January 25, 2017

Taking place at the Nakiska Mountain Resort, the home resort for the Alpine Insurance Alberta Ski Team, there was over 115 athletes who participated in the FIS and U16 Legends Club Speed Camps this month.

The FIS Legends Club Speed Camp, held January 9-10, had 24 FIS athletes from Alberta clubs training on Mapmaker, the site of the upcoming 2017 Sport Chek U19 Canadian National Championships, prepping for upcoming races and getting comfortable with top to bottom mileage.

The U16 Legends Club Speed Camp held January 16-18 at Nakiska Mountain Resort was well attended with 40 ladies and 53 men. The camp worked through a proven speed progression that included jumping, phantom jumps, whoop tanks, gliding and body position elements and full length SG runs over a great jump that saw athletes flying up to 40m high.  The U16 camp aimed at not only continuing to build athlete confidence in speed through progression but also to prepare the U16 group for the upcoming U16 SG races held on the Lake Louise Men’s and Ladies World Cup track February 3-4, 2017.

Alberta Alpine would like to thank all the club coaches who attended both camps for their hard work in preparing the track and working to make the environment a positive learning experience for all athletes. FIS athletes will have the opportunity to test their new skills at upcoming speed races including the BC Cup SG and DH races at Kimberly February 4-9, and the Sport Chek U19 Canadian National Championships to be held at Nakiska February 27 – March 5.  For the U16 athletes, their next speed events will be the Lake Louise U16 series SG race February 3-4, and U16 National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario February 21-26.

Athletes will have one more opportunity to participate in a Legends Club speed camp this season, at the Legends Club Spring U16/FIS Speed & Flight camp scheduled for April 26-28. Stay tuned for more details.

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