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Race Venues and Formats
The six races of the roller ski series take place at five venues. Click through the tabs to find out more info about the race venues and formats.
- Race 1: Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre
- Race 2: Clash Road (A941)
- Race 3: Fife Cycle Park
- Race 4: Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre
- Race 5: Cairngorm Lift Road
- Race 6: Glenmore Lodge
Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre
The 600m purpose built track in Huntly, Aberdeenshire is the venue of races 1: The Huntly Sprints and 4: Huntly Championships of the Snowsport Scotland Roller Ski Series.
Race 1: Huntly Sprints
Flat loop time trial (600 m – outer loop)
Hill time trial (1.1 km – kidney + inner loop)
Knock-out heats (750 m – inner and middle loop)
Race 4: Huntly Championships
Format: Time trial
Distances: Sen + vets 7.1 km, U18 + U16 5.1 km, U14 +U12 3.7 km, Novice 1.2 km, Open 2 km
Main race circuit: Kidney, undulating 700 m
Novice race circuit: Outer, flat 600 m
Open race circuit: middle / cut loop, undulating 400m
Matched Marwe 610 rollerskis will be issued to skiers before the start of each race. Marwe barrel-wheeled rollerskis will be available for those who prefer to use them. Skiers should use their own rollerskis for practice & warm up.
The Clash Road Climb
The second race of the series, the Clash Road Climb is along the A941 from Rhynie to the car park of the Clashandarroch Forest.
Race 2: Clash Hill Climb
Format: Time Trial
Terrain: Gradually climbing road with some shorter steep sections. Some downhill with gradual bends and good visibility.
Distances: 4 km and 7.75 km
Elevation Gain: 95 m, 178 m
Organiser: Huntly Nordic Ski Club
Fife Cycle Park
Located between Lochgelly and Loch Ore, Fife, this purpose built cycle park has a traffic free 1.6 km track. The third race, held at the Fife Cycle Park, is the newest addition to the roller ski race series.
Track Length: 1.6 km
Terrain: undulating with some well banked downhill corners.
Climb on course: 15 m
Race 3: Fife Roller Ski Races
Race Format: Mass Start
Race Distances: 1km Novice; 3.2 km U14/U12; 6.4km Open + U16F; 9.6km Senior + U16M
Race Organiser: SSS + Fife Roller Ski Club
Cairngorm Lift Road
The iconic ski road for accessing the Cairngorms has a long tradition of challenging athletes on bikes as well as roller skis and is a traditional training location for Scottish cross-country skiers and biathletes. This is the 5th annual race of the Scottish Roller Ski circuit.
Race 5: Cairngorm Lift Road
Format: Time Trial
Terrain: Continually climbing road with reasonable visibility. Two visible turns on the 5.4km race.
Distances: Novice 1.3km, U12 and U14 2.25km, U16 & U18 3.1km, and Super Vet, Vet and Senior 5.4km.
Elevation Gain: 50 m, 150 m, 205 m, 295 m by respective race distance above.
Organiser: Cairngorm Biathlon and Nordic Ski Club
The Novice category is open to newer skiers, HOWEVER as the race is held on an open road, skiers must be able to fully control their direction and stay to the left side of the road. If in doubt speak to your club coach or the race organiser before entering.
Race 5: Glenmore TT
GB Roller Ski Series
If 6 races isn’t enough – there’s also a GB Roller Ski Series. Select races from the Snowsport Scotland Roller Ski Series and roller ski races held in England can earn competitors points towards winning the GB Roller Ski Series.
There is also an annual GB Roller Ski Championship, which is held at a different venue each year.
A provisional annual calendar for all Scottish and English roller ski races is available here. This will be updated once the GB races are selected and agreed.