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Gymnasts medal in provincials

Whistler gymnast to compete in B.C. Winter Games The Whistler Gymnastics Club started their competitive season two weeks ago with some good news. Alix Rusimovich, Whistler’s only provincial level 3 athlete, will represent Zone 5 at the B.C.

Local boarders make jump to FIS

Last weekend a group of Whistler snowboarders, including members of the Whistler Valley Snowboard Club, wet their feet in FIS halfpipe competition at Cypress Ski Resort.

Volleyball team eyes provincials

The Windermere Whistler Extreme women’s volleyball team is travelling to Vancouver this weekend to participate in the Forefront Fiesta tournament in preparation for the Tier II Provincial Championships March 16-17.

Whistler athletes on top at Apex

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club cranked things up a notch last weekend as they participated in the Pontiac/GMC Cup Speed Series. FIS coach Brett MacFarlane summed it up as "Eight days of downhill, seven medals, and results all around.

Adaptive XC program launched at weekend Nordic carnival

This year the annual Winter Nordic Carnival at Nicklaus North takes on extra meaning as it will also be the official launch of the Whistler Adaptive Ski Program’s new cross country program.

Olympian injured by winch cable

Rossland’s David Anderson, a member of the Canadian Olympic Team, was injured on Feb. 15 at Snowbasin, Utah while training for the Olympic super-G on the following day. He was also supposed to compete in the giant slalom.

Snowboard club continues to top province

The Whistler Valley Snowboard Club (WVSC) has been busy lately, competing in local competitions and provincial contests organized by the B.C. Snowboard Association.

Carnival to benefit adaptive XC skiers

The Whistler Nordic Centre, which is based at Nicklaus North, is hosting a Winter Nordic Carnival on Feb. 23 to raise money for an adaptive cross country ski program for disabled individuals.

Whistler half marathoners run around Vancouver

While most Whistlerites were enjoying the snow, a group of nine Whistler runners took part in the Pacific Road Runners "First Half" Half Marathon on Feb. 10.

Strong turnout for Sprite Snowcross

After a brief hiatus, the Sprite Park Rider Series returned on Feb. 10 for the first Snowcross event of the season. For the first time since the park series began skiers were invited to participate as well as snowboarders.