Masks & Social Distancing
Face coverings are required by all participants (athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and parents) at all times when not socially distanced (less than 6 feet from others), except for when actively training or racing.
Competitors may remove their face covering in the start but must put it back on before leaving the finish corral.
This policy includes:
- Training sessions
- WPRC training center
- Timing hut
- Start shack
- Gate shack
- 7 Springs facilities
Participants are responsible for supplying their own face coverings.
Social Distancing Policy
Maintain a minimum of 6 feet when at rest and 10 feet when exercising from others not in your household both indoors and outdoors. For our ski racers, 6 feet is approximately the length of a racing gate. Another helpful approximation of 6 feet would be the ski pole test. If you can touch someone with your ski pole, you are too close!!!
Areas where social distancing may be challenging:
- Congregating at the start of practice
- Skiing in groups - when stopped all together
- Course inspection
- Start of course
- Bottom of course
In order to help space people, we may use multiple strategies, including:
- Keep groupings to a minimum
- Have coaches supervising the start and finish areas
- Utilize visual markers such as poles or blue dye markings
Western Pennsylvania Race Club (WPRC) is a successfully run ski program based at Seven Springs. The club has been in operation since 1962. WPRC promotes the development of youth athletics through alpine ski racing.