradition of promoting high calibre events in the Bow Valley. 

“We have an excellent track record of bringing World Cup Cross-Country Ski events to Canmore, having held five FIS World Cups and two Para Nordic Skiing World Cups since the 2005 Alberta Centennial World Cup. Our facilities continue to be among the best in the world and we appreciate the hard work done by the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park staff working with our event team to achieve the highest international standard of hosting excellence,” said Norbert Meier, Events Chair for the Alberta World Cup Society.

You can find more information about the Canmore 2021 World Cup on the Alberta World Cup website.