◊ Edge Mountaineers
The Edge Flex Academy is best suited to student-athletes in Grades 7-12 who are highly motivated, passionate about their sport, and require a more flexible academic environment that can accommodate their training and competitive schedule. Edge Flex offers all the benefits of the Edge programs for Dance, Hockey, Soccer and Golf, allowing students in other sports to receive the same Edge experience. These students belong to a school community environment that enables and supports them to excel in the classroom, character building and to pursue their athletic dreams.
Our dedicated Flex Academic Coordinator works with each student individually to achieve dynamic balance of his or her studies, training and competition time when at home and on the road. Flex student-athletes include equestrian riders, swimmers, tennis players, gymnasts, skiers, volleyball players and lugers among others. They often represent their region on the local, provincial, national and international stage. We understand how to help student-athletes manage when these events take them away from the academic setting for periods of time. Being fully integrated in the Edge school community ensures students can focus wholly on their sport while away, knowing that other aspects of their school life are well managed.
Edge Mountaineers are passionate about success. Our school community celebrates everyone's personal achievements, big or small.
If you are interested in the Flex Academy, please contact our Director of Admissions Anne McCaffrey.
Liam Naish- Downhill Skier in the Edge Flex program
Flex tennis student, Alexander Berdnikoff, is currently travelling in Florida for tournaments and attending Coach Ed Krass’ College Tennis Exposure Camp from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the University of South Florida in Tampa with coaches from over twenty of the NCAA Division 1 universities.
Alexander is building off his successes this past summer when he made it to the Semi- Finals and was the Doubles Champion at both the Safe Passage Junior Open and the Long Beach Junior Open. These tournaments are USTA - Southern California sanctioned events.
You can also see some of Alexander’s past successes in the links below!
Congratulationsto Edge Flex student, Justin Prather, who wrapped up the Spruce Meadows Skyliner tournament with a win in the $15,000 Birchcliff Energy Junior/Amateur Barrage 1.40m. The week-long equestrian event made its debut in 2006 and focuses on junior and amateur athletes seeking experience under a world champion format.
Riding Bradon Construction Ltd.’s horse named Winny Boy, Justin defeated the other 11 entries by posting the only clean round across the soggy and difficult track, set by American designer Anthony D’Ambrosio. The rain and mud posed no problem for the small Dutch warmblood gelding, who raced to the finish flags in a tidy 72-seconds.
Justin will be returning to the competition arena with Winny Boy during next week’s Canada One tournament.
Edge alumni Arianne Jones (center) proudly slid to to the top of the podium to win her Nations Cup Qualification Race for the World Cup. She beat 26 other women for this win. The next day she placed 6th in the World Cup Race for a new personal best result and is now ranked 7th in the World in Womens Senior Luge. In a sport where size and weight favour the athletes, Arianne contradicts with her petite stature. Edge School's Dr. Matt Brown stated "Too small for the World Cup circuit? She begs to differ"! Congratulations Arianne.
Grade 8 Flex Academy student Samantha Starratt walked with her head high at the AHHS/CEDL & Alberta Show Jumping Association year end awards on December 2, 2011. Sam was selected as the Canadian Equestrian Development League athlete of the month for October and received a $1000 bursary from the Alberta Show Jumping Association. It was her lucky night and Sam was very excited when she also won a door prize! Congratulations Sam.
Another Edge student received this honor in the past. In November 2010, Edge alumni Paige Russell '10 was the Athlete of the Month.
Grade 12 student Maren Reinbold at the Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament in September 2011 was awarded one of two RSA Scholarships for her consistent performance in the ring, her horsemanship, sportsmanship, attitude and commitment. This award is held in high esteem at Spruce Meadows and s usually only awarded to professional riders. Maren is the only Junior rider to receive this award in recent years. Congratulations Maren. Read below for the complete details on her tournament results.
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