The Subaru Western Triathlon is making its first stop in Saskatoon on Sunday.
"We work really hard to choose venues that are beautiful places to race," said Rachel Macatee with the triathlon, adding how Saskatoon was an easy choice.
It will be the largest triathlon ever held in the history of Saskatchewan with over 700 participants in different events and 500 triathletes set to race.
"They will swim out at Pike Lake and then end up biking into the city through all the country roads," she said.
Althought they wouldn't confirm they're not selling the WHL franchise, Jack Brodsky said in a release the owners are committed to Saskatoon.
In response to several inquiries from media and other who are keenly interested in the future of the Saskatoon Blades, te team owners want to assure all of the fans and the people of Saskatoon that the Blades are eagerly preparing for the 2013-2014.
Although the current owners are considering their options for the future, it is business as usual at the Blades' office.
After three weeks of training camp, and two pre-season games, everything finally begins for real this afternoon.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are in Edmonton taking on the Eskimos as both teams begin the regular season.
"I'm ready to get to the game, we've been practicing long enough," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "I can't wait to see the players take what they've learned from the classroom and take it to the field."
Learning has definitely been the name of the game so far this season the Riders, on both offense and defense.
The Riders off season was filled with big name defensive signings, Dwight Anderson, John Chick, Ricky Foley and even Weldon Brown.
They've all received more attention than defensive back Carlos Thomas, who signed with the Riders in February. He was basically considered an afterthought, but now he's a starter.
As for the lack of attention, Thomas doesn't think he's earned the big headlines just yet.
Superman won't be taking off this weekend for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Surprising just about no one, head coach Corey Chamblin confirmed on Thursday that Geroy Simon won't be playing in the regular season opener Saturday in Edmonton against the Eskimos.
"As far of conditioning he may be there," said Chamblin. "He won't go, that's for sure."
Chamblin went on to say that he didn't think Simon came close to meeting either his own or the teams benchmarks in terms of being able to play.
It hasn't been a standard start to a career for Roughriders offensive lineman Ben Heenan.
When the University of Saskatchewan Huskie was taken first overall in last year's draft, it was unclear what exactly Heenan's role would be after the team loaded up on linemen that same off season signing Dominic Picard and Brendon LaBatte.
One big question for the Roughriders this weekend in Edmonton is the kicking game.
Training camp didn't end up solving much of anything, other than the fact that the team decided to keep Chris Milo and Ricky Schmitt, and let Brody McKnight walk.
McKnight may have won a job had he been able to hit his long field goal attempt against the Eskimos, but alas, we'll never know for sure.
They've been staples of the Roughriders offense for the last number of years, but so far this year, you haven't heard much about them.
Weston Dressler and Chris Getzlaf have been flying under the radar for the most part in Riderville so far this year thanks to the arrival of Geroy Simon, the emergence of Taj Smith and the questions surrounding Greg Carr either being with the team at all during camp, to how he'll do likely filing in for Simon this weekend in Edmonton.
The Saskatoon Blades will have to wait until October before they can avenge their playoff sweep against the Medicine Hat Tigers.
On Wednesday the Western Hockey League released the schedule for the 2013-2014, and as usual the boys in blue open the season with a home-and-home series with the Prince Albert Raiders.
The Blades have 36 games at Credit Union Centre and similar to last season, Saskatoon will host a slough of home games in the second half of the season, with 19 between January and March.
This past weekend a number of players across the CFL had their dreams come true as they became professional football players.
It's not an easy thing to do, especially if you're coming to the CFL straight out of college with no previous pro experience.
"It was a lot of fun, I just enjoyed while I was there," said linebacker Sam Hurl. "These guys are doing the same."
Hurl of course made the transition from college to the CFL last season after he was taken in the second round by the Riders in the Canadian draft.