Summerstown Trails to host first SkiFest

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Summerstown Trails to host first SkiFest
Skate skiing is a fast and fluid form of cross-country skiing which requires coordination, balance and stamina. Submitted photo.

SUMMERSTOWN, Ontario – The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) will be holding their 1st Annual SKIFEST weekend on Feb. 26-27, featuring loppet-style classic ski races for adults on Saturday, while Sunday will offer races for the younger kids.

The term loppet originated in Europe and can be defined as “a gathering of skiers who ski on a specifically groomed trail”. Some are humongous, but ours will be community-run, with a friendly and fun atmosphere. The races will be timed, but for many skiers, the time is of no importance, the fun and challenge come from skiing the chosen distance.

Members of the media are invited to come out for interviews and photos.

WHAT:          1st Annual Summerstown SKIFEST weekend

Adult races on Saturday (2.6, 6, 10 and 20 km)

Kids races on Sunday (categories for 3- to 13-year-olds)                 

*Photo opportunity*


WHO:             FOTST members and kids participating in our Jackrabbit Program


WHEN:          Saturday, February 26, 2022

Adult races starting at 9:00 a.m. (four staggered mass starts)

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Kids races starting at 1:00 p.m. (four staggered mass starts)


WHERE:        Summerstown Forest

County Road 27 (Summerstown Road)

                        1.6 km north of Exit 804 on Highway 401


ON SITE:       René Sauvé, race organizer

                        Vic Leroux, FOTST President

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