AWCA YOUTH PREP FOR SKI NATIONALS

The 2017 Ski Nationals in Canmore is the next big event for the AWCA’s younger athletes, and the team has been training hard at the Canmore Nordic Centre in the lead-up to the big event, March 18-25. Luke Gerwing, Thomas Manktelow and Delphine Duvernay-Tardiff are now on a steady diet of regimented training workouts in…

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HICKS, LOCKE make trip to Pyeongchang

Annika Hicks and Julien Locke joined Team Canada at the Pyeongchang, South Korea test event, nearly one year out from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Still recovering from an illness that knocked her out of commission for the first part of the year, Hicks finished 26thin the Skiathlon, and 32nd in the sprint. Locke fell in…

Foothills Nordic underway at Confederation Park

Hearty congratulations to Foothills Nordic Ski Club on getting their new snowmaking and grooming operations underway at Confederation Park golf course in Calgary. The effective removal of xc skiing at COP presented a huge challenge that threatened the very future of the club back in September – but thanks to enormous effort and contributions of…

Friday Podium

Cowboy hats aplenty on Whistler podium

The Academy men swept the sprint podium, as the team dominated the Western Canadian Championships in Whistler B.C., Jan 21-23. With Knute Johnsgaard away on the World Cup, AWCA alumnus Jesse Cockney stepped in to take the open men’s title Friday (Jan. 21) in the skate sprint, followed by speed merchant Julien Locke and Dominique…

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The breakthrough: Beatty cracks top 30

For the second week in a row, Dahria Beatty has achieved a new personal best on the World Cup circuit, proving she can compete with the best skiers in the world. Fresh off of a 26th place in the Davos, Switzerland skate sprint, Beatty crushed the 10 km skate race in La Clusaz, France, taking…

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Rossland spells revenge for embattled AWCA skiers

After getting their butts kicked last weekend in Silver Star, the AWCA senior skiers stepped up in a big way in Rossland, BC. Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt, Julian Locke and Jack Carlyle  brought great performances, much to the delight of coach Scott Perras. “For everyone it was a sign they are moving in the right direction. It…

TRAVELING JACK CRASHES IN NORWAY

A bad fall sabotaged an otherwise quality race for Jack Carlyle, who finished up is Scandanavian Cup tour in Lillehammer, Norway. Carlyle was running in the top 40 for most of Saturday’s 10 km skate race, but with half a kilometre to go, the Sault skier crashed into a fence, getting his ski stuck in…