Reviving the Babe Southwick Memorial Race

The dogs yap, pulling at their lines as they dig into the sparsely snow-covered ground.

With a bit of speed, their ears flop back as tongues roll out the sides of their toothy grins.

They depart and arrive at the same clearing, bookending a 13- or 7.5-mile run on the Ibex Valley trails at the Babe Southwick Memorial Race.

Named for Destruction Bay musher Babe Southwick, the memorial race celebrates the Rendezvous spirit and remembers the colourful woman who died unexpectedly in 1965 at the Sourdough?Rendezvous dog races. (more…)


Huskies seal up Sparta with series sweep

The Whitehorse Huskies will be heading into the Coy Cup tournament on a high note.

The Huskies, which host B.C.’s Senior AA tournament at the end of March, logged more game time on home ice with a quick dispatch of the Kelowna Sparta 5-3 and 4-2, Friday and Saturday nights at the Takhini?Arena. (more…)


Whitehorse cadets qualify for national competition

Not even a sprained ankle could keep Aurora Krause from competing last weekend.

The 14-year-old from 551 Whitehorse Lions Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron skied and shot her way to a spot on Team North with a win and a bronze at last weekend’s Northern Territorial Cadet Biathlon Championships, held at the Grey Mountain Biathlon Range in Whitehorse.

“It’s painful” she said of her ankle last night, “but manageable.”



Marsh Lake Ski Loppet

Growing up in Canmore, January always signalled the start of loppet season – those long-distance cross-country ski races. Turns out, it’s not so different here in the Yukon!

Loppets were some of my favourite races, even if the mass starts could be a little intimidating: double-poling with a few dozen of your closest competitors and all of their sharp poles.

Yukon skiers took to the trails at the Marsh Lake Community Centre for their own loppet.



Tacky tourists take over Whitehorse Curling Club for women’s bonspiel

The women at the Whitehorse Curling Club sure know how to have a fun time. Their theme at this year’s ladies bonspiel was “Tacky Tourist.”

Did they do it justice? (more…)


Team Solberg punches ticket to Brier

It was down to the very last rock to decide the winning rink at the Yukon men’s curling championships last weekend.

A botched shot late in the 10th end opened the window for Team Solberg to secure the win and the Yukon entry to this year’s Tim Hortons Brier, to be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland this March. (more…)

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