Alpine Canada Rising Stars Camp


COLLINGWOOD, ON (November 1st, 2018). This December, eight Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) U16 athletes will travel to Panorama, B.C. to participate in the week-long Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) Rising Stars Camp. The ACA led project will run for six days and includes a total of 40 athletes from across the country including Atlantic Provinces, Ontario, Alberta, and B.C. A mix of both first-year U16 (2004 born) and second-year U16 (2003) were selected by AOA based on results from the 2018 U16 OCUP FINALS in Calabogie, Ottawa.

Abbygail Byers            2004    Devil’s Glen Country Club
Tessa   Foote               2003    National Ski Academy
Emma Gosselin          2003    Osler Bluff Ski Club – qualified but not attending
Sarah Graham             2003    Georgian Peaks Ski Club
Frances Macgregor    2003    Norwesters Alpine Ski Club
Andreea Nicolici         2004    Camp Fortune Ski Club – qualified but not attending
Lily Sewell                   2004    National Ski Academy – qualified but not attending
Maxine Van Strien      2004    Green Mountain Valley School– qualified but not attending

Kyle Blandford              2003    Georgian Peaks Ski Club
Christopher Burnes     2003    Craigleith Ski Club
Aleksas Valadka          2003    Georgian Peaks Ski Club
Ben Weingust              2004    Craigleith Ski Club

Melissa Vistoli, Devil’s Glen Country Club
Brent Gazarek, Craigleith Ski Club

Robyn Skinner, AOA’s Competition Director comments, “We are excited to be supporting the ACA Rising Stars camp once again. Last year athletes and coaching staff came home incredibly motivated and inspired after an amazing on-snow experience with Canada’s best U16s. The value of meeting athletes from other provinces cannot be overlooked – they will learn on and off the hill about the meaning of being a team, and of course be exposed to Canada’s best terrain on the long, challenging slopes of Panorama.”


The group will be led by ACA staff including Jenni Stielow, Senior Manager, Coach Education, and Brien Perry Director, Sport Domestic.  The project is designed to further the athletes’ ski racing knowledge, skills, and aptitude required for continued success in the sport. On hill aspects will involve, SL, GS and SG training, combined with off snow elements including a formal dryland testing component.



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


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