Monday, March 1, 2021

DU back on top with refreshed roster, but Utah pulls ahead in overall standings

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The NCAA circuit resumed in Utah for back-to-back RMISA Invitationals hosted by Westminster and University of Utah on Monday and Tuesday. Following a pair...

Canadian team looks to rebound at worlds in Cortina

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When Canadian alpine director Phil McNichol stated “confidence is king” it may have been a rally cry for the team as they finalize preparations...

Canada pulls out of world juniors

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Alpine Canada announced today it will not send Canadian skiers to the 2021 FIS junior world alpine junior championships in both alpine and ski...

Canadian Gagnon claims first-career speed podium with super-G bronze in Garmisch

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Tech-turned-speed skier Marie-Michèle Gagnon has reached the World Cup podium for the first time in five years in the women's super-G on Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen,...

Crawford 6th, leads 3 Canucks into top 30 at Kitzbuehel super-G

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It was a difficult week in Kitzbuehel for the young Canadian men’s speed team but ended on positive note. Jack Crawford, of Toronto, landed his...

Young Canadian team starting new chapter on The Streif

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The Streif. Nine letters with so much meaning. Intense. Dangerous. Emotional. Death defying. Everything about Kitzbuehel is cool. Go ahead and say it out loud...

Mielzynski rediscovers race mentality, closes in on podium

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When Erin Mielzynski won a World Cup slalom in 2012 in Ofterschwang, Germany, it was both a blessing and a curse. The Canadian slalom...

A Canadian New Year’s wishlist: 10 reasons for optimism

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2020 was a forgettable year on so many levels, but at least we have ski racing … sort of. The season is young, in...

Canadian speed team decimated by early-season injuries

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Within a short window of time, a few minutes, the Canadian team took a couple of Mike Tyson-like uppercuts with injuries to two of...

Erik Read navigates a winding road to ski racing excellence

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When Paul McCartney wrote the “The Long and Winding Road” he described an indirect path towards the unattainable. It’s too bad the Beatles music legend...

Teammates propel Laurence St-Germain into World Cup spotlight

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Ski racing is an individual sport. Racer against the clock. Fastest to the finish wins. But in Laurence St-Germain’s world, competitive teammates are the difference-makers...

UNDER THE HELMET with Sarah Bennett, Quebec ski team

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Welcome to the first installment in an exclusive athlete profile series for Ski Racing Media. "Under the Helmet" will provide a first-hand perspective from...

Canadian women’s slalom team readies for Levi, navigates uncertain season

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When race organizers in Levi received the green light by FIS for this weekend’s World Cup women's slalom opener, the slalom-focussed Canadian women’s team...

Canadian-turned-Norwegian coach tells clubs: Dare to be creative

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When Tim Gfeller took the reins as the head coach of the Norwegian women’s World Cup team in 2014 he inherited a small team...

Svindal interview sheds light on the Attacking Viking’s ‘secret sauce’

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Culture is hard to put a finger on, at least to crystallize what it is and how it can be replicated. The cultural differences...

Crazy like a fox: Manny Osborne-Paradis’ retirement ends the era of the Canadian Cowboys

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The 36-year-old, who now calls Invermere, B.C., home wrapped up a 13-year career full of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

Canadian Cowboy Manuel Osborne-Paradis retires from World Cup racing

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CALGARY, Alta. — Three-time World Cup winner, Canadian Alpine Ski Team veteran Manuel Osborne-Paradis announced his retirement from competitive racing today. Osborne-Paradis, who landed on...

Darrell MacLachlan, Alberta sport builder, volunteer, mentor dies unexpectedly

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Darrell MacLachlan, a staple in the Lake Louise FIS World Cup organizing committee, among many other official positions, succumbed to “a brief and aggressive...

Navigating development: How to overcome the ultimate Canadian dilemma

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In the mid 1970s, CBC journalist David Ritchie penned a book, “Ski the Canadian Way,” along with chapter contributions from notable athletes his brother, John, was coaching at the time: Ken Read, Steve Podborski, Dave Irwin and Dave Murray. You read that correctly — the Crazy Canucks.

Could fast-charging Canuck speed team be a World Cup dark horse?

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With the torch now passed from the likes of Erik Guay and Jan Hudec to a hard-charging group of talented and resilient mid-20s young men, the speed team is poised to make a splash on the World Cup tour, as early as this season.

Canada’s eastern coaches dig deep to develop next wave

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This is the second in a two-part series looking into the provincial team plans, highlights and challenges heading into an uncertain competitive season.

Western Canada development coaches anticipating a ‘wild season’

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Ski Racing Media is digging deeper into the ski racing development system in Canada with a look at the provincial team plans, highlights and challenges, particularly heading into an uncertain competitive season. This week, in our first of two stories, we spoke with the head coaches of the provincial teams of BC and Alberta. Next week we will check in with Ontario and Quebec in the east.

Canadian Valérie Grenier back on snow, overjoyed

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The 23-year-old from St. Isidore, Ontario who has 20 top-30 World Cup finishes to her credit, finally returned to full on-snow training recently with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in Stelvio, Italy in August.

Canadian Osborne-Paradis not surprised by cancellations, looks forward to European ‘bubble’

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The four-time Olympian was set to make a return to downhill ski racing at Lake Louise, the course that was the site of his dramatic training run crash in 2018 edition. He hasn’t seen racing action since.

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