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
|It’s interesting that, as I come to the end of my ski-racing journey I have to look back to the beginning to give perspective to things. The journey is what’s it’s always been about. The beginning for me, was as a 13 year old coming off several years of alpine and Nordic combined competition. Through Nordic combined I was drawn to the thrill of cross country skiing. I was horrible! Ha. I was way better at the jumping, but funny how sometimes it’s the struggle that holds the appeal... » more »|
|We have just completed our first Nor Ams of the year in Sovereign Lake BC (Vernon). While the temperatures hovered near -20 the entire weekend we left satisfied with our results. Saturday the race was delayed twice to let the temps... » more »|
|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 »|
|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 »|