Alberta World Cup News

Thank You to our Community!

Thank You to our Community!

Dear Friends of the Alberta World Cup Society, WE HAVE RAISED OVER $15,000 FOR THE ALPINE INSURANCE ALBERTA WORLD CUP ACADEMY! Thank you for coming to our Taste of Fall Cocktail Dinner and bidding on our silent auction items! The start of our race season is just...

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CANMORE WORLD CUP TICKETS ON SALE NOW

CANMORE WORLD CUP TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Canmore Alberta is raising the bar for Canadian Rockies ski racing this winter, as the Alberta World Cup Society is pleased to offer a new ELEVATED VIP experience -  the best way to catch World Cup ski action Feb 9-13, 2024. For...

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Frozen Thunder is Open in Canmore!

Frozen Thunder is Open in Canmore!

Frozen Thunder is open in Canmore!   The Alberta World Cup Society, organizers of the COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup to be held February 9 - 13, 2024, is delighted to share that the start of the ski season has begun with the opening of the Frozen Thunder snow...

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Taste of Fall – Cocktail Dinner & Silent Auction

Taste of Fall – Cocktail Dinner & Silent Auction

Dear Friends of the Alberta World Cup Society, OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - COCKTAIL DINNER & SILENT AUCTION IS BACK! TAPAS-STYLE DINNER When: November 11, 2023, 5pm – 10:00pm Where: Bill Warren Training Centre, The Haig Room Cocktail Bar Setting: Once again Chef...

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Strides & Glides  Duathlon – October 26, 2023

Strides & Glides Duathlon – October 26, 2023

Once again, the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy will be hosting a fun community event to ring in the ski season: Strides & Glides - a run/ski duathlon held at the Canmore Nordic Centre on Frozen Thunder for all skiers and runners - professionals,...

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Dale Swanson Distinguished Athlete Award Winners announced

Dale Swanson Distinguished Athlete Award Winners announced

The annual Dale Swanson Distinguished Athlete Award recognizes athletes’ work ethic and their personal values of perseverance and integrity. An athlete who represents the Academy does so not only through their skiing ability, but correspondingly through their leader-...

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Frozen Thunder Fall 2023 Fundraising

Frozen Thunder Fall 2023 Fundraising

Frozen Thunder 2023 is at risk of melting. Please see article in Rocky Moutain Outlook An extra $20,000 is required to make Frozen Thunder 2023 happen. The snow pit used to store early season snow is undergoing necessary upgrades this summer. For 2023, snow will be...

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Strides & Glides Duathlon 2022

Strides & Glides Duathlon 2022

THANK YOU to all participants and volunteers, and especially Strides Canmore. We raised over $2,100!! Thank you also to Anna Sellers / Burstall Media for the great photos of the event!       

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POSITION OPENING: GENERAL MANAGER

We are looking for a General Manager to join the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy.  The GM is the individual charged with the responsibility to ensure the Academy continues to operate in a financially sustainable and financially successful manner.  In broad...

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AWCS partners with the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley

AWCS partners with the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley

The Alberta World Cup Society (AWCS) is excited to announce a partnership with the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley (BIBV) in support of its “Shift : Climate Transitions” program.  The AWCS recently hosted  a very successful Masters World Cup Cross Country Ski...

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Coaching Team Announcement

Coaching Team Announcement

The Academy program, one of Canada’s 3 National Development Training Centres (NDTC), names its coaching team for the 2022-23 training/racing season. CANMORE, April 21, 2022 — The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy announced today that Nicole Gilman will be...

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Job openings – Head Coach and Development Coach

Job openings – Head Coach and Development Coach

The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy (AIAWCA) is growing and has current openings for a Head Coach and a Development Coach for the 2022/23 training and competition year. The Coaches would work with a dynamic team of coaches, administrative and technical...

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Duathlon Strides & Glides 2021

Duathlon Strides & Glides 2021

Join us for the annual fundraiser Duathlon Strides and Glides 2021, organized in collaboration with Strides Canmore. When: Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 6:45 PM Where:  Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park - Canmore, Alberta 3km Running Race on Banff Trail followed...

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Position Opening: Business Assistant

Position Opening: Business Assistant

We are looking for a Business Assistant to join our team and assist the Society in fulfilling its numerous mandates in growing the sport of cross-country skiing sport in Alberta, including management of the National Training Centre as operated by the Alpine Insurance...

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Position Opening

Position Opening

Position Opening: High Performance Coach   The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy (AIAWCA) is growing and has a current opening for a High Performance Coach for the 2021/22 training year. As a designated National Team Development Centre, the Academy is...

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How Do I Switch Insurance Companies?

How Do I Switch Insurance Companies?

Brought to you by Alpine Insurance It is a good idea to shop around every few years to make sure that you have the best coverage at the best price. Circumstances are constantly changing and evolving in the insurance industry, so having a knowledgeable broker working...

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Team Announcement 2020-21

Team Announcement 2020-21

Dear Academy Supporters As everyone knows all too well, last year’s racing season ended abruptly in March as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of everyone’s lives.  We still had a lot to prove last year, especially with the opportunity to race against the best in the...

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Behind the Scenes of Success

Behind the Scenes of Success

Our athletes normally take centre stage, and this is how it should be.  Sport centres around the players, but there are no games without countless people behind the scenes, most of whom are there asking for no pay, no accolades, often time no sleep and more often with...

