Calgary, Alta. (February 9, 2017) – The Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals, supported by Mackenzie Investments, are coming to Blue Mountain Ontario on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The event will showcase the world’s best ski cross racers as they vie for their last opportunity to clinch points for the overall Crystal Globes and Nations Cup trophy.
The Canada Ski Cross team has been a force on the circuit this season with Marielle Thompson, Georgia Simmerling and Brady Leman picking up multiple podium finishes each. Both Thompson and Leman are currently contenders for the overall Crystal Globe.
Among the Canadian heavy hitters, the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals will host the world’s top 16 women and 32 men with the full Canada Ski Cross roster to be announced in the coming weeks.
“Racing the World Cup Finals on home soil is an exciting opportunity for our athletes and our fans,” said Willy Raine, Canada Ski Cross Athletic Director. “We’ve had a great season so far and we hope that local race fans will come out and cheer on the Canada Ski Cross team. "I hope we can win the Nation's Cup for the first time in Canada and share our success with our fans and family!"”
The Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals, supported by Mackenzie Investments, invites you to come on out and cheer on the Canadian Ski Cross team starting on March 3rd. To help get fans to the World Cup, the Collingwood / Blue Mountains Transit Link will be running with FREE and continuous service, including extended hours so you can get to Blue Mountain to enjoy everything the World Cup has to offer, including live music and exciting race action. Bring your Canadian flags and cowbells and cheer Canada onto gold! To learn more about the schedule of events taking place, please visit www.bluemountainworldcup.ca
"Alpine Canada is delighted to welcome the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals to Blue Mountain resort in Ontario, Canada,” said Alpine Canada President and CEO, Mark Rubinstein. “This world-class event will showcase the Canadian Ski Cross Team, led by Olympic and World Cup stars such as Marielle Thompson, Brady Leman, Georgia Simmerling, Chris Del Bosco among others, as they compete against the best in the world. We look forward to welcoming our partners and fans to take in a spectacular weekend of ski cross racing.”
“World Snowsports Events Group is excited to see the return of the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup tour to Blue Mountain for the first time since 2012,” said Chris Robinson, President
World Snowsports Events Group. “The success of this event is due to the support from over 150 volunteers, many local businesses and, of course, our host resort, Blue Mountain. Hosting an elite, international event such as the World Cup Finals, allows us to engage with and provide community support, while leaving a lasting legacy from the event. Join us for a World Cup celebration throughout the weekend at Blue Mountain with live entertainment, opening ceremonies, high flying action and activities for everyone to enjoy. WSEG is also supporting the community by sponsoring the Collingwood / Blue Mountains Transit link with free and continuous service plus extended hours so people can get to Blue Mountain ‘hassle free’ to enjoy everything the World Cup has to offer!”
Alpine Canada would like to thank the following parties for their support and contributions to making this world-class event happen:
- Audi Canada (title sponsor)
- Mackenzie Investments (supporting sponsor)
- Sport Canada (funding partner)
- Ontario Government (funding partner)
- Ontario Trillium Foundation (funding partner)
- Blue Mountain (host resort)
- World Snowsports Events Group (organizing committee)
ABOUT ALPINE CANADA
Alpine Canada is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medalists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.