Ontario Ski Team (OST) Announcement

COLLINGWOOD, ON (November 1st, 2018). On behalf of our 40 member clubs and four Ontario Divisions – Lake Superior, Northern Ontario, National Capital, and Southern Ontario  – Alpine Ontario Alpin would like to congratulate the following seven athletes on their selection to the Ontario Ski Team (OST).


WOMEN
Camryn Metzger (1999), Georgian Peaks Club, Thornbury – 4th year on the Team
Brianna Macdonald (1999), Osler Bluff Ski Club, Toronto – 2nd year on the Team
Emma Williamson (2001), Alpine Ski Club, Brantford – 1st year on the Team
Ashley Campbell (2002), Georgian Peaks, Huntsville – 1st year on the Team


MEN
Sam Duff (2000), Calabogie Peaks Racing Club, Pembroke – 2nd year on the Team
Aaron Puskas (2001), Norwesters Alpine Ski Club, Thunder Bay – 1st year on the Team
Britton Quirk (2000), National Capital Outaouais Ski Team, Ottawa- 1st year on the Team

 

The 2018-19 OST is led by Kip Harrington, the Head Coach and Program Director, Katie Twible, the Women’s Head Coach and Cam McKenzie, the Men’s Head Coach. Support staff includes Dr. Dana Sinclair, Mental Training and Sports Psychologist, the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario (CSIO) for sports science and conditioning, Totem Wellness for physiotherapy and Dr. Matt DiStefano for medical support.

Kip comments on the 2018-19 Team, “We are extremely proud of this team and their hard work throughout the training period. They will be training in Colorado before their first races a little over a month from now. We have a lot of work to do but this is a talented group and we will do everything we can to support them and help them achieve success. We look forward to the race season!

The OST is one of the main properties of AOA with coaches, office staff and support practitioners working directly with the team throughout the year. Since its inception in 1977, the OST has been a leader in ski racing development in Ontario, Canada, and the world. Many graduates of the OST have continued to race and achieve international success as part of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team (CAST) and/or on the NCAA circuit at some of the most prestigious schools in the United States including; Dartmouth College, Harvard, The University of Vermont and Denver University.

The team has already spent about 45 days on snow during the pre-season preparatory phase (Mammoth CA, Mt Hood OR, El Colorado Chile, Wittenburg Germany, Hintertux Austria). The competition phase which will kick off in early December and will include 40-45 race starts in all disciplines with stops at Copper Mtn CO, Lake Louise, Panorama, Norquay, Collingwood, Quebec, and Eastern US) along with an additional 35-45 days of training.

To see the team in action we encourage readers to attend the Ladies Nor-Am Cup in Collingwood, January 2-6th or the Men’s Nor-Am Cup in the Ottawa area, January 3-7th at Camp Fortune and Mont Ste. Marie. FULL SCHEDULE HERE>

The Ontario Ski Team would not be possible without continued support from the following AOA partners including Mackenzie Investments, The Province of Ontario, Sporting Life, Stratum and Hello Fresh. Please join Alpine Ontario in congratulating these talented athletes along with their ski clubs and coaches.

 

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For more information contact:
Kristin Ellis
Communications Manager
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA)
705-444-5111 x 132
communications@alpineontario.ca

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