FULL ALPINE CANADA STORY
WHISTLER, B.C. (April 1, 2015) — Alpine Canada Alpin is thrilled to announce the athletes who have been selected to represent team Canada at the 23rd annual Whistler Cup, presented by Mackenzie Investments, from April 3-5 in Whistler, B.C.
Over 400 athletes from 25 countries around the world will complete at the renowned international youth ski race, which is a favourite stop on the competition calendar for many.
Nine men and nine women from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and BC will proudly represent team Canada, striving to capture the coveted Nations’ Cup title won by Canada in 2013. Team Canada athletes have gathered in Whistler prior to the start of the competition for a preparation camp.
Team Canada is fortunate to have National Team member and World Cup racer Robbie Dixon leading the charge this year as team captain for the Canadian Whistler Cup team. "I am really pumped to be involved with the Whistler Cup. Racing in my backyard, I know I can contribute to the success of our Canadian Team,” said Dixon.
“Given my circumstances this season, it has been great to get involved and give back to the ski racing community like this. It is very humbling and I am thrilled to be involved. There are 18 kids and I’m stoked to get to know them and see how they evolve,” said Dixon, currently recovering from an injury.
In addition, Team Canada will receive support from long-time coach and supporter of Alpine Canada Alpin, Bebe Zoricic through the Nik Zoricic (NZ) Foundation. Their contributions will help offset the costs for these young athletes to compete at this year’s event. "The Nik Zoricic (NZ) Foundation is honored to support the best U16 athletes racing at Whistler Cup,” said Bebe. “NZ Foundation will offset the cost for each athlete qualified for the U16 Canadian team."
Stunning images by will be posted daily by official Whistler Cup photographers, Coast Mountain Photography, CLICK HERE to view (once the competition is underway)!
A big thank you to our friend Dave Milley of Whistler Village Sports and the Sport Stop for making space in one of his Whistler stores for Team Canada athletes to tune their skis during Whistler Cup. Dave and his crew are big supporters of alpine racing!
TEAM CANADA - LADIES
Katie Fleckenstein - BC
Kristina Natalenko - BC
Rachel Kanan - Alberta
Stephanie Proffit - Alberta
Abby Harrison - Alberta
Samantha Boughner - Ontario
Catherine Dufrense - Quebec
Marina Villenova - Quebec
Camille Vibert - Ontario
TEAM CANADA – MEN
Asher Jordan - BC
Gavin Donald - BC
Cameron McGregor - Ontario
Griffen Copp - Ontario
Zach Mayne - Ontario
Justin Vittecoq - Quebec
Benjamin Mathieu - Quebec
Adrien Grabinski - Alberta
Jamie Casselman - Alberta
SCHEDULE: To view an event schedule and for more information about the Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup go to www.whistlercup.com
LIVE STREAMING: Tune-in to the live-stream on your computer, tablet or mobile device starting Friday, April 3 at 930 AM PT: www.viasport.ca/whistler-cup
LIVE TIMING: Follow the Whistler Cup via live timing, at http://www.live-timing.com/index.php