Alpine Canada Relaunches the Nancy Greene Ski League
November 6, 2019 (Toronto, ON) – The future of ski racing in Canada is looking bright! Alpine Canada (ACA) and Nancy Greene Raine are pleased to announce that the ski racing legend has given ACA the rights in perpetuity to use her name for the Nancy Greene Ski League. The program has touched thousands of families across Canada and launched the careers of many of Canada’s most successful skiers.
The Nancy Greene Ski League is a grassroots program for ski racing and has been fundamental to the development of many of Canada’s best skiers including current team members Brady Leman (Ski Cross), Marielle Thompson (Ski Cross) and Ben Thomsen (Alpine).
“Growing up in Calgary, I was excited to join the Nancy Greene Ski League at a young age. I learned to ski race and made friends I still have today,” says 2018 Olympic Gold Medallist, Brady Leman.
The announcement means that the league is able to continue to introduce young skiers to ski racing in a fun and inclusive way.
“I’ve followed the ski league over the years with great satisfaction,” said Nancy Greene Raine “The original philosophy is still valid today, it’s all about ski racing for the fun of it. Of course, our goal is to create great technical skiers who can shine on the world stage, but more importantly, it is for kids to become passionate skiers for life.”
Vania Grandi, CEO and President of Alpine Canada celebrated the renewed relationship, “Alpine Canada is thrilled to promote and support the Nancy Greene Ski League as the pathway to introducing ski racing to youth across Canada. We look forward to seeing the next Canadian Ski Team athlete who got their start in the NGSL program.”
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Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community. In 2020, Alpine Canada will celebrate 100 years of rich tradition in competitive skiing in Canada.
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