Aviva Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined National Championships at Whistler Olympic Park, March 28-29

Friday, March 21, 2014

On March 28th and 29th, Canada’s best ski jumpers and Nordic Combined athletes will compete in the Aviva Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined National Championships at Whistler Olympic Park.

Spectators will have the opportunity to cheer on Olympic ski jumpers Atsuko Tanaka, Taylor Henrich and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes and their fellow team mates in their fight for the titles. International athletes will also take part in the competitions: The Swiss ski jumping team World Cup athletes Gregor Deschwanden and Marco Grigoli will participate, and jumpers from the USA will compete on Whistler Olympic Park’s Normal Hill (hill size 106 metres) and Large Hill (hill size 140 metres).

On Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th, ski jumping will take place in the morning from 9:30am until approximately 12 noon (9:30am start trial round, 10:30am start of the two competition rounds, subject to weather conditions). On Friday there will also be the cross-country race for the Nordic Combined National Championships in the afternoon (2:00-3:00pm). On the three days leading up to the Championships (March 25th-27th), the athletes will jump during a training camp (jumping times also approximately 9:30am-12noon).

A $10 admission fee per vehicle per day applies for spectators without a regular Whistler Olympic Park trail ticket or season pass. More information on the event is available on the website of the organizer, Callaghan Winter Sports Club www.callaghanwintersportsclub.ca.