As Nick McDermid, 15, flew down the mogul course at Calabogie Peaks, his complete focus was on sticking his jumps and finishing with a fast-enough time. He blocked out the cheering crowd around him, landed a front flip, followed by a back-flip iron cross of his next launch before speeding through the moguls to the bottom of the course.
The Ottawa Sting Minor Atom ‘AAA’ team were the big local winners of this winter’s Bell Capital Cup, the largest annual hockey tournament held in the nation’s capital.
Brooklynn McAlear-Fanus says that ever since Day 1 of her University of Ottawa Gee-Gees career she’s always tried to keep a positive mindset.
Freya Cope earned a groundbreaking 10th-place finish in her debut national high-performance competition at the Feb. 5-9 Elite Canada women’s artistic gymnastics competition in Calgary.
In sports, you’re hard-pressed to find anybody who takes losing easily, and for Ottawa’s Capital Courts Academy girls basketball team, they’re no exception.
Being thrust into throngs of fans following a game is an experience most athletes dread, but for 17-year-old Manotick curler Emily Deschenes and her teammates at the Youth Olympic Games, it was a flash of fame they couldn’t have enjoyed more.
A fine line separates the ordinary from the extraordinary and based on her achievements last year, Ottawa speedskater Ivanie Blondin very much qualifies as the latter.