For the second time this season a group of skiers from Team Hardwood headed to Scandinavia to race and train.
Departing directly after the Canadian National Championships in Canmore, the team composed of Joey Foster, Jessica Roach, Shilo Rousseau, Zoe Pekos, Alec MacLean, Hannah Story-Korman and coach Jack Sasseville flew to Gothenburg Sweden and then drove to race in the Norwegian Championships in Gaalaa, Norway.
The group arrived with just one day of training before competing with the best skiers in Norway in a Team Sprint on Thursday March 30, a 5 or 10 km skate race on the 31st and the Tre-topper loppet on April 2. (This was a very special race where the skiers climbed over 900 meters in 15 km up and down 3 mountains.
The main purpose of the trip was to give these up and coming young skiers the international experience that they will need in the future if they are to help the next generation of Canadian skiers to be competitive on the world cross country ski scene.
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