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Cross Country Canada – Calgary Police, Fire Fighters Ski into Schoolyard for Nordic Showdown with Olympic Greats

—National Ski at School program, Ski Tour Canada announcement key to media event January 26 at 10:30 a.m.—

 

CALGARY—Members of the Calgary Police Service and Calgary Fire Department will team up with students at Mount View School and many of Canada’s best Olympic cross-country skiers for a head-to-head Nordic Showdown in the schoolyard as part of the Foothills Nordic unique AltaGas Ski-at-School program.

 

At the sound of the sirens, a six-member squad from the Calgary Police Service will race a relay in uniform against the Calgary Fire Department. With the trails lined by the student body each team will also include two elementary school kids and two Olympic athletes for the unique relay race which will be kicked off by Cross Country Canada’s mascot, Klister – a lightening quick jackrabbit.

 

The event, which will kick off the official countdown to the Ski Tour Canada in March, will take place at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 26, at Calgary’s Mount View School.

 

WHO:               Calgary Police Service

                        Calgary Fire Department

                        Students at Mountview School

                        Sara Renner – Olympic Silver Medallist

                        National Team Athletes

 

WHERE:           Mount View School

                        2004, 4th Street NE

 

WHEN:             Tuesday, January 26

                        10:30 a.m. – Media Conference and Relay Race                                           

           

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan                                    

Media and Public Relations

Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada

T: 403-620-8731