News and Announcements
Calgary, AB (August 7, 2018) – Alpine Canada congratulates the Canadian ski cross athletes named to the 2018 FIS Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships as part of the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ. Two Canadians will represent Canada on the world stage in Cardrona, NZ, competing August 24-28, 2018.
“The World Junior Championships are important events for young athletes. It is one of the stepping stones to becoming a successful athlete on the World Cup circuit” said Victor Dockal, Canada Ski Cross Next Gen Head Coach. “Canada has a strong history of success at the Junior World Champs, with Marielle Thompson and India Sherret claiming titles in 2013 and 2015 respectively”. In 2016, Kris Mahler brought home bronze medal for Canada. Zach Belczyk and Alexa Velcic earned Silver and Bronze respectively in 2017.
Head Coach – Victor Dockal
- Mikayla Martin (Canada Ski Cross / BC / 1997) WHISTLER MOUNTAIN SKI CLUB
- Phillip Tremblay (Alberta Ski Cross / AB / 1999)
It will be the first time competing at the Junior World Championships for both athletes. Martin, a BC Ski Team alumni, is coming off her inaugural season as a ski cross athlete. She stood on the podium and had success at the FIS, Nor-Am Cup and Europa Cup level throughout 2018. Martin finished the 2017-18 season ranked 4th in the ski cross Nor-Am Cup standings.
Tremblay, a member of the Alberta Ski Cross team, has tasted success in the Western Canadian ski cross series and FIS races, and was ranked 12th in the ski cross Nor-Am Cup standings for 2017-18.
The 2018 FIS Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships are open to ski cross athletes born 1997-2001.
For more info, visit- https://www.wintergamesnz.kiwi
Doing what is best for your child is what Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is all about, and Canadian sport is working hard to develop LTAD plans for all sports. What those plans tell us is that early specialization, and early intense training in most sports just doesn’t help the child develop to be the best they could possibly be.
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WMSC recommends that each athlete take out additional insurance coverage either with their own Insurance broker or with ACA. SAIP Insurance is available for WMSC athletes for purchase and is mandatory for all Canadian FIS registrants
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Calgary, Alta. (May 15, 2018) – Following up on success over the past quadrennial, Alpine Canada is pleased to announce its nominations for the Canadian Ski Teams for the 2018-19 season. Alpine Canada will continue its pursuit of international podium success at World Cups, World Championships and Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Athletes have been nominated to the team having met selection criteria and/or coaches’ discretion and/or invited to participate in selected camps and competitions.
2018-19 CANADIAN PARA-ALPINE SKI TEAM NOMINATION
World Cup Women – Senior
Alana Ramsay (CADS Alberta; 22/12/94)
Mollie Jepsen (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 17/9/99)
World Cup Men – Senior
Alexis Guimond (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 11/06/99)
Braydon Luscombe (B.C. Para-Alpine, B.C.; 30/11/92)
Kirk Schornstein (Snow Valley Racing, Alta.; 19/03/93)
Kurt Oatway (Regina Alpine Race Team, Sask.; 23/02/84)
Mac Marcoux (Searchmont Ski Runners, Ont.; 20/06/97)
Mel Pemble (BC Adaptive Snowsports, B.C.; 22/4/00)
Frederique Turgeon (Mont-Tremblant, Que ; 25/3/99)
Alex Cairns (BC Adaptive Snowsports, B.C.; 23/1/92)
Head Coaching Staff
Athletic Director: Matt Hallat
Head Coach: J.S. Labrie
Next Gen Head Coach: Lasse Ericsson
The Alpine Canada Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team nomination guidelines can be viewed here.
