Temperatures were sublime and trails perfect at the Canmore Nordic Centre for the first official races of the season by the Golden Bears. There was everything from uphill double poling to a 92-man mass start. The three racers we had venture down for these exciting races experienced it all and skied away with some solid early season results. Along with these races we had our own Adrienne Dunbar compete in a 50km ultra here in Edmonton, surviving the cold to finish with her group. For full results from the ski races check out the link below.
http://zone4.ca/results.asp?id=7757 & http://zone4.ca/results.asp?id=7755
Day 1: Classic Individual Start
- Kat Stone; 5km; 20th in Senior Women
- Connor Speer; 10km; 32nd in Senior Men
- Abram Meagher; 10km; 19th in Junior Men
Day 2: Skate Mass Start
- Kat Stone; 10km; 12th in Senior Women
- Connor Speer; 16.5km; 46th in Senior Men
- Abram Meagher; 16.5km; 13th in Junior Men
The first race of the season was great for the Golden Bears and Pandas, with all that competed pulling out solid results and times. The conditions were sublime for early winter racing and the skis were fast enough to provide some competition throughout the field of athletes. In all it was a great preparation weekend for those competing in the upcoming AB Cup/NorAm races this weekend in Canmore. Full results can be found through the link below. Go Bears and Pandas!
1.Kate Stone; 1st
1.Abram Meagher; 4th
2. Connor Speer; 6th
After a long wait for snow, a couple of our Bears and Pandas spent the last weekend in Hinton training with the Augustana Vikings. It was a winter wonderland with lots of snow, great training and awesome camaraderie with our fellow skiers. With temperatures sitting just around zero, the skis ran fairly well across the snow, giving practically ideal conditions for a time trial to the close the camp. The trails there in Hinton are amazing and if any other Bears or Pandas decide to hibernate somewhere that should be the place. Happy skiing, and Go Bears and Pandas!
It was a great night for racing on the Wednesday evening of September 9 with the temperature being ideal for some fast cross country running. The Golden Bear and Panda skiers were there in a strong force spanning across the field, and taking home some great times in the process. For a full set of results check out the link below :-). Unfortunately not every Bear/Panda was registered for this race so some of the names will not be on the list. Enjoy!
Photo credit: http://www.suttonplace.com
This past weekend some of the UofA Nordic Academy skiers traded in their skis and poles for a pair of sneakers to go the distance. On Saturday, August 29 athletes Adrienne Dunbar and Joel Gervais competed in the Trailstoke Ultramarathon in Revelstoke, BC, coming up with solid results in the solo 55km division. To view the full list of results simply follow the link below. Go Golden Bears and Pandas :-D.
Welcome to our new revamped web page! I hope the summer has treated you well. The time has come to head back to the books for the University of Alberta Nordic Academy and start fall training starting with the Team Try-out Day on September 5th. You should expect more awesome updates about the team in the near future.
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The results are in for the Alberta Cup points series and UofA Nordic had a great showing in the results. Congrats and see you all next year.
- Colleen Mortimer: 1st for Masters Women 1&2
- Jenny Patterson: 5th for Senior Women
- Adrienne Dunbar: 6th for Senior Women
- Kat Stone: 10th for Senior Women
- Freya Hik: 2nd for Junior Women
- Kes Carson: 3rd for Junior Women
- Connor Speer: 3rd for Senior Men
- Ryan Alexandruk: 9th for Senior Men
- Ragnar Robinson: 10th for Senior Men
- Abram Meagher: 1st for Junior Men