SEE IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM ALPINE CANADA
Calgary AB, (March 12, 2020) - "Due to ongoing and evolving concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Alpine Canada, in consultation with its provincial and territorial partners, recommends the cancellation of all domestic ski races planned for the remainder of the ski season.
In keeping with health advisories from the Government of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and after consulting with medical professionals, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community, fans, athletes, staff, and volunteers involved in these events.
“We know that this decision will impact many racers, families, resorts and organizers who have put so much time and effort preparing,” said Vania Grandi, President and CEO of Alpine Canada. “The health and safety of our athletes, volunteers and community must come first and for this reason we have jointly made this difficult decision.”
Decisions regarding training programs will be taken by each of the provincial and territorial organizations."
MESSAGE FROM BC ALPINE CEO ANDERS HESTDALEN
"BC Alpine stands behind the difficult decision made by Alpine Canada Alpin, together with the other Canadian PSOs. BC Alpine has therefore decided to cancel all planned training camps, as well as training requiring travel for the BC Ski Team. Participants at the World Junior Championships in Narvik, Norway will follow quarantine protocol for travel home to Canada. Please note all planned BC Alpine-organized camps will be cancelled until further notice. We recommend BC Alpine member ski clubs follow local health authority guidelines, limit travel and stay up-to-date on the latest recommendations with regard to club training."