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Iceman Competition Skate Portion Threatened

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 2:06 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The 29th  annual Prince George Iceman  competition  is  hoping for a few  overnight lows below zero.   That’s what’s needed in  order to  have the ‘skate’ portion of the  competition  go ahead.

The  warmer than normal temperatures have already forced the cancellation of  Saturday’s Long Track Fun meet at the P.G. Outdoor  Ice Oval.

All efforts  by the Ice Oval Society are now being focussed on making sure the Skate portion of the Iceman competition set for Sunday can go ahead as planned.

The Iceman is a multi part  competition that has  competitors  ski,  run, skate  and swim.  The competition is open to solo athletes  and teams  and  all levels  of  athleticism, from the beginner to the elite.

While  registration for the event is now closed,   there  will be plenty of opportunity for spectators to catch the action.

The event starts at the Caledonia Nordic Ski Centre on Otway Road at 10 a.m. Sunday.
After doing 2 four km laps,  athletes  then  run 10km to the outdoor ice oval.   Conditions permitting,  the athletes are required to  skate  5kms on the ice oval,  then  run  5km  through Pinewood subdivision and  end up at the Aquatic Centre.
That’s where athletes will have to  swim 800 metres for the last leg of the competition.


why not use the facilities that are available…like C N Center and the new KIN 1, ….or are those strictly reserved for hockey? or Kin 2 or Kin3 in a pinch

Why not build an indoor oval…..we need one after all the cancelled events these last few years.

    there was some talk during the winter games about refrigerating the oval…that seemed to have died but appears now to be back on the list of demands on city.

Looks dodgy for outdoor this weekend. For the HVAC people, would it feasible to join into the CN ice plant for temporary use when the weather does not co-operate? Or does something this large need a stand alone plant.

Indoor ovals need olympic type population centres.

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