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Alpine Insurance AWCA names 2017/2018 squad

With an eye on the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy has announced its stable of high calibre skiers for the 2017/2018 season. Dahria Beatty, Knute Johnsgaard and Emily Nishikawa appear to be locks for Canada’s Olympic team, while...

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Tribute to Joey Burton

On behalf of the Alberta World Cup Academy, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Joey's family, friends and many teammates within the tight-knit skiing community, following the unexpected passing of Joey last week. Joey was very close with many members...

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Sponsorship Announcement

The Alberta World Cup Academy, Canada’s premier high performance training centre, is thrilled to welcome Alpine Insurance into its Nordic ski family as a title sponsor for the 2017/2018 season. The partnership represents the next step in a longstanding and mutually...

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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...

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A Taste of Fall

Join us on Friday, October 28th for A Taste of Fall, 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Meet the Team – Alex Stukator

Alex started skiing at 15 in the Ontario high school program, after her first year on skis she was in love and joined the local club team. As a member of the Highland Trailblazers, Alex grew and developed into an ambitious junior girl. Making the Ontario Ski Team in...

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Meet the Team – Kevin Sandau

Kevin grew up skiing with his family on the Nordic trails in Kananaskis Country, just outside Calgary, Alberta. At first, he would enjoy watching his family ski from a child carrying backpack, then being pulled on a towrope a couple years later, and eventually skiing...

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Stefan Kuhn to appear on Chopped

By Dave Whitfield, Rocky Mountain Outlook January 29, 2015 While not everyone is comfortable working under tight time constraints and with cameras rolling as they compete against their peers, the situation isn’t that unusual for Canmore’s Stefan Kuhn. Kuhn, a...

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