Camp Fortune Ski Club to Host Annual Anne Heggtveit Cup
200 top male and female athletes from Ontario, Quebec and the US set to race over 4 days
OTTAWA, February 19, 2019 – The Camp Fortune Ski Club, the largest alpine ski racing club in the National Capital Division, is pleased to host the annual Anne Heggtveit Cup on March 2 – 5, 2019.
Top male and female athletes from Ontario, Quebec and the Eastern US will compete at Camp Fortune with the men’s slalom races set for March 2 & 3 and the women’s slalom races on March 4 & 5.
This event honours local Olympian Anne Heggtveit who won Canada’s first ever gold medal in alpine skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley. Anne was also the youngest winner ever of the infamous Holmenkollen GS race in Norway at the age of only 15. Over the years, local members of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team have competed in the Anne Heggtveit Cup including current members Mikaela Tommy and Dustin Cook and former members Patrick Biggs and JP Roy.
These races are also the Alpine Ontario OCUP Slalom Championships for the 2018 – 2019 season.
Only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Camp Fortune is easily accessible for skiers and fans to come out and watch some great ski racing from Saturday, March 2 – Tuesday, March 5. Racing gets underway daily at 10 am.
Schedule of Events:
Men’s Slalom- March 2
Men’s Slalom- March 3
Women’s Slalom – March 4
Women’s Slalom – March 5
“This is a great opportunity to watch the best alpine ski racers in Eastern Canada and the Eastern US compete at the FIS level here at Camp Fortune. These athletes, including many from the local region, represent the next generation of alpine ski racers,” said Patrick Biggs, former Olympian and Canadian National Alpine Team member and now Camp Fortune Program Director. “Camp Fortune’s historic ‘Canadian’ ski run offers a steep and challenging slalom race that will test the technical skills of these young racers.”
Earlier this year, Camp Fortune also hosted the Nor-Am slalom races featuring some of the best alpine racers from around the world.
“Hosting events of this magnitude requires extensive planning and organization,” said Andrea Holland, Chair of the Anne Heggtveit Cup Organizing Committee. “The Camp Fortune Ski Club looks forward to hosting the annual Anne Heggtveit Cup and we thank the many volunteers who will be involved in the race set up, administration, timing, officiating and course crew over the four days of competition.”
The Anne Heggtveit Cup is an exciting opportunity to see some of the best young alpine racers compete in our very own backyard. We encourage everyone to come out and cheer them on!
For media inquiries, please contact:
Andrea Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org