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Dark arts to invade Olympics

(CNN) — We love the glamor of alpine skiing, the glow of tradition, the glitz of stars like Lindsey Vonn, and the gumption of her quest to race the men.

But do we love it enough to keep watching when skiing’s “dark side” is so much more exciting and dangerous?

Freestyle skiing is taking over the Olympics. A global passion for […]

By |January 10th, 2013|News|0 Comments|

Serwa top of podium for ski cross team

The Canadian Ski Cross Team took another step towards re-establishing itself as the top team in the world on Dec. 23 with a double podium at Innichen/San Candido, Italy. Reigning world champion Kelsey Serwa, returning from a knee injury that sidelined her for most of last season, placed first overall – her first World Cup medal since she won […]

By |January 2nd, 2013|News|0 Comments|

Serwa CBC Canadian Athlete of the Weekend

World ski cross champion Kelsey Serwa is CBCSports.ca’s Canada’s Athlete of the Weekend after putting the program back on top of the ski cross podium Sunday.

Serwa captured gold in the women’s final at Innichen-San Candido, Italy, winning her first competition since returning from injury on the same hill where she claimed the opening two World Cup victories last season.

In […]

By |December 25th, 2012|News|0 Comments|

Kelsey Serwa finishes just off the podium

The rebuilding of an aggressive, take-some-risks attitude continued Thursday for ski cross racer Kelsey Serwa as the 2011 world champion from Kelowna finished just off the podium at a World Cup in Telluride, Colo.

Serwa, who missed a good chunk of last season after tearing up her left knee in a crash in France in January, qualified just 15th fastest […]

By |December 17th, 2012|News|0 Comments|

Kelsey Serwa takes big step in ski cross comback

NAKISKA, ALTA.- In the first ski cross World Cup of the season, Canada’s Kelsey Serwa was right in the mix in the quarter-final.

The reigning world champion did not advance to the final, but just racing strongly in this rough-and-tumble sport, often called a roller derby on snow, was a big victory for her.

The native of Kelowna, B.C., is just […]

By |December 8th, 2012|News|0 Comments|

Serwa and Thompson keep Canada strong in womens ski cross

Olympic women’s ski cross champion Ashleigh McIvor may have retired, but the Canadian women still have weapons heading into the next Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

“Fierce,” is Kelsey Serwa’s description of the women’s team.

“We’ll be a force to be reckoned with for sure,” the reigning world champion said Thursday following training for the season’s first World Cup (CBC, CBCSports.ca […]

By |December 7th, 2012|News|0 Comments|

Serwa aims to climb back to top of ski cross world

Being a world champion at something, at anything, is quite a feather in anyone’s cap. Whether his or her area of expertise be cribbage, stone-skimming, rock-paper-scissors, heavyweight boxing, grape-growing or pipefitting.

The best, on a planet of seven billion inhabitants? Take a bow. A low, deep bow.

“It’s funny,” muses Kelsey Serwa, “but in my eyes I’m still some little squirt […]

By |December 7th, 2012|News|0 Comments|

Serwa and Thompson keep Canada strong in womens ski cross

Olympic women’s ski cross champion Ashleigh McIvor may have retired, but the Canadian women still have weapons heading into the next Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

“Fierce,” is Kelsey Serwa’s description of the women’s team.

“We’ll be a force to be reckoned with for sure,” the reigning world champion said Thursday following training for the season’s first World Cup (CBC, CBCSports.ca […]

By |December 6th, 2012|News|0 Comments|

Young fan inspires Kelsey Serwa in comeback

Weeks after an awkward landing in a race last January ripped apart her left knee, ski cross racer Kelsey Serwa received a short letter in the mail at her home in Kelowna.

It was in child’s writing, from eight-year-old Kaleb of Fernie.

“He said he was really sad that I blew my knee and that I couldn’t win any more medals,” […]

By |December 5th, 2012|News|0 Comments|

Ski Cross Uniforms Honour Fallen Teammate

Clothes, it’s said, make the man. They can also, in certain special cases, pay homage to a man, too.

“It’s a big day for us, unveiling these,” said Calgary’s Brady Leman, decked out in the Canadian Ski Cross team’s Nik Zoricic-inspired outfits on Monday at Canada Olympic Park. “A lot of people know the story by now, of how Nik […]

By |December 4th, 2012|News|0 Comments|