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The Gauntlet staff’s best of 2018

TThere was too much of 2018 to remember, let alone summarize in an intro. It felt like a century crammed into 365 days. Kanye ranted, weed was legalized, Lebron went Hollywood, every A-lister you can think of released an album and somewhere in there Canada won a few gold medals at the Olympics, which happened. …

The best outdoor skating rinks in Calgary and area

By Kristy Koehler, December 19 2018 — Nothing says winter in Canada like a trip to an outdoor skating rink. Calgary, a lively winter sports destination, is home to some of the best outdoor rinks in the country. There are rinks in virtually every neighbourhood and quadrant of the city, so no matter where you…

NHL needs to bring back Nordiques

By Kristy Koehler, December 18 2018 — The National Hockey League grew by one team in 2017, holding an expansion draft and setting up shop in Sin City with the Vegas Golden Knights. More importantly, Canadians collectively lamented being passed over in favour of yet another American team. As Canadian hockey fans, we love to…

Cost of sports makes them inaccessible to many Canadians

By Kristy Koehler, December 1 2018 — For a nation that prides itself on its winter sports prowess, is winter sport — or any sport for that matter — really accessible to most Canadians? Hockey — the quintessential Canadian sport — is the first that comes to mind when discussing accessibility. The sport is notoriously…

Triple U of C graduate releases second book of poetry

By Kristy Koehler, November 23 2018 – Thomas Gannon Hamilton is a poet, artist and musician. A triple graduate of the University of Calgary, Hamilton studied anthropology and archaeology in his undergraduate degree, going on to earn an MA and PhD while incorporating the study of poetry into all of his degrees. Hamilton was awarded…

#CheerOnCanada with World Cup events

By Kristy Koehler, November 22 2018 — Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Olympics was quashed by city residents in a Nov. 13 plebiscite. Proponents of the games cited the potential net positive economic gain, putting Calgary on the world stage and perhaps most importantly, the boost to amateur sport in the city. Canada’s prowess…

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