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02 February 2012 08:44
A cross-country ski festival in Minneapolis is being moved just a week before it starts
A cross-country ski festival in the US is being moved with a week to spare after snow weakened ice.
Organisers of the city of Minneapolis's annual
City of Lakes Loppet Festival said the recent snowfall also formed puddles around the Chain of Lakes.
Now they are working out how to move about 1,200 luminaries from Uptown to Theodore Wirth Park in the north of Minneapolis, which has been on standby as an alternative spot because it has artificial snow.
Thousands of visitors taking a trip to the festival for skiing will be ensuring as good a safety net as possible with their
sports travel insurance cover.
The main attraction, which drew 6,000 people in 2011, is the Luminary Loppet which is planned for an area where visitors will be hiking, said one of the organisers, John Munger. This means older visitors on the Luminary Loppet can be taken back on single-track trails through the woods, said Mr Munger.
The festival attracted 40,000 to 50,000 visitors last year which makes adequate parking space the main challenge in moving the event to north Minneapolis.
Mr Munger added that he was glad to focus attention on the area as a great resource, considering that it was struck by a tornado several months ago.
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