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.