The organizers of the COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup to be held February 9 – 13, 2024 regretfully announce they are ending the exploration of hosting a Calgary City Sprint and will be relocating this portion of the overall event to the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park.
CANMORE, ALBERTA April 3, 2023 – The Alberta World Cup Society (AWCS), organizers of the highly-anticipated COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup regretfully announced today the relocation of the competition day in Calgary for City Sprints (February 13, 2024). The AWCS is fully committed to hosting 4 race days in Canmore before the teams move on to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the USA portion of their North American race series.
“We’ve thoroughly examined the viability of a city sprint in Calgary and our dream was to introduce international cross-country ski racing into the heart of Calgary’s downtown. We are very disappointed that we have had to conclude that the project is not viable at this time. We will continue to pursue the possibility of hosting a City Sprint in Calgary and will hopefully be able to introduce this very special experience into the world cup race series in future years.” said Norbert Meier, Events Chair, Alberta World Cup Society.
“We understand how much bringing the COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup to Calgary meant to everyone involved. We have learned a lot through this process over the past year and a half. We know this experience will be very useful for our future examination of how to make this possible.” said Norbert Meier, Events Chair, Alberta World Cup Society.
The AWCS wishes to extend its gratitude to all the stakeholders involved in this exploration and looks forward to welcoming the world to Canmore from February 9-13, 2024 for the COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup.