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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

  • compete
  • deliver and
  • organize

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
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Team Cracks Top-20 in Individual Races at WorldsThe Canadian team completed the classic individual start races at the World Junior and U-nder 23 races, with some the Academy cracking the Top-30 and Top-20... » more »
Janelle Greer and Heidi Widmer Lead Canadians in TurkeyThe first set of races are completed at the World Junior and Under-23 Championships in Erzurum, Turkey. It was the Academy skiers Janelle Greer, competing Monday, and Heidi Widmer on Tuesday who succesfully moved onto the heats... » more »
NorAm Wrap Up
NorAm Wrap Up (Feb 13th, 2012)
A small group of Academy athletes wrapped up the last set of NorAm races last weekend in Mt. Orford, Quebec last weekend, marking some of the final domestic races before the Canadian National Championships... » more »
Academy Sets Pace at EasternsThe Alberta World Cup had possibly their strongest weekend at the Eastern Canadian Championships in Ottawa, ON. Even with a smaller team due to the upcoming World Junior and U23 Championships later this month, the team of 17 racers earned the vast majority of podium spots over the course of the 3 race mini-tour... » more »
Team Has Strong Showing at WesternsThe team wrapped up the Western Canadian Championships mini-tour last weekend, grabbing some top podium spots in both the individual and aggregate days... » more »
Academy Welcomes Intern Student Jeremy Hecker to Coaching Support TeamThe Alberta World Cup Academy would like to welcome intern student Jeremy Hecker to our Coaching support team. Jeremy will be working on some special projects, which will further enhance the AWCA program and the service we provide... » more »
Seven Academy Athletes Selected to World Junior/Under 23 ChampsCross Country Canada today released their selection synopsis on who will be travelling to Turkey later this winter. The results from the three NorAm races at the Calaghan Valley venue were used as selection for the upcoming trip to Turkey... » more »
Widmer's Make NorAm Sprint a Family AffairSiblings Heidi and Phil Widmer joined each other in taking the skate sprint vicotries in both open categories today. Oddly enough, both qualified 2nd in the morning, skiing comfortably in the heats and showing off their finishing kick in the final stretch come the finals... » more »
Academy Job Notice: Senior CoachThe Alberta World Cup Academy is currently seeking to fill the fulltime position as Senior Coach. This position is designed to be part of a dynamic high performance team that is totally committed to developing and sustaining excellence in cross-country skiing... » more »
Emily Nishikawa and Graeme Killick Punch Ticket to TurkeyEmily Nishikawa and Graeme Killick can sleep easier tonight after qualifying for the World Junior and Under-23 Championships in today's duathlon event. Hosted at the Callaghan Valley trails, both skiers crossed the line as the top Under-23 skier, giving them an automatic go to Turkey in February... » more »
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