Anna Pryce

About

Date of birth:
December 7, 2001
Place of birth:
Aberdeen, Scotland
Hometown:
Calgary, AB
Club:
Foothills Nordic
Coach:
Eric Groeneveld
Wax Technician:
Eric Groeneveld
Years on Senior National Team:  1
Equipment:

Skis: Fischer
Boots/Bindings: Fischer/NNN
Poles: Swix

 

Background

National Ski Team Background:

In 2019, Anna qualified to represent Team Canada in Lahti, Finland at the World Junior Championships. She also qualified to represent Team Alberta at the Canada Winter Games in February 2019. The year was also highlighted by Anna being named to the Canadian National Ski Team, and will be training with the squad along with her Team ULLR. Joining the team at just 17 years old, she hopes to continue to develop as an athlete and learn from her older teammates.

Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:

Anna has been an active member of Foothills Nordic Ski Club since 2008, but started skiing as soon as she could walk. She absolutely loves to ski, and be in the outdoors. Sharing her passion for the sport, she has coached younger club members for many seasons, helping them to develop their own love of skiing. Anna started her racing career at the annual Cookie Race organized by the Foothills Nordic Ski Club. After receiving a candy participation medal at the end, she decided it was definitely something she was interested in. Since then, she has progressed through the Alberta Development and Ski Teams, racing at a provincial and national level. More recently, she has competed at the international level in South Korea, Finland, Germany and Switzerland.

Personal:

Anna comes from a very active outdoor family where she grew up rock climbing, backcountry skiing, hiking, camping, horseback riding and generally heading to the mountains every weekend. She also has a strong background in orienteering, competing at the national level and continues to coach this sport. Anna has two older siblings who both pursued and competed in cross-country skiing throughout high school, and continue with their connection to the sport through coaching. Graduating from high school in 2019, Anna has plans to pursue post-secondary education in the future.

Notable Results

2019 – National Championships,Gatineau, Que.: 1st Aggregate, 1 (Sprint Skate), 1 (5km Classic), 1 (7.5km Pursuit Skate), 1 (Team Sprint Classic)
2019 – World Junior Championships, Lahti, FIN: 42 (Sprint Classic), 43 (7.5km Skate), 46 (15km Classic MST), 11 (Team Relay)
2019 – Canada Winter Games, Red Deer, Alta.: 5 (10km Classic MST),  3 (Relay Classic), 7 (Sprint Skate)
2019 – Western Canadians, Kelowna, B.C.: 4 (Sprint Skate), 2 (Relay Skate)
2018 – World Junior Trials, Canmore, Alta.: 3rd Junior Girl, (15km Classic MST), 3 (Sprint Classic), 5 (5km Skate)
2017 – Korean Championships: 1 (Skiathlon), 3 (Sprint Skate), 3 (Mixed Relay)
2017 – National Championships, Canmore, Alta.: 1 (7.5km MST Skate), 2nd Canadian (Sprint Classic), 2nd Canadian (5km Skate), 3 (7.5km Classic)
2017 – Western Canadians, Whistler, B.C.: 1 (5km Relay), 2 (Sprint Skate), 3 (7.5km Classic)
2016 – Eastern Canadians, Gatineau, Que.: 2 (3km Skate), 2 (5km Skate), 2 (7.5km Classic MST)

Full Results

World Championship Results:

2019 – World Junior Championships, Lahti, FIN: 42 (Sprint Classic), 43 (7.5km Skate), 46 (15km Classic MST), 11 (Team Relay)

National Results:

2019 – National Championships, Gatineau, Que.: 1st Aggregate, 1 (Sprint Skate), 1 (5km Classic), 1 (7.5km Pursuit Skate), 1 (Team Sprint Classic)
2018 – NorAm, Vernon, B.C.: 5 (Sprint Skate U20), 2 (8.5km Skate)
2018 – National Championships, Thunder Bay, Ont.: 5th Aggregate
2017 – National Championships, Canmore, Alta.: 1 (7.5km Skate MST), 2 (Sprint Classic), 2 (5km Skate), 3 (5km Classic), 4 (Relay Cross)
2016 – NorAm, Vernon, B.C.: 2 (5km Classic MST), 2 (5km Skate)