Calabogie Ski Racing Club kicks off another season
Off to the races.
CSRC members are: U10 – Carly Alexander (Carp), Thys Blok (White Lake), Wyatt Campbell-Brunke (Renfrew), Nicole Duff (Pembroke), Carson Lefebvre (Calabogie), Nicholas McDermid (Burnstown), Evan Sharma (Kingston), Louise Stonham (Arnprior), Jeremy Van Grunsven (Odessa), and Alex Wroe (Burnstown); U12 – Jack and Sam Alexander (Carp), Connor Allen (Manotick), Owen Barr (Carp), Ryan Geddie (Kanata), Tyler Lefebvre (Calabogie), Tess Schreider (Kingston), Alyssa Steggall (Stittsville), Sean Swayze (Braeside), Annabel Wight (Kanata), and Zachary Wroe (Burnstown); U14 – Alex and Sam Duff (Pembroke), Lauren Campbell-Brunke (Renfrew), Jessica Earle (Greely), Lauren Ferguson (Carp), Jack Hamilton (Burnstown), Alexandra Kerr (Kemptville), Connor and Liam Maclean (Manotick), Nika Prairie (Ottawa), Travis Reid (Kingston), Emma Schreider (Kingston), Sophia Tan (Kanata), and Jenna Wissing (Ottawa); U16 – Gabrielle D’Aoust (Glenburnie), Aylen Ferguson (Carp), and Chris Pepin (Kinburn).
January 8, 2013
The Calabogie Ski Racing Club (CSRC) has opened up another race season. After a fall dryland training program, the athletes were keen to get out on the snow.
Thanks to Mother Nature and excellent snow-making at Calabogie Peaks, the racers started carving it up in mid-December. They have just wrapped up an intensive race camp at Calabogie Peaks which ran almost every day through the Christmas holidays.
CSRC is a competitive alpine ski racing program focused on the development of youth into competitive athletes and responsible young adults. The club is athlete-centred, which encourages personal growth and develops individual potential. Athletes race within the National Capital Division of Alpine Ontario, against racers from other ski hills in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
CRSC is offering five age divisions this year: U10, ages 8-9; U12, ages 10-11; U14, ages 12-13; and U16, ages 14-15.
Calabogie’s racers come from all over eastern Ontario, from Calabogie to Pembroke, and as far away as Kingston, Manotick and Kemptville.
The racers will spend the next few weekends training to compete in upcoming slalom and giant slalom (GS) races. In slalom, racers navigate tight courses by pulling off quick short-radius turns, whereas in GS the turns are longer and the speed greater.
The U16 group will kick off the season with a slalom race on home territory at Calabogie Peaks Jan. 19, while the U14s travel to Vorlage, Que. for their first slalom.
The U14s and U16s then travel to Quebec for GS races on Jan. 20. The youngest competitors, U10, are at home Jan. 20 for another Slalom.
Stay tuned this season to read all about the race reports and results!
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