Alia Sanger may have bigger fish to fry as a cross-country skier than the national capital high school championships, but there isn’t a better venue to bake cookies.
Ottawa Sportspage cover story: Bring us the Games!
Created On: February 3, 2017
Diverse members of local sports community unite behind Ottawa’s bid to host 2021 Canada Summer Games
Dustin Cook nears World Cup podium in return from injury that wiped out last season
Updated On: February 3, 2017
Ottawa native Dustin Cook earned his best performance since returning from reconstructive knee surgery on Deb. 16 in Val Gardena, placing 6th in the men’s super-G at the Italian World Cup stop.
Coaching the fuel behind nordic skier’s path to FISU Games
Updated On: January 29, 2017
The ski tracks leading Carleton Ravens cross-country skier Carrington Pomeroy to the FISU World Student Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan this month include some unexpected stops and starts. Those come from the Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings when he coaches younger athletes in the same direction.
Nepean athlete ready to return to centre-stage at figure skating nationals
Created On: December 14, 2016
In 2014, Alaine Chartrand competed in the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa, where the Nepean Skating Club product is set to return for the 2017 edition of the event from Jan. 16-22.
Winter wonderland comes in autumn at nordic club thanks to new snowmakers
Updated On: December 8, 2016
Snow came early this year for the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club, and it had nothing to do with frosty fall weather. Home to many Ottawa cross-country skiers, the Cantley, Que.-based club was able to begin making snow for the first time on Nov. 20 when the temperature hit -2 C.
Water skier hits top-10 at FISU worlds
Updated On: October 5, 2016
Ottawa’s Jonah Shaffer placed 7th in the men’s slalom event at the Sept. 7-11 FISU World University Water Ski Championships in Japan.
Holloway gets call to Canada Sports Hall
Updated On: May 6, 2016
Four-time Olympian Sue Holloway of Ottawa was unveiled as one of this year’s seven inductees into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame on Apr. 26 in Toronto.
Sibling medallists help propel Nakkertok to 7th nationals title in a row
Updated On: April 10, 2016
It was an exhausting 10 days for siblings Claire and Pierre Grall-Johnson at the Haywood Cross-Country Ski Nationals, but after travel to Whitehorse and four gruelling races between Mar. 19-26, they stood out as Ottawa’s lone podium finishers in their divisions’ aggregate standings.
Rockin’ Rebelle Profile: International alpine skier Sierra Smith
Updated On: April 10, 2016
Alpine skier Sierra Smith zoomed down slopes from the west coast to the Italian Alps in the past month, collecting many medals as souvenirs along the way. The Grade 10 Louis-Riel high school student made a name for herself with a number of top performances, starting with the Trofeo Topolino March 4-5 in Italy, which is widely recognized as the (unofficial) world championships for her age group.