Alberta classic

Chris Klebl


Canada Winter Games winners

Two kids skiing

Mass start


2016 AGM Call for Special Resolution

The call for special resolutions is now out. You can find the form on our AGM page, or in the document link below:

2016 Special Resolution call

IPC World Cups in Finland

Brian McKeever and his guide, Graham Nishikawa, put a golden stamp on a bittersweet season by winning the final IPC World Cup race of the year on Sunday in Vuokatti, Finland.

 Feeding off their first IPC victory in their first para-Nordic start of the year on Saturday, McKeever, of Canmore, Alta., and Nishikawa, of Whitehorse, put the hurt on the field again Sunday – this time in the men’s 10-kilometre skate-ski race. See full article on the Cross Country Canada webpage

2016 Haywood Ski Nationals - Overall Aggregate Standings

The Haywood Ski Nationals are taking place in Whitehorse from march 19-25, 2016.

For a full account of updates and results, see the Cross Country Canada webpage.



Birkie Awards Presented at Viking’s Feast:

Founders’ Award

Recipient: Kaare Askildt

The Founders’ Award is presented to an individual or group who worked to create the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival and/or who was a key contributor to growing this event over the early years. To see a list of recipients, click here.

Kaare was one of a small group of fellows who got together in 1984 with the notion of introducing the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival. Kaare served on the Board of the Birkie Society for several years, and also enjoyed skiing some Birkies.

Ole Hovind Award

Recipient: Ana Lucas Osma

The Ole Hovind Award was created in memory of Ole Hovind, who is recognized by most as the Father of Nordic skiing in the Edmonton region.  The award is presented annually to the skier who best represents the spirit of the Birkebeiner and the things which Ole valued – skiing for the sheer joy of it, having fun, joking around, achieving something and just getting out there and doing it.  For more about the award and previous recipients, click here.

This award is generally presented to an individual who has skied in several Birkies and the recipient is decided upon by the Awards Committee weeks in advance of the Birkie. For these reasons, the Award was presented this year, despite the curtailment of the ski events.

When Ana Lucas Osma discovered cross-country skiing, it allowed her to feel just like everyone else who has ever tried the sport  - free and independent.

Ana, age 36, is a Para-Nordic skier; she sits on a sled over her skis, crunched into a custom-made metal chair. She’s belted in at her waist and across her pink down booties, so she becomes one with the sit-ski. “In a sit-ski, you get to go where you can’t in a wheelchair,” she says. “You don’t feel like you have a disability.”

For more information on the awards given out at the Vikings Feast, see the Birkie Unique Awards page

Job Posting: Alberta World Cup Academy High Performance Coach

See full job description here:

AWCA HP Coach Position Opening March 2016

Partners and Sponsors

Upcoming Events

March 19-26
Haywood Ski Nationals
Whitehorse, YT

April 1-3 Alberta Cup 7/8
Canmore, AB
Registration now open on Zone 4

June 11: CCA AGM
Percy Page Center
Edmonton, AB

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