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Dutch and Canadians skate together at Lac Beauport

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After a few years’ absence, the Pentathlon des Neiges returned to Lac Beauport, where it all began back in 2005. The Pentathlon invited international and local skaters, young and old, wearing hockey skates, figure skates and long-bladed speed skates, to the frozen lake on Feb. 22 for the Défi Patin.

Annyeong Pyeongchang! Běijīng láile! Goodbye Pyeongchang, Beijing, here we come!

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Photo: COC/Jason Ransom

The curtain has fallen on the XXIIIrd Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Sixteen athletes from the Quebec City area were part of the Canadian delegation that returned home from South Korea with a record total of 29 medals, two more than at the 2010 Vancouver games.

Snowshoeing and ducks at the Domaine de Maizerets

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) and Be Active Quebec (BAQ) held their fourth annual snowshoeing activity for newcomers on Feb. 17. Some 25 people gathered for the event at the Domaine de Maizerets.

2018 Olympics: Bronze for Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec

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Photo: Vincent Ethier/COC

Quebec City skier Alex Beaulieu-Marchand won a bronze medal in the men’s ski slopestyle event on Feb. 18, at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the first Canadian man to win an Olympic medal in slopestyle skiing.

Rouge et Or get back on track with second blowout win

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Photo: Dan Gilbert

The Université Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team won their second consecutive game of the season, and did so in the most convincing way possible, trouncing the Citadins from the Université du Québec à Montréal ​(UQAM) by a score of 94-42 on Feb. 17 at the PEPS.

Blazers, Irish hoops teams get busy as they head toward March Break

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Photo: Luc Lang

It’s been a pretty busy week, once again, for basketball teams at local anglophone high schools as they head into March Break.

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior girls are holding onto first place in the CC division, with an impressive 53-27 win over the Diables of Donnacona Feb. 16 to raise their record for the season to eight wins and two losses.

Canada’s Olympic success: Being one with winter

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As of this writing, the Winter Olympic Games are well underway in distant Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada has sent its largest delegation ever to the competition – 225 athletes, competing in all 15 of the events in the snow, ice and sliding competitions.

Rouge et Or drop fourth straight game, fall to 6-6 on season

The Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team lost their fourth consecutive game of the season, falling to the Bishop’s University Gaiters by a score of 80-74 in RSEQ action at the PEPS this past Sunday.

Canadians host Japanese Pee-Wee hockey players

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As most of the world has their eyes on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Quebec City turns its focus toward 59th International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament at the Centre Vidéotron.

This year, 120 teams from across the globe are competing in five categories: AAA, AA, AA-Elite, International B and Scolaire.

An award-winning Olympic display at Holland School

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In honour of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, students at Holland Elementary School set up this display in the school’s main entrance, with Canadian flags, Olympic rings, and “torches” representing the Olympic flame. Go Team Canada!

St. Pat’s sweep both games versus bantam Blazers

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Photo: Luc Lang

It was a busy week in high school basketball for both the Quebec High School Blazers and the St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish – specifically in the boys’ Bantam CC division, where the Blazers faced both St. Pat’s teams this week.

Steven Cox leaves Finland with an 8th-place finish

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Photo: Mark Roe/Red Bull Content Pool

Ice cross skater Steven Cox, of Quebec City, finished 8th in the Riders Cup Championship in Saariselkä, Finland on Feb. 10, giving the Canadian skater 90 points in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship standings.

Strong current, wind, big floes and snow? No problem for ice canoe paddlers

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On Feb. 4, at first glance, the weather felt just right: cloudy sky, snowing and warmer weather than the day before. Things were a tad rougher out on the St. Lawrence River. Nearly 50 teams of ice canoe paddlers were ready to face everything in the Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race. 

What time is it in Pyeongchang?

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The 23rd Olympic Winter Games are just around the corner, and many of you will want to follow all the action that will be going on in the mountains of Pyeongchang, in the Republic of Korea.

2018 Olympics preview: 16 athletes from the Quebec City region to compete in Korea ​

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The 2018 Winter Olympics will see, once again, a strong contingent from Canada. Sixteen athletes from the Quebec City area will take part in the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

2018 Olympics preview: Welcome to Pyeongchang

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Photo: IOC/Greg Martin

The 23rd Olympic Winter Games are just around the corner, and sports fans (or Olympics fans) might need more than the usual program printout to keep track of events. A ton of coffee might be called for.

