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Thursday, January 17, 2013
#MySkiStory video series connects fans with athletes
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CALGARY, ALTA. (Jan. 17, 2013) - Carving highway corners on a motorcycle; hitting the perfect shot down the 18th tee; picking a gnarly line on a mountain bike; blasting out of the start gate on skis - these are only a few of the segments featured in the #myskistory video series, which documents the stories of some of the most exciting skiers in Canada.

The 13 athlete-narrated videos take an insider’s look at the daily lives of some of Canada’s alpine, para-alpine and ski cross skiers, both on and off the hill. 

“The athletes featured in these videos are the superstars of our sport,” said Max Gartner, president of Alpine Canada. “This project will help fans – and all Canadians – learn more about who these amazing athletes are off the hill and about their journey to the top of the sport. Our hope is that these videos will help people get excited about ski racing and inspire the next generation of ski racers to pursue their dreams as well.”

The video series was launched in November 2012, thanks to a unique partnership between Alpine Canada and a Calgary, Alta.-based production company. Deluxe Design Group produced the videos and donated filming and editing time for the project.

“We’ve spent nearly two years following Alpine Canada’s racers,” said Chris Krieger of Deluxe Design Group. “We’ve had some unforgettable experiences and we’re looking forward to making more memories as we continue to document the journey of these hardworking, dedicated athletes.” 

The videos, which can also be accessed on www.youtube.com, are rights-free and are available for editorial use (mandatory credit: Courtesy, Alpine Canada/Deluxe Design Group). All race footage is courtesy of CBC Sports and permission must be obtained for broadcast rights.

Kelsey Serwa (Canadian Ski Cross Team):

Brady Leman (Canadian Ski Cross Team):

Marie-Michéle Gagnon (Canadian Alpine Ski Team):

John Kucera (Canadian Alpine Ski Team):

Ben Thomsen (Canadian Alpine Ski Team):

Manuel Osborne-Paradis (Canadian Alpine Ski Team):

Jan Hudec (Canadian Alpine Ski Team):

Erik Guay (Canadian Alpine Ski Team):

Chris Del Bosco (Canadian Ski Cross Team):

Marielle Thompson (Canadian Ski Cross Team):

Mike Janyk (Canadian Alpine Ski Team):

Josh Dueck (Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team):

Erin Mielzynski (Canadian Alpine Ski Team):