THE AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP TOUR STOPS IN NORTH AMERICA THIS WEEKEND
Calgary, AB (November 27, 2019) – With races in Levi, Finland and Sölden, Austria already in the books Audi FIS Ski World Cup events are back in action this weekend with races in both Canada and the USA. This weekend the men’s circuit makes its only Canadian tour stop and opens the speed season with the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup, while the women will be charging down the slopes in Killington, Vermont.
Three training runs are on the official schedule for men’s downhill event, with the first one cancelled today due to weather conditions. Subsequent training runs are scheduled for 12:15pm MST / 2:15pm EST on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.
The men take to the slopes for the downhill event on Saturday, November 30 beginning at 12:15pm MST / 2:15pm EST. Racers at Lake Louise have been known to hit speeds in excess of 120 km/hr. Ben Thomsen from Invermere, BC hopes to have another strong performance and follow up his 15th place finish in the downhill from one year ago.
The fun continues on Sunday with the men’s super-G. Dustin Cook of Ottawa, ON looks to build on his 16th place finish last year in the Lake Louise. The Men’s Super-G will begin at 12:15pm MST / 2:15 pm EST. Ben and Dustin will be joined in Lake Louise by a strong Canadian team made up of Sam Mulligan, Jack Crawford, Jeff Read, Brodie Seger and Cam Alexander.
South of the border the Canadian ladies’ tech specialists will be in action at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Killington, VT for the slalom and giant slalom races. Fresh off races in Sölden and Levi the team looks to build on results on this side of the pond. Team veterans Marie-Michèle Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, QC and Erin Mielzynski of Collingwood, ON look to lead a promising team into Vermont made up of Laurence St-Germain, Candace Crawford, Roni Remme, Ali Nullmeyer, and Amelia Smart.
The ladies racing kicks off on Saturday, November 30 at 8am MST / 10am EST with the giant slalom. They continue on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 8am MST / 10 am EST with the slalom event.
Just a few hours south of the boarder, the Killington World Cup will be the closest stop to catch live World Cup action for Eastern Canadian ski fans.
HOW TO WATCH (all times in EST)
Saturday, November 30
10:00am – Ladies’ Giant Slalom Killington - Stream it live: cbcsports.ca
2:45pm - Men's Downhill Lake Louise - Stream it live: cbcsports.ca
3:00pm – Ladies’ Giant Slalom Killington – Watch it: Road to the Olympic Games: Alpine Skiing World Cup
4:00pm - Men's Downhill - Lake Louise – Watch it: Road to the Olympic Games: Alpine Skiing World Cup
Sunday, December 1
2:15pm – Men’s Super-G Lake Louise – Stream it live: cbcsports.ca
For a full broadcast schedule, click here: http://alpinecanada.org/schedule
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