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Canadian Hockey Team

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

What do you think of when someone mentions Canada? For most, Canada represents 2 key words: “cold”, and “hockey”. The Canadian Hockey team is split up into three teams: men’s, women’s, and juniors.

All teams represent Canada in various international competitions throughout the course of the hockey season. With the love and passion for the sport of hockey in Canada, it is no surprise that in most cases the Canadian squad is one of the most talented in the World.

Some analysts believe that Canada could put together two different squads in a competition and both would still be on the medal podium at the end of the day.

The year 2010 could go down as a historic year for Hockey Canada and their Canadian fans. Come December 2009 (and ending in January 2010), the Team Canada Juniors team will face the toughest teams from around the world at the World Junior Hockey championship.

This World Junior tournament is being held in Regina, Saskatchewan this year, and will certainly bring a lot of Canadian fans to watch. Team Canada has won the event the past 5 season, and many people believe a 6th championship is not out of the question.

Following the World Junior tournament, the world will be focused on the 2010 Olympic Games being held in Vancouver, British Columbia in February 2010. With the Olympics being held in Canada, there will be extra eyes surrounding the two competing Canadian hockey squads.

The Team Canada Mens, and Womens teams will be looking to take gold medals in what expects to be a very loud and noisy crowd of Canadian fans. The Women’s team will be looking to repeat as Olympic champions while the men’s team will be looking to avenge a disappointing 7th place finish in Turin. The rosters for both squads will be named on December 31st.

One of the best aspects of competitions involving Canadian hockey teams is the passion and unity that Canadian fans display. It really is second to none! Even international tournaments that occur across the world are attended very well by Canadian fans. One of the best ways to display Canadian passion is by wearing a Team Canada Jersey.

These jerseys can be worn at home, at work, or when watching Canada games with friends. Other ways of showing off your Canadian pride and passion is with other Team Canada Apparel. Throughout the country you will see many people wearing Maple leaf shirts, jackets, hats, and even scarves.

If Canada comes away with gold medals in the World Junior Tournament, Men’s Olympics, and Women’s Olympics, it will probably represent the greatest hockey achievement of any country in the world. To do it on home soil would be very special..

Popular Sport in Canada: Heli Skiing

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Heli Skiing in Canada is very popular and becoming better known. With its winter conditions for long periods of time, most Heli skiers like to play their sport in Canada The country is among the ones that are known to experience very harsh winter conditions. This means that there is a lot of snow especially in the areas where there is a natural environment. Moreover, it is in these areas that Heli skiers find the most challenging routes due to the rugged and sloping terrains.

When going on a Heli Skiing adventure, people are always advised to prepare themselves quite extensively since they will be going to places where there is no human population. There are certain specialized equipment and gear that you should take with you to enhance your security. The most important device is the Avalanche transceiver or what is called a buddy system. The devices are used to initiate communication in case skiers are affected by Avalanches, which are very common since the ground may not be very rigid. The transceiver sends signals indicating the location of a skier if they are involved in an accident. Equipment should be rigorously check that all skiing gear is functioning.

Though the sport offers amazing fun and is an excellent method for relaxation of the mind from the daily monotonous activities, it has its equal share of safety concerns, which could pose danger. For this reason, people who are participating in the Heli Skiing adventure are advised to make sure their skiing skills are beyond just good. They should be very strong skiers in good health and some expertise in maneuvering rugged terrains and areas with huge volumes of snow. Part of the thrill of Heli Skiing is the very long time you are actually going downhill. There are no rest breaks while you sit on the lift to go back to the top.

The skiing is also happening in real natural conditions. Unless your group has someone with lots of experience with this type of skiing, it is important that you choose a company with skilled and experienced tour leaders to accompany your group. This way you will have a safe adventure and return with nothing but exciting and breathtaking experiences..

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