Alpine Canada announces 2020/2021 Alpine, Para-Alpine & Ski Cross Teams

Alpine Canada announces 2020/2021 Alpine, Para-Alpine & Ski Cross Teams

Canadian Alpine Ski Team – see ACA News  
Calgary, Alta. (June 11, 2020) – As we enter our 100th season Alpine Canada and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team (CAST) are excited to unveil a revamped multi-tier program offering ahead of the 2020/21 season as athletes begin to prepare for the upcoming World Championship and pre-Olympic year. Athlete nominations to the team are based on meeting published CAST nomination criteria. The Canadian Alpine Ski Team nominations guidelines are available at AlpineCanada.org.

2020-21 Canadian Alpine Ski Team World Cup Team – BC Athletes 

  • Cameron Alexander (North Vancouver, B.C./Whistler Mountain Ski Club)
  • James (Jack) Crawford (Toronto, ON/ Georgian Peaks Ski Club & Whistler Mountain Ski Club)
  • Manuel Osborne-Paradis (Vancouver, B.C./Whistler Mountain Ski Club)
  • Brodie Seger (North Vancouver, B.C./Whistler Mountain Ski Club)
  • Broderick Thompson (Whistler, B.C./Whistler Mountain Ski Club)

Four athletes, all from BC, have met C level criteria and are named to a Select Group within CAST. These athletes will compete primarily at the Continental Cup level with opportunities to compete on the World Cup based on performance and quota space. The Select Group is a new approach that will have these CAST Team members train and race with a mix of support from the CAST WC Team and the B.C. Ski Team. 

2020-21 Canadian Alpine Ski Team (Select Group) – BC Athletes

  • Kyle Alexander (North Vancouver, B.C./Whistler Mountain Ski Club)
  • Asher Jordan (North Vancouver, B.C./ Whistler Mountain Ski Club)
  • Sam Mulligan (Vancouver, B.C. /Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club)
  • Riley Seger (North Vancouver, B.C./Whistler Mountain Ski Club)

In addition to our World Cup and Select Group of ski racers, Alpine Canada is also happy to recognize a group of athletes to the new CAST NextGen Program. This recognition is based on new criteria that have been approved and supported by all PTSOs. This program recognizes alpine athlete’s performance and potential as ski racers in their journey towards the World Cup team. The CAST NextGen Program recognizes our next generation of top ski racers. Sport programming will continue to be provided through the athletes PTSO, in coordination with Alpine Canada. These athletes are an important part of the CAST long-term program and we continue to support their development.

2020-21 Canadian Alpine Ski Team NextGen Program – BC Athlete

  • Stefanie Fleckenstein (Whistler, BC/University of Colorado, BC Ski Team) 
     

Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team – see ACA News 
Calgary, Alta. (June 11, 2020) – As we enter our 100th season, Alpine Canada is excited to name the 2020-21 Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team including two NextGen athletes. The team, which captured 22 World Cup podiums last season looks to keep the momentum going in the right direction as they move into a World Championship season. Athlete nominations to the team are based on meeting nomination criteria. The Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team nominations guidelines are available at AlpineCanada.org.

2020-21 Athletes named to the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team – BC Athlete  

  • Mollie Jepsen (West Vancouver, B.C./Whistler Mountain Ski Club)
     

Canadian Ski Cross Team – see ACA News 
Calgary, Alta. (June 11, 2020) – As we enter our 100th season, Alpine Canada is proud to name 18 athletes to the 2020-21 Canadian Ski Cross Team. The team, which is made up entirely of returning athletes looks to build on a stellar last season which saw them win the overall Nations Cup and team veteran Kevin Drury bring home the crystal globe. Athlete nominations to the team are based on meeting nomination criteria. The Canadian Ski Cross Teamnominations guidelines are available at AlpineCanada.org.

2020-21 Canadian Ski Cross Team – BC Athletes

  • Zoe Chore (Cranbrook, BC/Kimberley Alpine Ski Club) 
  • Tiana Gairns (Prince George, BC/ Prince George Ski Club)
  • Courtney Hoffos (Windermere, BC/Windermere Ski Club)
  • Reece Howden (Cultus Lake, BC/Apex Ski Club)
  • Gavin Rowell (Prince George, BC/Prince George Ski Club)
  • India Sherret (Cranbrook, BC/Kimberley Alpine Team)
  • Antoinette (Annie) Tansley (Calgary, AB/Grouse Moutan Tyee Ski Club and Alberta Ski Cross) 
  • Marielle Thompson (Whistler, BC/Whistler Mountain Ski Club)

