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Prince George Iceman cancelled

And they're off. Despite temperatures around -18 degrees Celsius at start time, the Prince George Iceman got underway Sunday morning. A total of 505 participants are taking part in the ski, run, swim, and skate competition. Bill Phillips photo

The 34th annual Prince George Iceman has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel the February event, which involves an eight-kilometre cross-country ski at the Otway Nordic Centre, followed by a 10-kilometre run to the Prince George Ice Oval where a five-kilometre skate is in order, followed by another five-kilometre run and then an 800-metre swim at the Prince George Aquatic Centre.

“Given the current pandemic we will be unable to put on the Iceman while adhering to current provincial mandates to ensure that our amazing participants and volunteers can remain safe while participating,” according to a statement on the event’s website. “We are hopeful that we will see everyone again in 2022 for the 35th annual PG Iceman. Stay safe Icepeople.”

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