PRESS ROOM

Welcome to the media zone.

Please complete your application for accreditation by January 14, 2020, if possible.

For any additional requests, please contact us.

Enjoy the Grand Prix!

Interview, photo or technical requests

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450 532-3443 ext. 1324
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PARKING

When you arrive at the accreditation office, you will receive a parking sticker allowing you to park your vehicle near the main entrance. Please note that no vehicles other than microwave transmission trucks or other production facilities are allowed in the vicinity of the press room.

PRESS ROOM

The heated media room is located on the 3rd floor of the F block of the main aisle, just off the marquee. You have free access from 8 am to 10 pm. Workspaces, electrical outlets and a WiFi connection are at your disposal.

Media wishing to have a broadband connection for live streaming or sending videos can also connect their devices in wired mode.

Food and beverages are available.

POLICY FOR THE MEDIA

Due to space limitations, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the following information in order to work in the best possible conditions:

  • It is strictly forbidden without prior authorization, to use the WiFi connection of the press room to broadcast live races on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Periscope or Youtube.
  • Certification is not transferable and can only be claimed by the person for whom it was granted unless prior authorization is obtained.
  • Use of the accreditation for any purpose other than covering the event will result in immediate cancellation.
  • Only representatives with daily deadlines will have a reserved seat in the press room.
  • Only accredited media will have access to the interview area.
  • The press room is reserved exclusively for accredited media representatives. Therefore, guests will not be received except for the athletes.

POLICY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN

The VMSG is organized to ensure that athletes and media are safe throughout the site. In order to avoid incidents, photographers and cameramen will have to comply with certain rules.

Limited number of places; Photographers accredited to shoot at the center of the track will have to sign the waiver and wear the MEDIA bib provided by the GPSV. A $20 deposit will be required for the bib.

2021-2022 SEASON
04/11/2021 Ski-Doo Grand Prix of Valcourt: Departure of the General Manager, Véronique Lizotte

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09/11/2021 Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt: 40 years of history for the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt presented by Intact Insurance

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11/26/2021 Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt: Increase in the Quebec government grant for the 2022 edition

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Subject to approval. Please fill out one application per media outlet and include your team members. Thank you!

SNOWMOBILE ON OVAL

Pro Champ
Semi-Pro Field
Pro Formula 500
Semi-Pro Formula 500
Junior 340

BIKE & ATV

Moto Pro-Am Open
Pro-Am 450 Motorcycle
ATV Pro 4-stroke
ATV Pro

SNOCROSS AND SNOW BIKE

Pro
Pro Lite
Pro Women
Women
Sport 600
Junior 10-13
Junior 16-17
Pro Vet 30+
Vet 35+
Snow Bike

OVAL ICE TRACK

Length: 805 meters | 1/2 miles | 2640 feet
Width: 50 to 85 feet in the curves
Length of straight lines: ~ 738 feet / 225 meters
Top speed Pro Champ snowmobile : 170 Km/h | 105 m/h
Top speed ATV 450: 123 km/h | 75 m/h
Motorcycle top speed: 160 km/h | 100 m/h

SNOCROSS & SNOW BIKE MOGULS TRACK

Length: 0 .65 kilometers | 650 meters | 2,132 feet
Width : 15 meters | 50 feet
Top speed in a straight line : 95 Km/h | 60 m/h
Number of turns: 6 turns, including one hairpin turn
Number of jumps or bumps: ~ 20 jumps
Main jump height (finish ): 6 meters | 20 feet
Main jump length: 27 meters | 90 feet for pro pilots
Number of triple jumps: 3 sets in the straight between turns 5 and 6

* No snow bike data

PRESS KIT

PRESS PHOTOS

FROM IDEA TO PROJECT

In 1983, the Fédération des Clubs de Motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ) was given the mission to organize a major gathering event for all snowmobile enthusiasts and riders in Quebec and elsewhere. Not one to shy away from anything, the organizing committee is taking on the challenge of creating a festival that will combine both festivities and races. The idea of the very first International Snowmobile Festival (FIM) was born.

THE FIRST EDITION

The only thing left to do was to find a venue to host a snowmobile racing event on an ice oval of this scale. After a tour of Quebec, the municipality of Valcourt, the cradle of snowmobiling, will host this unique event.

On February 11, 12 and 13, 1983, the first edition of FIM was held, thanks to Bombardier, which immediately gave its support to the project as a major partner. The success was instantaneous: More than 15,000 snowmobilers from all over North America converged on Valcourt. Never before have so many snowmobilers been attracted to the same place in one weekend.

