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2021 Covid / Racing Update


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Please be aware that our race club is fully committed to providing both safe and respectful racing events that follow the provincial health guidelines and are aligned with the current restrictions as noted by the province of Manitoba.

The current public health orders and restrictions can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html#provinciallevel

Effective Jan 22nd it was announced that current restrictions for recreational outdoor activities remain prohibited for at least the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately this prevents us from holding any kind of organized ice racing event at this time however we remain hopeful that come Feb 12th these restrictions will soften and we will be able to race.

For our most current race schedule please reference the "2021 Ice Racing Schedule" post within this same forum and feel free to email ice@wscc.mb.ca if you have any questions.

 

 

 

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The news is sounding good! Its important to note that this is not official yet however the "proposed" changes listed on the Province of Manitoba webpage notes a key change that sure sounds like racing to me.

• allowing organized outdoor sports to resume for games or practices (no multi-team tournaments);

https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=50577&posted=2021-02-04&fbclid=IwAR1DzCDIkbEef1hGWY0LQy6pTHa6Je-tZgfjDuBMaw0NwaGH93CGiqCoxAk

Stay tuned for confirmation.....

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So the official changes to the restrictions were announced today...however unfortunately the language utilized is very ambiguous regarding hosting an ice racing event or outdoor sporting event. We are seeking confirmation and are optimistically still making plans for our potential season opener special event at the Gimli Motorsport Park on Feb 20/21.

https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=50678&posted=2021-02-09

Please stay tuned for confirmation in the next couple days!!!!

 

 

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It is with heavy heart that I unfortunately am announcing the cancellation of our 2021 Ice Race season.

We were optimistically awaiting the formal wording of the new Feb 12 health guideline restrictions and unfortunately they appear more restrictive than earlier anticipated with regards to holding a gathering such as one of our ice race events. Despite the fact that the racers are all individually isolated within a car, and we could prohibit spectators, it takes many more people and volunteers to host a racing event and with a maximum organized gathering of 5 people there is no way we can adhere to the current restrictions.

The recent provincial health guidelines can be found here: https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders-soe-02112021.pdf

Despite the cancellation I would like to thank several other people that helped try and make this years season happen - Steve and Mat (for their logistical support), CLD Excavating (for their sponsorship support), Greg (tire building support) and many others who prepared their cars and helped spread the word for this years potentially awesome season. Much thanks!

Stay healthy and we will hopefully see everyone on the ice in 2022!

 

 

 

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This is not great news, although deep down inside most of us had probabaly prepared ourselves for such an outcome. I was looking forward to run GMP on winter tires! Thank you Mike, for trying your best to salvage the season, and thank you to everybody else who put all the effort in! Let's just hope that our life can get back to normal soon....

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