The show goes on for Canada’s top junior freestyle skiers at Caynon Ski Resort

In the midst of everything going bad in the world, there was a slight measure of good this weekend at Caynon Ski Resort.

About 90 of the top junior skiers from across the country gathered for the three-day Canadian Junior Championship Series.

Athletes from Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. competed at the event in three disciplines including aerials, moguls and dual moguls.

Competitors ranged from ages 11-18 and it was the penultimate competition of the year.

“They look forward to this all year, competing against other areas of the country because these are provincial level athletes, for them, it’s really exciting to see how they stack up– east versus west and the battle between Alberta and B.C. is often one they look forward to,” said Sandra Haziza, director of business operations and partnerships.

“I’m thrilled, this is a great venue and the volunteers have been amazing, I’m just really happy there’s a good news story to share.”

There were three age groups at the event, U18, U16 and U14, with each having its own male and female champion in all three disciplines. In addition, there was also an overall champion for combined scores in aerials and moguls.

The athletes competed throughout the season, generally from December until February, at various provincial events and earned points at those competitions. The top athletes in each provincial qualify for nationals.

Sunday is the final day of competition, with the dual moguls getting underway at 11 a.m.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

RCMP investigate possible drowning at Pigeon Lake: Man and woman found dead on shore

Bodies recovered from Pigeon Lake’s northeastern shores.

Red Deer Region Highland Dancing Association to participate in national dance-a-thon

Central Albertan dancers have missed performing during the COVID-19 pandemic, says the… Continue reading

Maskwacis teen charged in 10-year-old boy’s death

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit have laid a manslaughter charge against a 13-year-old boy from Maskwacis.

Still no mandatory masks in Red Deer

While a growing number of Alberta communities have made masks mandatory, the… Continue reading

Cast your votes for Best of Red Deer

The Advocate’s Best of Red Deer Readers’ Choice Awards are back. Community… Continue reading

69 salmonella cases in B.C. linked to red onions, province’s CDC says

VANCOUVER — The BC Centre for Disease Control is warning people in… Continue reading

Puncher’s chance: Fighting is up during unique NHL playoffs

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ season was hanging by a thread from one… Continue reading

Quebec festivals organizers look to innovate as restrictions loosened

Montreal has been having its quietest summer in recent memory, as COVID-19… Continue reading

COVID-19 outbreaks over in federal prisons, staff preparing for ‘new normal’

COVID-19 outbreaks in Canada’s federal prisons have been declared over, and staff… Continue reading

Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

OTTAWA — The federal government will match all individual donations from Canadians… Continue reading

Protests in Beirut amid public fury over massive blast

BEIRUT — Police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators in Lebanon’s… Continue reading

Most Read