Sudrich departs World Cup Academy

The Alberta World Cup Academy would like to announce the departure of one of our coaches, Pavlina Sudrich, at the end of the 2015/16 race season.  Pavlina has decided to pursue a new professional direction and we wish her the best of luck in her next steps. Pavlina came on board this in the spring…

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Half Way There

Article written by AWCA athlete Jack Carlyle – When you study for a test, exam, spelling bee, interview, the time and effort, quality and focus reflect on your confidence and most of the time,  the outcome. Walking to a start line,  pep in my step the same way I did (that one time) walking into chemistry 10, singing the…

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A Taste of Winter

Join us for A Taste of Winter, an evening of fine dining in support of Canada’s top athletes This evening affair consists of a four course dinner with wine pairings. Dinner will be prepared by Canmore’s very own Top Chefs Stefan Kuhn and Patric Settler, with wine pairings artfully selected by Sommelier Jaz Nadeau.

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Sticking to the Plan

Article written by AWCA athlete Kevin Sandau – Easterns marks the halfway point of the race season. The older I get the faster time seems to move. The hours of heavy training between May and the first snowflakes have past by like [rain on the mountains, like wind in the meadow] a blur, and weeks of…

World Cup Academy 2015 Masters Ski Camp

The weekend before Christmas AWCA hosted its annual Masters Camp. This four day camp [two day classic, two day skate], provides professional instruction from Academy coaches to intermediate/advanced skiers. The focus of the camp is to help masters skiers refine their technique, improve their efficiency on skis, and take away strength conditioning skills to improve…

Pre Christmas Race Overview

West Yellowstone Supertour Preparations began weeks prior to the first races of the year: a pair of skate races, sprint and distance, at an altitude of 2000m no less. As to not shock the body from sucking back Westyellowstone’s thin air, AWCA athletes acclimatized by training in Kananaskis Country. Taking advantage of the Sandau’s cabin…

The Start of a Conversation

The following article was written by Senior Alberta World Cup Academy athlete Kevin Sandau and was published on his blog. This past spring I was kicked off the National Ski Team. After finding out I was cut from the team, I really wanted to quit. I could not see any future for me in the…

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Park City Recap

Written by AWCA athlete Delphine Duvernay-Tardiff I had been told Park City training camps were really nice, and even with my high expectations going into the camp I was not dissapointed. I think everyone would agree, Park City was a success! In Park City we worked with the other two National Training Centers as well…

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AWCA Update

The Alberta World Cup Society wishes to announce that Mike Cavaliere has decided to leave his position of Executive Director of the Academy effective November 15, 2015. Mike’s resignation was unexpected and is based on his own desires to advance his career and business opportunities. The AWCS wishes Mike all the very best in his future…