Posts by tessirlande

Fan Club Hoodie available for order

By tessirlande | On 08/05/2018 | Comments (0)

Help me finance the upcoming season by buying a super cool "Fan Club" hoodie, colour charcoal grey (see photo album and full details below).

Sizes in stock: S, M, L, XL. Other sizes (XS, XXL) available.

Price 75 euros. Will post worldwide.

Please contact me via the website contact form for payment options and posting.

Many thanks for your support!

Sponsoring Tess Arbez Irish Olympian

By tessirlande | On 12/03/2018 | Comments (0)

Back from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang it is already time to think about the next season.

A complete season of racing at an international level is very costly and I am running on a very tight budget.

Would you help? Please contact me via the website contact form for more information.

 

Three podiums in Slalom

By tessirlande | On 11/03/2018 | Comments (0)

Followed up on my two podiums in GS (3rd and 1st) with two podiums in Slalom (3rd and 2nd). Four podiums in four days.

Back on European snow: 1st and 3rd in GS

By tessirlande | On 09/03/2018 | Comments (0)

Back on European snow with two podium finishes in two days: 1st and 3rd in the FIS C Giant Slaloms in St Gervais.

Goodbye PyeongChang

By tessirlande | On 26/02/2018 | Comments (0)

Goodbye PyeongChang

Thank you for everything it was a dream!

'The future looks bright for Irish skiing' Press coverage for Team Ireland's alpine skiers

By tessirlande | On 19/02/2018 | Comments (1)

Several really nice articles have come out in the press this week on Team Ireland's Winter Olympic journey. Very appreciated coverage for Alpine skiing in Ireland!

As my teammate Pat McMillan says: "The future looks bright for Irish skiing":

 

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/other-sport/irish-skier-tess-arbez-brings-12023660

https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/olympics/patrick-mcmillan-and-tess-arbez-excel-in-brilliant-day-for-irish-at-winter-olympics-36606619.html

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/winter-olympics-arbez-and-mcmillan-build-on-games-debut-1.3394599

https://www.thesun.ie/sport/2195145/irish-skiing-duo-tess-arbez-and-pat-mcmillan-finish-on-a-high-in-pyeongchang/

https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/olympics/irish-news/the-future-looks-bright-for-irish-skiing-mcmillan-36613364.html

http://outsider.ie/latest/ireland-winter-olympics/

 

 

 

 

Olympic Slalom in Yongpyong

By tessirlande | On 19/02/2018 | Comments (0)

All pumped up by the excitement of the Giant Slalom on Thursday my second and final Olympic race was the slalom Friday on the same course in Yongpyong. Happy with my 46th place, moving up 15 places in the ranks! 

Officially Olympian! Giant Slalom in Yongpyong

By tessirlande | On 19/02/2018 | Comments (0)

After my slalom race was also postponed on Wednesday due to high winds on the course my first Olympic race was the GS Thursday. I was very nervous on the first run but happy with my second run on a daunting course, knocking 4 seconds off the time of my first run to finish in 50th place. Officially an Olympian! What could be better than that? Tomorrow the slalom! Éirinn go Brách!

Olympic blog post # 3

By tessirlande | On 12/02/2018 | Comments (2)

Racing day today but the wind won- the giant slalom will take place on Thursday! Let's go!

Olympic Opening Ceremony

By tessirlande | On 10/02/2018 | Comments (0)

So proud to parade yesterday behind our Team Ireland flagbearer Seamus O'Connor with teammates Bubba Newby Thomas Westgard and Pat McMillan. The show was extraordinary- packed with technology and poetry..

Irish Times article by Cliona Foley

By tessirlande | On 09/02/2018 | Comments (0)

A lovely article by Cliona Foley in the Irish Times retracing my journey to PyeongChang 2018:

 

https://t.co/VmKA3yJNFY?ssr=true

Olympic blog post # 2

By tessirlande | On 05/02/2018 | Comments (0)

Well winter is certainly here! With temperatures as low as -19°C it is pretty cool up in Yongpyong but keeping warm with the hand warmers kindly provided by Olympic village aids.  I am training in Giant slalom on the same course as Mikaela Shiffrin...  just a little slower!

Still feels unreal to be here with all these outstanding athletes!

Olympic blog post # 1

By tessirlande | On 02/02/2018 | Comments (0)

We arrived yesterday in the Olympic village to a very warm welcome from the Olympic village volunteers and staff. I have already made a few Korean friends!

This morning I had the chance to free-ski on the slope next to the technical alpine course in Yongpyong resort- very steep and well prepared slopes. The snow is amazing!

My Olympic Dream Come True!

By tessirlande | On 30/01/2018 | Comments (0)

Huge thanks to all who have believed in me and made this incredible journey possible: my family, my coaches, the Olympic Council of Ireland and Snowsports Association of Ireland.

Olympic Council of Ireland Team Announcement for the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang

By tessirlande | On 30/01/2018 | Comments (0)

Monday, 29th January 2018: Alpine Skiers Tess Arbez and Patrick McMillian, Cross Country Skier, Thomas Westgard, Half Pipe Skier, Bubba Newby and Snowboarder Seamus O’Connor were today confirmed by the Olympic Council of Ireland (the “OCI”) as the five athletes who have qualified to represent Ireland at the Winter Olympic Games being held in PyeongChang, South Korea from the 9th to 25th February.

Read more here: https://goo.gl/TZ24he

 

Citizen World Cup Speed races in Passo San Pellegrino

By tessirlande | On 19/01/2018 | Comments (0)

This week I travelled to the beautiful Dolomites in Italy to race in Downhill and SuperG in the Citizen World Cup races in Passo San Pellegrino. Good fun to be back on the long planks again after a month of cancellations and poor conditions. Happy with my 10th place in Downhill!

Training in Savoie

By tessirlande | On 07/12/2017 | Comments (1)

Back to training mode in Savoie. Happy to be back on fresh snow after trying to tame the water-injected icy slopes of Kaabdalis.

My day on a plate- my nutrition programme in Stellar Magazine

By tessirlande | On 16/11/2017 | Comments (0)

In the December issue of Stellar Magazine the "My day on a Plate" article features my nutrition programme while in training, cheat meals included!

Thank you Stellar Magazine!

Stellar magazine tessstellar-magazine-tess.pdf (4.13 Mo)

 

Follow us on Instagram @olympicsirl

By tessirlande | On 12/10/2017 | Comments (0)

Follow Team Ireland on Instagram: @olympicsirl

Great pictures, amazing athletes.

 

 

 

Olympic Workshop at the Sport Ireland Institute

By tessirlande | On 11/10/2017 | Comments (0)

Just back from Dublin where I attended the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Workshop organised by the Irish Olympic Council and the Sport ireland Institute.

Lovely to catch up with my Alpine friends Pat, Kieran, Cormac and Emma and to meet other athletes from the other snowsports disciplines Thomas, Brendan (Bubba), John and Seamus for a great photoshoot. We all looked grand!

The article by Amy O'Connor in the Irish Times (11th October) "Ireland Winter Olympic hopefuls diverse and freh-faced" can be found here:

https://goo.gl/tX5SGP