The trails will be closed for recreational skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking on the 21-22 until 4pm as the Ontario Cup is taking place. We are pleased to inform you that for those two days, Kivi Park trails and the Beaver Lake Trails will be available for our Walden skiers. Just wear your Walden pin and entry is free.
DISCOUNTS FOR ATHLETES
ADVENTURE365 is offering a 30% off discount code for all athletes this weekend.
The code is OCUP30
It applies to all One Way Poles, as well as select Atmoic, Salomon and Fischer Skis.
All OneWay Poles
Atomic Redster S9 GEN S Skate Ski
Atomic Redster C8 Classic Ski
Fischer Speedmax 3D Skate Plus
Fischer Carbonlite Skate Plus
Salomon RC10 eSkin Classic
15% OFF AT SCIENCE NORTH FOR ATHLETES
Just ask at the front desk and check off your name!
Each day there will be an athlete draw for ski poles!
Walden Cross Country offers 23 km of trails and a 3km lit trail. A modern, family friendly chalet and athletic training centre are on site. In addition, there will be a 16' x 32' hard top Gazebo with tarp walls with minimal heat also available for athletes.
More on facilities will be released at a later date.
*Please Note* Walden Cross Country operates Beaver Lake, a second ski area (classic only) 20km west of the Walden Trails on HWY 17. Racers may access this ski area free of charge. $10 trail passes are required for non-racers and can be purchased, cash only, using a drop box located at the Beaver Lake trailhead.
Parking is very limited at the site, especially given the very high number of registered racers. We ask that drivers drop off racers, family members etc. at our site and park at the overflow parking sites: Penguin Research Centre (500 m east of the Walden Trails on RR 55) and Naughton Community Centre (1 km west of Walden on RR 55). Please take care when walking to/ from those parking areas, especially when crossing RR 55. Street parking in the subdivision will be restricted in the immediate vicinity of the Chalet to avoid congestion and as a courtesy to our community neighbours; please respect our residential neighbours with this request. All attempts will be made to accommodate buses on site.
The PistenBully Shed (insulated and heated) and smaller buildings will be used for waxing. Table space for teams will be allotted based on the number of racers. Wax trailer parking requests can be submitted on the team registration form. Teams who bring waxing tents/trailers should bring their own generator.
Qualified first aid personnel, Canadian Ski Patrol, will be onsite Jan 20-22
The nearest hospital (Health Sciences North) is located approximately 15 km from the Walden Trails in Sudbury.
Light snacks will be provided for racers on the official training day and both race days. There will be light concession available. Water bottles may be filled onsite from the city water supply (bottled water is NOT sold at our facility).
Discounted rates have been made available at our sponsor hotel, the Hampton Inn located a fifteen-minute drive from the Walden Trails. Rooms will be available for January 20 and 21, 2023.
Teams Must Book By December 12, 2022
For Team Reservations Please Contact:
Maija Holla – Director of Sales
T: 705-523-3044 I E: Maija.Holla@Hilton.com
The O-Cup at Walden is only able to run because of the amazing help we receive from our volunteers! Fill out the form below to help out and volunteer for this year's O-Cup. There is a need for volunteers to set up before the O-Cup (January 16-19), and for the O-Cup days (January 20, 21, 22).
Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who have helped make this year's event happen: