AST Journals


Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Kelvin Cochrane

August 1, 2017
Hello everyone! Currently the Alberta Ski Team is preparing to depart for our first training camp of the year over in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and pushing hard for our last week in the gym before we depart. Personally, I believe that this new dryland phase is the hardest one that we have endured. The coaches have... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Marcus Holm

July 24, 2017
Hello parents, ski people, supporters, Marcus here, checking in for my first Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal of the 2017/18 ski season! Last season ended, right after the Norquay race, due to my sore back that pulled me from spring training. I’ve been taking it easy and doing lots of physiotherapy which has allowed me to... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Abby Harrison

July 19, 2017
You know what I love? Waking up early in the morning for dryland, coming back home and napping for 5 hours, then going to another dryland session in the afternoon. Not having school is the nicest thing ever when the only thing you want to do is eat, sleep, and be an athlete. Last year... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Zoe Belczyk

July 10, 2017
Hello Everyone! Happy to be reporting in for my first Athlete Journal of the year! The team is currently in full dryland mode. Our workout program is based out of Peak Power in Calgary, but there are a few of us using alternate   facilities throughout the rest of the province. I’ve been training at... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Liam Wallace

July 4, 2017
Hello to all Alberta ski enthusiasts! I am very excited to be kicking off the athlete journal diaries this year! The team will be giving you weekly updates on our whereabouts, activities, and the typical day in the life of an Alberta Alpine athlete. So stay tuned for some great journals and video entries. As... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Mike Soetaert

March 29, 2017
Hey everyone! Since my last journal in January so much has happened! I hope you’ve all had a chance to read up on my teammates’ journals so you have an idea of what’s been going on.  With the turning of the seasons in full effect, the ever approaching finish to the race calendar draws near.... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Zoe Belczyk

March 15, 2017
Hello everyone! Due to a set back this is my first athlete journal of the year! After an extensive summer gym training program, a couple on snow camps overseas, and some amazing pre-season skiing locally, my race season didn’t proceed as planned.  Unfortunately back in December at the Lake Louise NorAm I had a crash... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Kelvin Cochrane

March 8, 2017
Hello again! The team has just completed another race series at Nakiska, the U-19 Canadian Championships. We were all very well prepared for the series by our coaches, however most of our outcomes were below expectations. Despite being confident and motivated to do well, nobody was able to find the podium at the U19 Championships,... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Meg Cumming

March 1, 2017
Hello all!  2017 has been a strong year for the Alberta Ski Team so far.  We have had many successes and lots of amazing travels. After the big series in Colorado, the team had a week off to rest and recoupe. I spent my week at my home hill of Apex, where I did lots... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Liam Wallace

February 23, 2017
Hello everyone! I hope the New Year has been going well so far. Lots of great times had by our team in the time since my last report. The group has achieved some great successes from the races had so far in 2017. Following our return from a very long and challenging speed and tech series... View Article