ANNUAL COOKIE RACE / LOPPET
Please bring your friends and family to take part in our annual Cookie Race/Loppet, one of our favourite annual events! It’s NOT a competitive race but rather a festive, wholesome, and delicious event.
What is a loppet? According to Cross Country Canada "It is a great gathering of skiers who ski on a specifically groomed trail either classic (diagonal stride) or free (skating technique) of various distances. Enormous amounts of food and drink are consumed during the event. After, there is a party and celebratory banquet with awards and prizes and usually a dance." During this race/loppet, the more distance children complete, the more cookies they receive. Obviously, the more cookies they receive, the happier children are! If this sounds like fun, please join us for this year's Cookie Race/Loppet!
EVENT DETAILS: Sunday, March 1st is our much celebrated annual Cookie Marathon. This event runs between 2:00 - 3:00pm. All skiers in our Sunday youth program will be taking part in this event and coaches will be available to ski with their groups as needed. Skiers will be encouraged to ski laps of any length they choose and each lap will take them past the cookie station. This is a fun event for all ages, including parents.
REGISTRATION: The Cookie Marathon is free for club members. For any non-members, registration is $5. Registration will be on site on the day of the event between 1:00 and 1:45pm.
VOLUNTEERS: This event requires many parent volunteers to help with various tasks. Please visit the following link to sign-up for a volunteer role, which can be used to earn your 4 hrs of volunteer credit for a $50 refund of fees. Sign up here!
COOKIE CONTRIBUTION: We ask each family to bring one plate of about 15 cookies which will be handed out at the cookie station as skiers make their laps. Home made, somewhat healthy cookies are preferred - all must be nut free. If anyone specializes in making gluten free cookies - it would be nice to have some of these too. Thank you, in advance, to all parents for contributing a plate of cookies to this event.
THANK YOU SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors of this event who will be providing door prizes and other treats: Active Physio Works, Fast Trax Run & Ski Shop, Track & Trail, DeSa School of Karate (St. Albert), Dairy Queen (St. Albert), Famoso (St. Albert) and Nitza's Pizza (St. Albert).
Come enjoy the best ski trails in St. Albert and fill your belly with cookies!
Kazue Oda and Roxanne Walter
St. Albert Nordic Ski Club
Special Events Coordinators