World Para Nordic Skiing NorAm & U.S. Paralympics Sit Ski Nationals

Bozeman, Montana     |     January 4-7, 2018


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World Para Nordic Skiing NorAm & U.S. Paralympics Sit Ski Nationals will bring together the most competitive group of Nordic sit skiers in the U.S. to compete for National titles in sit skiing.  It is the largest gathering of Nordic sit skiers nation-wide, so we aim to attract as many participants in the adaptive Nordic ski community together for a fun weekend of racing.

Schedule

Jan 4 2-4 PM Biathlon training - Crosscut Mountain Sports Center

Jan 5 9:30-11:30 AM Official Training for Cross Country races - Sunset Hills Trails

  3 PM Biathlon Sprint* (6k W, 7.5k M) - 2PM zero - Crosscut Mountain Sports Center

Jan 6 -  Cross Country Sprint (800m) - Sunset Hills Trails

  10AM Qualification

10:45 - 11:15AM Sprint Heats and Finals (men and women mixed for all finals)

10:45AM Semi 1

10:50AM Semi 2

10:55AM C Final

11AM Locals Final

11:10AM B Finals

11:15AM A Finals

 

12-1PM Sit-ski demonstration and clinic for the public

  Jan 7 10AM Cross Country Mid Distance (5k W, 7.5k M) - Sunset Hills Trails

Registration

Registration fee is $25 per race.  Contact uspnordic @ gmail.com to register.  $10 per race for locals - locals email eileen.carey @ usoc.org to register

 

Competition License

A competition license is not required to participate in these events, but those wishing to qualify for Teams (by scoring WPNS points) will need to have a World Para Nordic Skiing (WPNS) competition license.  Instructions for securing a competition license can be found here: http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Nordic-Skiing/IPC-Licensing

 

Classification

Being classified is not necessary to participate in these events, but it is required to compete for medals in U.S. Nationals and to score WPNS in the NorAm events.  It is also required for selection to any U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Teams (see link below FMI).  International Classification will not be offered at this event, but National level classification may be possible with some pre-planning on the part of participants.  If you have not been classified (National or International) and would like to proceed with classification please send an email to U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Director, John Farra at john.farra @ usoc.org

More information on classification can be found at: http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Nordic-Skiing/Classification

 

Accommodation + Food

A group rate of $99+taxes/night/room will be offered at the Element Hotel in downtown Bozeman.  There are several double bed rooms in the block if you would like to have a roommate.  If you would like to know if there are other people requesting a roommate, contact us.  To reserve a room email: lindsey.foote@elementbozeman.com AND jill.brewster@elementbozeman.com.  Include your arrival date, departure date, and room needs (accessible needed, number of beds etc.).  Rooms at the element have refrigerators and microwaves and some have stovetops.  There is a grocery store and many food options in all price ranges within walking distance of the Element.  The Element also provides a continental breakfast. 

 

Getting to Bozeman

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is the nearest airport to Bozeman.  It is a 15 minute drive to downtown Bozeman. 

 

Ground Transportation

For athletes staying at the Element, they offer a free airport shuttle.  You will need to call the Element at 406-582-4972 to arrange for this transportation.  Their shuttle does not have a wheelchair lift.  If this is a problem, please contact us.  Ground transportation will be provided for the duration of the event for those people staying at the Element.

 

Paralympic Winter Games Qualification

Refer to the following link for the Nordic Skiing selection criteria for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games: https://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Nordic-Skiing/Selection-Procedures

 

*Biathlon Note

If you would like to participate in biathlon, you need to have at least a combined total of 10 days of shooting experience previously and have access to your own rifle to train and compete with.  There will be no instruction in shooting at this event.  Anyone who wishes to participate in biathlon needs to be present in time for the training session on Thursday.

 

Results

Biathlon sprint

Cross-country sprint

Cross-country mid-distance

Questions?  Contact us at uspnordic @ gmail.com

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