All Sport One City Week: Table Tennis

Overloaded with confidence, I headed into Geng Table Tennis Academy, where I was very quickly humbled after playing against owner Horatio Pintea. The table tennis professional made me look foolish! I couldn’t rally let alone return a serve against Horatio, who chuckled as he sent a spinning fast serve right by me. Horatio represented Canada for nearly twenty years including World Championships, Pan Am Games and the Olympics.

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A Week of Sport Discovery: Equestrian

SugarTide Equestrian is approximately a year and a half old. The facility is really nice and well taken care of, containing 25 large stalls for the horses, an indoor arena, an outdoor arena, and many other places on the grounds for the horses to run around. SugarTide hosts about 60 riders for lessons.

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A Week of Sport Discovery: Horseshoes

My first and only set of horseshoes was purple and plastic, and I can’t remember throwing them at anything other than the wall as a toddler. I had never even played the game of horseshoes camping, but I had always wanted to try it. When I contacted the President of the Calgary Horseshoe Club, I was excited to continue my blog series with a post about horseshoes.

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A Week of Sport Discovery: Luge

All of the Olympic sliding sports (bobsled, luge and skeleton) have always intrigued me, especially luge. The idea of racing down a track at 110 km/hr is crazy, but sounds like my kind of crazy. I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so I jumped at the chance to try the indoor luge track at WinSport.

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A Week of Sport Discovery: Track Cycling

I was watching the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro when I saw track cycling for the first time. The match sprints were on, and the two competing cyclists went as slow as they could, trying to get higher on the banking of the track to get in front of their opponent and then drop down to end the race in a sprint.

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A Week of Sport Discovery: Parkour

Everything I knew about parkour before today I got from clips online of “parkour fails”. I knew it consisted of navigating a cityscape, running, jumping and flipping to get from one place to another – and I knew it looked like it really, really hurt when it was done wrong. So naturally, I couldn’t wait to try it!

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