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Yukon River Quest paddlers start their 715 kilometre paddling journey from Rotary Park in 2019. The 2022 race registration will open on Nov. 1 for voyageur and C4 boats. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Registration for the Yukon River Quest opens Nov. 1

‘It has been a while since we’ve had a proper registration,’ said YRQ president Peter Coates

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon has his sights set on one of four Olympic freestyle team spots. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon freestyle skier Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon motivated for upcoming season

‘I’m ready to show everyone what I’ve been working on, good or bad it’s happening regardless’

Kyle Nault hits lunges for the ball during the Squash Yukon Early Bird Tournament at Better Bodies on Oct. 16. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

The Early Bird catches the squash? Squash Yukon opens season with two-day tournament

The territory’s squash players dusted off their rackets for the season’s first tournament

Yukoner Wade Scoffin, (back centre left) signed on to be the Korean Mixed Doubles Program head coach. He’s seen in Bern, Germany with Korean Coach Sung-Jun Lee, Head Coach National Team Programs Armin Harder, Trainer Ho-Seung Lee (back left-right) and players Min-ji Kim and Ki-Jeong Lee. (Submitted)

Yukon curler Wade Scoffin takes over as Korean National Mixed Doubles Team head coach

Intitial training is focused on qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China

Yukoner Wade Scoffin, (back centre left) signed on to be the Korean Mixed Doubles Program head coach. He’s seen in Bern, Germany with Korean Coach Sung-Jun Lee, Head Coach National Team Programs Armin Harder, Trainer Ho-Seung Lee (back left-right) and players Min-ji Kim and Ki-Jeong Lee. (Submitted)
Yukon judokas Andjez Benson, Roman Zazula, Leah Mclean, Jaymi Hinchey, Lia Hinchey and Aaron Jensen pose for a photo with Olympic bronze medalists Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard and Jessica Klimkait at the Judo BC fall training camp in Abbotsford, British Columbia. (Submitted)

Judo Yukon gets back on Outside mats

Athletes travelled outside the territory for training for the first time since the pandemic began

Yukon judokas Andjez Benson, Roman Zazula, Leah Mclean, Jaymi Hinchey, Lia Hinchey and Aaron Jensen pose for a photo with Olympic bronze medalists Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard and Jessica Klimkait at the Judo BC fall training camp in Abbotsford, British Columbia. (Submitted)
FILE - After a summer of training, Dahria Beatty is ready to make the push to the Olympics. (Photo courtesy of Arctic Circle Race)

With the Olympic trials on the horizon, Dahria Beatty’s cross country season begins

‘I’m definitely excited for the process of trying to make it there,’ says the Yukon’s Dahria Beatty

FILE - After a summer of training, Dahria Beatty is ready to make the push to the Olympics. (Photo courtesy of Arctic Circle Race)
Wolf Pack head coach Tim Brady and the U15 girls huddle up during a game at the Bball Nationals in Langley, B.C. (Photo submitted by Tim Brady)

Wolf Pack sends four Yukon teams to Langley, B.C. basketball touranment

After a year-plus hiatus, Wolf Pack basketball sent four teams to an Outside tournament

Wolf Pack head coach Tim Brady and the U15 girls huddle up during a game at the Bball Nationals in Langley, B.C. (Photo submitted by Tim Brady)
Nadele Flynn and her dog leave the start chute of the one mile Dog Powered Sport Association of Yukon dryland race on Sept. 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

DPSAY holds its season’s final dryland races on the Mount McIntyre trails

Mushers either canicrossed or bikejored in DPSAY’s final race of the summer, fall season

Nadele Flynn and her dog leave the start chute of the one mile Dog Powered Sport Association of Yukon dryland race on Sept. 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Sport Yukon will host a virtual Concussion Awareness Week Huddle on Sept. 29. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Sport Yukon will host a Concussion Awareness huddle as part of inaugural Concussion Awareness Week

This inaugural week prompts educational events and increases the focus on concussion awareness

