Fun in the Snow for Dogs and Their Owners

Fun in the Snow for Dogs and Their Owners

A woman is pulled on skies by a dog during a skijoring race, part of the 2011 Snow Motion Classic at Birds Hill Provincial Park on Sunday, February 13, 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
A woman is pulled on skies by a dog during a skijoring race, part of the Snow Motion Classic at Birds Hill Provincial Park. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Humans and their canine friends will race on Sunday on skis and kick sleds in the annual Snow Motion Classic.

As of earlier this week, 44 teams were registered for the race, taking place at Birds Hill Provincial Park between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

“The two-dog and one-dog skijoring pro classes will be exciting to watch as the teams entered are expected to pull off some very fast times around the five-kilometre trail,” said race director Susie Strachan.

There are nine categories this year, including a kids’ combined class that will race one-kilometre.

“Parents are seeing these sports as something that the younger generation can participate in.”

Skijoring, for those who are unfamiliar, is when a person skates or skis behind one or two dogs.

Winners will receive a plaque for the top three finishers in each class, plus pet food from Perfectly Raw, the event’s main sponsor.


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