Feature Sports Stories
- Written by Trevor Solway Trevor Solway
- Published: 25 April 2016 25 April 2016
A major portion of the overhaul of Shouldice Athletic Park is nearly complete after floodwaters damaged three artificial turf fields in 2013, leaving minor league football teams without a home.
Calgary’s minor league football community has been heavily reliant on Calgary’s NW park for decades and has had to adapt since the fields were deemed unsafe to play on.
- Written by Jesse Buchholz Jesse Buchholz
- Published: 16 March 2016 16 March 2016
Buyers pay $100s for McDavid collectibles, $1000s for Orr
No surprise, but these men aren’t just hockey players, they are icons, national heroes. What’s surprising about these legendary players? Their collectibles still sell in abundance.
Andy Dunning, the owner of Andy’s Sports Cards and Collectibles in the northwest Calgary community of Hidden Valley, says sports card trading and collecting memorabilia is a hobby that is still alive, even thriving, among sports fans and aficionados.
- Written by Ashley Grant Ashley Grant
- Published: 09 March 2016 09 March 2016
Disabled athletes cannot always fully enjoy recreation due to facility deficiencies
The president of the Calgary Sledge Hockey Association says there is a deficit of arenas in Calgary with appropriate accommodations for athletes and sports enthusiasts with physical challenges.
Dominic Shaw plays sledge hockey as well as four other disability sports, and believes work should be done to give people with physical challenges more options.
- Written by Victoria Pizarro Victoria Pizarro
- Published: 03 February 2016 03 February 2016
City of Calgary has plans to add more rinks in 2016 to accommodate both players and parents
Now a novice with the Blackfoot Hockey Association, he is steadily moving up in the world of competitive hockey.
However, Greyson’s mother Jennifer Perry admits that it’s not always smooth skating when it comes to practices and games.