Sport Yukon will host a virtual Concussion Awareness Week Huddle on Sept. 29. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Duncan Martin tees off during the 2021 Meadow Lakes Fall Classic on Sept. 18 at the Meadow Lakes Golf Course. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon disc golfers take over the Meadow Lakes fairways for the 2021 Fall Classic

The third annual Fall Classic continued to see a rise in participation with 92 disc golfers

Duncan Martin tees off during the 2021 Meadow Lakes Fall Classic on Sept. 18 at the Meadow Lakes Golf Course. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Tallon Williams rounds a bend while Travis Adams gives close pursuit during the YCCMA Harescramble at Area 55 on Sept. 18. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon Cross Country Motorcyle Association finishes season with an Area 55 Harescramble

The YCCMA hosted three races in 2021 after only having one race in 2020 because of the pandemic

Tallon Williams rounds a bend while Travis Adams gives close pursuit during the YCCMA Harescramble at Area 55 on Sept. 18. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
The rings in the house get painted in on Sept. 16 ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 Whitehorse Curling Club season. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse Curling Club won’t require masks on the ice, bonspiels and junior programs return

The curling club will be relaxing some of it’s COVID-19 rules from last year but will remain flexible

The rings in the house get painted in on Sept. 16 ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 Whitehorse Curling Club season. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Yukon athletes and coaches are seen before travelling to Swift Current, Sask. for the 2019 Western Canada Games. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Yukon athletes encouraged to shout out their coaches during National Coaches Week

By using #ThanksCoach on social media Yukon, Canadian athletes can show their coaches some support

Yukon athletes and coaches are seen before travelling to Swift Current, Sask. for the 2019 Western Canada Games. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)
Esther Aasman runs down the South Klondike Highway during the ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relayon Sept. 11. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Runners speed down the North Klondike, Alaska Highways for ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay

The Klondike Road Relay returned, ‘Kinda’, after a year hiatus due to COVID-19

Esther Aasman runs down the South Klondike Highway during the ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relayon Sept. 11. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
A young skateboarder grinds a rail after the new, fully accessible skatepark officially opened on Sept. 14. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s fully accessible skatepark in Riverdale officially opens

Skatepark users will no longer need to hop the fence to use the new facility

A young skateboarder grinds a rail after the new, fully accessible skatepark officially opened on Sept. 14. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Yukon and Northwest Territories players and coaches are seen together during a Table Tennis North training session in 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Two northerners lead the way at Canadian table tennis’ highest levels

Thorsten Gohl and Kevin Murphy are guiding table tennis in Canada and the north forward

Yukon and Northwest Territories players and coaches are seen together during a Table Tennis North training session in 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Curling Canada will require mandatory vaccines for all of its events. (File photo)

Yukon curlers attending Curling Canada events must be fully vaccinated

All curlers attending Curling Canada events need to be fully vaccinated to compete

Curling Canada will require mandatory vaccines for all of its events. (File photo)
Drivers are asked to watch for runners, walkers participating in the 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)

Drivers asked to be aware of runners, watch speeds during KRR

The KRR will take place Sept. 11 and Sport Yukon is asking drivers to be careful on the highways

Drivers are asked to watch for runners, walkers participating in the 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)
Yukon wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten seen on the track in Tokyo practicing. (Photo submitted by Jessica Frotten).

Yukon wheelchair racer ‘humbled’ to take part in Tokyo Paralympic Games

‘We really became ambassadors for sport and for human resilience in this whole pandemic’

Yukon wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten seen on the track in Tokyo practicing. (Photo submitted by Jessica Frotten).
Mara Roldan races in the XCO Quebec Championships in 2019. Roldan made the Canadian national team and has raced in Val di Sole, Italy on Aug. 26. (Catherine Forest/Submitted)

Yukon mountain biker Mara Roldan gets flat tire at Val di Sole world mountain bike championships

Mara Roldan said she’s disapointed in about the end result but gained lots of experience

Mara Roldan races in the XCO Quebec Championships in 2019. Roldan made the Canadian national team and has raced in Val di Sole, Italy on Aug. 26. (Catherine Forest/Submitted)