Sports Events

The following competitions will be staged during the games and are open to men and women.

Events

Alpine Events – Mt Norquay

 

Equipment Rentals: Book ski rentals online at https://ultimatebanff.com/rentals/reservations/ and put in the “Notes” section that you are participating in the World Transplant Winter Games 2020. The discount will be applied at the store when you show your lanyard. Ultimate Sports offers free delivery to your hotel.

Ski rentals: Available at Mt Norquay with a 15% discount:  https://banffnorquay.com/winter-2/ski- play/rentals/

Helmets: Use of helmets is mandatory for Alpine competitions (ski slalom, ski giant slalom, snowboard giant slalom, ski super giant slalom, ski parallel slalom, snowboard parallel slalom) as well as the Nicholas Cup.

Lunch: Will be available to purchase at Cascade Lodge or The Cafeteria.

Snowshoeing – Warner Stables, Banff

 

Equipment Rentals: Book snowshoe rentals online
Website: web.rentitbiz.com

Note: Rentals can be picked up the day before your event.
*recommended* Course Information: flat course, with 2 x 1km loops

Cross Country – Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore

 

Equipment Rentals: Ultimate Sports Banff: Not available to reserve online. Rentals can be picked up the day before your event, in person.

Website: trailsports.ab.ca

Technique: Classic style for 5km, team (3 x 3km) and 1-hour Wax Rooms: 1 available

Biathlon – Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore

 

Equipment Rentals: Ultimate Sports Banff: Not available to reserve online. Rentals can be picked up the day before your event, in person.

Website: trailsports.ab.ca

Technique: Skiing will be “freestyle” meaning that athletes can ski classic or skate-style. Please know what type of skiing you will be doing so that you ensure that you rent the proper equipment.

Rifles: We will be using the Eco-Aims Biathlon rifle for the Games.

What they look like – www.ecoaims.com

How they work – YouTube

Curling – Fenlands Recreation Centre/Banff Curling Club

 

Footwear Policy: All footwear must be enclosed and without heels. All footwear must be cleaned of dirt and debris. Running shoes are the recommended footwear for on-ice use.

Equipment: Brooms, sliders, grippers, stabilizers will be provided by the Club.

Lunch: Please bring your own lunch to this event. The Concession may be available to purchase food on-site, but not until later in the day.

Transport: There is one bus available to transport athletes and supporters to the Banff Curling Club. It will arrive at the Club by 10:00am. The club will open for us at 9am, so if you wish to have some practice time with your team, please make arrangements to take the ROAM bus (or taxi) to get there. You may also find that your hotel is within walking distance (weather dependant).

 

NOTE: At this time, we do not have full teams of 4 for each country registered. If your country is not registered as a team, they will be added to a team with mixed countries (an international team).

 EventDestinationBus Departure TimeDeparture LocationBus Return TimeBus Return Location
Monday, February 24Alpine EventsMount Norquay8:00amVoyageur Inn
Ptarmigan Inn
3:30pmVoyageur Inn
Ptarmigan Inn
SnowshoeingWarner Stables8:15amPtarmigan Inn11:30amPtarmigan Inn
Cross Country Ski 5kmCanmore Nordic Centre12:00pmPtarmigan Inn4:30pmCascade Shops
Tuesday, February 25Alpine EventsMount Norquay8:00amVoyageur Inn
Ptarmigan Inn
3:30pmVoyageur Inn
Ptarmigan Inn
Banff CurlingBanff Curling Club9:30amPtarmigan Inn4:30pmCascade Shops
Wednesday, February 26Banff CurlingBanff Curling Club9:30amPtarmigan Inn4:30pmCascade Shops
Alpine EventsMount Norquay7:45amVoyageur Inn Ptarmigan Inn11:30amVoyageur Inn Ptarmigan Inn
BiathlonCanmore Nordic Centre12:30pmPtarmigan Inn6:00pmCascade Shops
Thursday, February 27Cross Country Ski Team, 1hrCanmore Nordic Centre8:00amPtarmigan Inn1:00pmPtarmigan Inn
Alpine EventsMount Norquay8:00amVoyageur Inn Ptarmigan Inn12:30pmVoyageur Inn Ptarmigan Inn
Friday, February 28Nicholas CupMount Norquay10:00amVoyageur Inn
Ptarmigan Inn
1:00pmVoyageur Inn
Ptarmigan Inn

Transportation Pick Ups:

 

Voyageur Inn Pick Ups are for attendees staying at the following locations: Tunnel Mountain, Rocky Mountain Resort, Hidden Ridge, Voyageur Inn, Rundlestone Lodge, Caribou Lodge, Inns of Banff (can go to either pick up location)

Ptarmigan Inn Pick Ups are for attendees staying at the following locations: Inns of Banff (can go to either pick up location), Fox Hotel & Suites, Aspen Lodge, Moose Hotel & Suites, Ptarmigan Inn, Bow View Lodge, Brewster Mountain Lodge, Elkhorn Lodge, YWCA Banff, Fairmont Banff Springs

ROAM Transit

Due to the number of hotels that our athletes are staying at, it isn’t possible to have multiple pick up locations. If your accommodations are not within walking distance to your designated pick up location, please familiarize yourself with the public transit routes. Please check your Games Program for more information or visit roamtransit.com

Hotel Shuttles

Many hotels also have shuttles available into downtown Banff. Please check with your hotel to see what services are available to you.

Non-Games Shuttles to Mount Norquay

Our ski lift tickets are purchased from SkiBig3, which means that our athletes and supporters who have purchased the Alpine Package are eligible to use the Ski Shuttle at no cost. Please note that the shuttle departure times are too late for our athletes to use, but they are a great option for supporters who don’t need to leave as early. They are also an option to return to your hotel at the end of the day.

 

The following competitions are scheduled for the Games:

Alpine Events – will be taking place at Mt. Norquay

(Lift pass package required for participation in these events), these include:

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Ski Slalom

Individual Event
Team Event (5 competitors)

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Ski Giant Slalom

Individual Event

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Ski Super Giant Slalom

Individual Event

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Ski Parallel Slalom

Individual Event

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Snowboard Giant Slalom

Individual Event

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Snowboard Parallel Slalom

Individual Event

Nordic Events will take place the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

(no lift pass is requried for these events) and these include:

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Cross-country Ski 5km

Individual Event
Team Event (3 competitors)

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Cross-country Ski 1 hour

Individual Event

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Biathlon

Individual Event

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Snow Shoeing

Individual event (2km)
Team fun event (3 competitors, at least 1 female per team)

Curling will take place at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

(no lift pass is required for this event), located just a short walk from main street Banff

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Curling

Team Event (4 competitors)

Donor Events

Donor Families and Living Donors are invited to participate in 3 select events – Giant Ski Slalom, Snowshoe and the Cross Country 5km.

Competition is one open age category.