Local ski racers qualify for Canada Winter Games

Local ski racers qualify for Canada Winter Games


Alpine Ontario Alpine (AOA) has announced Team Ontario that will compete at the 2023 Canadian Winter Games. AOA would like to thank all clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers for their contribution to the U16 Mid-Winter Series which ended on February 11th. The series, including two slalom, two giant slalom and one SG race, was the broad qualifier for the Canada Winter Games.

“Unlike other Canadian U16 championships, the Canada Winter Games is a unique experience and aims to give athletes the experience of big games such as the World Junior Championships, World Championships or Winter Olympics. You will be among the best athletes in many sports from across Canada. We wish you the best of luck in the competition and encourage you to embrace and enjoy the overall experience,” said Kip Harrington, Vice President of Excellence at Alpine Ontario Alpin.

AOA congratulates the following athletes and coaches on their selection to represent Ontario at the 2023 Canada Winter Games!

  • Shelby Brock – Alpine Ski Club – Alpine
  • James Budrow – Canadian Adaptive Snowsports – Para Alpine
  • Karmen Correia – Georgian Peaks Club – Alpine
  • Jillian Deeks – Craigleith Ski Club – Alpine
  • Janie Duguay – Ontario Para Alpine Ski Team – Para Alpine
  • Emma James – Osler Bluff Ski Club – Alpine
  • Briar Jones – National Ski Academy – Alpine
  • Liam Losty – Craigleith Ski Club – Alpine
  • Harry Luxton – Georgian Peaks Club – Alpine
  • Gezik Magill – Glacier Ski Club – Alpine
  • Jessica McPhee – Ontario Para Alpine Ski Team – Para Alpine
  • Andrea Nelson – Ontario For Alpine Ski Team – For Alpine
  • Alexandra Nodder – Georgian Peaks Club – Alpine
  • Yuto Nohdomi – Georgian Peaks Club – Alpine
  • Rachel Tiviluk – Georgian Peaks Club – Alpine
  • Kenzie Wall – Alpine Ski Club – Alpine
  • Zac Weingust – Craigleith Ski Club – Alpine
  • Jasper Williams – Georgian Peaks Club – Alpine

Local coaches are:

  • Gwen Binsfeld – Canadian Adaptive Snowsports – Para Alpine Coach
  • Ryan Butler – Georgian Peaks Club – Alpine Coach
  • Brent Gazarek – Craigleith Ski Club – Alpine Coach
  • Mary Beth Hemphill – Craigleith Ski Club – Alpine Instructor
  • Nick Kwasniak – Ontario Para Alpine Ski Team – Para Alpine Coach

The alpine skiing portion of the Canada Winter Games takes place during the second week of the games from February 27th to March 5th. Alpine venues are Crabbe Mountain, NB and Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park in Brookvale, PEI.

For more information about the event, please visit the official website here https://www.2023canadagames.ca/

About Alpine Ontario Alpine

Alpine Ontario Alpine (AOA) is the provincial sports organization recognized by Alpine Canada Alpine (ACA), Canadian Snowsports Association, Ontario Winter Games, Canada Winter Games and the Ontario Government. Comprised of a dynamic and passionate team of professionals, AOA is responsible for bringing the joy of ski racing to athletes, families, coaches and clubs – from start gates and podium finishes to career and community. And we are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and integrated alpine sports ecosystem for everyone. Racer, done.