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Congratulations Linda and Blair

Congratulations Linda and Blair

A hearty congratulations to AWCS members Linda and Blair Dunbar who were inducted in October 2019 to the Bow Valley Sports Hall of Fame as “Builders“ for their accomplishments in Cross Country Skiing some of which include: Blair: 2017 – Alberta Sport Connection:...

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Strides and Glides Duathlon

Strides and Glides Duathlon

Welcome to the Strides and Glides Duathlon This event is a fundraiser for Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy and is organized in collaboration with October 24th, 2019 6:45 pm Start Time Strides and Glides Duathlon 3 km Running Race on Banff Trail followed by 5...

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Taste of Fall 2019

Taste of Fall 2019

Please join us for our annual Fundraiser Dinner, where our athletes will be serving you a four-course meal with wine pairing. Come and bid on our extensive offering of Silent Auction items and support our athletes in their pursuit of becoming Olympians. This is sure...

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Team Announcement 2019-20

Team Announcement 2019-20

The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy is proud to announce our new team for the 2019-20 season.      Comprised of two formal training groups, one in Calgary and one in Canmore, the 2019-20 team is the most diverse group of athletes to date.  Led by six...

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Alpine Insurance renews its support of the Academy

Alpine Insurance renews its support of the Academy

The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy, Canada’s premier high-performance training centre, is thrilled to announce Alpine Insurance’s continued support in a multi-year title sponsorship agreement.   The partnership represents a longstanding and mutually...

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Canada Winter Games

Canada Winter Games

The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy is proud to announce that five of its athletes will be attending the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, starting on February 23rd.

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The Thomas/Fedun Foundation Education Bursary

The Thomas/Fedun Foundation Education Bursary

The recent introduction of an added training centre based out of Calgary has provided athletes with another avenue to pursue elite training opportunities while continuing their post-secondary education at the University of Calgary. The Alpine Insurance Alberta World...

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Nishikawa joins elite group of Canadian skiers

Nishikawa joins elite group of Canadian skiers

The Tour de Ski is considered by some to be the toughest event in the sport. Combining seven races spanning over four countries in 10 days, it requires incredible levels of strength and stamina to survive. Most of the field drops out well before the finish. But for...

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Strum Climbs Canadian Biathlon Ranks

Strum Climbs Canadian Biathlon Ranks

The hits just keep rolling for Matthew Strum. The Alpine Insurance AWCA's lone biathlete strung together three solid races in North America before Christmas, which was enough to convince Biathlon Canada he had earned a trip overseas. Strum made his first IBU Cup tour...

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Colorado speedster finds home within AWCA Rockies

Colorado speedster finds home within AWCA Rockies

Two years ago, Lauren Jortberg found out she is one of the fastest young skiers in the world. Lined up against a field of world cup ready athletes at the 2017 world junior championships in Soldier Hollow, Jortberg cast aside her doubts and flew like an eagle around...

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Harvey, Beatty roll to victory in Canmore Sprints

Harvey, Beatty roll to victory in Canmore Sprints

In a killer field full of Canada’s best skiers, Alex Harvey and Dahria Beatty outsprinted the competition under golden light at the first Sunset Sprints roller ski event Thursday (July 5) at the Canmore Nordic Centre. The FIS-sanctioned race was the first of its kind...

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Team Announcement 2018-19

Team Announcement 2018-19

The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy is proud to announce our new team for the 2018-19 season.  Headed by veteran Canadian National Team members and 2018 Olympians, Dahria Beatty and Emily Nishikawa, this year’s team truly encaptures diversity and...

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New AWCS President

New AWCS President

The Board of Directors of the Alberta World Cup Society (AWCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Hicks as President…

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AIAWCA Ski Waxing

AIAWCA Ski Waxing

This is an edit of a wax article I wrote a few years ago. The goal was to share some of our processes and highlight some of our favourite waxes. We work very closely with Start ski wax, a sponsor of ours, and this line has become a cornerstone of our wax box. Over the...

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Allison McArdle – New High Performance Coach

Allison McArdle – New High Performance Coach

Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy announces Allison McArdle as new High Performance Coach The Alpine Insurance AWCA is very pleased to announce that Allison McArdle will be joining our organisation starting January 1st, as a High Performance Coach.  Allison...

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Is Silver Star Better than Lake Louise?

Is Silver Star Better than Lake Louise?

The rest of the AIAWCA skiers followed snow into the west for a mini-camp at Silver Star resort in Vernon. The result was days of solid, consistent training, and a trip down memory lane for Jeffries. “I haven’t done a camp in Silver Star since I was an athlete in...

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Carlyle’s Euro-Trip pays off

Carlyle’s Euro-Trip pays off

Jack Carlyle pulled off the best European result of his young career with a 38th place finish in Bruksvallarna, Sweden on Nov. 11, and performed well in the men’s 10 km freestyle race on Nov. 17 against a field of World Cup calibre skiers. Carlyle finished 67th, about...

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Holy meatballs!

Holy meatballs!

AIAWCA women are super troupers in Sweden Deep in the land of ABBA, two athletes completed their last tune up before embarking on the final leg of their Olympic journey.  At a glance, head coach Chris Jeffries believes his skiers are on track for a successful ‘winner...

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