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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…

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…

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BEATTY BREAKS INTO TOP 30

Norway’s Olympic medallist Heidi Weng couldn’t beat her. Nor could American ski icon Kikkan Randall. On Sunday, in Davos, Switzerland, Dahria Beatty was just that fast. Skiing at the speed of northern light, the Yukon product had the best race of her young World Cup season, placing 25th in the skate sprint to lead the…

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Sault Skier Finds Stride in Canmore

As far back as he can remember, Jack Carlyle always wanted to be a hockey player. Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, while the rest of his friends were off to the rink, Carlyle wound get dragged onto the Hiawatha Nordic Ski Trails, where he would shuffle around the snow on cross-country skis. He…