* This season marks the 100th anniversary of ski racing in Canada and represents an important building block

as our athletes prepare for the next World Championships, Olympics and Paralympics *

BC Alpine Return to Sport 2020 Guidelines now published and ready for club use

BC Alpine Return to Sport 2020 Guidelines now published and ready for club use

This guideline document is accompanied by our “Example Return to Sport Plan” to allow our clubs to have what we hope is a fast and easy method to jumpstart their own Return to Sport documents and begin planning organized club activities again. The documents are available right now at https://bcalpine.com/files/Policy_Files/COVID-19/Return_to_Sport/

Please carefully read our guidelines before using our example plan to create your club’s own Return to Sport Plan. As well, please make note of another important update regarding “BC Government order protecting amateur sport from COVID-19 Liability“. 

We have also created a “Q&A for BC Alpine Return to Sport” document which we will populate with popular questions as we receive them to help provide a single point of reference for everyone. If you have any questions regarding this process please check there first. If your question is not in the document, direct it to Keven at kevend@bcalpine.com and he will do his best to find the answer for you, and also publish it in this Q&A for others to reference.

 

Karbon and BC Alpine announce new uniform partnership beginning Fall 2020

Karbon and BC Alpine announce new uniform partnership beginning Fall 2020

New partnership between Karbon and BC Alpine sets the stage for an ongoing relationship that will outfit alpine athletes in Karbon gear

Toronto, ON & Vancouver, BC: Karbon and BC Alpine are announcing a new partnership, making Karbon the exclusive apparel and race wear supplier for BC Alpine. Karbon is proud to continue a tradition of supporting amateur ski racing at every level of the sport, whether Olympic, national, provincial or grassroots. In addition to supporting the BC Ski Team, Karbon looks forward to the opportunity to work with BC Alpine member clubs.

Of the new partnership, Peter Schure, VP of Teams and Resorts said, “I am very proud to make BC Alpine part of the Karbon family. This sponsorship exemplifies our commitment to sport at all levels and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with BC Alpine and its athletes.”

Anders Hestdalen, CEO of BC Alpine, shared, “We are very happy to partner with Karbon. They are a Canadian company that truly cares about our sport and has a great vision for this partnership. We are excited to be wearing Karbon apparel and race wear next season.”

About Karbon: Karbon is designed and manufactured by Schure Sports – leaders in advancing quality products for winter sports since 1982. Schure Sports is a privately held, family-owned business based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are proud to support athletes at all levels of sport with apparel that delivers unparalleled performance and function. Karbon – Schure Sports, 345 Connie Crescent, Toronto, ON, L4K 5R2

About BC Alpine:  BC Alpine´s vision is to inspire skiers for life and develop world class athletes. The mission is to lead and govern the sport of Alpine Ski Racing in BC, to provide leadership and structure for clubs to deliver high quality, sustainable and affordable programing and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community. BC Alpine has been operating for more than 60 years. BC Alpine Ski Association, 403 – 1788 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1Y1

 

Alpine Canada denounces racism, remains committed to diversity & inclusivity

Alpine Canada denounces racism, remains committed to diversity & inclusivity

As a Provincial Sport Organization and member of Alpine Canada, BC Alpine fully supports and embraces the following message https://alpinecanada.org/news/a-message-from-alpine-canada1

A message from Alpine Canada

Protests around the world have focused attention on racial injustice for people of colour. Alpine Canada stands with all of those who are working to achieve a racially just society and against all those who perpetuate and uphold racism, hatred, bigotry, and violence. 

Alpine Canada condemns racism and discrimination in all forms. We are committed to creating an environment where all are valued and included, on the slopes and off. 

We are committed to making ski racing a more diverse, inclusive, and accessible sport. We will listen, educate ourselves and work toward cultural change in the sport we love and to be more mindful of the work we must do to address our shortcomings in this process.

Alpine Canada denounces racism, remains committed to diversity & inclusivity

viaSport releases Return to Sport Guidelines; BC Alpine plans to follow shortly

Here are the Return to Sport Guidelines published by viaSport.

The next step for BC Alpine is to create our own sport-specific set of guidelines that align with those from viaSport and have them approved by our Board of Directors. Our team is hard at work preparing that document right now, and our #1 priority is to share it with our clubs as soon as possible! 

MPORTANT NOTE: Once the BC Alpine guidelines are made available on our website, all clubs will be required to create their own board-approved guidelines before they can safely and confidently return to club activities!

Stay tuned 🙂