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Ontario Figure Skating Championship Set to Begin in Sudbury

Figure skating fans will be flocking to Sudbury this weekend to cheer on some of the best skaters in the province. The 2016 Skate Ontario Championships will be taking place from March 18-20 at Country Side Arena. Opening ceremonies are slated for Friday, March 18 at 4:55 p.m. (skating starts at 2:00 p.m.) and the competition concludes on Sunday, March 20 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Country Side Arena for the following: Adult ($6.00/Day) Seniors and Children ($4.00/Day) Children Under 5 (Free) We had a chance to sit down with two of the athletes competing......

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Varsity Profile: Katie Wismer

Stats: Height: 5’3 Weight: 113 pounds Birthday: September 3, 1993 School: Laurentian University-Northern Ontario School of Medicine Favourite Store in Sudbury: Manitoulin Chocolate Works Favourite Restaurant in Sudbury: The Laughing Buddha Social media profile: @ktwismer Ladies track and field star Katie Wismer of the Laurentian Voyageurs has a fast-paced life; keeping up with the competitors and school work at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) can be a challenge, but she takes it in stride (pun intended). A fifth year student at Laurentian and freshman at NOSM, Katie competes with some of the fastest girls in the varsity......

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On the Rise: Team Montpellier Curling

It’s 9:00 p.m. on a frigid night outside the Sudbury Curling Club and the members of Team Montpellier are gathering their gear before heading inside for their daily on-ice practice. “During the season we’re on the ice five days a week for an hour to an hour and a half,” said Nick Beaudry. “Our day’s are often nine to five at work then seven to eight at the gym and nine to ten thirty on the ice – so our schedule is demanding.” It’s this dedication that has helped Team Montpellier become one of the talented curling teams to......

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Catching up With Dunk Sensation Jordan Kilganon

STATS: Height: 6’1 Weight: 175 lbs. School: Humber College Favourite Store in Sudbury: Champs Sports Favourite Restaurant in Sudbury: Susan’s Sub Favourite Online Profile: @JordanKilganon Did you know that Sudbury’s own Jordan Kilganon, international basketball dunker, was named after famous basketball player Michael Jordan? Or that he has travelled all over the world performing his dunks? A quick Google search will lead to videos of his extreme dunks, some with hundreds of thousands of views! Find out more about him, his talents, and what he has planned for the year ahead in our one-on-one interview! First off Jordan, I......

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Hockey With a Cause: Vees Fight ALS!

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects thousands of Canadians and their families every year. Seb Leroux, a Laurentian Voyageurs hockey player, knows this to be true, as ALS has affected his own family. But, he’s decided it’s time to fight back! Seb shared his family’s story with us, and also told us how he and the Laurentian Voyageurs hockey team have paired up with the Adaptive Canuck ALS Foundation to raise awareness and join the battle against ALS. Seb’s Story Seb’s father was diagnosed with ALS this summer. After conducting research on the disease, his......

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College Varsity Schedule

WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL JANUARY 2016   Saturday, January 30: Cambrian vs. Sheridan 6:00 PM Saturday, January 30: Boreal vs. Humber 6:00 PM Sunday, January 31: Boreal vs. Sheridan 1:00 PM Sunday, January 31: Cambrian vs. Humber 12:00 PM   FEBRUARY 2016 Saturday, February 6: Conestoga vs. Boreal 12:00 PM Saturday, February 6: Niagara vs. Cambrian 6:00 PM Sunday, February 7: Conestoga vs. Cambrian 1:00 PM Sunday, February 7: Niagara vs. Boreal 1:00 PM Saturday, February 13: Boreal vs. St. Clair  2:00 PM Sunday, February 14: Cambrian vs. St. Clair  12:00 PM MEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL JANUARY 2016   Saturday, January 30:......

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Laurentian Varsity Schedule

LAURENTIAN MENS HOCKEY JANUARY 2016 Friday, January 22:  LU vs. Queen’s @ Countryside Arena 7:45 PM Saturday, January 23: LU vs. UOIT @ Countryside Arena 7:45 PM Friday, January 29: LU vs. Nipissing @ Countryside Arena 7:45 PM Saturday, January 30: Nipissing vs. LU @ Memorial Gardens 7:00 PM   FEBRUARY 2016 Saturday, February 6: LU vs. Carleton @ Countryside Arena 7:45 PM Friday, February 12: UOIT vs. LU @ Campus Ice Centre 7:30 PM Saturday, February 13: Queen’s vs. LU @ Invista Centre 7:30 PM LAURENTIAN SWIMMING JANUARY 2016 Saturday, January 23: Dual Meet (Guelph & Toronto) @......

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Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock

There are few things more Canadian than spending the day playing hockey on a frozen lake and for many Sudburians the Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock (Feb 5-6-7, 2016) is a highly anticipated event. This February will mark the tournament’s eighth year and festival chair Barbara Nott hopes that this year’s tournament will be bigger than ever. “We have ten different divisions that teams can register in, including bantam, midget, high school, university, corporate and family teams”, said Nott. “So everyone’s welcome to participate and we’re hoping to have our best turnout yet”. Every year festival organizers work......

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Varsity Athlete Of The Month: Omar Allison

The important stuff! Hometown: Toronto, Ontario School Team: Laurentian University –Voyageurs Position: Team Captain Favourite Store in Town: Best Buy Favourite Restaurant in Town: Flaming Jerk Birthday: October 10th 1991 Height : 6’1 Weight: 185 lbs Follow Omar on Instagram @omar_keith_a What you should know: Omar represented the Laurentian Voyageurs Men’s Soccer team as its Captain this season. Not only that but he also was among the team’s strongest performers on the pitch. Although the Voyageurs had a rocky season that resulted in a record of 4 wins 9 losses and 3 draws, Omar maintained a positive outlook and......

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