The 2014/2015 MSI season will open as in previous years with the Marathon de Québec, on Saturday and Sunday, November 29 and 30. This year the event is organized by the Masters Speed Skating Club of Québec. Director Gaétan Rochette, a member of the organizing committee, will help run the races with former organizers and friends, Pierre and Maurice Gagne.
The program will be nearly identical to the format in past years. What will change is the registration payment policy. Payment will be on-site at check-in, but online registration is mandatory and will be subject to a late fee after November 27. There will be no execeptions to this policy. The exact amount must be paid in Canadian dollars (CND) at the registration desk. This policy is designed to accelerate the check-in process and help the volunteers’ efforts.
Please visit the event page for more information and registration. Hoping to see you in great numbers at this event.
Get Ready for the 2015 North American Marathon at
Lake Memphremagog, Newport, Vermont
Newport, Vermont- Kingdom Games, in partnership with Marathon Skating International (MSI), has been selected by U.S. Speedskating to host the North American Marathon (NAM) on January 31 and February 1, 2015, on Northeast Vermont's Lake Memphremagog. Each year the event alternates between venues in Canada and the United States. Last year's NAM was hosted by Skate the Lake in Portland, Ontario.
(The lead pack of skaters in the inaugural marathons held on Lake Memphremagog in March, 2014. The City of Newport, Vermont, is in the background. Photo by Phil White of Kingdom Games, one of the sponsors of endurance sporting events in the area of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom.)