READY TO RACE INTO THE DECEMBER SPIRIT

READY TO RACE INTO THE DECEMBER SPIRIT

Photo Caption St. Moritz, SUI - GEPA

Calgary, Alta. (November 26, 2020) – As we turn the calendar for the final time in 2020, we welcome in a busy month of ski racing including the first speed event of the World Cup season. Team Canada is ready to get back into the start gate after a busy week of training. 

After a change in venue due to lack of snow, the second giant slalom of the season is upon us and the men’s tech group is ready to rock. Erik Read (Canmore, AB), who is coming off a 12th place finish last week in the Parallel GS in Lech, hopes to keep the momentum going.  Erik will be joined by Trevor Philp (Calgary, AB), who is ranked 25th in the world in GS and youngster Riley Seger (Vancouver, BC) who has recently joined the group in Europe after a training block with the Canadian speed group in Canada. 

The venue change brings the race to Santa Caterina Valfurva in the northern Italian province of Sondrio. The venue, which hasn’t held a World Cup race since 2016 is ready for some Canadian magic. 

Once he’s done in Santa Caterina Valfurva,  Riley will head to Zinal, SUI where he will be joined by Kyle Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) and Sam Mulligan (Vancouver, BC) as they compete in the European Cup. Follow along here

The long-awaited start to the women’s speed season will be over this weekend with the first super G race of the season from St. Moritz, SUI. One of the classic races on the women’s calendar, St. Moritz has hosted five World Champs and has seen a World Cup race every year since 1998. In 2013 and 2018 team veteran Marie-Michèle (Mitch) Gagnon (Lac-Etchemin, QC) came in 6th, she looks to lead an eager group of Canadian women into the speed season. Mitch will be joined by Valérie Grenier (Mont-Tremblant, QC) who is eager to get back into the speed of things after returning from injury this season. 

“I am super excited to race my first speed event back since my injury,” Val said. “I am still working very hard on getting back to where I was before the injury, so I don’t have any expectations, I just want to ski my best and progress at every race.”

How to watch: 

Saturday, December 5: 
Men’s Giant Slalom – Run 1 – Santa Caterina Valfurva
4:30 AM ET / 2:30 AM MT 

Women’s Super G – St. Moritz
5:30 AM ET / 3:30 AM MT 

Men’s Giant Slalom – Run 2 – Santa Caterina Valfurva
7:30 AM ET / 5:30 AM MT

Encore: 
Men’s Giant Slalom Santa Caterina Valfurva
3:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM MT

Women’s Super G – St. Moritz
2:00 PM ET / 1:30 PM MT

Sunday, December 6:  
Women’s Super G – St. Moritz
5:30 AM ET / 3:30 AM MT 

Full TV Schedule here

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For more information or media inquiries please contact:
Whitney Hunter I Manager of Communications 
whunter@alpinecanada.org I 403-471-6032 

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