The February 2019 special Ottawa at the 2019 Canada Winter Games edition of the Ottawa Sportspage newspaper is now available!
A team of 28 athletes who are directly linked to Ottawa will be representing the nation’s capital at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta.
Less than a month removed from what she considers the highlight of her hockey career, Maddi Wheeler is back to her normal routine, which for any typical 16-year-old would be anything but.
Lucas Craston is quick to respond to questions about himself, boxing and the Canada Winter Games even when – admittedly – he isn’t quite sure about the answers.
Zach Connelly’s skis have carried him across Canada – and recently overseas as well for the IBU Youth Biathlon World Championships in Slovakia – but the 17-year-old still remembers the first time he strapped ’em on was much less pleasant.
For the third Canada Winter Games in a row, a Weidemann will be on the ice for Team Ontario.
Three of the city’s budding hockey stars will lace up for Ontario at the Canada Winter Games, in an attempt to make history by winning consecutive gold medals at the event, a feat that the province has never accomplished.
The parallels run deep between Ottawa speedskaters Noah Bouma and Rachel Freitag. The two long-trackers used to carpool to competitions as far as Lake Placid, NY, while splitting time between the Ottawa Pacers and the Gloucester Concordes, the city’s two speedskating clubs. After high school, both made their way to Calgary to train at the indoor oval that’s home to the top skaters in the country.
A pair of Go Capital Synchro athletes make up the Ottawa contingent that will compete in the pool at the Canada Winter Games.
The rapid drumming of ping-pong balls echoes through the Geng Table Tennis Academy’s training area where a group of students practice across four tables for their upcoming matchups.
Blood, sweat and tears. Through a fight with injuries and mental health struggles, that was Danna Ballantyne’s script to get to the Canada Winter Games.
Three skiers from Canada’s nine-time defending-national champion cross-country ski club will bare Ontario uniforms in Red Deer, Alta. this month.
As Freestyle skier Kye Guembes runs through her routine moments before she leaves the gate, it’s almost for certain that she’s listening to Paradise City by Guns and Roses.
Alpine skier Gill Hamilton has practically lived her life on skis. She started skiing at the age of two, with the help of her parents, and only four years later she began racing. What started as something solely recreational began to dominate her life and Hamilton hasn’t looked back.
When a friend convinced her to try ringette in 2006, Emma Kelly never would have guessed that it would someday lead to her representing Ontario at the Canada Winter Games.
Ottawa-born Special Olympics figure skater Michael Raytchev will be going it alone at the Canada Winter Games as Team Ontario’s only shot to medal in the men’s category of his event.
–By Ottawa Sportspage Constant hard work and dedication goes into not only competing but also being a coach at the highest level, and those representing Team Ontario are among some of the best. Twelve sport staff from the Nation’s capital will embark on their journey to Red Deer, Alta. to aid their young athletes at…