Team Alberta slope-style skier Jake Sandstrom rode the rails to a second-place finish in the men’s event at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. (Photos by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

PHOTOS: First week of Games action

The first week of the Games provided numerous sporting highlights. Here are a few photos of the action.


Team Quebec’s ringette women sing the national anthem after winning gold in overtime on Friday night. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Team Alberta biathlete Naomi Walch catches her breath after a race last week. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Members of Quebec’s ringette team embrace after a thrilling overtime win in the gold medal game last Friday. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

A Team Ontario player battles for the ring in the corner with a Team Quebec opponent in last Friday’s gold medal game. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

A biathlete prepares to shoot during a race last week at River Bend Recreation Area. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

A biathlete works her way up a slope at River Bend Recreation Area during a race last week. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

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