REINVENTING ITSELF YEAR AFTER YEAR

Over the years, the International Snowmobile Festival has become the Grand Prix de Valcourt and today the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt. The original ice oval racing program was supplemented by snowmobile events on a snocross course in 1999. The first ice bike competitions were held in 2003. In 2010, ATV racers were invited to participate in the Grand Prix de Valcourt. In order to improve the programming and stay on top of new trends in motorsports, the organization added drag racing in 2011 and the road circuit on ice for motorcycles and ATVs in 2016. Following the growing popularity of Snow Bike and its presentation at the X Games in 2017, this discipline will be integrated into the race program in 2018.

Although many events have been held since then, the Ski-Doo Grand Prix of Valcourt remains the largest winter motorsports event in the world in terms of the number of disciplines presented in a single weekend.

Champions of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt Final presented on Sunday

ICE OVAL – PRO FIELD

2020 Matt Goede, Ski-Doo, Mayer, MN

2019 Gunnar Sterne, Ski-Doo, Chicago, ILL

2018 Gunnar Sterne, Ski-Doo, Chicago, ILL

2017 Event not presented due to weather conditions

2016 Travis MacDonald, Ski-Doo, Gonor, MB

2015 Malcolm Chartier, Ski-Doo, Marine City, MI

2014 Malcolm Chartier, Ski-Doo, Marine City, MI

2013 Nick Van Strydonk, Polaris, Tomahawk, WI

2012 Dustin Wahl, Wahl-Polaris, Greenbush, MN

2011 Nick Van Strydonk Polaris, Tomahawk, WI

2010 Nick Van Strydonk Polaris, Tomahawk, WI

2009 Dustin Wahl Polaris, Greenbush, MN

2008 Dustin Wahl Polaris, Greenbush, MN

2007 Matt Schulz Ski-Doo, Wausau, WI

2006 Jacques Villeneuve, Ski-Doo, Saint-Cuthbert, QC

2005 Jacques Villeneuve, Ski-Doo, Saint-Cuthbert, QC

2004 Larry Day, Arctic Cat, Lyman, ME

2003 Terry Wahl, Polaris, Greenbush, MN

2002 Philippe Moulton, Arctic Cat, Baldwinville, MA

2001 Mike Houle, Ski-Doo, Wyoming, MN

2000 Mike Houle, Ski-Doo, Wyoming, MN

1999 Terry Wahl, Polaris, Greenbush, MN

1998 Terry Wahl, Ski-Doo, Greenbush, MN

1997 Terry Wahl, Ski-Doo, Greenbush, MN

1996 Terry Wahl, Polaris, Greenbush, MN

1995 Terry Wahl, Polaris, Greenbush, MN

1994 David Wahl, Polaris, Greenbush, MN

1993 David Wahl, Polaris Greenbush, MN

1992 Gary Vessair, Ski-Doo, Honey Harbour, ON

1991 Gary Vessair, Ski-Doo, Honey Harbour, ON

1990 Gary Vessair, Ski-Doo, Honey Harbour, ON

1989 David Wahl, Polaris, Greenbush, MN

1988 David Wahl, Polaris, Greenbush, MN

1987 Bruce Vessair, Ski-Doo, Honey Harbour, ON

1986 Jacques Villeneuve, Ski-Doo, Saint-Cuthbert, QC

1985 Gary Vessair Ski-Doo, Honey Harbour, ON

1984 Larry Van Dyke Arctic Cat, Orangeville, ON

1983 Brad Hullings Polaris, Rockford, MI

MOTORCYCLE ON ICE – OPEN

2019 Alex Dumas, KTM, Saint-Augustin, QC

2018 Dominic Beaulac, Yamaha, Bécancour, QC

2017 Maxime Sylvestre, KTM, Berthierville, QC

2016 Maxime Sylvestre, KTM, Berthierville, QC

2015 Shawn Ford Yamaha Repentigny, QC

2014 Maxime Sylvestre, KTM, Berthierville, QC

2013 Michael Hakey, Yamaha, Alstead, NH

2012 Dominic Beaulac, Yamaha, Bécancour, QC

2011 Karl Daigle, Suzuki, Roxton Pond, QC

2010 Maxime Sylvestre, KTM, Berthierville, QC

2009 Maxime Sylvestre, KTM, Berthierville, QC

2008 Dominic Beaulac, Yamaha, Daveluyville, QC

2007 Andrew Ranger, KTM, Roxton Pond, QC

2006 Dominic Beaulac, Yamaha, Daveluyville, QC

2005 Dominic Beaulac, Yamaha, Daveluyville, QC

2004 Dominic Beaulac, Yamaha, Daveluyville, QC

2003 Andrew Ranger, KTM, Roxton Pond, QC

SNOCROSS – PRO

