Over the past year and a half, the city of Edmonton and the province of Alberta have worked to increase the amount of sports tourism the city receives. What does this mean? Well, as the Timeout discovers, this means a lot of really cool events are on the horizon for Edmonton. These include Red Bull Crashed Ice, as well as the possibility of the Commonwealth Games returning. There are also a lot in 2014 as well, so tune in to find out!
Few sports are as dangerous and as beloved as the sport of roller derby, one that's popular inside the United States.
In Canada, and in Edmonton, the sport is just starting to gain notoriety, with a league starting in Edmonton in 2005 and a team starting in St. Albert in 2010. This week, the Timeout speaks to Celeste Thiesen and Leanne Johnson, two players from the Heavenly Rollers derby league, about the sport, its future, and why the players love it so much.
TWith a 10-game winning streak so far this season, Edmonton's professional lacrosse team has broken records, and they show no signs of slowing down. The Timeout speaks with Rush defender and U of A student John Lintz about the season so far, and the upcoming game on Friday, March 21st, against the Buffalo Bandits. We talk dodgeball, Shazam, and lacrosse all on this week's episode of he Timeout!
The playoffs are an entirely different animal. With the University of Alberta's women's basketball team heading into the playoffs this week, Kyle and Paul speak with head coach of the Pandas Scott Edwards and post Andria Carlyon. They discuss their impeccable 19-game winning streak, and the satisfaction they will receive, defeating a team from Kamloops this weekend. All on this week's episode of The Timeout!
Timeout! What is this sport? It seems like a cross between handball and soccer. Only faster. And more enjoyable to watch. And more challenging. Why aren't more Canadians participating in this thing that you call "Futsal?"
5 seconds on the clock. Third period. It's a tie game. Break away. It's just you and the goalie now. Final shot to win Lord Stanley's Cup. Are you going to crack, or rise to the occasion?
On this week's episode of The Timeout, coaches, athletes, and a sports psychologist discuss the double edged sword of pressure in sports.
What makes a good hockey player? Is it how many pucks they can put in the back of the net? Their commitment to the team? Their defensive abilities? How about their presence on the ice?
With so many variables, in recent years hockey pundits and analysts alike are turning to advanced statistics to determine whether or not an athlete is earning his keep on the ice. Gone are the days of judging somebody purely on their plus-minus averages. Today, it's all about PDO's TORT's, CORSI's and FENWICK's.
This week's episode of The Timeout dives into the burgeoning field of Advanced Analytics featuring an interview with Edmonton Journal columnist David Staples
Half eagle, half lion...'nuff said. This fall Grant MacEwan University Griffins were granted probationary status in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association. On this episode of The Timeout, your intrepid hosts Kyle and Paul analyze what that means for the future of not only varsity athletics at MacEwan, but the reputation of the school as a whole.
As far as sports anchors go, Jay Onrait is a slam-dunk! Wow, that was not a good lede. Jay Onrait could have done better. On this episode of The Timeout, Onrait speaks about the art of sportscasting. An art that comes with a heavy coat of make-up. Onrait's book 'Anchorboy: True Tales from the World of Sportscasting' is available now.
What does it take to become a leader? Grit, determination, fearlessness, an uncanny ability to find the back of the net? On this episode of The Timeout, current Edmonton Oil King and Ottawa Senator prospect Curtis Lazar talks about being on the brink of fulfilling his life-long dream of playing in the NHL.
On this the inaugural episode of The Timeout — a sports program that colours outside the lines — Canadian hockey legend Cassie Campbell-Pascall teams up with acclaimed neurologist Dr. Charles Tator to talk about what can be done to battle the rise of concussions in minor hockey.