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Loppet update

The St. Albert Nordic Ski Club rescheduled its loppet and fun relays after cold weather postponed Sunday’s competition at Kingswood Park.

The classic technique loppet and sprint classic relays for six- to 13-year-olds will be staged this Sunday with the same mass start times of 2 p.m. for the loppet and 3 p.m. for the relays.

Bib pickups at the Kingswood shelter are 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for the loppet and 2:45 p.m. for the relays.

There is no cancellation or postponement refund for registrations. If a skier has registered it will be carried forward to Sunday and will automatically be entered.

Registrations are still open until Friday at The fee is $5 for the loppet and there is no cost for the relays.

Ninety-three skiers have registered online for the loppet and relays.

If a skier is unable to attend Sunday’s event, contact Laurie Hunt, STANSKI special events co-ordinator, at to be taken off the start list on race day. Skiers who do not ski Sunday will show up on the result sheet as DNS.

The loppet distances include the 1.5-kilometre stadium loop, 2.5 km Lower River Lot loop and the Lower River Lot and Rivers Edge Trail five km (one lap), 10 km (two laps), 15 km (three laps) and 20 km (four laps).

Relay distances are 50 metres for ages six to eight, 75m for ages nine and 10 and 100m for ages 11 to 13.

Two person relay teams are assigned by race organizers and each team member skis two laps.

Visit for more information.

Flyers at home

The St. Albert Flyers wrap up the regular season in the Alberta Minor Midget AAA Hockey League this weekend at Akinsdale Arena.

The Flyers (18-10-7) host the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (9-17-8) at 8 p.m. Saturday and the CAC United Cycle (16-14-5) at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Flyers share third place in the north division with the SSAC Bulldogs (19-10-5) and Sherwood Park Squires (18-10-7) and are two points back of second spot.

The final standings determine where teams are seeded in the three pools in the Sutter North Cup playoff tournament, March 6 to 9 in Lloydminster. The top three teams advance to the March 19 to 23 provincials in Red Deer.

Last weekend the Flyers beat the KC Centennials (12-17-6) 2-1 at home and lost 4-2 to the Maple Leafs (9-19-5) in Edmonton.


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