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2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Celebrate our Alberta athletes representing Team Canada in Sochi

9 Alberta athletes will compete for Team Canada at the Paralympic Winter Games from March 7-16.

56 Albertans participated in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, making up 25% of Team Canada.

Supporting our athletes

Alberta is second only to Ontario in the number of athletes competing in Sochi. We are committed to supporting high performance sport by investing in athletes, coaches and sport programs.

This includes:

  • More than $100 million in the last decade to upgrade Olympic legacy facilities, keeping Alberta a leading training and competition destination in North America
  • $900 thousand annually to Alberta Sport Development Centres, allowing emerging athletes and coaches to access high-level training services close to home
  • More than $7.3 million annually to provincial sports associations
  • Support for the Alberta Sport Connection, which provides grants to athletes and coaches, and Team Training and Selection funds to provincial sport associations
  • Support for the Alberta Summer and Winter Games — more than 77,000 young Albertans have participated since 1976


Alberta's 2014 Paralympic athletes

Para-Alpine 
Kurt Oatway - Calgary
Alana Ramsay - Calgary
Kirk Schornstein - Spruce Grove
Alexandra Starker - Calgary

Para-Snowboard 
Michelle Salt - Calgary

Para-Nordic 
Mark Arendz - Canmore
Chris Klebl - Canmore
Brian McKeever - Canmore
Erik (Sven) Carleton - Canmore (guide)
Graham Nishikawa - Canmore (guide)

Sledge Hockey 
Steve Arsenault - Edmonton


» Read Premier Redford's congratulations to Alberta's Paralympic athletes




Minister Starke wishes Alberta's Paralympic athletes good luck at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, and reminds us that it isn't what's missing, it's what's there.


Alberta's 2014 Olympic athletes

Alpine Skiing
Trevor Philp - Calgary
Brad Spence - Calgary
Jan Hudec - Calgary

Biathlon
Zina Kocher - Red Deer
Rosanna Crawford - Canmore
Nathan Smith - Calgary

Bobsleigh
Kaillie Humphries - Calgary
Jenny Ciochetti - Edmonton
David Bissett - Edmonton
Lascelles Brown - Calgary
Neville Wright - Edmonton
Chris Spring - Calgary
Bryan Barnett - Edmonton

Cross-Country Skiing
Chandra Crawford - Canmore
Amanda Ammar - Onoway
Daria Gaiazova - Banff
Devon Kershaw - Canmore
Heidi Widmer - Banff
Ivan Babikov - Canmore
Graeme Killick - Fort McMurray
Jesse Cockney - Canmore

Figure Skating
Kaetlyn Osmond - Sherwood Park

Freestyle Skiing - Halfpipe
Roz Groenewoud - Calgary
Keltie Hansen - Calgary
Noah Bowman - Calgary
Mike Riddle - Sherwood Park

Ice Hockey — Men
Jay Bouwmeester - Edmonton

Ice Hockey — Women
Meaghan Mikkelson - St. Albert
Shannon Szabados - Edmonton
Hayley Wickenheiser - Calgary

Luge
Alex Gough - Calgary
Kimberley McRae - Calgary
Arianne Jones - Calgary
Mitchel Malyk - Calgary
Justin Snith - Calgary
Tristan Walker - Cochrane
Sam Edney - Calgary
John Fennell -Calgary

Skeleton
Mellisa Hollingsworth - Eckville
Sarah Reid - Calgary
John Fairbairn - Calgary

Ski Jumping
Brady Leman - Calgary
Atsuko Tanaka - Calgary
Taylor Henrich - Calgary
Dusty Korek - Calgary
Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes - Calgary
Trevor Morrice - Calgary
Matthew Rowley - Red Deer

Snowboard Cross
Chris Robanske - Calgary

Speed Skating Short Track
Jessica Gregg - Edmonton

Speed Skating Long Track
Anastasia Bucsis - Calgary
Kaylin Irvine - Calgary
Brianne Tutt - Airdrie
Danielle Wotherspoon-Gregg - Red Deer
Jamie Gregg - Edmonton
Gilmore Junio - Calgary



"Alberta's athletes are among the best in the world, especially when it comes to the Winter Olympics. We have a strong culture of winter sport that our government works hard to support, which is why we have invested in facilities, athletes and coaches from playground to podium." - Premier Alison Redford

» Read Premier Redford's congratulations to Alberta's Olympians



Dr. Richard Starke, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation, was in Banff to help send Team Canada off to Sochi.

Hundreds of sports fans packed the town of Banff on January 11 for a block party to help send Team Canada off on their journey to Russia. See the photos from Banff's Olympic block party.







A Banff send off for Team Canada

  • Girls at Banff Olympic street part
  • Crowds celebrating at Banff Olympic street part
  • Celebrating our olympic athletes in Banff
  • Party goer in Canadian flag costume
  • Canadian Olympic Team jersey

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