AST Athlete Journal: Cydnie Timmermann
Happy new year! I hope 2022 has treated you well so far!
I know what you are thinking… “ANOTHER long athlete journal from C Timmy”. Although I may also be C Timmy, I can assure you I am the younger, funnier, and definitely faster one of the two. My name is Cydnie Timmermann and this is my first year representing the Alberta Ski Team. I started ski racing at the age of 4 with Banff Alpine Racers.
After 5 different race series in 5 weeks, it is safe to say the women’s team left Panorama on the 22nd of December with major improvements, great results, and some sore legs. With the anticipation of Christmas, family, and some much-needed R and R we were all excited to spend some time at home. Although it was only a quick visit, I was lucky to have both of my sisters home for the holidays.
As 2022 began, the team was united again at Nakiska to start our largest training block before the upcoming months of racing. These weeks are very valuable because it gives us an opportunity to challenge ourselves without the added pressures of a race. This is a rare block mid race season, so we braved the cold to take advantage of the empty lift lines and much needed repetitions. To finish off, we shredded some turns back on home soil at Norquay.
January 11th, 2022 was a special, exciting and inspirational day for the Alberta Women’s Ski Team. We huddled on the floor of the mid-mountain lodge to watch our very own, Kiki Alexander, start her first-ever World Cup.
We have now all packed our bags to start racing again. While half of the girls are traveling to Montana to win some college races, Kaite and I are currently on route to meet Kiki and Gavin in Meiringen, Switzerland. Here we all will race our first-ever Europa cup and then continue on our tour to Pozza di Fossa, Italy where we will compete in the Italian National Slalom Championships. To follow, we will race another Europa Cup event in Zell am See, Austria. I can’t wait to measure up against some of Europe’s finest in pursuit of the World Cup stage. I’ll be honest… I mostly can’t wait to sample more flavours of gelato and other fine foods.
Thank you to our sponsors Sporting Life, Karbon Sports, BioSteel, GMC, and Raymond James.
Cyd the Kyd