The Alberta World Cup Academy/AWCA will further the development of cross-country skiing as a sport, through the development of programs and services for athletes, coaches and officials enabling them to
- deliver and
at international standards of excellence.
Athletes, Coaches and Officials from the Alberta World Cup Academy will be recognized leaders of and contributors to Canada's national cross-country ski program, competing with the best in the world.
To initiate and augment development opportunities in Alberta that target nationally competitive Athletes, Coaches and Officials, preparing them for subsequent levels of success.
The Academy will:
- Deliver an athlete development system that supplements existing local, regional and national programs
- Develop new long term coaching apprenticeship opportunities
- Expand development opportunities for officials
|Nov.30/Dec 1st the Canmore Nordic Centre hosted the first official races for Canadian Skiers. While this race was an Alberta Cup, we used as a final tune up before we moving on to Silver Star and Rossland for the NorAm cup races. The next 4 races are more important.... » more »|
|The Alberta World Cup Academy primed themselves for the fast approaching NorAm racing circuit with a couple of Alberta Cups this past weekend. It was a respectable field both days... » more »|
|It's just under a month until Christmas, and to get in the holiday spirit, the Academy is holding a tree sale this November and December! » more »|
|This is the fourth and final preview giving an inside look at Canada’s national training centres. We asked coaches to tell us what’s new, whom to look out for and their outlook for the season » more »|
|Since my last wax blog post, the ski season has hit hard in Canmore! Frozen Thunder opened on October 19th, and many of North America’s best skiers have been seen logging some early season miles ever since. The highlight of the first week was definitely the 3rd annual FT sprint race, which had what will likely be the most competitive field we will see in Canada this season... » more »|
|Runners from the Bow Valley and Calgary gathered Saturday to come challenge themselves in the grueling Spray Drag race. Marking its 3rd year in Canmore, the funds from the race go to support the athletes and programs of the Alberta World Cup Academy. Finishing at the top of the Smith Dorrien road... » more »|
|As we get closer to ski season, the attention of our staff turns more and more to our wax room. Equipment orders are trickling in, and with that comes the task of stocking our inventory and getting skis ready to hand-off to athletes.... » more »|
|This Wednesday Workout it brought to you by Stefan Kuhn, 2010 Canadian Olympian and assistant men’s coach at the Alberta World Cup Academy in Canmore, Alberta. The workout: lactate clearance, which he has his athletes do in the fall three to four times before the race season. » more »|
|As the holidays draw nearer, the Alberta World Cup Academy is launching a new “festive” fundraiser, selling premium Christmas Trees in numerous varieties and sizes now up until Christmas. This initiative ties in closely with the teams race season and the joy of winter, with all funds generated from the sale will go... » more »|