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The tenets of athlete development are that the Alberta World Cup Academy will:

  • provide programs that are unique in Canada, are athlete centered, and that set new standards for athlete performance.
  • prepare athletes to be ready for entry to national teams and for international success.
  • support all athlete with the same levels of technical support, regardless of their performance profile or scholarship status
  • accommodate full time year round training and competition schedules. Only athletes that have graduated from high school are eligible.
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2009 Athlete Program GuidelinesAthletes wishing to apply for the Alberta World Cup Academy for the 2009/2010 season should reference these guidelines for program and application details. » download »
An 'A' for Effort at World Champs
An 'A' for Effort at World Champs (Mar 4th, 2009)
By: Shayla Swanson
Like many other European cities Liberec, Czech Republic used to get snow in the winter. However, in the past 5 years it has been a rare occurrence. The organizing committee for the World Championships was prepared for a snowless winter... » more »
Schilpario Mini-Tour
Schilpario Mini-Tour (Mar 3rd, 2009)
By: Alysson Marshall
1 month, 8 races, 5 countries and 24 hours of flying later, I am back home in Canmore. It was an awesome trip but it is nice to sleep in my own bed and cook my own food again! » more »
Shayla Swanson and Chris Butler Close Out Worlds with PB'sShayla Swanson and Chris Butler both wrapped up their first World Championships experience on the weekend with matching 40th place finishes - they're best results of the week. » more »
The World Championships
The World Championships (Mar 1st, 2009)
By: Chris Butler
Liberec, the self proclaimed city of white snow track, has more than lived up it's name. Every morning has greeted us with grey skies and snow, sometimes big white fluffy flakes, sometimes sharp little ice daggers... » more »
Shayla Swanson Sprints to 63rd at World ChampsShayla Swanson took to the race course for the third time in six days at the World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic today, posting a 63rd place finish in the skate sprint. » more »
Chris Butler Posts Strong 44th in Worlds PursuitChris Butler posted the best Academy result of the week so far at the World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, finishing 44th in the 30km pursuit event. » more »
Academy Women Sweep Top 4 in Westerns SkateThe women of the Alberta World Cup Academy started the week strongly at the Western Canadian Championships last Thursday by sweeping the sprint podium. They did it again yesterday in the classic race. The show of dominance was taken a step further on Sunday... » more »
Academy Women Sweep Westerns Podium... Again!Today was a 6 medal haul with podium performances from Brooke Gosling, Rhonda Jewett, Kate Brennan, Curtis Merry, Dougal Owen and Heidi Widmer. » more »
Shayla Races to 48th in Worlds PursuitShayla Swanson was at it again in Liberec, Czech Republic today, finishing 48th in the 15km pursuit at the World Championships. Shayla's time of 45 minutes and 39.2 seconds was just under five minutes off the race winning time... » more »
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