2020 Elias Ishoel, Ski-Doo, Oppdal, NW

2019 Tim Tremblay, Ski-Doo, Ste-Jeanne-d’Arc, QC

2018 Lincoln Lemieux, Polaris, Saint Johnsbury, VT

2017 Tim Tremblay, Ski-Doo, Ste-Jeanne-d’Arc, QC

2016 Tim Tremblay, Ski-Doo, Ste-Jeanne-d’Arc, QC

2015 Danny Poirier, Ski-Doo, St-Théodore Acton, QC

2014 Petter Narsa, Ski-Doo, Moskosel, SWE

2013 Tim Tremblay, Ski-Doo, Ste-Jeanne-d’Arc, QC

2012 Robbie Malinoski, Ski-Doo, Lino Lake, MN

2011 Tim Tremblay, Ski-Doo, Ste-Jeanne-d’Arc, QC

2010 Brett Turcotte, Ski-Doo, Clearwater, BC

2009 Brett Bender, Polaris, Colden, NY

2008 Ross Martin, Polaris, Kansasville, WI

2007 Blair Morgan, Ski-Doo, Prince Albert, SK

2006 Blair Morgan, Ski-Doo, Prince Albert, SK

2005 Robbie Malinoski, Artic-Cat, Lino Lake, MN

2004 Blair Morgan, Ski-Doo, Prince Albert, SK

2003 Blair Morgan, Ski-Doo, Prince Albert, SK

2002 Blair Morgan, Ski-Doo, Prince Albert, SK

2001 Blair Morgan, Ski-Doo, Prince Albert, SK

2000 Blair Morgan, Ski-Doo, Prince Albert, SK

1999 Blair Morgan, Ski-Doo, Prince Albert, SK

SNOWHAWK & SNOW BIKE

2002 Mathieu Buteau, Snow Hawk, Saint-Henri, QC

ATV – 0 -450ccE

2015 Pierre Tanguay, Suzuki, Quebec, QC

2014 Dany Fiset, Suzuki, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, QC

2013 Dany Fiset, Suzuki, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, QC

2012 Richard Pelchat, Can-Am, Saint-Isidore, QC

2011 Marc-Antoine Auger, Yamaha, Laurier Station, QC

2010 Richard Pelchat, Can-Am, Saint-Romuald, QC

MTB – OPEN

2017 Dany Fiset, Suzuki, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, QC

2016 Yves Samson, Yamaha, Charette, QC

2015 Yves Samson, Yamaha, Charette, QC

2014 Dany Fiset, Suzuki, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, QC

2013 Yves Samson, Yamaha, Charette, QC

2012 Dany Fiset, Suzuki, Deschaillons,QC


2018-2019 SEASON

Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt February 8, 9 and 10 | IheartRadio | February 24, 2019
La Folle passion de Karl Daigle | La Voix de l’Est | January 24, 2019
Top drivers return to the Grand Prix | EstriePlus | January 23, 2019
Karl Daigle back on the Yvon-Duhamel circuit | La Tribune | January 23, 2019
The Ski-Doo Grand Prix of Valcourt repeats in notoriety | 360Nitro | January 23, 2019
Grand Prix de Valcourt: $156,000 for riders outside Quebec | La Tribune | October 19, 2018


2017-2018 SEASON

Carl Nadeau to participate in the Ski-Doo Grand Prix of Valcourt – Nitro 360
The biggest winter racing event in the world – Nitro 360
The Ski-doo Grand Prix of Valcourt unveils its 36th edition – Rouge 102.7
Side-by-side vehicle races at the GPSV – La Tribune
The organizers of the Ski-Doo Grand Prix of Valcourt are making ice – TVA Sherbrooke
The Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt improves its offer – La Tribune
Le téléjournal 11 février Redoux et pluie (19 min 02 sec) – Ici Estrie
Mild weather and rain: no worries for the Grand Prix de Valcourt – Ici Estrie
Valcourt takes advantage of the cold weather to build its trails – Estrie Plus
Ski-Doo Grand Prix organizers delighted by cold weather – La Tribune
Cold weather makes Valcourt happy – Motoneiges.ca
Cold weather makes Valcourt happy – 360 Nitro
The Grand Prix de Valcourt goes even bigger / Cover – La Pensée de Bagot
The Grand Prix of Valcourt will welcome more drivers – La Tribune
The biggest winter racing event – 360 Nitro
A new discipline presented in Valcourt – 360 Nitro
A wind of change at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt – Grand Club RDS
The cream of the crop returns to Valcourt – Estrie Plus
Snow Bike Races to make their debut at the GPSV – Estrie Plus