covid-19 update 2.0

Posted by Chloe Sigouin on Mar 13 2020 at 10:43AM PDT

Hello again all,

As the situation with the Corona virus continues to escalate, the ramifications on daily life are increasingly affected as well as obviously on ski racing.

Races have continued to be cancelled with the cancellation last night of the remaining World Cup on the calendar in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Alpine Canada Alpine and their provincial partners have recommended cancelling all domestic events for the remainder of the season.

In light of the rapidly evolving and clearly deteriorating COVID-19 situation and following on today’s recommendation from Alpine Canada, the Whistler Cup organizing committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Whistler Cup-.

We appreciate that this is an enormous disappointment to not only our athletes, the coaches, volunteers and the sponsors and partners, but the hundreds of others who travel here from across the country and around the world.

Obviously due to these recommendations, there has been a spate of further cancellations today with the early termination of U16 Nationals, cancellation of all remaining FIS races, U14 provincials and the Sun Peaks Festival, so it is affecting every athlete and family in our sport.

At present we will move ahead with our weekend training as planned, and will be assessing the situation and viability of a club race series at home for our athletes over the next weeks.

The coaches will be keeping everyone informed of programs moving forwards through their updates and calendars. Our goal for the foreseeable future is to stay focused on our technical and tactical ski development.
We will keep activities in the outdoors, not only to limit any risks of infection, but also to take advantage of the snow conditions and the spring weather. Therefore coaches will be recommending bringing packed lunches to eat outdoors.

Best regards,

Mark Tilston
Executive Director
Whistler Mountain Ski Club


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