Monday, November 23, 2009

Games’ Mascot Welcomes Beckie Scott to Grande Prairie

November 22, 2009 - Two-time Olympic medalist, Beckie Scott joined over 70 aspiring young cross-country skiers and coaches from Northern Alberta in Grande Prairie this weekend, as part of the Beckie Scott Youth Ambassador program made possible through the support of Statoil Canada Ltd.

Canada’s most famous cross-country skier, Scott participated in training sessions proudly hosted by a 2010 Arctic Winter Games Venue: Wapiti Nordic Ski Club.

Training covered on snow technique work, fitness and conditioning exercises and a comprehensive seminar schedule, culminating with an evening presentation by Scott. In the presentation, held at Peace Wapiti Academy, Canada’s most accomplished cross country skier spoke on the many issues impacting young skiers, including her own experiences growing up in rural Alberta as an elite athlete with an Olympic Dream.

The 2010 Arctic Winter Games mascot joined in the fun Sunday, for one of the final relays of the weekend. Aluk, a one-year-old pachyrhinosaurus strapped on skis for the very first time and took some pointers from one of the best!

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