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Cross Country Canada —National squad to meet media in advance of official training, March 16, at 9:30 a.m.—

QUEBEC CITY—Fresh off competing at the World Championships, Canada’s National Ski Team will meet with news and sports media prior to official training for the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Finals in Quebec City.

Led by recently crowned World Champion, Alex Harvey, the 10-member squad along with their two World Cup coaches, will be available for interviews in the Media Centre from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 16. There will be no formal media presentation during this time.

The Media Centre is located in the Jean-Paul Lemieux room of the Hotel Le Concorde Quebec near the race site on the Plains of Abraham.

The world’s best cross-country skiers will descend on Quebec City for the final three World Cup races of the season to determine the Crystal Globe winners, March 17-19. Athletes will compete in skate sprint, 10- and 15 kilometre mass start classic-ski races, followed by the 15- and 30-kilometre pursuit events.

Who:              Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team

                        Alex Harvey – St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que.     Cendrine Browne – Saint-Jérôme, Que.

                        Devon Kershaw – Sudbury, Ont.                     Dahria Beatty – Whitehorse   

                        Jesse Cockney – Canmore, Alta.                    Emily Nishikawa – Whitehorse

                        Graeme Killick – Fort McMurray, Alta.             Katherine Stewart-Jones – Chelsea, Que.

                        Knute Johnsgaard – Whitehorse

                        Len Valjas – Toronto  

                        Coaches

                        Louis Bouchard – St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que.

                        Ivan Babikov – Canmore, Alta.

                                               

Where:           Media Centre – Jean-Paul Lemieux Room

                        Hotel Le Concorde Quebec – 1225 Place Montcalm

When:            Thursday, March 16

                        9:30 a.m. – Interview Opportunities (athlete availability will be limited to 45 minutes)

                        10:30 a.m. – Official Training on Plains of Abraham (media b-roll and photo opportunities)

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan

Media and Public Relations

Cross Country Canada

C: 403-620-8731