FIND YOUR BIB NUMBER
BEFORE PICKING UP YOUR KIT
via the following link

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Info skieurs – Info skiers 2024 – contingence final

WEEKEND SCHEDULE SUMMARY:

 

 

Thursday
February 15, 2024

Friday
February 16, 2024

Saturday
February 17, 2024

Sunday
February 18, 2024

Site opening hour

6 pm

5 pm 

7 am

7 am

Kit pickup

6 pm – 9 pm

5 pm – 9 pm

7 am – 3 pm

7 am – 12 pm (noon)

Ski Show

N/A

5 pm – 9 pm

7 am – 4 pm

7 am – 4 pm

Site closure

9 pm

9 pm

5 pm

5 pm 

PARKING:

CÉGEP de l’Outaouais, 333 Cité-des-Jeunes blvd., Gatineau, QC (parkings # 4/5/6/7), on Cité-des-Jeunes blvd. (Park side). Please respect the signage and rules or there might be parking tickets or towing at your return. Spaces are limited, so please consider carpooling!

KIT PICKUP:

! IMPORTANT NOTICE ! All  participants are responsible to pick-up their kits prior to their race day. Don’t wait until the last minute! Booking a time slot for picking up your kit is recommended. Click here to access the booking site. NOTE: a participant can pick up kits for other participants with the proper information (name and inscription number).  Once a race kit is picked up, it is final.  No duplicates will be created.

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

February 15,  2024

February 16, 2024

February 17, 2024

February 18,  2024

6pm – 9pm

5pm – 9pm

7am – 3pm

7am – 3pm 

Kit distribution will take place in MONT-BLEU Secondary School, 389 Blvd de la Cité-des-Jeunes, Gatineau, QC.

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Plans Mont-Bleu EN

RACE SCHEDULE:

All indoor and outdoor activities take place at MONT-BLEU Secondary School, 389 Blvd de la Cité-des-Jeunes, Gatineau, QC.

CLASSICAL TECHNIQUE  – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2024
Event SATURDAY
CLASSICAL TECHNIQUE 
SATURDAY
DISCOVERY WAVE
50 KM  ► WAVE A |  9 : 00
► WAVE B |  9 : 02
► WAVE C |  9 : 04
► WAVE D |  9 : 06
9 : 10 to 9 : 15
27 KM ► WAVE A |  9 : 00
► WAVE B |  9 : 02
► WAVE C |  9 : 04
9 : 10 to 9 : 15
15 KM    WAVE A & B
1 : 00 pm
13 : 05 to 13 : 10
5 KM   WAVE A & B
 1 : 30 pm
13 : 35 to 13 : 40
FREE TECHNIQUE  – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2024
Event SUNDAY
FREE TECHNIQUE 
SUNDAY
DISCOVERY WAVE
50 KM  ► WAVE A |  9 : 00
► WAVE B |  9 : 02
► WAVE C |  9 : 04
► WAVE D |  9 : 06
9 : 10 to 9 : 15
27 KM ► WAVE A |  9 : 00
► WAVE B |  9 : 02
► WAVE C |  9 : 04
9 : 10 to 9 : 15
10KM    WAVE A & B
1 : 00 pm
13 : 05 to 13 : 10
2 KM  (MINI) 12 : 00

RULES:

The Gatineau Loppet is governed by the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) International Competition Rules (ICR) and by Nordiq Canada Canadian Competition Rules (CCR). Among other things, rule 310.2.1 The jury may ban or enforce the use of specific techniques on marked sections of the course”, will be enforced. Also, particular attention will be paid to the compliance to ICR rules from section 310.2.2 “Classical Technique” and ICR rules ICR) 343.8.1 et 343.12.1 regarding pole length in classical technique competitions. All infractions will be reported to the jury.

► Reminder: Classical technique includes the diagonal stride technique, double poling with or without a diagonal kick, herringbone without a gliding phase and turning techniques. Participants assigned to wave A for both 50 km events and those assigned to wave A of the 27 km freestyle technique event, will be positioned in chevrons at the start according to CPL points. Participants with no 2022/2023 CPL season points will be seeded according to recent results for similar long-distance events.

CHIP:

It is MANDATORY to attach your chip to your ski boot. You must attach it to your boot laces or buckle. No chip=no time. Please, return your chip at the finish line. Otherwise, a 75$ fee will be applied.

BIB:

It is MANDATORY to wear the bib at all time. The absence or incorrect location of a bib will automatically disqualify the skier because of the impossibility of maintaining control along the course. You have to wear your bib to access the start area.

SIGNAGE:

The colour of your bib corresponds to the colour of the signs along your course. Remember to follow your colour all along the way.

BROKEN POLES:

A limited number of poles will be provided at certain feeding stations (Start, Lac Philippe, Herridge, Notch and Keogan) for skiers who break theirs. Poles will need to be returned at the finish line.

RESULTS:

Download the Sportstats mobile app for all your live results!     

WAXING:

In accordance with the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) and Nordiq Canada (NC) rules, the Gatineau Loppet is now a fluoro free event. As such, the usage of fluorinated glide and kick waxes is completely banned. These new rules are in line with the Gatineau Loppet’s values and guidelines regarding the protection of our environment and the health and safety risks associated with the use of fluorinated products.   