2018-19 CANADIAN ALPINE SKI TEAM NOMINATION
World Cup Women – Senior
Ali Nullmeyer (Georgian Peaks, Ont.; 21/08/98)
Amelia Smart (Panorama Ski Club, B.C.; 1/08/98)
Candace Crawford (Georgian Peaks Ski Club, Ont.; 11/03/94)
Erin Mielzynski (Georgian Peaks Ski Club, Ont. ; 25/05/90)
Laurence St-Germain (St. Férrol-les-Neiges, Que.; 30/05/94)
Marie-Michèle Gagnon (Mont-Orignal, Que.; 24/04/89)
Mikaela Tommy (Edelweiss, Que.; 10/05/95)
Roni Remme (Alpine Ski Club, Ont.; 14/02/96)
Stefanie Fleckenstein (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 6/09/97)
Valérie Grenier (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 30/10/96)
World Cup Men – Senior
Benjamin Thomsen (Invermere, B.C.; 25/08/87)
Broderick Thompson (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 19/04/94)
Brodie Seger (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 28/12/95)
Cameron Alexander (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 31/05/97)
Dustin Cook (Mont Ste-Marie, Que.; 11/02/89)
Erik Guay (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 5/08/81)
Erik Read (Banff Alpine Racers, Alta.; 31/05/91)
Jack (James) Crawford (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C./ Georgian Peaks Ski Club, Ont.; 03/05/97)
Jeffrey Read (Banff Alpine Racers, Alta.; 1/09/97)
Manuel Osborne-Paradis (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 8/02/84)
Morgan Megarry (Craigleith Ski Club, Ont.; 26/05/93)
Philip Brown (Craigleith Ski Club, Ont.; 9/11/91)
Riley Seger (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 21/04/97)
Sam Mulligan (Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club, B.C.; 20/02/97)
Simon Fournier (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 26/05/97)
Trevor Philp (Banff Alpine Racers, Alt.; 1/05/92)
Development Team Women
Marina Vilanova (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 2/02/99)
Sierra Smith (Mont St-Marie, Que.; 17/03/00)
Cassidy Gray (Team Panorama, Alta.; 25/01/01)
Alyssa Hill (Team Panorama, Alta.; 14/06/01)
Development Team Men
Asher Jordan (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 23/11/99)
Declan McCormack (Osler Bluff Ski Club, Ont.; 27/06/99)
Jamie Casselman (Team Panorama, Alta.; 17/05/00)
Liam Wallace (Sunshine Alpine Racers, Alta.; 03/09/99)
Max Kirshenblatt (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 04/07/98)
Pierre-Elliot Poitras (Sutton Ski Club, Quebec; 06/07/01)
Raphael Lessard (Bromont Ski Club, Quebec; 16/10/01)
Head Coaching Staff
Athletic Director: Martin Rufener
Team Operations: Amber Sinclair
Men’s Speed Head Coach: Burkhard Schaffer
Men’s Tech Head Coach: Dusan Grasic
Men’s Europa Cup Head Coach: John Kucera
Men’s Development Head Coach: Peter Rybarik
Women’s Development: Marie Eve Boulianne
Women’s Combi Head Coach: Manuel Gamper
The Alpine Canada Canadian Alpine Ski Team nomination guidelines can be viewed here.
2018-19 CANADA SKI CROSS TEAM NOMINATION
A & B Team Women
Brittany Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, Que.; 24/09/91)
India Sherret (Kimberly Alpine Team, B.C., 29/05/96)
Kelsey Serwa (Big White Ski Club, B.C.; 1/09/89)
Marielle Thompson (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C.; 15/06/92)
Tiana Gairns (Prince George Ski Club, B.C., 01/07/98)
A & B Team Men
Brady Leman (Calgary Alpine Racing Club, Alta.; 16/10/86)
Chris Del Bosco (Ski & Snowboard Club, Vail/ Montreal, Que.; 30/03/82)
Dave Duncan (National Ski Academy, Ont.; 15/07/82)
Kevin Drury (Georgian Peaks, Ont.; 22/07/88)
Mathieu Leduc (Mount Washington Ski Club, B.C.; 14/04/90)
C Team Women
Abby McEwen (Sunridge Ski Club, Alta., Alberta Ski Cross, Alta., 09/11/96)
Courtney Hoffos (Windermere Valley Ski Club, B.C., 30/08/97)
Mikayla Martin (Whistler Mountain Ski Club, B.C., 08/01/97)
Zoe Chore (Kimberley Alpine Team, B.C., 26/02/98)
C Team Men
Kevin MacDonald (Milton Heights Racing Club, Ont., Alberta Ski Cross, Alta., 16/02/93)
Kris Mahler (Craigleith Ski Club, Ont.; 26/02/95)
Reece Howden (Okanagan Ski Club, B.C., 12/07/98)
Zach Belczyk (Sunshine Alpine Racers, Alta., Alberta Ski Cross, Alta., 19/06/96)
Canada Ski Cross Professional Staff
Interim Athletic Director: David Ellis
World Cup Head Coach: Stanley Hayer
Next Gen Head Coach: Victor Dockal
The D Team will be named following D Team Selection Camp.
The Alpine Canada Ski Cross Team nomination guidelines can be viewed here
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Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.
For one last time this season we gathered in our fabulous club cabin to celebrate a busy and successful winter! Funds for our race program were raised thanks to our generous prize donors: Rocky Mountainneer, North Shore Bike Shop, World Cup Supply, Legg, Younger, Novak and Maloney families!
Volunteers extrodinaire (Corrie P and Gill B ) ensured the food was tasty and Gibbons Après Lager and wines from Blackcomb Liquors were flowing! Sherry B charmed the crowd with door prize tickets. Cheers and thanks to all for a great 2017-18 season!