MONTREAL, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - After making every possible effort to avoid doing so, bad weather has forced the organizers of Snow Polo Tremblant International to make some major changes to the tournament's programme. Due to unfavourable weather conditions in recent weeks and the resulting safety concerns, the polo matches will not take place as planned on Lac Tremblant, but rather at the Gray Rocks airport.
"Up to the last minute, we were sure the weather would turn in our favour," said Justin Fogarty, the event co-founder. "It seems Mother Nature decided otherwise. The precipitation forecasts for the next few days have forced us to revise our original plan so that we could ensure the safety of spectators, riders, and horses."
"Weather has impacted any number of major tournaments in the past. In St. Moritz, for example, the 2012 event was cancelled because the ice on the lake was too thin," added Marc Perreault, co-founder of the event. "This is a reality shared by all outdoor events. Nonetheless, we are happy to announce that the tourney will be held, albeit at a different venue."
A polo field and parking area will be prepared at the Gray Rocks airport for the official tournament matches scheduled for Friday and Saturday. For logistical reasons, however, the activities planned for Thursday have unfortunately been cancelled.
The event is still free of charge to the general public.
Media members: please note that the press room is still in the Salon des Philosophes at the Quintessence Hotel. We ask that you pick up your press passes there before going to the new event venue.
SOURCE Snow Polo Tremblant International
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