Support Snow Making at Confederation Park

by - Monday, October 17, 2016

The Foothills Nordic Ski Club (FNSC) has successfully raised enough funds to make snow at Confederation Park this winter, but needs your help in getting the project approved by the City. Why do we need snow making at Confederation? To ensure Calgarians have safe, groomed trails to cross country ski on all winter long. 


Background

FNSC proposed snow making at Confederation Park in light of Winsport Canada's recent decision to convert much of its cross country trails to a tube park. With 1,000 Calgarians enrolled in cross country ski classes through FNSC and other clubs, a larger venue was required.

Confederation Park was the natural choice as FNSC has been grooming winter trails there for over 20 years. Did you know there are 5 kilometres of nordic ski trails at Confederation? Snow making and snow harvesting will mean a longer ski season for all Calgarians with no user fees.

FNSC exceeded its fundraising goal within a few months. Thank you to all who donated! Funds raised will go towards snow making, snow harvesting, grooming, lighting, a warming shelter, and washroom facilities provided the project is approved.

Cross country skiing at Confederation Park

How You Can Help

The FNSC is awaiting approval from the City of Calgary, so support from the public is critical to the project's success. To show your support, please submit an online 311 Service Request:
  1. Go to https://311online.calgary.ca/pdcsrweb/ServiceRequest.mvc/SRIntake 

  2. Select "Recreation - Golf Course Inquiry" as the service type and click "Go". 

  3. For Topic of Inquiry, select "Confederation". Next, please write a comment letting the City know that you support Foothills' proposal for improving nordic skiing facilities at Confederation Park and why you think it is so important. Finally, indicate whether or not you'd like to be contacted (phone / email / no contact) and click "Next Step".

  4. Enter your contact information. Once that is complete, please click "Next Step." You will have a chance to make further comments or attach documents/images before submitting your request.


The amazing opportunity to cross country ski for free in town all winter is within reach. Please show your support today! Winter is coming!!

Confederation Park Learning Area
For more information, please visit Foothills Nordic Ski Club - Ski Confederation Project Information.

Night Skiing by the Christmas Lights at Confederation Park

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