Official Information CSPA 2023 Skydiving Nationals

Event Organizers


Aero Club of Canada

1710 Hickey Road Apt 506, Bldg 5

Saint John, NB     E2J 3S6

Tel: 1-506-658-9059



National Parachute Federation

Canadian Sport Parachuting Association

204 – 1468 Laurier Street

Rockland, ON   K4K 1C7

Tel: 1-613-419-0908

Contact person: Michelle Matte-Stotyn



1.Event Organizers

Parachute Voltige

4680 rue Principale

Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, QC, J0K 1K0

Tel: 1-450-752-0385

Contact person: Valérie Bisson



2.Aims of the 2023 CSPA Canadian skydiving championships

  • To determine the Canadian Champions in each discipline
  • To determine the national teams who will be representing CSPA at the 2024 World Skydiving Championships (Israel)
  • To establish new National Records
  • To promote safety and develop competition enthusiasm amongst canadian skydivers
  • To exchange ideas and strengthen friendly relations between sport parachutists, judges and support personnel of Canada.
  • To allow participants to share and exchange experience, knowledge, and information.
  • To improve judging methods and practices

3.Event Officials

  • Meet Director – Marcel Faguy
  • Chief Judge – Ferdinand Ephrem
  • Chair of CNTC – Patrick Floyd
  • Chair of Judges Comm. – Randy Holmes

4.Event Time Schedule

The following schedule is a general idea of the competition timeline. The detailed schedule will be made available shortly.

September 8th, 2023 (Friday) : Arrival of Judges.

September 9th, 2023 (Saturday) : Arrival of Judges, Judges’ Conference, Registration and Official practice jumps. Some competitors’ briefing could be held in the evening as well as some competition draws.

September 10th to September 15th, 2023 (Sunday – Friday): Competition Jumps

September 16th, 2023 (Saturday): End of competition at 2 pm (last take off), closing ceremony and banquet.

September 17th, 2023 (Sunday): Departure of competitors and judges.


Parachute Voltige
4680 rue Principale
Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, QC   J0K 1K0
  • Dropzone is located in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Joliette with a population of 2 600, which is located 65km northeast of Montreal, Canada
  • Located on private airport of Lourdes-de-Joliette , CSE3
  • Elevation: 350 feet
  • Latitude: N46 06 34
  • Longitude: W73 27 10


Recommended airport to fly in and out:

Montreal-Trudeau International (YUL) – 91 km from DZ


Average temperature: DAYTIME : 20°C            NIGHTIME : 9°C

Average wind speed: 4-13kts (2-6m/s)

Prevailing winds: West/South-West direction

Sunshine: 70%                    Rain: 15%

Sunrise: 6:26 am    Sunset: 19:15

8. Entry Fees

Registration fees will be 199$ plus taxes per participant until August 9th, 2023. After this date, fees will be 220$ plus taxes.  This fee will be charged once per competitor, regardless of the number of disciplines registered.

Entry Fees for Participants include:

– On site organisation

– Souvenir garment

As per Public Health recommendations, a closing ceremony and banket is not organized for this nationals. In the event of recommendations changing leading to the competition, an update will be made and banket tickets would be sold during the competition.

Event entry fees per individual are as follow (not included in registration fees). Please note that discounted bulk jumps will not be accepted during Nationals.


All categories listed in PIM 4A for the above disciplines will be open for registration and competition will be held provided sufficient number of competitors after registration (2 teams or competitors).

Selection events will get priority over non-selection events, which may not be held based on weather or time constraints. Non-selection events include: Style, Sport Accuracy, 8-way CF and 10-way Speed Star.

As per 2018 CNTC decision, Style is not included in the selection events. Parachute Voltige will NOT arrange for the judging equipment to be on site. If competitors take the necessary arrangement for the judging system to be on site, with advance notice, Voltige can accommodate them for competing.

9.DZ Facilities

-Full-time DZ facilities

-Air-conditioned administrative building

-Packing area (30 x 50 feet) and tent for packing ( 20 x 60 feet)

-200 x 400 feet grass landing area

-2700ft gravel runway (Please call us before for clearance to land)

-Office space for Officials with Air-conditioned

-Parking available

-Bathrooms and 2 showers

-Wi-Fi connectivity

-Rigging services

-On-site café, beverages and snacks

-Observation area

-Camping available

-RV parking (no services)



Twin Otter DHC-6

Left door

Exit Speed: 85-90kts

Cessna Grand Caravan Blackhawk ( C208B )

Left door

Exit speed: 80-85kts


11.Pre-Event Training

Dropzone open for jumping and training from May 1st, 2023.

35$ CAD per ticket  – 5000ft

44$ CAD per ticket – 13500 ft

** Practice jumps are NOT INCLUDED in the entry and inscription fees **


We recommend all participants that plan to stay in a hotel to make their reservation as soon as possible. Many of the hotels on this list have a cancellation protocol in place in case of new travel regulations because of Covid-19.


In Joliette ( 15 min) :

  1. A) Hotel Château Joliette  

450 Rue Saint Thomas, Joliette, Qc J6E 3R1 (450-752-2525)

20 % off the regular price when using the code : Voltige-Nationaux parachute 

In Berthierville ( 20 min ) :

  1. B) Days Inn

760 Rue Gadoury, Berthierville, Qc J0K 1A0 (450-836-1621)

15 % off all the regular prices when mentioning Parachute Voltige and Nationals Canadian Parachuting Championships.



– AADs are mandatory for all jumpers except for Canopy Formation and Classic Acuracy

– Helmets are mandatory for all jumpers

14.Medical Facilities

– Rescuers on site

 – Hospital within 18 minutes drive

Centre Hospitalier de Lanaudière

1000 Boulevard Sainte-Anne,


J6E 6J2

Téléphone : (450) 759-8222

12 km to Competition Site


15.Registration Form / Payment

Registration will remain open up until 30 min before the start of each event but the organisation comity strongly recommends that competitors register early on.




Rules for each event are available on PIM’s 4B available on the CSPA’S website.