Coaches’ Corner

For Coaches


To maintain physical distancing, indoor space on site will only be available for emergency use. Space for teams will be organized in the preparation zone under the 22 

Powerline close to the lower parking lot for teams to set up their own team tents. Athletes must Arrive, Train/Compete, Depart, limiting time spent at the venue 

Teams are encouraged to bring their own tent for athletes to use for changing. Teams are requested to indicate their needs for space to before 3 February, 2022. 


Due to COVID – 19 restrictions, the Organizing Committee cannot provide shared waxing space.


Visiting teams are entirely responsible for providing shelter and heat for wax teams, and for athletes. Visiting teams can rent tents locally from Labelle Tents (, who will install the tents at the race site. Teams who choose this option should plan to have tents installed on Thursday, February 10, and removed on Monday, February 14. Please copy Greg Smith ( on rental emails. He will be on-site to oversee tent installation/removal. Typically, a wax team will require a 10’x10′ or 10’x20′ space, depending on team size. 

Electrical power 

Electrical power will be provided on-site in the form of 120 VAC 15-amp circuits, via standard (NEMA 5-15p) electrical outlets. Power will be distributed via multi-outlet spider boxes. Please bring extension cords to access power. Trailer owners take note: hookups for 30-amp, 50-amp, or 240-volt connectors cannot be guaranteed. Please plan accordingly. 

The preparation/waxing area will be powered with generators following this schedule:

9 February 12:00-21:00 
10 February 6:00-21:00 
11 February 6:00-21:00 
12 February 6:00-21:00 
13 February 6:00-16:00 


The weather in Gatineau/Cantley is often different from that in the City of Ottawa. This is the best source for race site weather

Please note that competitions can be delayed or cancelled due to temperature or adverse or dangerous weather conditions. 


Trail conditions will be tweeted on a regular basis via the @nakkxc twitter account, updates will be available at the TCM and via email and WhatsApp to coaches registered on Zone4 should the need arise.