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Gabrielle Waddell skates toward Sochi Olympics with gold on her mind

skatingthumb copyGabrielle Waddell has a lot to prove.

With five months until this year's World Championships and less than a year until the Olympic selections, time is short and the stakes are high.

"They only send the best of the best," she says of the upcoming international competitions. "My goal is to be one of the three (Canadian) girls that are racing." 

SAIT Trojans women's soccer team make playoffs for the first time in 10 years

soccerthumb2After a decade of missing the playoffs, the SAIT women's soccer team has finally made the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) playoffs. A third-place finish for the Trojans in the south division wrapped up the season last Saturday.

Assistant coach Erin Schwab, who has coached with the team for the past four years after playing for SAIT for two years, knows this is a big accomplishment for the team.

Calgary's Olympic Oval hosts World Cup short track speedskating event

skatingthumbOver the course of a weekend in October, the world's best short track speedskaters took to the ice at Calgary's Olympic Oval. The Samsung ISU Short Track World Cup saw athletes from 29 countries take part in the opening races of the short track season during three days of competition.

Three girls from B.C. town make the move to play field hockey at U of C

FHthumbThe small town of Rossland, located in the south of B.C. in the West Kootenays, has been known to produce many athletes at all sorts of levels. Nancy Greene, Kerrin Lee-Gartner, both ski racers, and Dallas Drake (NHL retiree), are notables to hail from there.

 There are three more names who are proving the athletic reputation of the town to be true by playing sport in Calgary.