Play It Cool in the Media
Check out Play It Cool co-founder and Olympic Cross Country Skier Sara Renner talking to grade 8 students about climate change.
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Winter Sports Threatened, Report Reveals
Play It Cool athletes speak with David Suzuki about the effects of climate change on winter sports - watch the video.
Impacts of climate change
"For over 10 years I've been on the Horseman Glacier at Blackcomb Mountain every June and July. A few summers ago, the spot where we load the main t-bar had to be moved uphill a few hundred feet as the glacier melted out from underneath. Even in winter you could see the drop in the cables where the glacier currently ends."
- Justin Lamoureux, Canadian Snowboard Team
"This last fall, we had NorAm's that were scheduled for the Olympic venue in the Callahan Valley and unfortunately, they were cancelled due to lack of snow. And this is a site that was picked in particular for its dependability on early season snow."
- Philip Widmer, Canadian Cross Country Ski Team
"Throughout my 15-year career as a cross-country skier, I have seen the seasons becoming less predictable, and races being cancelled more frequently due to lack of snow. I am concerned about the future of the sports we love, but also about the next generation of Canadians, who will be left to deal with even more serious climate change impacts if we don't act now."
- Sara Renner, Canadian Olympic cross-country ski silver medalist