► It is important to wax your skis before arriving at the event site.

► Waxing tips will be posted on social media and on this website the day before the race.

► Outdoor waxing areas available. It is strictly forbidden to wax your skis inside the building.

► The local shop, Greg Christies Ski Vélo situated at 148 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea, QC J9B 1J3 is offering waxing services for the participants of the Gatineau Loppet.  The participants can drop off their skis at their shop the week of the Gatineau Loppet – or – drop them off at their kiosk in the Ski Expo on or after 5:00p.m. on Friday the 16th of February.  The waxed skis will be returned to the kiosk the next morning to be picked up by the participants.  Note, that you must pay for this service. Contact them at (819) 827-5340 for more information.

SKIERS BAGS:

► Since 2023, in an effort to offer an eco-responsible event, the Gatineau Loppet no longer distributes plastic bags for skiers’ personal effects left at the start lines of the 15, 27 and 50 km races. Personal bags such as backpacks or bags with resealable straps are now mandatory. The maximum volume accepted will be 50 liters or the equivalent of an airplane “carry on” baggage.

Procedure: A yellow tag with your bib number will be given to you when you pick up your ski kit. Please affix this label in plain sight to one of the straps of your backpack. The bags can be left directly at room 1409-2 and will be collected by our team of volunteers at the start of the races. You can collect your bags from the “skiers’ bag room” located in room 1409-2 of École secondaire Mont-Bleu (high school). It is strictly forbidden to leave your equipment bags on the premises of the Relais plein air. We also ask that you do not leave clothing and/or other items in the departure area. Objects left in the departure area will be collected and stored in room 1409-2.

WARM-UPS+STARTS:

► All starts are by wave.

► A warm-up track is available at each start area. 

FIRST AID:

► First aid service is provided by professionals from the company Demsis and trained volunteers. If necessary, the evacuation of skiers is provided on all courses, including from remote areas.

REFUELING:

► Energy drinks and bars XACT available on the course.

► Selection of snacks available on site.

TOILET LOCATIONS:

► At the departure areas, at the Herridge refuge (21st km), at the P11 parking lot (31st km), at the Keogan refuge (35th km), at the bottom of the Domaine Mackenzie-King parking lot (41st Km), at the intersection of the Promenade Gatineau and Promenade Champlain (43rd km), at the Notch aid station (44th km) and inside Mont-Bleu high school.

WORLDLOPPET PASSPORT:

► WorldLoppet passport holders are encouraged to create or update their MyLoppet profile on the Worldloppet website, which will confirm their participation in this year’s event.

► Available for $57 (taxes included, plus transaction fees). WorldLoppet passport holders are welcome to the WorldLoppet lounge and are invited to the WL cocktail at 4 :30p.m. on Saturday at the agora of the École secondaire Mont-Bleu (high school) follow the signs.

POST-RACE MEAL:

► For skiers in the 5, 10, 15, 27 and 50 km events, show your bib in the cafeteria to receive a meal. For participants with Lycra bibs, a coupon will be attached to the envelope containing your race kit. This meal is served from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. It is also possible for non-participants to purchase meals (cash only).

MASSAGE SERVICE:

Professional massage service at a special price during the Gatineau Loppet 2024. 
A massage adapted to your needs: therapeutic or relaxation or a little of both, it’s up to you! 

– Massage 60 minutes: 90$ 

– Massage 30 minutes: 45$

– Osteopathy 60 minutes: 90$

– Physiotherapy: 30 minutes: 45$

Receipts given for your insurance. Free gifts! Book your appointment online will take place in the Mont-Bleu Highschool or in the clinique Physio Avantage Plus (819-598-1449).

MEDAL CEREMONY:

► Skiers must be on hand to receive their monetary prizes and/or awards. Monetary prizes will be handed out in the Ski Expo once the official results are compiled around 1:30 p.m.). Medals must be picked up during the weekend. Results will be posted in the Ski Expo area and online (gatineauloppet.com).

SKIER’S PINS:

► Skiers who have taken part in 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 races since the beginning of the Loppet event will receive a pin corresponding to the number of times they participated. Pins will be available at the Ski Expo at the medals table. You must have completed at least one race in 2024 to get a pin.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:

► The Gatineau Loppet is committed to be an eco-responsible event. Thank you for helping us reach our objectives by recycling, composting, and reducing waste. During the race, all waste will be sorted by the Enviro Educ-Action group. Please leave your waste at the feed stations to keep the park clean. The waste collected at the refreshment points will also be sorted in order to reduce our environmental footprint.

SAFE SPORT:

► All individuals are entitled to a safe and inclusive environment, free from any abuse or exploitation. If you are experiencing, or suspect someone else is experiencing, abuse, discrimination, violence, or any other form of mistreatment or exploitation, please contact the Canadian Sport Helpline or the designated Gatineau Loppet official at the competition venue. This individual can refer you to support and assist you in filing a complaint. In case of emergency, call 911.