Whistler's Scott Hume to represent Canada in Italy at Winter Universiade - BC Alpine Ski Association

Alpine Canada has selected 12 athletes to represent Canada at the 2007 World University Games to be held in Turin, Italy from January 16th to January 27th, 2007.

In total, six men and six women will make up Team Canada on the slopes of the Italian Alps:

JEAN Sandrine
1984 Club Alpin Val Neigette Université de Montreal
EMPEY Allison 1985 Calgary Alpine Racing Club University of Alaska, Anchorage
DURHAM Jennah 1985 Carrabassett Valley Academy Williams College
O’FLYNN Taryn 1985 Rabbit Hill Ski CLub University of Nevada, Reno
MCELROY Carmel 1987 National Alpine Training Center Montana State University
DAKERS Jessica 1984 National Alpine Training Center University of New Mexico

1983 Mont-Tremblant Université Laval
LACAILLE Olivier 1987 Mont Sutton University of New Mexico
BARNES Cameron 1983 Banff Alpine Racers University of Nevada, Reno
DAVIDSON Johnny 1981 Ottawa Ski Club University of Vermont
VAN ROON Alexander 1985 Camp Fortune Montana State University
HUME Scott 1982 Whistler Mountain Ski Club University of Nevada, Reno

Sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU), the Universiades takes place every two years in various cities all over the world.

This year’s event features over 100 sporting events including the following sports: Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Biathlon, Ice Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating, Long Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Snowboarding, and Curling.

The 2007 Winter University Games will showcase Alpine Skiing’s four official disciplines – downhill, super G, giant slalom and slalom – a medal will also be awarded to the athlete with the best all around score.

The technical disciplines will kick start the event with the GS on the 19th and 20th of January 2007 and the slalom on the 21st and 22nd. The speed events will end the alpine competition with the downhill races on the 24th and the super G races on the 25th.

Alpine skiers will be lodged in the athletes’ village located in Bardonecchia, Italy.