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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — It continues to snow day and night time at P.E.I.’s Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale.
“We’re making snow at each alternative to get as a lot protection as we will,’’ Erin Curley, performing superintendent on the ski park, instructed SaltWire Community on Feb. 9. “We’re assured that we’ll have sufficient protection for what they want.’’
Curley is speaking concerning the athletes who’re getting ready for the P.E.I. 2023 Canada Winter Video games, Feb. 18 to March 5.
Following a mixture of precipitation in January, employees at Brookvale have been utilizing the snow machine to construct protection for the alpine hills.
As of Feb. 9, that very same employees was nonetheless engaged on Nordic programs.
P.E.I.’s biathlon group had solely educated on the Nordic course as soon as as of Feb. 9 and it was solely on a small portion of it.
The rationale behind that’s Curley needs to protect the snow alongside the course as a lot as doable with out anybody utilizing it.
“Actually, it will have been good to have an precise snowfall to seal the deal … however, for probably the most half, the protection that we’ve got we’ll be capable to work with.’’
Curley anticipates the snow-making machine will probably be working proper as much as the opening of the Video games, and which means the biathlon group will probably be restricted on how a lot of the course it will possibly practice on.
Caitlin Campbell, head coach of P.E.I.’s biathlon group, instructed SaltWire Community on Feb. 9 that her four-member squad has been practising off-Island since Dec. 3.
Campbell added that it’s disappointing to not have extra of a home-field benefit, however her group is able to go.
Dave Stewart is a reporter with SaltWire Community in Prince Edward Island. He could be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at DveStewart