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
|The Alberta World Cup Academy is currently seeking to fill two the fulltime positions, one as Senior Coach and the other as Apprentice Coach. These positions are designed to be part of a dynamic high performance team that is totally committed to developing and sustaining excellence in cross-country skiing... » more »|
|The team has returned from their two-week trip out east, concluding with last weekends Eastern Canadian Championship mini-tour. Despite some warmer weather earlier in the week, the snow and trails held up quite well. From the three races, Academy athletes hit the mark in every race, and swept the podium on a number of days... » more »|
|Fresh from their trip oversees to the World Under-23 Championships, Heidi Widmer and Annika Hicks have summed up their experiences on their blogs. Check them out below... » more »|
|The last set of selection races for the upcoming World Championships in Val de Fiemme, Italy, took place last weekend at the Highlands Nordic ski site. Saturday's classic sprint and Sunday's skate distance event were the last stretch of trial races used, starting off with the first set in Thunder Bay at the turn of the New Year... » more »|
|The team had a successful weekend of racing in Thunder Bay, Ontario, entering 2013 in a very positive note. The three races last weekend on the trails of Lappe Nordic, located just outside of the city, were used as selection races for the World Junior and Under-23 Championship races in Liberec, Czech Replublic at the end of the month.. » more »|