Difficult week for Fighting Irish sports teams

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Photo: St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The sports teams from St. Patrick’s High School did not have a great week. Overall, the Irish basketball and hockey teams had a record of two wins and four losses.

Steven Cox fails to make it past the round of 32 in Finland

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Photo: Andreas Schaad/Red Bull Crashed Ice

Quebec City ice cross racer Steven Cox did not have another dream weekend, Feb. 2-3. He finished third in his qualifying heat during the Red Bull Crashed Ice stop in Jyväsklä, Finland.

Cox, who finished seventh overall in St. Paul Minnesota two weeks ago, did not get the luck of the draw to start with.

What to expect at the 64th Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City loves winter, cold and snow, and that’s never more true than during Carnival time. Besides the ever-present Bonhomme Carnaval, the premiere of BlackOut and the return of Phelipe Soldevila and his fellow artists at the Ice Palace, this year’s Winter Carnival has a lot to offer. A whopping 40 per cent of the program is new!

Steven Cox has best result at Red Bull Crashed Ice event

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Photo: courtesy of Balazs Gardi//Red Bull Content Pool

Quebec City’s ice cross downhill skater, Steven Cox, had the best weekend of his short career last weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota, site of the first Red Bull Crashed Ice event of the season.

The voice of the Remparts travels … literally

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Photo: Luc Lang
On this very snowy night in Cape Breton, 20 players in red were getting warmed up for a regular season game in the Quebec Junior Major Hockey League, in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

High school basketball action

The Quebec High School Blazers senior boys have an important game on Jan. 25.

The Blazers (6-1) face the undefeated Carcajous from the Séminaire des Pères-Maristes (5-0). Tip-off is at 8:15 p.m. The Carcajous have two more games to play than QHS.

Olympic hockey now a long way from amateur

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The French, comme d’habitude, have le mot juste to describe something. The case at hand is the word “amateur.”

For those born with an anglo tongue, “amateur” means many things, from the affirmative (“She’s an amateur historian,”) to the less flattering, often referring to one with dubious claims to professional competence (“What an amateur!”).

Fans saddened by passing of longtime sports icons Keith Jackson and Dick Enberg

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Photo: courtesy of American Sportscaster

While waiting for the National Football League’s divisional playoffs to start, last Saturday, reporters from different networks reported the death of longtime sports broadcaster Keith Jackson, at the age of 89.

During the holidays, sports fans were also saddened by the passing of broadcaster Dick Enberg, who was 82.

High school and college sports in Quebec City

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Photo: courtesy of St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The holidays are over, the students are back in school. This means only one thing: high school basketball is back!
Both Quebec High and St. Patrick’s hoops teams hit the court last week, and will have an intense eight weeks leading up to the regional championships.

Get out and move … at the Salon Bouge

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Need an excuse to get up and move in 2018? The Salon Bouge was held last weekend at ExpoCité, showing off more enjoyable ways to move and get some exercise than shovelling snow. After the holidays many have made resolutions, and one popular resolution is to get out and move.

International snowboarders compete at Le Relais

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
International speed snowboarders raced down the slopes of Le Relais last weekend. The local ski resort is a regular stop on the NorAm (North American) competition circuit. 

The first annual “LUC”-KY sports awards announced

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Photo: courtesy of Champlain-St. Lawrence website
2017 is almost over and once again, we reflect on all that happened, good or bad, serious or funny.
Since this is our last issue for 2017, I thought it would be a great idea to start distributing some gifts. Mind you, these gifts are only in “words,” there are no plaques or trophies that come along with the first annual “LUC”-KY AWARDS.

High school basketball to resume activities after the holidays

The 11 basketball teams at St. Patrick’s High School (SPH) and at Quebec High School (QHS) will take a break over the holidays.

Senior Blazers leading the way for QHS basketball teams

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Photo: Luc Lang

If you are looking for some good basketball action, you might want to drop by Quebec High School’s gymnasium to take a look at this year’s senior boys’ division 2 team.

On Dec. 15, the Blazers will host the Cavaliers from École secondaire de La Seigneurie of Beauport, at 8:30 p.m.

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