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Local ski racers qualify for Canada Winter Games

The skiers will be racing in PEI and New Brunswick next week
Brian Rowland of the Calabogie Ski Club races in the 2018 Ontario Winter Games para-alpine slalom event at Blue Mountain Ski Resort. File photo.


Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) announced Team Ontario who will compete in the 2023 Canada Winter Games. AOA would like to thank all of the clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers for contributing to the U16 Mid-Winter Series that concluded Feb. 11. The series, including two slalom, two giant slalom, and one SG race, was the Ontario-wide qualifier for the Canada Winter Games.

“The Canada Winter Games is a unique experience unlike other Canadian U16 Championships, and is intended to give athletes the experience of a major games like the World Junior Championships, World Championships, or Olympic Winter Games. You will be among the best athletes from many sports from across Canada. We wish you the best of luck in competition, and encourage you to embrace and enjoy the overall experience.” said Kip Harrington, vice-president of high performance for 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
  • Kezik Magill – Glacier Ski Club – Alpine
  • Jessica McPhee – Ontario Para Alpine Ski Team – Para Alpine
  • Andrea Nelson– Ontario Para Alpine Ski Team – Para 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 include: 

  • 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 Coach
  • Nick Kwasniak – Ontario Para Alpine Ski Team – Para Alpine Coach


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

For more information on the event please visit the official website here

About Alpine Ontario Alpin

Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is the Provincial Sport Organization recognized by Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA), Canadian Snowsports Association, Ontario Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, and the Ontario Government. Made up 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 careers and community. And we’re on a mission to empower a safe, inclusive, and integrated alpine sport ecosystem, for everyone. Racer, ready.