Naude and Canada begin World Cup season in Finland

Penticton's Andi Naude and Team Canad begins its World Cup season in Ruka.

Penticton’s Andi Naude and Canada begin their World Cup mogul season in Ruka Finland on Dec. 10. The finals

Penticton’s Andi Naude and Canada begin their World Cup mogul season in Ruka Finland on Dec. 10. The finals

Freestyle Canada’s national moguls team will begin its 2016-2017 season on Dec. 10 with the single moguls event at the FIS World Cup held in Ruka, Finland. Athletes have been training in Finland for two weeks now, and are ready to start the season off on the right foot.

Penticton’s Andi Naude is among the women’s group competing.

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The team fared well in Ruka last year as six athletes had made it in the top 10 at the first World Cup of the season. Mikaël Kingsbury had won the event and consequently, became the most successful moguls skier in history with 29 World Cup wins. Chloé Dufour-Lapointe had also performed well, finishing 3rd.

The defending women’s champion of the FIS World Cup moguls circuit, Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, aims for consistency in order to repeat last year’s results.

“I’m going to focus on the details I worked on at each training camp, and I will continue to perfect my jumps throughout the winter”, explains the skier, who celebrated her 25 birthday in Ruka.

The Ruka World Cup will begin with the qualifications at 2 p.m. local time or 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT. The finals are scheduled at 7:40 p.m. local time or 12:40 p.m. ET/8:40 a.m. PT. The complete schedule is available here.

Requests involving the athletes before the event must be made to Dominique Ladouceur at dominique@freestylecanada.ski. The athletes will also be available after the competition.

NOTE ON STREAMING: The event will be streamed in real time at cbcsports.ca, starting from 12:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. ET/9:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. PT, on Saturday, December 10, and will be broadcast on CBC Sports television starting at 5 p.m.